Rhubarb Liqueur

Rhubarb is a summer staple in Minnesota, but for as long as I’ve lived there’s only been one recipe I’ve truly enjoyed the tart “fruit” in; my Grandma Bev’s rhubarb dessert (you can find the recipe here). That is, until I discovered rhubarb liqueur.

It’s a really simple concept. Vodka, sugar, rhubarb, more sugar. Add it to lemonade for a double dose of summer sipping or favorite cocktail (see a few of mine below)!

Rhubarb Liqueur

3 cups rhubarb, chopped

2 cups Everclear

2 cups plus 3 T granulated sugar

2 cups water

Step 1 –  Add rhubarb, Everclear, and 3 T of sugar to an air-tight container (I use a quart size Mason jar). Put the jar in a cool dark place. Let it sit for another two weeks, stirring occasionally.

Step 2 – When the two weeks are up, strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

Step 3 – Add two cups of water and two cups of sugar to a medium sauce pan and boil. When sugar has dissolved remove mixture from heat and let cool.

Step 4 – Once cool, add the sugar syrup to the rhubarb mixture, stir and enjoy straight up or in mixed drinks!

I like to mix it in to my lemonade (add to taste) or use this recipe for a little extra kick!

Rhubarb Vodka Lemonade

3 oz vodka
2 oz rhubarb liqueur
4 oz fresh lemonade
Club Soda

Add a slice of lemon for garnish and enjoy!

 

 

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