rhubarb and ginger vodka recipe

A frozen shot of this is delicious, and it makes a fragrant drink with tonic or served over ice with a little lemonade. Try to make the mixture a month before you want it so that the flavours have time to intensify. For the best colour use bright pink rhubarb, not the pale forced stuff.

Makes 750ml

  • 500g rhubarb, cut into chunks
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 6 long pieces of orange peel (from 2 oranges)
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of vodka

Put the rhubarb, sugar, ginger and orange peel into a 1-litre Kilner jar and pour in the bottle of vodka. Screw on the lid and put into a cupboard for 1 month, turning it upside down every other day.

When ready, strain into a bottle and use as suggested above. (The straining is essential or the drink will turn rather bitter.)

This recipe features on p106 in Sarah Raven's Food for Friends and Family

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