The Rhubarb Sour

Published On April 22, 2013 | By Mike Lewicki | Cocktails

Long stalks of rhubarb are one of the first things that come to mind when I think of spring, so why not have a rhubarb cocktail to help usher in the season?

A few weeks in to spring, I’ll begin to see rhubarb on stands at the market, and then shortly after, it will be on the shelves at the grocery store. After a winter that has dragged its heels for months, the sight of rhubarb is certainly long overdue. It’s one ingredient that I start playing with in the beginning of spring to create new, fresh recipes as we turn the page on winter.

By itself, rhubarb has a strong, tart taste, which is why recipes often call for sugar to balance out the flavour. So, I decided to follow those same guidelines. This drink is made with rhubarb bitters, fresh lime juice, smoky gin, and fresh, tart rhubarb, which is balanced in a honey simple syrup mixture. It’s a bit of a more subtle take on a fresh and sweet spring cocktail. I made a batch before leaving for a short working vacation. Now that we’re back, I’m gearing up for spring to return, and I am looking forward to a few more Rhubarb Sours shared with friends.

Mike Lewicki is a contributor at The Boys Club and blogger at Verses From My Kitchen.


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26 Responses to The Rhubarb Sour

  1. This looks delicious, and perfect for spring. Any idea where I might be able to purchase rhubarb bitters (online)? Or do you have a recipe I can use to make my own?

  2. Ian Kramar says:

    I applaud the photography illustrating this post, and the drink looks delicious too.

  3. I am a lover of rhubarb – especially in desserts to I am very excited to try this cocktail.

  4. Brown says:

    Seems like a lot of bitters. Are the measurements the same if we’re using a commercial brand like free brothers?

  5. Carole says:

    Hi, this is a great post. I wondered if you would like to link it in to the new Food on Friday which is running right now over at Carole’s Chatter. We are collecting recipes using rhubarb. This is the link . I hope you pop over to check it out. There are some great recipes already linked in.

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    Very nice! Will try it. Thanks for giving me a non-pie use for rhubarb.

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