Rhubarb Gin and Tonic

If you are looking for new flavours to infuse your G&T with you need to try Rhubarb Gin and Tonic! Rhubarb and lemon add to the bouquet of the classic cocktail, making a fun version that tastes like summer. Rhubarb G&T is a great summer cocktail to sip in the sun. Plus, it’s made with homemade rhubarb syrup that adds a lovely sweet and sour note while also colouring the cocktail pink!

Juniper may be king (or queen?), but all gins feature several botanicals. Some gins may list rhubarb among their ingredients, but even if they don’t most will be a great match with the stalky plant.

Rhubarb is known for its tartness, a characteristic that is also of citruses. Citrus peels feature among the most used botanicals in gin, and citruses are also often added to gin and tonics. Think of a lime wedge, perfectly complementing a classic G&T. While also using a rhubarb stalk as garnish, in this cocktail we are using rhubarb syrup.

A glass of rhubarb gin tonic with rhubarb leaves next to it.

Rhubarb gin and tonic ingredients

  • Gin*
  • Tonic water*
  • Rhubarb syrup (click the hyperlink for the recipe)
  • Lemon slices
  • Ice cubes

* A rhubarb-infused Gin or tonic water is preferred but not obligatory since most of the flavour comes from the rhubarb syrup.

The ingredients needed in this recipe on a dark wooden table.

When testing this recipe I decided to go full-rhubarb and chose both a rhubarb-infused tonic water and a rhubarb-infused gin. My choice of gin was Pink Gin by Stockholms Bränneri (more info here) and Nordic Tonic Rhubarb by Ekobryggeriet because I wanted to use 2 Swedish products. I have made this rhubarb cocktail several times also using other brands that were not infused with rhubarb and the result was excellent.

How to make it

  • Take a highball or balloon glass and fill it half full with ice cubes.
  • Add 6 cl (2 fl oz) rhubarb syrup and 3 cl (1 fl oz) gin.
  • Top with tonic water.
  • Add a slice of lemon and decorate with a rhubarb stalk if available.

To balance the sweetness of the rhubarb syrup and perfectly match the bouquet of the gin I recommend the use of tonic water (with quinine, so with a slightly bitter taste) rather than just simple carbonated water (club soda).

For a nice variation you can also try my rhubarb and redcurrant syrup as well as adding some frozen redcurrants in your cocktail. The cocktail will look an ever darker shade of pink.

Love fruity G&T? Try my frozen blackberry G&T with pink tonic water!

Rhubarb G&T next to a bottle of rhubarb syrup.

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Rhubarb G&T

Rhubarb G&T made with homemade rhubarb syrup. A summer flavour variation of a classic cocktail.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword rhubarb cocktail, rhubarb gin and tonic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 41 kcal
Author Eva

Ingredients

  • 6 cl rhubarb syrup
  • 3 cl gin
  • 10 cl tonic water
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 rhubarb stalk
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball or balloon glass half full with ice cubes. Pour in the rhubarb syrup and the gin. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a rhubarb stalk.

Recipe Notes

The use of rhubarb-infused gin or rhubarb tonic water is nice but not mandatory. The rhubarb flavour is mostly supplied by the syrup so regular gin and tonic water will also deliver a great taste.

The nutritional information provided is made by an online calculator and only meant as a guideline.

Nutrition Facts
Rhubarb G&T
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 56IU1%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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