Rhubarb Ginger Gin and Tonic

Rhubarb Ginger Gin

Mic drop!

Really, do I need to say more? Yes, actually, I do! Not to convince you that you need this Rhubarb Ginger Gin in your life, but to satisfy google.

Rhubarb for the gin

First of all, Google can’t taste the gin. But if it could, it would give me the number one spot in Google rankings. Instead, I have to write a certain number of words and talk about things related to gin, like– best rhubarb ginger gin- juniper-refreshing. Also, I have to use a bunch of transition words. Therefore, a lot of what I write sounds like I’ve been drinking the gin. Google wants 30% of my sentences to have a transition word! Too many Google, too many!

I’m a sellout!

I always told myself that if I ever had a food blog, I wouldn’t write anything that people had to wade through to get to the recipe! Yet, here I am!

If you ain’t first, you’re last!

Ricky Bobby- Telladega Nights

Why? Well, as Ricky Bobby says, “if you ain’t first, you’re last.” Nowhere is that truer than in google search! Therefore, I shall comply! I’m serious, you guys; Ricky Bobby was right! The number 2 spot in a google search doesn’t even get half the clicks as the number 1 spot. You would think being in the top 10 would be good! Nope, the number 10 spot gets less than 2.5% of the clicks. Therfore, if you ain’t first, you’re last!

Rhubarb Ginger Gin and Tonic

Enough about Google! Let’s talk gin!

I’m telling you guys that this Rhubarb Ginger Gin will change your lives! I made a hugely popular YouTube video about it a while back. You know, when I was a big Youtuber. It’s my most popular video with a whopping 119 views!

Rhubarb

There is something that I said in this video that I take back. I told you that you could use this recipe to make crappy gin drinkable. Yes, that’s partly true. But I refuse to make it with crappy gin anymore! I use affordable, decent gin. My go-to for affordability and drinkability is Costco gin. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying this is my favourite gin! But it’s decent.

As for the crappy gin, I try to hide it in a Ceasers. I love gin Ceasers! There is just enough flavour and spice to hide some of my lousy gin buying habits.

Rhubarb and sugar

Why do I buy gross gin? There are a few reasons. First of all, I’m a sucker for supporting small businesses. When I go on holiday, I look for local food and drink that I can bring home.  And since I’m on holidays, I’m usually a few gins in, and everything tastes great and seems like a good idea!

I’ve made some poor life choices – it’s called fun!

However, I’m not going to get into all the things that seem like a good idea while drinking. My list is far too long. For example, I drank tequila that had a rattlesnake in the bottle. Why? Because shortly before, I drank mucho tequilas without a snake! Wait a second, most of you who are reading this know me.  I don’t need drinks to make bad decisions. Who am I kidding?

My New Years resolution this year is going to be to purchase my alcohol responsibly. Life is too short to be buying bad booze! Buy what you enjoy and drink responsibly!

I’m serious about the drink responsibly! It’s all fun and games until someone has a drinking problem.  I’ve seen drinking destroy lives. If you think you have a drinking problem, don’t make this gin! In fact, head on over to the Government of Canada site and get some help! Then head over and make one of my other recipes, like my Banana Bread!

I fell in love with gin in London

Rhubarb ginger gin

I first had Rhubarb Ginger Gin at a pub in England, where I really discovered my love of gin. They have so many unique kinds! Most of them can’t be found here in Canada, and If you do find them, they cost way too much!

So when the Pandemic hit and I couldn’t fly to England to get my Rhubarb Ginger Gin, I had to make my own! It really wasn’t hard. You take a bunch of rhubarb, chop it up, and toss it in a jar with 40 grams of sugar. Let it sit on your counter for 24 hours and shake it every time you walk by. After 24 hours, add 2 cups of gin. Shake it all up and set in a dark corner for 2 weeks. When that time is up, you can chop up a thumb of ginger, toss it in the gin and wait for another 2 weeks.

Once the gin has rested for a total of 4 weeks, you strain it, and it’s ready to enjoy! I like to drink it with ½ tonic water and ½ club soda. However you decide to serve it, make sure it’s Served With Ice!

Rhubarb ginger gin

A few of you have asked if I’m using wine glasses for my gin, and the answer is no. These are Gin glasses. No, I don’t have specific glassware for everything. Just everything I drink! 😉

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You help me, and I will try to write posts that you might actually want to read. If not, I promise to keep that “skip to recipe” button at the very top. 

Rhubarb Ginger Gin

Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute

Impress your friends at the next cocktail party with this fruity and delectable rhubarb ginger gin! Enjoy it with club soda or tonic.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams rhubarb, chopped

  • 40 grams sugar

  • 2 cups gin

  • 1 thumb ginger, chopped (needed for week 2)

Directions

  • Chop rhubarb into 1″ chunks and place into a Mason jar.
  • Add the sugar and shake to mix. Leave to macerate for 24 hours.
  • Add gin and shake. Let sit in a cool dark cupboard for 2 weeks.
  • Add ginger and shake. Let sit in a cool cupboard for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Strain using a mesh strainer, cheesecloth or even a coffee filter. Now sit back and enjoy a cocktail.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • At times, I double the sugar for a sweeter gin.
  • If you watch the video, you’ll notice I use a scale. If you are thinking about buying one, I would suggest buying one without so many buttons to clean! Flour and sugar get stuck in there, and it’s not fun to clean! Consider one like the scale I link to here.

Note: to that one person who will email me and say that it was Ricky Bobby’s daddy Reese who said it first. I know, but who cares! It’s cooler to say, Ricky Bobby!

 

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