Friday, 9 May 2014

Friday Cocktail: Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz

With rhubarb deliciously in season at the moment, and the English spring weather in need of a spicy kick at times, I felt the need to sip on a smooth, fruity and satisfying rhubarb and ginger cocktail this weekend.

It's not that boozy either, and it blatantly has some of your five a day in it (ahem), so I may have to have three or four...
(If you do want a bit more booze, you can of course use an alcoholic ginger beer.)

As for the syrup - if you're lucky enough to have some rhubarb in the garden, you can make your own rhubarb syrup super-quickly and easily, but if you're lazy and rhubarbless like me, use the syrup from a tin of rhubarb (this option is also less sweet, which I prefer.)

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz recipe (serves one)


50ml Rhubarb syrup
75ml ginger beer
35ml gin
Two to three squeezes lemon juice
Dash angostura bitters
5ml creme de cassis

Shake it!

1. In a cocktail shaker with plenty of ace, build the syrup, gin, lemon juice, bitters and creme de cassis. Shake it like your life depends on it, then strain into a pretty glass.
2. Top up with ice cold ginger beer and give it all a good stir.

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