Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail

A beautiful Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail that brings the tastes of summer in a glass. A refreshing and delicious cocktail made with strawberry and rhubarb syrup, gin, and fresh lemon juice.

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strawberry rhubarb cocktails on a tray

Strawberries and rhubarb are often paired together for a good reason. Strawberries are sweet and juicy and rhubarb is tart and a little sour so the two balance each other nicely. This perfect pairing comes to life in the Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail recipe.

Although this cocktail is perfect in the summer when strawberries and rhubarb are in high supply, you can also make this cocktail using frozen fruit as well. This bright and vibrant cocktail would make the perfect addition to a Valentine’s celebration, summer BBQ, or cocktail party.

Ingredients Needed to Make a Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail

  • gin of choice (I recommend a botanical gin)
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • fresh strawberry syrup (recipe below)
  • rhubarb syrup (recipe in link)
  • rhubarb ribbon or small strawberry for garnish

How to Make this Strawberry Gin Cocktail

Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds. Strain the cocktail through a fine-mesh sieve into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a rhubarb ribbon or strawberry. Cheers!

What Gin to Use

Since this gin cocktail has flavors from the garden, I would suggest using a floral and botanical gin like Aviation or Aria (both originally from Portland, OR). There are so many different kinds of gin out there and you can certainly use whatever gin you prefer. Of course, the type of gin you use will change the flavor profile of this drink slightly, but the strawberry and rhubarb flavors will still be the star and the lemon helps balance the sweetness of the syrups.

strawberry rhubarb cocktails with rhubarb ribbon garnish

How to Make Strawberry Syrup

To make the strawberry syrup you will need 16 oz. strawberries (fresh or frozen), 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Wash and destem the strawberries. Place all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan and place it on the stove over med-high heat. Stir the mixture as it heats up. Use a masher or the back of a spoon to break up the berries. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve and discard or save the solids for another treat. Store the syrup in a sealable container in the fridge until ready to use.

strawberries being mashed in a pot

How to Make Rhubarb Syrup

Rhubarb syrup is just a simple syrup with chopped rhubarb that steeps in it. Check out my Rhubarb Simple Syrup recipe for all of the steps. All you need is water, sugar, and rhubarb! You can also add red food coloring if you would like. If you are just using the syrup for this cocktail, the strawberry syrup will give you enough red color and you will not need any additional color.

How to Make A Rhubarb Ribbon Garnish

This rhubarb ribbon is easy to make and the perfect garnish for this cocktail. All you need is a vegetable peeler and a fresh stalk of rhubarb. Gently run the peeler down the stalk creating a curly ribbon. You can make a tighter roll by carefully twisting the ribbon around a straw or thin round gadget.

vegetable peeler peeling a rhubarb stalk

Tools Needed to Make a Cocktail at Home

A classic cocktail coupe glass is the perfect addition to any home bar. Check out this set of 4 below.

Measuring your cocktail ingredients makes all the difference. This set has any measurement you will need for delicious craft cocktails.

This cocktail shaker has a built-in strainer to make your cocktails smooth.

And even if you have a cocktail shaker with a strainer, you are going to want to double-strain this cocktail through a fine-mesh sieve to ensure you catch any seeds or juice pulp.

Other Cocktail Recipes to Check Out

strawberry rhubarb cocktails

Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail

A beautiful Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail that brings the tastes of summer in a glass.
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 230kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounces strawberry syrup (see notes)
  • ½ ounces rhubarb syrup
  • rhubarb ribbon or small strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail through a fine-mesh sieve into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a rhubarb ribbon or strawberry. Cheers!

Notes

How to Make Strawberry Syrup

To make the strawberry syrup you will need 16 oz. strawberries (fresh or frozen), 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Wash and destem the strawberries. Place all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan and place it on the stove over med-high heat. Stir the mixture as it heats up. Use a masher or the back of a spoon to break up the berries. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve and discard or save the solids for another treat. Store the syrup in a sealable container in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktail Recipe
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