Rhubarb & strawberry vodka

Rhubarb & strawberry vodka

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Prep: 15 mins plus 3-4 weeks infusing


Makes about 1.5 litres

Fruit-infused spirits are a great way to showcase seasonal rhubarb. Leave the flavour to intensify for up to a month

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (30ml)

  • kcal81
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g


  • 400g forced rhubarb (the pale pink, thin-stemmed kind), cut into short lengths



    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 8-12 ripe strawberries, halved



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 thin slices fresh ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1l bottle vodka



    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large Kilner jar and shake well to dissolve the sugar. Leave in a cool place and shake 2-3 times a week for 3-4 weeks until the liquid is a rich pink colour.

  2. Set a large sieve over a large bowl and line the sieve with muslin. Strain the vodka though the sieve, then transfer to a jug and pour carefully into clean, dry bottles. Seal and label the bottles. The vodka is now ready to drink, or will keep in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year. Serve over ice or neat in chilled shot glasses, or make into a long drink topped with soda or fizz, adding half a strawberry just before serving.

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25th Jun, 2020
I'm not a Vodka fan, or rather I wasn't until I made this. It's very easy and a delicious summer drink. Lots of ice & tonic - perfect.
30th Apr, 2014
I saw this in my Good Food magazine and I thought it would be a wonderful thing to try for spring. I wasn't wrong and am completely delighted with the results. It is so easy to make! I kept it at the back of my wardrobe and shook it every couple of days for 4 weeks. It went a lovely pink colour and tasted fantastic, everyone who has tried it has said it was so delicious. I'm going to make more for sure! Drank it neat and with a little ice and sparkling water- would be really lovely at a picnic or garden party.
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