Rhubarb Cocktail


Rhubarb is a seasonal vegetable that grows during the summer. It has the consistency of celery and has a very tart taste. If your grandmother has never made you rhubarb pie, it’s probably because she doesn’t love you. Sorry, someone had to tell you.
Rhubarb can be found in North America.

Rhubarb Cocktail

1 oz. Light Rum
1 tsp. cane sugar
1 tsp. chopped rhubarb
½ lime, chopped coarsely
2 oz. rhubarb syrup
1-2 slices pickled rhubarb
club soda

Preparation of Rhubarb Syrup
Simmer rhubarb stalks for two hours in 17 fl. oz. water with 12.3 oz. sugar.

Preparation of Pickled Rhubarb
Mix 2 parts rhubarb syrup and 1 part table vinegar. Add rhubarb stalk (thinly sliced length-wise) and allow to pickle for a day or so.

Preparation of the Cocktail
Prepare like a mojito. Muddle together rum, cane sugar, chopped rhubarb, and the coarsely chopped lime.
Add approximately 1.5 – 2 oz. rhubarb syrup, a slice of pickled rhubarb, and 3 – 4 mint leaves. Fill glass with crushed ice and top of with club soda, garnish with rhubarb, mint, or lime slices.

This is a product of the Slippurinn restaurant in Iceland. Like them on Facebook here and follow them at @slippurinn.

The numbers might seem a bit strange and you may not have heard of some of the ingredients, but out of immense respect to the staff at Slippurinn the recipes have been recorded here according to their original recipes.

Post by Ian Sims.