clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Refreshing Rhubarb Cocktail with Gin

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.17 out of 5)

  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: One cocktail


This rhubarb cocktail with gin is bright, refreshing, and super seasonal. Made with a strawberry rhubarb simple syrup, it’s the perfect cocktail for a late spring or early summer gathering!



For the strawberry rhubarb simple syrup (makes about two cups):

  • 1 lb strawberries, stems removed and halved or quartered (about 3 cups)
  • 1 lb rhubarb, about 4-6 stalks, roughly chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces gin (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, from about 1/2 lemon (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce strawberry rhubarb simple syrup (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 large mint leaves, torn
  • 1 egg white (or 2 tablespoons aquafaba)*
  • ice
  • club soda


For the strawberry rhubarb simple syrup:

  1. In a medium pot, bring strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and water to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until fruit is broken down, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit until cools to room temperature, about 60 minutes (or 30 minutes in the refrigerator!).
  3. Place a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl and pour strawberry rhubarb mixture into the cheese cloth or strainer. Use a wooden spoon to press down on the mixture to strain. Once you’ve extracted as much liquid as possible, store the remaining fruit pulp in the fridge for future use.
  4. Using a funnel if needed (I use a glass measuring cup), transfer the simple syrup into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

For the cocktail:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, strawberry rhubarb simple syrup, lemon juice, mint, and egg white (or aquafaba) and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  2. Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake again until cold, about 30-60 seconds.
  3. Strain drink into glass and fill to the top with soda water.
  4. Optional: Garnish with rhubarb peel


  1. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.
  2. Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from canned chickpeas and is a vegan substitute for the egg white.
  3. You don’t have to add lemon juice if you don’t have it but you won’t get as much foam as a result.
  4. For a rhubarb mocktail, simply omit the gin (and you can add extra soda water).
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Summer

Keywords: rhubarb cocktail, rhubarb cocktail with gin, rhubarb gin fizz, strawberry rhubarb gin fizz, refreshing rhubarb cocktail