Rhubarb and Ginger infused vodka recipe card by Twenty2infuseClick the recipe card above to download a printable copy.

Step 1 – Infuse:

  • In a non-reactive container, like a glass mason jar, infusion jar, or other non-reactive container, combine:
  • 2 stalks Rhubarb (sliced down the middle) and 1 oz of fresh ginger root (peeled and sliced) with 14 fl oz of Twenty2 High Proof Spirit.
  • Allow to sit for 24 to 72 hours at room temperature to infuse.  Shaking occasionally is recommended, but not required.
  • Strain rhubarb stalks and ginger root from infused spirit using a fine mesh strainer.
  • Collect the infused spirit in a fresh non-reactive container.  Sealed tightly, your infused spirit should keep for 1- 2 months.

Step 2 – Dilute into Rhubarb Ginger Infused Vodka

  • Combine 12 fl oz of rhubarb ginger infused spirit with
  • 6 fl oz of simple syrup
  • 7 fl oz of ginger ale

Noteworthy Notes

  • Use fresh picked rhubarb if possible! Being able to pick when fresh (as opposed to ready to ship) means your rhubarb is packed with delicious flavor.
  • If using store bought rhubarb, trip the top 10% and bottom 10% of the stalks.  The remaining 80% of the stalks isn’t too green (the top) or too white (the root base) giving you the perfect balance of sweet-tart flavor.
  • This combo (rhubarb+ginger) is technically a vegetable infusion.  See wikipedia link below for explanation on why you might thing rhubarb is a fruit….
  • Fresh rhubarb left on the counter (without submerging 1 end in water) will begin to get soft and wobbly.  Putting 1 end in water will prevent this, but then your rhubarb will bring more water to your infusion.  I would guess that naturally dehydrated rhubarb stalks will posses a more concentrated rhubarb flavor when infused, but this is a hypothesis I have yet to prove…
  • FMI on Rhubarb –> Wikipedia Page
  • FMI on fresh Ginger Root –> Wikipedia Page

 Suggested Uses

  • Sip neat or on the rocks and mixed with club soda.
  • Garden Lemonade Cocktail Recipe:  Combine 2 parts infused vodka, 3 parts lemonade, served in a gall glass filled with fresh ice, garnish with a lemon wheel. 
  • Summer Smash Cocktail:  Muddle 1 fresh strawberry in rocks glass, fill with ice, add 2 parts infused vodka, top with ginger ale, garnish with a skewered strawberry

 

Check out the pictures of my rhubarb ginger infusion from start to finish on Flickr:

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