What to say about rhubarb gin? It is the nectar of the Gods. This recipe is the result of a treadmill brainstorming session with Mrs Next Door. During our gym sessions we often talk about food and drink. A little ironic, I suppose, but what is the point of burning off all those calories if you’re not going to take a few more on? She was telling me about a cocktail she’d had, made with rhubarb gin. It sounded delicious, so I thought I would try it. I never got as far as making the cocktail – the gin was just too delicious on its own. The trick is to keep the sugar levels low, using just enough to bring out the flavour of the rhubarb. This makes an amazing digestif, as it is so refreshing.
- Rhubarb 400g, (about 8 stalks)
- Sugar 4tbsp, or to taste
- Gin 500ml
This recipe is taken from Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots by Aaron Bertelsen (Phaidon, £24.95).