Recipe: Rhubodka (Rhubarb Vodka)

I love experimenting with home-infused alcohol. My friends Tim and Aaron turned me on to this homemade rhubarb vodka recipe. Rhubarb is in season right now, and although I love it in pies and jams, I wanted to try it in beverage form.

This recipe is very easy to make, and my big jar of rhubodka is sitting next to the jars of Japanese plum wine I made a month ago, waiting to be ready for consumption.

Rhubodka
1 1.75-liter bottle of vodka - Tim says the bottom shelf cheap vodka is fine.
4-5 sticks of red rhubarb (not green)
1/3-1/2 cup sugar
A large jar with lid

Cut the rhubarb into 1/2" to 1" chunks.

Add everything to the jar and mix well, either by shaking the jar (if it's drip-proof) or stirring with a long-handled spoon.

Store in a cool, dark place. Shake or stir the jar daily.

The vodka will be ready in a month. Strain out the rhubarb and give it a taste test.

Rhubarb vodka can be added to:
• Tonic water
• Soda water
• Lemonade
• Lemonade & soda water
• San Pellegrino Limonata soda

Related:
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Recipe: Rhubarb Basil Cocktail
Homemade Pantry: Rhubarb Syrup
How To Make Umeshu (Japanese Plum Liqueur)
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(Image: Kathryn Hill Recipe: Aaron Miller with input from Tim Tate)

Per serving, based on 2 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
161
Carbs
41.7 g (13.9%)
Sugars
41.6 g
Sodium
0.4 mg (0%)