Seasonal Sipping: Rhubarb Tea Liqueur

updated May 2, 2019
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We love having friends over to the house for cocktails, especially this time of year when the days are long and the weather is warming up. And so far this season, Rhubarb Tea Liqueur has been in heavy rotation. Have you heard of it?

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Rhubarb Tea Liqueur is an 80-proof spirit that’s a blend of rhubarb, lemon, and beets, along with spices like cardamom, pink peppercorns, and coriander. It has a slight sweetness to it and a very subtle pink color.

As for what to do with it? Mixed with just a little soda water, it makes a light early-evening drink. We’ve also made an interesting twist on a margarita with tequila, grapefruit juice, and splash of the Rhubarb Tea Liqueur.

My current favorite way to enjoy it though is to first muddle fresh strawberries with just a sprinkle of sugar. Next, I add 1 ounce of gin with 1 ounce of the Rhubarb Tea Liqueur, then finish it with a big splash of soda and a few mint sprigs. It’s delicious, refreshing, and satisfies that strawberry-rhubarb craving that so many of us fall victim to this time of year. Happy sipping!

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