Homemade rhubarb vodka with ginger ale and lime, drunk while we sat in the garden in the early evening sun. Pretty good!
Here's the recipe from Delicious magazine if you'd like to make your own:
600g rhubarb, cleaned well, dried and in thin slices
200g caster sugar
A few strips of orange zest
1 litre vodka
You will also need:
A sterilised 1.5 litre glass jar with an airtight seal, such as a Kilner jar
A sterilised glass bottle with a top
A square of muslin or a clean j-cloth
Put the sliced rhubarb into your sterilised jar. Add the sugar, orange zest and vodka. Seal and store in a dark cupboard for 1-2 weeks, turning or gently shaking every now and then to dissolve the sugar and mix up the rhubarb.
Strain the vodka through a square of muslin or a new J-cloth, then transfer to the sterilised glass bottle and seal.
Serve chilled in shot glasses, martini glasses or small champagne coupes, or in highball glasses with ice, or like we did, topped up with ginger ale and a squeeze of lime.
I may never make rhubarb crumble again!