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Friday
May202011

rhubarb gin & tonic

i know its two drinks in a row but it is the weekend and, having just spent a week in california (in san francisco and then driving down highway 1 to los angeles), i’m struggling to get back into the flow of things.

i started this rhubarb gin off several months ago, adapting the nigella rhubarb schnapps recipe that i made a couple of years ago (just swapping the vodka for gin) and, when we got back i removed the rhubarb and gave it a try.

it’s wonderful. i expect we’ll try it in various other cocktail recipes but keeping it simple, with some ice and tonic is just what i need as i settle back into london life. i can’t decide if a slice of orange would be a good addition or not – any thoughts?

Reader Comments (2)

Rhubarb and lime is a wonderful combination Abby, so you could try a slice of lime with it. There is a fabulous rhubarb and lime jam in Gloria Nichols' 'Fruits of the Earth' which I'd also highly recommend.
May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
lime would not have occured to me nikki, thanks, i'll give it a go. i'll check out the jam too.
May 21, 2011 | Registered Commenterabby

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