Every spring, one of the season’s showiest vegetables appears in markets once again, ready to be used for salads, pies and, of course, drinks, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite rhubarb-forward recipes to bookmark for the season. Whether it’s via a syrup, purée or infusion, rhubarb lends a tart brightness to drinks and works beautifully with almost any base spirit. Note: A few of these recipes call for Giffard’s rhubarb liqueur, which is a lovely springtime addition to any home bar.
Fleur de Lis from Little Rituals
Cognac anchors this beautifully bright cocktail from Phoenix.
Sparks of flavor magic fly in this pineapple and rhubarb aperitivo cocktail.
Jigger & Pony’s Singapore Sling Riff
Rhubarb purée gets put to work in this version of the Singapore Sling.
Nightcap’s Mantra Rock
A rhubarb liqueur from Giffard sets the tone for this fresh tequila cocktail.
Ramble On from Death & Co
This aged tequila cocktail perks up with a tart layer of rhubarb, raspberry and citrus.
A simple rhubarb compote elevates this combo of PX sherry and gin.
Rhubarb-Ginger Planter’s Punch
The tiki classic gets a springtime twist.
Rhubarb Rye Julep
A seasonal take on the classic Mint Julep.
A lovely spritz from former Chez Panisse cook Bernadette Wörndl’s book Fruit.
The Rizzo from Billy Sunday
Rhubarb syrup, fresh citrus and sparkling wine define this Negroni-inspired cocktail.
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita
Fresh ingredients make all the difference in this seasonal margarita.
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