Rhubarb Vodka

Rhubarb Vodka

Are you looking for a way to use some of your end of season Rhubarb??  

Making rhubarb vodka is a perfect option!  All you need is a Kilner jar, some rhubarb and of course some vodka. Cheap bottom shelf stuff is perfectly suitable! So here is what to do!

  • Take three or four stems of rhubarb and cut into half inch piecesrhubarb-vodka
  • then add them into a sterilised kilner jar
  • Next add lemon or orange rind
  • and about half a cup of sugar
  • fill the jar up to the top with vodka and seal
  • give in a few good shakes to combine everything
  • place in a cool dark place for 3 to 6 weeks
  • leave as long as possible and then strain through muslim
  • bottle the strained liqueur and reserve the fruit.

It is ready to drink straight away but it will mature with age.  The left over fruit is delicious in a crumble or made into jam.

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Orlaith Murphy is a mixed media artist and a horticulturist. Living in Wicklow, her art reflects and embraces her love of nature. Orlaith believes that, the patterns and colors of nature can be found in all things and if we are receptive to the infinite design influences found in the natural world, the creative possibilities are endless. E-mail: orlaith@orlaithmurphy.com