Savor the summery flavors of in-season rhubarb with this delightful rhubarb liqueur!

Rhubarb liqueur will jazz up any cocktail. Summer drinks will never be the same! Homemade rhubarb liqueur is refreshing with ice, soda, sparkling water, or a splash of prosecco!

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Whip up a batch of drinks for guests at a picnic, a barbecue, or a pool party! Rhubarb cocktails or martinis can be made with gin, bitters, or some chilled vodka. Add some crushed ice and your favorite garnish! Cheers! We like to use it in place of the liqueur in a batch of sangria!

What Does Rhubarb Liqueur Taste Like?

Rhubarb has a bright, tart taste and like lemons, it definitely needs some sweetener to tame the sour flavor. It’s almost a cross between a grapefruit and a strawberry.

Rhubarb liqueur cocktail recipes have a sweet tangy flavor that goes with all kinds of things. Try it combined with cherry, strawberry, melons, and grapefruit. Or, make slushies with frozen fruit and a dash of rhubarb liqueur — don’t forget the mint leaf garnish!

Rhubarb Liqueur in a glass with lemon

How to Make Homemade Liqueur

All that’s needed is a pot, water, sugar, and of course some rhubarb, fresh from the garden! 

  1. Boil chopped rhubarb with sugar and water according to the recipe.
  2. Add part of the vodka, puree mixture using an immersion blender.
  3. Add remaining vodka and pour it into a mason jar. Allow it to chill for at least 24 hours. 

Strain and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. I store the rhubarb liqueur in a mason jar and use a pouring spout (find various types on Amazon).

Rhubarb Liqueur in a jar

How to Serve Rhubarb Liqueur

Rhubarb liqueur is the perfect unique addition to a cherry or strawberry margarita, a pina colada, a martini, or even an adult iced tea or lemonade!

Like all liqueurs, rhubarb liqueur can be drizzled on top of vanilla ice cream or soaked into a bundt cake for a quick and easy dessert! Yummy!

Cocktail Recipes Using Rhubarb Liqueur

Rhubarb cocktails are easy and fun to make, not to mention completely original! Create a signature drink for a party. Start with frosted glasses from the freezer! I love using fancy glasses, or my favorite thrift shop finds! Here’s a shortlist of our faves!

  • Rhubarb and Ginger Cocktail – top rhubarb with ginger ale and a squeeze of lime
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Liqueur – muddle some strawberries, shake with the liqueur, and strain
  • Rhubarb Prosecco Cocktail – easy as it sounds 😉
  • Rhubarb Bramble Cocktail – lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of black raspberry liqueur make a delightful cocktail

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Rhubarb Liqueur in a flute

Rhubarb Cocktail Garnishes

For martinis:

  •  Olives
  • Pearl onions
  • A sprig of rosemary or other herbs

For other kinds of cocktails: 

  • A slice of lemon perched on the rim of the glass
  • Zested orange peel floating on the top makes a drink look fancy without a lot of work!
Rhubarb Liqueur in a flute
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Rhubarb Liqueur

Homemade Rhubarb Liqueur is the perfect addition to any summer BBQ or pool party!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Candace


  • 6-8 ounces rhubarb * sliced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups vodka ** divided


  • In a small pot, bring rhubarb, sugar, and water to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until rhubarb is soft and cooked through.
  • Add ½ cup of the vodka to the rhubarb mixture and puree with immersion blender or in a bullet blender. Add remaining vodka.
  • Transfer to a jar, cover, and allow to rest at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours, strain using a fine sieve with a coffee filter or 3-4 layers of cheesecloth.
  • Store in refrigerator for a few weeks.


*For strawberry rhubarb liqueur, replace approximately half of the rhubarb with strawberries.
**The fruit will give lovely flavor to the vodka, so no need to use expensive vodka.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 79 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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