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Rhubarb Collins Cocktail

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Last Updated on June 21, 2022 by The Noms

This Rhubarb Collins cocktail is a lovely pink drink with the flavors of spring. Rhubarb vodka and rhubarb simple syrup combine for this fresh sip!

 

Rhubarb Collins gives the Collins cocktail a twist with homemade infused rhubarb vodka and homemade rhubarb simple syrup! You cannot miss the rhubarb in this Rhubarb Collins!

 

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Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

 

So, is this Rhubarb Collins a Rhubarb Tom Collins or just a Rhubarb Collins? Or, just a Rhubarb Gin Cocktail? Well, it is a variation on a Collins Cocktail. In this case, this is a Vodka Collins or a Joe Collins.

 

The rhubarb is the star here with its’ tart flavor. The infused rhubarb vodka is tart and sour, and combines so well with the sweet rhubarb simple syrup. These combined with tart lemon juice and topped with club soda makes for a fun and simple sip.

 

Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower, hand holding glass

 

Rhubarb Cocktail

When spring comes, one of the first things to grow in our yard is our rhubarb. These welcome stalks popping out of the ground tells of better weather, but they also give us great inspiration for cocktails, like our Rhubarb Gimlet! Rhubarb cooked down with sugar in the syrup adds so much flavor. It’s the same premise that gives flavor to pies and desserts with rhubarb.

 

The rhubarb infused vodka isn’t super rhubarby flavored, but has a lovely pink color that adds more color to the cocktail.

 

Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

 

What is a Joe Collins?

A Joe Collins is a classic vodka cocktail with sweet from the sugar syrup and sour from the lemon juice. Topped with club soda and served in a Collins glass.

 

Made with a simple 4 ingredients, the clean and crisp flavor makes it ideal for sipping or with dinner.

 
Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower
 

This recipe follows the formula in the Collins family of drinks: spirit, sour, sweet, soda. It is nearly identical to the Tom Collins (Old Tom Gin) or the John Collins (Whiskey) and uses vodka as the base spirit. Properly, this recipe is called a Joe Collins, but most just call it a vodka Collins.

 

Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

 

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Yes, you have to make the rhubarb syrup. It’s a homemade recipe.  This isn’t available on store shelves. Click through to get the recipe!

 

Pink syrup in a glass bottle

 

Rhubarb Infused Vodka

We think rhubarb is an underrated drink ingredient and should be used more often. The Rhubarb Collins is just one great example of a vegetables’ potential in cocktails. Try out our Snap Pea Gin & Tonic as well as The Spring is Here with pea simple syrup, or the Roquette with arugula.

 

Simply cut up a stalk of rhubarb, place in a jar and pour vodka over it, we did a 1/2 cup when making this recipe. Then let sit for at least 3 days, checking it after 2 to make sure it’s where you want it. You can strain it out at 2 days, but we recommend 3. Strain the rhubarb pieces out and then you have a lovely pink rhubarb vodka to use!

 

Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

 

How do You Make a Rhubarb Cocktail?

Very simple to make – just add rhubarb infused vodka, rhubarb simple syrup and lemon juice to a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into glass. Top with club soda and add a straw, as well as an edible flower if you would like, or a stalk of rhubarb.

 

Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

 

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Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower
Yield: 1

Rhubarb Collins Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 days
Cook Time: 5 minutes

This Rhubarb Collins cocktail is full of flavor and a few pink ingredients including rhubarb infused vodka and rhubarb simple syrup! A simple 4 ingredient cocktail!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine vodka, lemon juice and syrup into shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with edible flowers or rhubarb stalk.
  5. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

7 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: .2gSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 24.4gFiber: .1gSugar: .6gProtein: .2g

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Rhubarb Collins, pink cocktail in tall glass with gold arrow, straw and edible yellow flower

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