Rhubarb Sour – A Gin Cocktail

Rhubarb Sour Cocktail in a coupe

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A perfect summer cocktail, the Rhubarb Gin Sour Cocktail!



With the dog days of summer approaching, we harvested the last tender stalks of our rhubarb plant. We decided that we would use some of the stalks to make up a rhubarb simple syrup that would be a nice sweet and tart option for our drinks.



Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe




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Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe



Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe



What Ingredients are Needed in a Gin Sour Cocktail?

  • Lemon Juice
  • Egg White
  • London Dry Gin
  • Rhubarb Simple Syrup



Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe



Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe




With this fresh syrup in our hands, we decided to try out a recipe that would be quick and simple and pay a bit of an homage to an often forgotten classic, the gin sour.



Rhubarb Sour Cocktail in a coupe






Rhubarb Sour Cocktail in a coupe glass





Rhubarb Sour cocktail in a coupe




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Combining a tart sweetness with a citrus burst, the rhubarb sour is a great drink for the hot summer evenings. You may need a shaker and jigger for this one! Using a crisp clean gin gives the drink a hit of herbs and citrus that makes the drink very refreshing. The inclusion of an egg white brings a creamy silkiness to the drink, making it feel quite elegant. If you want to try another sour cocktail, try our Blood Orange Gin Sour!



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Rhubarb Sour - A Gin Cocktail
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Rhubarb Sour - A Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A fabulous cocktail with the bitter sweet bite of rhubarb and gin, as well as lemon and an egg white!


For the Cocktail

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz London Dry Gin
  • 2 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar


For the Cocktail

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

Add plenty of ice and shake for 30 seconds.

Double strain into a rocks glass or cocktail coupe.


For the Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.

Heat over medium heat until boiling.

Stir and let simmer on low for 15 minutes. Strain out rhubarb, discard rhubarb pieces.

Let syrup cool.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288 Total Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 56.8g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 56.8g Protein: 3.8g




Rhubarb sour in a cocktail coupe




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9 thoughts on “Rhubarb Sour – A Gin Cocktail

  1. Hello! I’ve made this before a few times and loved it, but there seems to be a problem with the recipe image, as it’s not appearing and says error? Would love if you could send it to me?
    Matt 🙂

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