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Rhubarb Infused Vodka

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Last Updated on June 13, 2023 by Leah Hall

Make this great spring infused vodka. Rhubarb vodka is a great homemade cocktail ingredient that is super easy to make with just 2 ingredients!


Rhubarb is a favorite spring flavor over here. It’s the first things that seems to pop up in our garden, and one of the first things we see at the Farmer’s Market. But, the plant in our yard is the green kind, not the pink kind, so we always have to buy some. But, if you have access to some of your own, or have an abundance, we have a great recipe for you with this Rhubarb Vodka, or Rhubarb Gin! Check out our Strawberry Vodka, too!

Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar

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So, rhubarb infused vodka. We think you will to want to make this pink infusion over and over again, especially to keep the spring-y rhubarb feels longer in the year. The pink liquid that comes from steeping the rhubarb in vodka will add a lovely color to your spring cocktails.

pouring vodka over rhubarb in a glass jar

How to Make Rhubarb Vodka

Start your rhubarb vodka infusion by washing the rhubarb and roughly chopping. Then simply place the rhubarb in a mason jar and pour vodka over the top. Make sure the rhubarb is covered with vodka, add a lid and shake.

Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar

A few questions answered:

  • How Long to Steep? This is a loose answer. We would say no less than 3 days, then check your infusion. Make sure to shake every couple days. Start sampling the vodka every few days after that until it becomes a flavor you like. When you like the flavor strain the vodka into a clean jar and throw away the rhubarb.
  • Can I do anything with the vodka soaked rhubarb instead? You could instead of throwing it away. We suggest a compote or jam mixed with berries. Boozy strawberry rhubarb compote would make a great topping for breakfast toast or pancakes!

cutting rhubarb on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients in Rhubarb Vodka

  • Rhubarb – the pink variety will get you a great pink hue. The green variety will get the flavor too, but the color definitely will not be there, so keep that in mind.
  • Vodka – use a vodka that you enjoy drinking. This isn’t the time for bottom shelf vodka.
  • Just a note – there are some Rhubarb Vodka recipes that call for sugar. We don’t, as we just want an infusion. If you add sugar, this makes for more of a liqueur. So, if you want a sweet vodka you can add sugar, but we don’t think this earthy and pretty vodka infusion needs it. By using this infused vodka in cocktails, we have more room to play with simple syrups (even rhubarb simple syrup) and liqueurs.

Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar

What is Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a vegetable. Since it is often paired with fruit, there is a tendency to think of it as fruit (i.e. in desserts). But, the rhubarb stalks more closely resemble celery.


Rhubarb has just a few months growing season, so this infused vodka is the perfect way to keep that flavor around in cocktails longer.

Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar

If you don’t grow your own rhubarb you can find some at a local farmer’s market or grocery store. Rhubarb keeps growing throughout the season, so you should be able to find some from late spring through summer. 

Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar

Tips & Tricks

  • Ideas for using the Rhubarb Vodka – this homemade infusion is great in a Rhubarb Collins, or simply combined with sparkling water and ice! Sub it into easy recipes like a gimlet, our Rhubasil, or a Moscow Mule. Add some in a spring or summer sangria with wine and your favorite fruit.
  • Rhubarb makes a great ribbon garnish like on our Rhubarb Gimlet.
  • Gift – rhubarb vodka makes for a pretty pink gift for a housewarming or for a holiday gift. Place in a pretty bottle or mason jar and tie a ribbon on and you have a great and simple homemade gift!
  • Rhubarb also makes a great simple syrup!

rhubarb pieces in vodka in a glass jar



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Rhubarb infused vodka, pink liquid in a glass jar
Yield: 2 cups

Rhubarb Vodka

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days 10 minutes

This Infused vodka recipe is a great rhubarb flavor! Perfect for spring, this rhubarb vodka is a must make for a pink drink ingredient!


  • 4-5 stalks of pink rhubarb
  • 2 cups vodka


1. Wash and roughly chop rhubarb stalks. Place into mason jar.

2. Top with vodka until rhubarb is covered. Place lid on jar and shake.

3. Shake every couple days, check flavor after 3 days. If it is to your liking strain out rhubarb pieces. If not, leave it for another day and check again.

4. After straining place in a clean jar with a lid and it will keep for 6 months or so.

5. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64

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