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Rhubasil – A Perfect Pink Cocktail

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Last Updated on April 10, 2020 by The ‘Noms.

Rhubarb and basil, fresh out of our garden into a cocktail!



One of our favorite things about the early season farmer’s markets are the fresh herbs and wonderfully tart fresh rhubarb. This past week we brought home a nice batch of rhubarb that we used to make a delicious strawberry and rhubarb tart.  We had a few stalks left over and not wanting to waste the fresh produce, we decided to make a rhubarb syrup that we could use in some cocktails.



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Rhubasil Cocktail in a glass with a bunch of basil










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Rhubasil Cockail in a glass with a bunch of basil




Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

This rhubarb vodka cocktail uses the rhubarb simple syrup which has a tart sweetness that paired well with the aromatic spiciness of the fresh basil.  A bit of sparkling soda water gives the cocktail a nice effervescence making this drink very refreshing.





Rhubasil cocktail in glass with a bunch of basil




What Ingredients are Needed for the Rhubasil Cocktail?

  • Basil
  • Vodka
  • Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water or Club Soda




Man pouring rhubarb simple syrup into a jigger, shaker on wooden surface




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Rhubasil Cocktail in a glass with a basil bunch, man in apron
Yield: 1

Rhubasil - Rhubarb Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A light cocktail with the delightful flavors of rhubarb and basil. This pink cocktail is so perfect for spring.


Rhubasil Cocktail


Tear apart a few basil leaves and place in the bottom of the glass with the vodka.

Muddle leaves and vodka.

Fill the glass with ice, top with the rhubarb syrup and sparkling water.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 0g

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Rhubasil Cocktail in a glass with a bunch of basil




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Sunday 24th of May 2015

My husband, and his family, would love this drink! Thank you for sharing!! xx

The 'Noms.

Monday 25th of May 2015

Thanks so much!


Sunday 24th of May 2015

Yum this sounds delicious! I am a huge fan of rhubarb :)

The 'Noms.

Monday 25th of May 2015

Thanks! If you try it, let us know what you think!


Sunday 24th of May 2015

Looks so refreshing!! I can't wait to try this.

The 'Noms.

Sunday 24th of May 2015

Thanks, please let us know what you think of it!


Sunday 24th of May 2015

I love this because it's so different. I'd never think to create something like this. I can't wait to try it and it's perfect for summer!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 24th of May 2015

Thanks! Let us know what you think!

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Saturday 23rd of May 2015

As a massive rhubarb fan.. this is definitely a recipe I will be making. Thanks!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 23rd of May 2015

Let us know how you liked it! Thanks for reading!