Recipes

Delicious Strawberry & Rhubarb Cocktail Recipe


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Before the summer is over I need to share a recipe of this Swedish cocktail I made with my family when we were visiting Sweden last month. I’m really not a cocktail person and usually find it too sweet or too bitter. But, since I received several questions from people asking what kind of deliciousness we had in our glasses on one of my last nights back home, here’s the recipe for all of you who’d like to try it out yourself. It’s slightly time consuming but luckily you can easily prepare the drink mix a couple of days beforehand and let it sit until its time to mix it with the alcohol…

 

Ingredients:

Strawberry and Rhubarb Mix:

  • 3 pieces of rhubarb-stems (remove the leaf)
  • 200ml frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 100mg sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar

The drink (two glasses):

  • 8-12cl Gin or Rum (I choose Gin because I have had near death experiences with rum back in college basically)
  • 100ml squeezed lime or lemon or both
  • 100ml strawberry and rhubarb mix (see above)
  • Egg white (a little less than one egg)
  • Mint (1 handfull + a little for decoration on top)
  • Soda water
  • Ice

How to make it:

  1. Cut the rhubarb and strawberries in smaller pieces. Put into a pan with vanilla powder, sugar and water. Boil on medium temperature for about 10 minutes. Use a strainer to get the liquid out from the mix, you can use a spoon to push out as much liquid from it as possible. Let it cool off in the fridge before you make the drinks. [This is the part you can do a couple of days before, if you’d like]
  2. Make the drink: Shake all ingredients except the soda water together with some ice
  3. Fill up two glasses with ice, pour the drink over the ice so that it fills up about 75% of the glass. Top off with soda water, mint and serve immediately!

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