Learn how to make a delicious strawberry rhubarb gin fizz – it’s the perfect summer cocktail! This recipe is featured in The Kitchen Magpie’s new cookbook: The Prairie Table.
Disclosure: Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for gifting me The Prairie Table cookbook to review!
I absolutely adore anything with strawberries and rhubarb in it, so when I saw this cocktail recipe featuring both in Karlynn Johnston’s new cookbook, I knew I had to try it!
I imagined it would be delicious, and I was NOT disappointed. It’s a fruity cocktail with a tangy zip and a ton of fizz. It’s so refreshing for summer patio season!
This post is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other yummy summer drinks linked at the bottom!
The entire The Prairie Table cookbook is fantastic. If you like entertaining with simple but delicious home style cooking and baking, you’ll love this book. It uses ingredients that I usually have available, and I love that it features prairie stables like rhubarb. I’ve tried the lemon cheesecake squares, the sweet & sour meatballs, this cocktail, and I can’t wait to try more recipes! Karlynn, the author, is a fellow Edmonton blogger and her creations are always delicious yet simple to prepare.
This strawberry rhubarb gin fizz cocktail was so easy to make. I did decide to make it a one-at-a-time cocktail because hubby hates gin and moscato (boo!), so all I did was divide the recipe by about 6 and shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with some ice in a cocktail shaker before I strained it into a glass and added enough bubbly pink moscato to fill my glass.
You could probably make a decent virgin version of this recipe too, and I’m going to try something later this week for my hubby and my girls. Since the homemade strawberry rhubarb simple syrup should last in the fridge for a couple of weeks, I can use it to try all sorts of concoctions!
I’m thinking of subbing the alcohol for some ginger ale and fruit juice, but I’ll keep you posted!
- 1½ cups gin
- 1½ cups Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup (see below)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Ice cubes
- 1 bottle (750 mL) sparkling pink Moscato
- 1 lemon, sliced thinly
- Rhubarb stalks, for garnish
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cups chopped rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups chopped frozen strawberries
- Place the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher filled about one-third with ice.
- Pour in the Moscato and then add the lemon slices. Stir with a long-handled bar spoon and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with rhubarb stalks.
For the Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- Place the water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a slow boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the rhubarb and strawberries and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Strain into a sealed glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Excerpted from The Prairie Table by Karlynn Johnston
Copyright © 2019 Karlynn Johnston
Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Today I’m joined by over 20 of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their delicious summer drink recipes with you…
Blackberry Mango Real Fruit White Wine Slushies at The Happy Housie
Grapefruit Pineapple Margarita at Craftberry Bush
Elderflower Rose Wine Spritzer Cocktail at Modern Glam
Summer Sangria at Nina Hendrick
Simple Summertime Margaritas at The Handmade Home
Refreshing Summer Cocktail at Rooms FOR Rent
Pandora Frozen Nightblossom Recipe at All Things With Purpose
Lavender Tea Lemonade at A Pretty Life
Gingered Sangria Flora at Willow Street Interiors
Blueberry Basil Mule at My Sweet Savannah
Keto Ice Cap at Life is a Party
Lava Flow Cocktail at The Turquoise Home
Raspberry Watermelon Slush at Clean & Scentsible
Pina Colada Agua Fresca at Jenna Kate at Home
Banana Peach Smoothie at She Gave it a Go
Blackberry Mint Prosecco Smash at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Mojito Style Limeade at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz at The DIY Mommy
Classic Frozen Pina Colada at Finding Silver Pennies
Simple Whisky Sour at Place of My Taste
Now tell me: What’s YOUR favourite summertime drink?