Okay then, I said I was going to attempt some rhubarb gin, so here we go…
Husband mentioned to a friend that I was after some fresh rhubarb, and just like that I end up with a bag load! (Note to self; I really must plant some in my garden, I love the big leaves and I have the space for it…)
I gave it a wash and top and tailed any of the stalks that needed it, and set to work.
I like a nice neat layout of ingredients, makes me feel organised. (Which I’m totally not.) But incase you’re interested, I have one litre of gin, 1.5 kg of washed and cubed rhubarb and 450grams of castor sugar. Couldn’t be simpler.
(A quick aside, I asked Husband to grab the gin, and just told him any old one would do… He comes back with Greenall’s, which I’ve never had before, and after a quick question to Google I discover that Greenall’s is the second biggest distiller of gin in the UK, making most of the supermarket brands and also Bombay Sapphire. Clearly needing to have a taste beforehand, I can tell you it was pretty good, add a slice of Cucumber and some tonic water and you could sit me in the sun and leave me there. But there was work to be done…)
I evenly shared the rhubarb into two mason jars,
and did the same with the sugar, then added the gin, and gave it all a good shake to dissolve the sugar.
Now it’s just a case of giving it a shake every-so-often, and in four weeks it will be ready to strain and drink, just
in time for the next bank holiday me-thinks. Lets hope the weather is just as good.