Spiced Rhubarb Vodka recipe

Preparation Time: 21 days

Perfect for Christmas, this spiced rhubarb vodka has a beautiful pink glow and just a hint of Christmassy heat from the cinnamon and cloves. It's ready in three weeks, but tastes even better after three months.


  • 3 rhubarb stalks
  • 1 litre vodka
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 5 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves


  1. Chop the rhubarb and bash with a rolling pin, along with the sugar, until mashed down to a pulp. Cover and leave to sit for two days.

  2. Put the rhubarb, sugar and any juices into a large jar (bigger than 1 litre). Add the lemon zest, cinnamon, cloves and vodka. Seal and shake to combine all ingredients.

  3. Put the vodka somewhere cool and dark for three weeks. Shake once a day. Strain into a clean jar or bottles and then leave to sit for up to three months to mature.

If you don't like spices, why not add a little extra sugar and a vanilla pod? Recipe makes 1 litre vodka.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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