Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Rhubarb Liqueur

Toast the sweetness of spring with this homemade rhubarb liqueur. Flavored with sugar, vodka, Grand Marnier, and, of course fresh rhubarb, this seasonal drink is perfect served with seltzer or straight up and ice cold.

Cooking Light APRIL 2012

  • Yield: Serves 20 (serving size: about 1 1/2 ounces)


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 pounds rhubarb, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur


Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring just until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Cool. Place coarsely chopped rhubarb in a wide-mouth jar. Add vodka, Grand Marnier, and cooled sugar syrup; stir. Screw lid on tightly; let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks or until all the color leaches out of rhubarb. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 1mg

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Rhubarb Liqueur Recipe