Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 20 (serving size: about 1 1/2 ounces)

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.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

liafinney's Review

July 02, 2012
Made correctly, this is a wonderful summer flavored concoction! I don't bother with the simple syrup and I usually make this in large quantities. Use rhubarb that I have cut up and frozen as it comes in (and out..esp price ways!) of season, add Triple Sec to taste and usually use Kettle brand vodka. After the color has leached out and the rhubarb strained, we make vodka tonics with it: one part vodka, one part lime juice, splash of pom concentrate over ice, then add tonic water. Very refreshing! It is surprising how well the rhubarb flavor comes thru, but you do have to let it sit quite a while to get that to happen.

EdOhio's Review

May 02, 2014
You must not have made it right Sukeedog. I made this last spring it was amazing. Great Rhubarb flavor and color. I didn't use cheap rotgut vodka but then I didn't pay for premium stuff either. Had that sweet/tart flavor you will know is Rhubarb as soon as you drink it. I put it with soda that was my favorite way.

CherylePeterson's Review

May 07, 2012

sukeedog's Review

April 28, 2013
I love rhubarb and was so excited about this, but it just tasted like bad vodka to me. Luckily I discovered a "rhubarb tea liqueur" at the store soon after (by the same folks who make Root and Snap, the root beer and gingersnap liqueurs - YUM!).

CW1979's Review

May 25, 2012

megan74's Review

June 17, 2012

sandrajn's Review

July 06, 2012

Kathryn922's Review

April 09, 2012

clintjosie's Review

June 19, 2012