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Nov112008

rhubarb schnapps

rhubarb is one of my favourite fruits and when it’s in season i stew a batch each week with orange juice, grated ginger and as little sugar as possible, to keep in the fridge for snacking on or adding to my morning smoothie.

 

and now i have a new source of rhubarb loveliness in my fridge – rhubarb schnapps. isn’t it pretty?

 

this was made using rhubarb gathered from a friend’s garden at the end of september (which means i am sharing this with ning from heart and hearth who is hosting grow your own). since then it (a mix of rhubarb, sugar and vodka) has been sitting in a large jar in my fridge, but finally the waiting is over!

 

so far we’ve restricted ourselves to using it to make rhubarbinis! or should i call them rhubarb royales? either way, rhubarb schnapps topped up with champagne is very delicious.

 

do you have any ideas about how i should use my rhubarb schnapps?

nigella lawson’s rhubarb schnapps

 

1kg rhubarb, to make 600g when trimmed

300g caster sugar

1 litre vodka

 

chop the rhubarb and divide into two jars. add the sugar and shake well. add the vodka. store in a cool and dark place (i put mine in the fridge) for at least 6 weeks and up to 6 months. for the first month try to remember to shake the jar every other day. strain into a jug then pour into a bottle.

Reader Comments (5)

I agree! It is so pretty! I cannot imagine what t tastes like though, as we have no rhubarbs here. Thanks for sharing with Grow Your Own. Now you got me interested in this fruit, I will look for this fruit in specialty shops here.
November 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNing
good luck finding it ning - it has a really wonderful flavour.
November 14, 2008 | Registered Commenterabby
Now that is very pretty! We planted rhubarb last spring so hopefully we'll have some in May. Can't wait to try this out!
November 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Hi, I came across your blog via the Guardian website. I've this evening made the Rhubarb Schapps..Looks easy enough! The next recipe I'll tackle is the Chorizo stuffed pork. I have similar issues as you with pork, but am determined to give pigsy a trial, and your recipe sounds delish!
March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBusi
hi busi, welcome to the blog! rhubarb schnapps is a great way to start!

good luck with the tenderloin - i am well and truly converted these days and have tried lots of different versions. let me know if you come up with something you particularly like.
March 11, 2009 | Registered Commenterabby

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