A half-litre bottle of rhubarb gin with a hand-written label and a glass of rhubarb gin cocktail

Rhubarb Gin

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1.1 litres 1x


Rhubarb Gin is a pretty, pale pinkish gin with a hint of fruit.

You will need:

  • 2-litre Kilner jar or similar wide-necked bottle or jar with a lid
  • Large sieve
  • Funnel
  • Bottles to put the finished product in

or try a sloe gin kit with everything you need to start with.



  • 500g rhubarb
  • 1 litre London Dry gin (see note)
  • 300g caster sugar



  1. Rinse the Kilner jar with boiling water to sterilise

To make the rhubarb gin:

  1. Cut the rhubarb lengthwise, then chop into 2cm pieces
  2. Put the rhubarb into the Kilner jar
  3. Add the sugar and gin
  4. Close the lid and shake the mixture
  5. Shake the gin every day until the sugar is dissolved
    Rhubarb gin, steeping in a Kilner jar.
  6. Leave in a dark place for 3-5 weeks
  7. Use a sieve over a large jug to remove the rhubarb
  8. Use a funnel to pour into a bottle or bottles for storing


Rhubarb Gin will keep for up to a year. After that, the colour begins to change, but it still tastes good!

Don’t use expensive gin – a supermarket brand is fine (I use Waitrose London Dry Gin). London Dry gin is distilled with botanicals, otherwise¬†flavouring is added after distillation.