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A deliciously refreshing cocktail for a warm day in the sun.

Posted by Emilie B. from Boston, Massachusetts, United States • Published See Emilie B.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 1
    Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine ginger, rhubarb, and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add sugar and the insides of 1 vanilla bean. Let cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Grab a spoon and have a little taste. If you would like it a bit sweeter, add honey.

  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 2
    Step 2

    Strain compote through a fine mesh strainer to separate the compote from the syrup. Store the compote for later use and keep the syrup out for the cocktail.

  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add 3 basil leaves and 1/2 ounce lemon juice to a glass and muddle until basil leaves are completely broken down.

  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 4
    Step 4

    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add ginger beer, rum, rhubarb-ginger syrup, and lemon juice/basil leaves. Shake vigorously.

  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pour over ice.

  • How to mix a gin cocktail. Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail - Step 6
    Step 6

    And add a sprig of basil for color and enjoy!

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