Friday Night Cocktail


Rhubarb, rhubarb.

My love of cocktails is matched only by my laziness and hatred of washing up. So things I can make in a one glass are a thing of beauty, especially on Friday nights! This drink isn’t my idea, it was godchild number 3 (Luc). There is rhubarb in his garden and he made a rhubarb syrup from Small Adventures in Cooking to drink with fizzy water. He had us try this and mentioned that it’s actually for adding to a G&T. Which got his grandfather thinking and there was no tonic (which is quite shocking) so we did without and added a tiny bit of Aperol. Luc didn’t get to taste but we all thought it was rather good.


1.5 oz Rhubarb syrup*

.5 oz aperol

1.5  oz gin


Fill a glass with ice.

Pour in syrup, gin and aperol.




*Rhubarb syrup

300g chopped rhubarb

4 tablespoons sugar

juice of 1 lemon

300ml water

Put everything in a pan, bring to the boil, simmer for 10 minutes, strain.

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