Best Bites: Rhubarb 75

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Impress your guests with this elegant rhubarb 75 cocktail! Check out the recipe on this episode of Best Bites presented by the Hilton Garden Inn!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • .75 oz fresh squeezed/strained lemon juice
  • .5 oz rhubarb syrup (recipe below)
  • Chilled Champagne or Cava to top

Instructions:

For the syrup:

  1. Combine ¾ lb chopped rhubarb in a saucepan with 1 cup water, 1 cup cane sugar, and 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, then lower heat and cover.
  2. Let simmer gently for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Stir in ¼ tsp orange blossom water, replace lid, and let cool to room temp.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, then strain with a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth-covered sieve.
  4. Reserve the strained, broken down rhubarb for use as a compote, and store both syrup and compote in the fridge. 

For the cocktail:

  1. Combine all but the Champagne in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake hard for 5 seconds.
  3. Pour into a Champagne flute and top with chilled Champagne to taste.
  4. Garnish with rhubarb ribbons or a lemon twist.
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