On holiday in Rye two weeks ago, we had supper one night at the Ship Inn.
Because we were on holiday, I treated myself to one of the delicious-sounding but outrageously expensive cocktails.*
After a long, serious study of the cocktail menu and a weighing up on the pros and cons of various appealing options, I settled for the rhubarb martini. And boy was I glad I did.
I absolutely love rhubarb, but had never before come across the genius idea of combining it with alcohol.
In a moment of pleasing synchronicity, a few days later I saw this rhubarb mojito recipe on the ever-wonderfully-written Decorator’s Notebook blog.
So, armed with some of the rhubarb that grows prolifically in my garden, I decided to make up some of the rhubarb syrup, so I could add it to gin, vodka or perhaps just some lemonade.
It’s the most fabulous colour, isn’t it? Here’s another picture of the whole bottle glinting away in the morning sunlight:
Joining in with the August Break.
*To be fair to the Ship Inn, it’s not that their cocktails are particularly expensive cocktails, rather that I can never quite get over spending £8 for one single drink, when I would never spend more than that on a whole bottle of wine from the supermarket.
- I’ve a penchant for rhubarb. You can see some more recipe ideas here: bounty from the weekend
- See my pictures for every day this month: August break photos
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Great to see you made this – almost too pretty to drink!
I know, it really is glorious! But the temptation of a rhubarb gin fizz tonight will be too much to resist, I suspect…
Oh wow, I am definitely trying that. Yum yum!
Not a rhubarb fan, but that pic of the full size bottle is yummy.
Not a rhubarb fan?! Sacrilege!
Oh lush … I adore rhubarb too … this sounds too, too good … Bee xx
Oh Bee, I heartily recommend this rhubarb cake recipe too from Waitrose. That’s next on my list with the very last few stems of rhubarb from my garden.
Beautiful! And what a great idea.
You know I’ve never had rhubarb and I’m not quite sure what it tastes like, but this looks so refreshing that I’m sure I’d love it! Thanks for linking up, too 🙂