Our Favourite Cocktails: Rhubarb Gin and Ginger

Our Favourite Cocktails: Rhubarb Gin and Ginger

June 27, 2018 0 By Nordic House

Today’s favourite cocktail isn’t a classic and doesn’t have its own official name, so we’ve called it The Josie after our very own customer care assistant! Josie is a huge fan of gin, and this recipe uses rhubarb gin and ginger ale for a fun twist on a traditional tipple.

Josie’s favourite: The Rhubarb Gin and Ginger (aka The Josie)

Rhubarb Gin and Ginger cocktail

We all know a gin lover, right? Well, Josie is our resident gin connoisseur. Part of our dedicated customer care team, Josie is a joy to have in the office.

Josie says: “I have a massive sweet tooth and I love gin. Pink gin is my go-to drink, but at the moment I can’t get enough of rhubarb gin and ginger ale.”

So what is a Josie?

The Josie has a very short history – since we’ve named it this summer! Flavoured gin has been a delicious trend for the last few years, and we’ve loved trying all sorts of botanical flavours. Gin and ginger has also been called “the new gin and tonic” since about 2017, so this twist on that new trend is also very timely and exciting.

The Josie, however, uses a rhubarb-infused gin, which is delightfully sweet and goes so well with the sharper warmth of ginger ale. Easy to make and totally refreshing, this drink is somehow quintessentially British and a little exotic all at once.

Nordic House bubble glass

What you’ll need

We love Warner Edwards’ Rhubarb Gin, but you can find it by other brands or infuse your own using fresh rhubarb and unflavoured gin. (It’ll take you about a month, though, so be prepared.)

Ingredients per person:

  • 45ml shot rhubarb gin, such as Warner Edwards
  • 100ml ginger ale
  • Ice, preferably cubed
  • Wedge of lime (optional)

Summer cocktail recipe

How to make it

  1. Pop some ice in your glass to keep things cool
  2. Add your rhubarb gin
  3. Top up with ginger ale
  4. Add a little ginger syrup or a wedge of lime to finish

Rhubarb Gin and Ginger Ale

Get the look

The Josie is a long drink to sip, so we used our Bubble Glass Tall Tumblers.