I am planning on celebrating the spring season by making some rhubarb liqueur, but while it is waiting to mature, I am giving you this fabulous cocktail for rhubarb lovers everywhere. It was originally created by mixologist Flavio Lorenzo, (from Nobu Berkeley), for the Bombay Sapphire pop-up bar at Somerset House, in the glorious summer of 2009. Hic!
Serves 1 (all for me!)
Skill level: Easy
50ml Bombay Sapphire gin
8 x juniper berries
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
4 tsp rhubarb liqueur1 tbsp ginger + lemongrass cordial
fresh basil leaves
a slice of lemon or orange to decorate
- Smush about 8 juniper berries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. (I suppose the technical term for this is actually "muddle" but smush seems to mimic what I am actually doing!)
- Add the Bombay Sapphire, together with lemon juice, rhubarb liqueur and the cordial.
- Shake well then strain into a tumbler glass filled with crushed ice
- Garnish with basil leaves and a slice of citrus fruit.