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Cocktail suggestions for rhubarb schnapps?

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biancani Dec 14, 2012 10:34 AM

I made some rhubarb schnapps from a Nigella Lawson recipe (600 g chopped rhubarb, 300 g sugar, 1 L vodka, let steep several weeks). I've now had it around for about a year. It's a little too vegetal to drink straight, but it's not bad.

Since I haven't made any headway in drinking it, I'm considering giving it away tonight at a white elephant gift exchange. But I wanted to try one last time to come up with a good cocktail to use it in. Any suggestions?

Fwiw, my tastes lean toward gin and rum, and away from whiskey (but my husband might drink a not-too-sweet whiskey cocktail made with this).

  1. MartiniGenie Dec 16, 2012 02:28 PM

    The only thing that comes to mind is to try for a version of strawberry rhubarb pie...with a Chambord twist...

    One part each of the schnapps, Chambord & vanilla vodka, shake, strain into graham cracker & sugar mix rimmed martini glass & top with two parts soda.

    1. EvergreenDan Dec 14, 2012 12:00 PM

      Substitute for Maraschino in a Last Word? That would be equal parts gin, Maraschino (or sub), Green Chartreuse, and Lime. I recently adjusted the ratios for my taste at 1.5:.25:.5:.75 if you care to try that.

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