Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Cocktail Recipe

This gorgeous drink is springtime in a glass!

There’s something about spring that always makes me so excited to grocery shop and switch up everything we eat and drink. The local markets are chock-full of beautiful, fresh produce right now. One ingredient that I haven’t had a chance to explore much is rhubarb. Admittedly, I’ve always been intimidated by rhubarb and it’s tartness. I can wrap my mind around rhubarb when paired with strawberry and in a pie… but all other forms sort of stress me out! Or rather, they used to until I tasted my first sip of this rhubarb + pink peppercorn cocktail!

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The flavor profiles of this recipe are really interesting. The shrub creates a nice combination of savory and sweet, plus there’s a bit of a brine-y bite thanks to the vinegar.  The addition of pink peppercorn (an ingredient that I feel is trending at the moment) gives this cocktail a little burst of spicy pepper. We used pink peppercorns in particular because they have a sweeter, more oily pepper flavor profile. Lastly, rhubarb adds a lovely earthy flavor to the overall mixture! If you make these  cocktails for guests, you should totally tell them all of these flavor notes to impress them.


Rhubarb and Pink Peppercorn Cocktail Recipe on jojotastic.com #cocktail #recipe #rhubarb #pinkpeppercorn #shrub
Rhubarb and Pink Peppercorn Cocktail Recipe on jojotastic.com #cocktail #recipe #rhubarb #pinkpeppercorn #shrub

Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Shrub

This gorgeous drink is springtime in a glass!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 134 kcal


Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Shrub

  • 1 piece of ginger cut in 1/4 inch coins
  • 2 pieces of rhubarb sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup pink peppercorns

Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1.5 oz shrub (recipe below)
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • soda to top


Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Shrub

  • Combine rhubarb, vinegar, sugar, ginger, and peppercorns in a saucepan over medium heat stirring until the rhubarb starts to break down. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and continue to cook until rhubarb is completely broken down (about 10 minutes). Strain and let cool.

Rhubarb + Pink Peppercorn Cocktail Recipe

  • Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake. Double strain over ice in tall collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with a stalk or two of rhubarb and some garden-fresh mint.


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cocktail, rhubarb, shrub, spring, spring recipe
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How gorgeous is the color of this cocktail?? Especially in these super-modern striking glasses. I envision this cocktail being perfect for a spring picnic with your girlfriends.

Photography and styling by Jojotastic. Recipe developed by Raquel Roof for Jojotastic.

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