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    05 May

    Vanilla Rhuby Slipper (Rhubarb Cocktail)

    By Garrett McCord, author of Vanilla Garlic

    This cocktail utilizes a modern, summery mix of unique flavors that blend together surprisingly well. A modern simple syrup infused with rhubarb, rosemary, and vanilla is splashed together with a vodka and sliced cucumbers.

    Served from a pitcher into glasses filled with waiting ice the mix is topped off with a bit of ginger ale. The drink is intriguing and mellow and sure to be a hit at your next party.

    Vanilla Rhuby Slipper Recipe


    • 1 pound rhubarb, chopped
    • 1 vanilla bean, cut open and seeded
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 ½ cups sugar
    • ½ cucumber, sliced thinly
    • 2 1/2 cups vodka
    • ginger ale


    1. Place the rhubarb, vanilla bean seeds and pod, rosemary, water and syrup into a saucepot over high heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Toss the rhubarb and rosemary but save the vanilla bean. Allow the syrup to cool.

    2. Pour the syrup, vanilla bean, vodka, and the cucumber slices into a pitcher and place in the fridge to chill and infuse for an hour or so.

    3. When ready to serve pour into a glass filled with ice. Fill up about fourth to a third of the way full depending on how strong you want your drink. Top off with ginger ale.

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    • Posted on 08 May at 12:22 AM

      Wow just picked some rubarb now I know what to do with it :)

    • Posted on 08 May at 7:50 PM

      I think that sounds pretty yummy for Mother's Day celebration!

    • Posted on 22 May at 6:27 PM

      I am always on the lookout for new and interesting things to serve my guests and this one sounds just the ticket .Will try it and let you know how it went .i adore rhubarb but would never have concidered putting it with rosemary in a drink.

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