Saturday, October 14, 2006

Rhubarb Schnapps


Finally! It was hard to wait the recommended 6 weeks to taste my rhubarb schnapps, but made cracking open the jar late this afternoon all the more fun. The light, aromatic liquor tastes like sweet-sour cotton candy. I drank my first taste straight, but think it would work nicely with soda water on a hot day or over ice cream.

As long as you have patience, the process couldn't be easier. I took my recipe from Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess, and the ratio is approximately 2 lbs rhubarb to 1 1/2 cups sugar to 1 liter vodka. Cut the rhubarb into 1 1/2 inch pieces, place in a sterilized jar, add sugar, pour vodka over to fill the jar, cover tightly, and shake, shake, shake. Put the jars somewhere cool and dark for at least 6 weeks (I put mine in the fridge), and shake it well on occasion. And force yourself to wait!

11 comments:

pitofmystomach said...

Sounds wonderful...I'd love to step up to my own "rhub-bar."

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Alicat said...

Woooo. I love rhubarb and I do love schnapps :O) What a fantastic idea!

jules said...

looks amazing..I love rhubarb

Jill said...

Beautiful.

Connie said...

wow, congrats for waiting! i'm glad it paid off!

Matthew said...

What did you do with the rhubarb after you'd taken it out?

Some tasty dessert?

tiedyedragonfly said...

My husband and I were gifted several grocery bags of rhubarb this summer, so we cut it into tiny chunks and filled a bunch of 1-gallon jugs half way with it. We added 3 cups of sugar to each jug and topped each one with a 1.75 liter bottle of vodka.

We shook it daily for about a month then hauled it down to the basement. Tonight we triple filtered a sample to take to a Christmas party.

HOLY CATS! It's lovely - light pink, smells like fresh-cut rhubarb and tastes like rhubarb sauce.

Adam Bailey said...

The color of rhubarb schnapps looks awesome. The method of preparation is simple and easy, but the duration is little lengthy. The tough part is to wait with patience for six weeks.This means first we have to prepare rhubarb schnapps and then organize a party or for Christmas we have to prepare this in the month of Sep last week or Oct.I will prepare rhubarb schnapps this weekend for my Christmas party. I like to enjoy my drink with Cuban Cigars .As my favorite cigars are not easily available in the local market, so I buy them online.

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1 1/2 cups sugar to 1 liter vodka????? Oh my gad it is so drinkable, so I think that it is so delicious, is in point to make a party!!2d2d

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