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Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash

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This strawberry rhubarb gin smash recipe is a refreshing, colorful cocktail that’s perfect for summertime – or year round! It’s simple to make at home but it tastes like something a fancy mixologist whipped up.

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

Raise your hand if you love front porch sitting. And patio sitting. And rooftop sitting. And wherever else you can sit outside at dusk, appreciating life, good company, and an easy sipping cocktail. 🙋‍♀️ As for me, I’m gonna be back-of-the-new-house-makeshift-balcony sitting all summer long. Yep, that’s a thing now. That’s where we enjoyed this gin smash after a long day of painting and making a trip to the paint store, and then painting some more.

There have been a lot of days like that since we moved into our new house. A lot of cleaning. A lot of painting. A lot of decision-making. Not near enough relaxing. Every once in a while, it’s good to take a break. The next project can wait because summer isn’t gonna last forever. (No matter how much I wish it would.)

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

So right now? We’re making gin smashes. Because the strawberries are SO good right now. And I got a batch of fresh rhubarb from my local source. 😉 And I snipped some insanely fragrant, fresh mint from our little herb garden.

All of these things just so happen to go perfectly with a couple ounces of Prairie Organic Gin. Mhmm… in the spirit of this cocktail, we’re using gin that’s distilled in the Midwest, AND it’s made with organic corn that’s grown on independent family farms. These farmers provide the highest quality ingredients and it makes a world of difference in the flavor of the gin. 😍 😍 😍

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

This gin smash is my new favorite cocktail for several reasons:

  1. It’s a gin cocktail. And you already know I love gin. BUT – this is a Prairie Organic Gin cocktail, to be exact. Botanical, smooth, award-winning(!) gin perfection. It doesn’t taste like any other gin, and the Prairie Organic team has worked hard to achieve that differentiation. This gin is not piney or perfumey. It’s delicate and balanced, and therefore it compliments almost any cocktail combination. 🙌
  2. This cocktail is so simple to make but it looks and tastes fancy. It’s a guaranteed showstopper. Your friends might just think you completed a mixology class over the winter.
  3. That COLOR. I mean, come on. If you’ve never seen a Midwest sunset, now you know what it looks like. 💁‍♀️ THIS drink.

Make a batch of these gin smashes for your friends, or for you and your significant other, or just for yourself, whatever. And enjoy them outside. You can find a bottle of Prairie Organic Gin using the store locator on their website. Trust me, it elevates the experience. 😘

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Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

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Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash - The BEST summer cocktail - it's such a refreshing drink. Made with gin, rhubarb simple syrup, strawberries, and mint. #cocktail #rhubarb #gin

This strawberry rhubarb gin smash recipe is a refreshing, colorful cocktail that’s perfect for summertime – or year round! It’s simple to make at home but it tastes like something a fancy mixologist whipped up.

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Category: Drink

Ingredients

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup water

Cocktails

  • 1 ounce Prairie Organic Gin
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1/2 ounce rhubarb simple syrup

Instructions

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  1. Clean and chop rhubarb stalks into 1/2″ chunks.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine chopped rhubarb, sugar, and water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then decrease the heat to a low-medium simmer. Continue cooking for 40 minutes to 1 hour, until the mixture thickens.
  3. Allow the rhubarb mixture to cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, then pour the rhubarb mixture into the strainer. Once it has thoroughly cooled, it can be added to cocktails.

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash

  1. In an 8 ounce glass, add strawberries and mint. Gently muddle. Then pour in 1 ounce of rhubarb simple syrup. Add ice, gin, and soda water, then give it a quick stir.
  2. Garnish with fresh mint, strawberry slices, rhubarb stalks, etc. And enjoy!

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21 Comments
  • Jyothi (Jo)
    July 16, 2018

    I simply cannot say no to this drink. The combination of strawberries and rhubard is the best and just blown away with your photography!

    • thefitchen
      July 16, 2018

      Strawberry rhubarb is hard to beat! It’s a summer favorite. <3

  • Stacey
    July 16, 2018

    This is my kind of drink! It’s gorgeous and sounds perfect for serving at my next BBQ get together.

    • thefitchen
      July 16, 2018

      These would definitely be a hit at a BBQ!

  • Amanda Mason
    July 15, 2018

    You have me sold!! Oh my goodness I love a good gin!!! This brand sounds amazing!! What a unique drink…sounds so amazing and looks so refreshing! I’m going to have to give this one a try!

    • thefitchen
      July 16, 2018

      Me too! I’m a bit of a gin snob and this is the best I’ve ever tried. I hope you enjoy!

  • Sara
    July 15, 2018

    This would be perfect for an after dinner drink on this crazy hot day! I love how drinking gin makes you feel a little Christmas-y!

    • thefitchen
      July 16, 2018

      Yes! Perfect for a summer nightcap!

  • This looks like a perfect summer cocktail! Love the smashed strawberries in there. Pinning for later!

    • thefitchen
      July 15, 2018

      It is! Hope you enjoy! <3

  • Natalie
    July 15, 2018

    I definitely need this one to refresh me up. It’s super hot here. I never tried anything like this. I can’t wait to surprise my hubby with this.

    • thefitchen
      July 15, 2018

      It’s been so hot here too – this definitely hits the spot! Enjoy!

  • Lorie
    July 13, 2018

    Oh dear, this simple syrup sounds like it will be happening all summer long. This is a perfect cocktail if you ask me!

    • thefitchen
      July 15, 2018

      Yes! It’s good in so many cocktails, plus lemonade too!

  • I have been getting into gin lately and have been looking for recipes. This sounds unreal. Rhubarb, strawberries and mint were seriously meant to be in a drink together. NOM

    • thefitchen
      July 15, 2018

      Yessssss! The gin makes this drink! Perfect complement to the fresh flavors.

  • Elena
    July 12, 2018

    Your photography looks amazing! This strawberry rhubarb smash looks so fancy! Perfect for a summer party

    • thefitchen
      July 12, 2018

      Thank you! And yes – it looks fancy but it’s easy to make! <3

  • Gloria
    July 10, 2018

    This drink sounds refreshing and delicious. Love the use of berries in this. I would sub out the gin for vodka or rum….and ENJOY on the patio!!

    • thefitchen
      July 11, 2018

      You could definitely swap vodka or rum for the gin! Prairie makes amazing vodka too. It’s so smooth! Happy summer!

  • carissa
    July 9, 2018

    There is definitely nothing better than relaxing on the patio with a nice cold drink in hand. This looks like something my husband would love as he loves any strawberry flavored drink.