5 rhubarb gins that are simply delicious

It’s the flavour that’s helped kickstart a whole trend. A variant of pink gin, rhubarb has emerged as a champion of flavoured gin.

Thanks to this lil’ garden veg, we’ve seen an ever greater increase in experimental gins. Locally-sourced botanicals such as honey, heather and seaweed have all become commonplace in the world of gin.

If you still hanker for the original taste of this sweet garden delight, however, here’s our honest guide to the best rhubarb gin and gin liqueurs around.

Warner Edwards Victoria Rhubarb Gin, Waitrose, £33

If you prefer a well-balanced rhubarb gin over straight sweetness, then look no further than Warner Edwards’ Rhubarb Gin. It’s deliciously light and refreshing; simply add to your favourite tonic water for the taste of the English countryside in your glass.

Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, £33, Waitrose 

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, Prestige Drinks, £17.49

Best served either with tonic water or lemonade, Edinburgh Gin’s best-selling liqueur still stands up as a timeless classic. It most definitely has a distinctive rhubarb taste. The Scottish distillery have also done an amazing job with their hand-blown bottles from Italy complete with Art Deco style labelling.

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, £17.49, Prestige Drinks 

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin – £24.95, 31Dover.com

We just can’t recommend Whitley Neill’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin enough. If you’re not a fan of ginger, don’t overlook this gem. The overwhelming taste is actually a strong and sweet rhubarb taste that works well with a quality tonic water or ginger ale.

For around the £24 mark, not only does it have a more pronounced taste than similar gins in its category, you can also reuse the bottle to make a gorgeous purple bedroom light. Bargain!

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, £24.95, 31Dover.com 

Hortus Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur – £11.99, Lidl –  Best Budget Buy

If you have a sweet tooth, you must try Hortus Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur.  Previously, we highlighted the Raspberry version of this as being our best budget buy over on our pink gin list.

Well, we could not be more delighted to report that the rhubarb version is just as, if not better, than its counterpart. Simply serve with lemonade and ice for the sweet taste of rhubarb candy in your glass.

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, £38.95, 31Dover.com

Originally produced as a small limited edition batch, we feel fortunate that Slingsby Rhubarb Gin proved to be so popular that it became part of the permanent range. As well as rhubarb notes, you can also detect a hint of pink grapefruit in your glass. Simply add a rhubarb garnish to really make this beauty come alive.

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, £38.95, 31Dover.com 

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