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    Rhubarb gimlet

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    400g rhubarb, trimmed
    250g caster sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    200ml gin
    50ml lime juice (about 2 limes)

    Method

    1. Cut 4 thin slices from the rhubarb and set aside. Chop the remainder and put in a pan. Add the sugar, vanilla extract and 500ml water, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a jug and leave to cool. (Keep the sweet rhubarb purée to stir into yogurt or porridge for breakfast.)

    2 Fill a cocktail shaker (or a large glass or jug) ⅓ full with ice cubes. Add 100ml rhubarb syrup, 100ml gin and 25ml lime juice. Shake or stir for 20-30 seconds until well chilled, then strain the cocktail into 2 martini glasses. Repeat with more ice, another 100ml syrup and the remaining gin and lime juice to make 2 more. Top each glass with one of the reserved rhubarb slices for decoration. LH

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    This recipe first appeared in the Harvest section of Waitrose Food, February 2017 issue. Download the Waitose Food app for the full issue

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