As the weather heats up, a refreshing cocktail is what we need to cool down. This sunny spirit features the Rhubarb, a vegetable that is similar to celery but often cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. Make this sunny spirit with Pastene red wine vinegar for a sparkling summer sipper!
4 oz gin
6 oz prosecco
1 pound frozen rhubarb, thawed
¾ cup sugar
6 oz Pastene Red Wine Vinegar
1 oz rhubarb shrub
1 lime, sliced into wedges
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
- Place rhubarb, sugar, and basil in a large bowl and stir to combine. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Stir in vinegar, cover again and refrigerate for another three hours. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard rhubarb and basil and refrigerate shrub if not using immediately.
- To make the cocktail: Place gin, shrub, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into glass and top with prosecco. Slice thin lime wedges and place in the drink along with fresh mint.