Cranberry – Rhubarb Gin Cocktail Recipe For Valentine’s Day

Cranberry – Rhubarb Gin Cocktail Recipe

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I don’t know about you, but we normally don’t celebrate the occasion by going out or buying anything special for each other. A box of chocolate, a nice dinner at home and some wine has been our Valentine’s Day treat for years. I (or my husband) normally cook something fancy we don’t have every day and it’s a real treat for both is us, like French onion soup. Then grab some wine a box of nice chocolate and settle down on the couch to watch a good film after the children’s gone to bed. It is actually my idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day.

This year, I decided to make some Valentine’s cocktails: something ruby red of course with the kick to it. Lucky me, I just discovered that Pago Fruit Juice is available in the UK too. I was already familiar with them as I used to work for hotels and the European hotels often choose Pago as their minibar juice. Pago fruit juices are superb quality and they made only using natural ingredients. The green bottle is easily recyclable and the colour of the bottles protects the juice from heat exposure.

So, given that this is a Valentine’s Day cocktail (but you can make a mocktail version of this too!) I opted for the cranberry juice which I love anyway. To balance that out I used gin, tonic and added a little home made rhubarb purée for an extra twist.

This cocktail is not too sweet, rather tangy with a hint of bitterness – just like a gin cocktail recipe should be, practically perfect, just like in a cocktail bar! You’ll find the recipe below in a printable version.

5 from 1 vote
Cranberry – Rhubarb Gin Cocktail Recipe
Cranberry - Rhubarb Gin And Tonic Cocktail
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A yummy twist to the classic long drink, not too sweet, a bit tangy and perfect for dinner parties - or even Valentine's Day! With home made rhubarb purée.

This could of course work as an alcohol free mocktail - just don't add the gin!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
  • 300 g rhubarb washed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp demerara or brown sugar
  • 400 ml cranberry juice
  • 240 ml gin
  • 250 ml Mediterranean tonic water or regular
  1. Place the rhubarb, the sugar and about 100 ml water in a pan and over low-medium heat simmer it gently. It takes a little time only to see the the rhubarb pieces making a puree - 20-25 minutes only.

  2. Use any glass you like: either gin goblet or cocktail glass. Just make sure, if you use a smaller glass (100ml) you add 1 tsp of puree to each glass and add 2 tsp of puree to a larger glass (200ml) 

  3. Mix the cranberry juice, the gin and the tonic water in a jug. Fill every glass. 

Recipe Notes

cranberry gin

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If you liked this gin cocktail recipe, check out some of my other vegan recipes:

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berni January 27, 2018 - 1:35 pm

5 stars
don’t show me this now! I’m in an alcohol free zone self imposed until Easter!!! these look lush x #thesatseh

Catie: Spectrum Mum January 28, 2018 - 8:34 am

I love the idea of the tangy yet bitterness and will have to give this a try. #thesatsesh

Hayley @ Mission: Mindfulness January 29, 2018 - 10:30 am

We are partial to some rhubarb (and gin) in our house so these look fab and a little different! #familyfunlinky

Hayley @ Mission: Mindfulness January 29, 2018 - 10:30 am

Popping back for #thesatsesh too xx

fridgesays January 31, 2018 - 8:32 pm

#thesatsesh shhhhhh its pink, its gin and surely its one of my 5 a day…Im in!!! Not sure I can wait until V day? Did you find any particular gin worked better?

Daddy Poppins February 2, 2018 - 10:32 am

Oh, that looks nice. Might give that a try.

Lucy At Home February 5, 2018 - 9:36 pm

Oh this sounds delicious! I love rhubarb especially! I’ve never heard of Pago – will have to keep an eye out for them!

And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

Su {Ethan & Evelyn} February 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm

I’m not a fan of rhubarb, but perhaps this will change me mind! It looks so delicious! Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx

Sarah Stockley February 14, 2018 - 11:50 am

I have found a new love of rhubarb, I didn’t like it as a child – this sounds delicious. #FabFridayPost

Pat February 14, 2018 - 8:56 pm

My goodness this looks and sounds delicious. I must try it soon. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassymama


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