Rhubarb Lemon Fizz is a fun, festive, and refreshing summer cocktail containing 4 simple ingredients (and can also be made alcohol-free).
Living in the Pacific Northwest we are surrounded by fresh berries and produce throughout the summer season. A few years ago a neighbor handed me a full bag of rhubarb from her garden. Not having grown up around rhubarb I had a lot of fun experimenting with what to do with it all. To this day one of my favorite uses for that rhubarb was coming up with a rhubarb simple syrup to make cocktails with. It’s now my go-to for summer cocktails.
Rhubarb Lemon Fizz Cocktail
This cocktail is made by combining 4 simple ingredients:
- Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Club Soda or Sparkling Wine
How to make a Rhubarb Lemon Fizz Cocktail
Simply add the vodka, rhubarb simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, and then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda or sparkling wine, and garnish with lemon wheel. That’s it! So easy.
To make this drink non-alcoholic simply omit the vodka and sparkling wine and combine Rhubarb Simple Syrup, lemon juice, and lemon flavored sparkling water, and top with a lemon wedge or thin slice of rhubarb. My kids love this version.
I like to think of this rhubarb cocktail as summer in a glass since it’s as lovely, light, and refreshing as a summer sipper should be.
More Cocktail Recipes
- Bourbon Cocktail with Grilled Lemon Simple Syrup
- Pomegranate Mimosa
- The Ultimate Mimosa Bar
- Blackberry Aperol Spritz
- Sparkling Watermelon Cocktail
*This rhubarb cocktail recipe was originally published in September 2014 and updated in June 2021 with new photos and detailed instructions. The original recipe remains the same.
Simple, straightforward and so tasty! I doubled the amounts and made three pots. Set for the summer!
Sean Martin says
Awesome!!! Don’t forget to tag us all summer when you make your cocktails!