Homemade Rhubarb Schnapps

A friend of mine recently introduced me to this easy to make schnapps recipe. Since my Makerbot Thing-o-Matic is still awaiting some replacement parts before it can be finished I decided to do something easy and somewhat fool proof this weekend.

The recipe I used can be found at Erin’s Kitchen and as you’ll see it’s pretty darn simple.

[…] the ratio is approximately:

  • 2 lbs rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 liter vodka.

Cut the rhubarb into 1 1/2 inch pieces, place in a sterilized jar, add sugar, pour vodka over to fill the jar, cover tightly, and shake, shake, shake. Put the jars somewhere cool and dark for at least 6 weeks (I put mine in the fridge), and shake it well on occasion. And force yourself to wait!

source: http://erinskitchen.blogspot.com/2006/10/rhubarb-schnapps.html

Sugar, vodka and rhubarb make up the entire recipe. I’m a big fan of photographic step by step instructions so even though this is a pretty simple process I documented it all for this post.

The schnapps needs to infuse for 6 weeks though as you can see from the last photo in the post after 2 days you could see a big difference in the color of the rhubarb and the vodka. 5 and a half weeks to go!


To be continued…in 6 weeks!