After making Rhubarb Schnapps six weeks ago (see here for the rhubarb schnapps recipe) I've been popping under the stairs every few days and giving it a good shake. It's been great to watch the colour change, and finally yesterday I got to strain it and see it in all it's glory.
Straining was easy enough, a piece of muslin in a sieve worked well, although you can get muslin bags for this purpose. I just need to think of something to do with all that vodka infused rhubarb. Not sure if it would work in a crumble, maybe an alcoholic smoothie.
The first taste test was the neat drink (in a small amount), and it was not as rough as I'd expected given the quality of the vodka used. Actually the rhubarb taste was much stronger than I'd hoped for, and the sweetness wasn't overpowering.
The second taste test was a cocktail of one shot of schnapps and one of elderflower cordial topped up with sparkling water. This was a much more of a refreshing drink, with a wonderful summery taste.
I had a hunt around for cocktail recipes using rhubarb schnapps, but perhaps not surprisingly I couldn't find any. There were plenty using either rhubarb puree or peach schnapps, so may be doing a little experimenting over the next few months, first off will be rhubarb schnapps topped up with sparkling white wine, a sort of rhubarb Bellini.