© David Loftus
creamy rhubarb and vodka cocktail
At Fifteen Cornwall, they have a top cocktail man called Tristan. He used to be a chef, but now hes a cocktail-maker and you can tell from his drinks that he has a really good feel for fl avors. He makes a brilliant cocktail using the wonderful liquor that comes out when you stew rhubarb, a bit like the one Ive made here.
Place the rhubarb, sugar and orange juice in a small pan and put the lid on. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then remove the lid and simmer for a few minutes more until you get a thick, compote consistency. Pour the rhubarb into a sieve over a bowl and let the liquid drip through. Its this liquid you want (the rhubarb left in the sieve is lovely served with some custard).
Put the vodka, Galliano, cream, milk, ice cubes and 2 shots of the rhubarb liquid into a cocktail shaker and shake it about. Strain into two cocktail glasses. Beautiful.
1 pound rhubarb, trimmed and chopped
1/3 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 an orange
2 shots of vodka
1/2 a shot of Galliano
1/2 a shot of heavy cream
1/2 a shot of milk
a handful of ice cubes