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Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz – Low FODMAP


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Drink Your Rhubarb! With our Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz!

This spirited drink is a little herbal, a little tart, a little sweet, and a lot refreshing! You’re going to have to make a rhubarb purée first, but it’s super easy and delicious.

Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz in a clear glass with a wedge of lime and stalk of rhubarb

We want to help you thrive while following the low FODMAP diet, and thirst quenching beverages are part of that, too! Here, low FODMAP rhubarb and fennel combine to create a gin-based cocktail, perfect for the warmer months.

The fennel takes the form of fennel seeds, which add a herbaceous, almost licorice-like flavor.

rhubarb puree for our Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz
You have to make rhubarb purée first for our Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz, so plan accordingly.

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Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz in a clear glass with a wedge of lime and stalk of rhubarb
5 from 2 votes

Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz

This drink is incredibly refreshing. Light with a little bit of a kick from gin. You do have to make a rhubarb purée first, so plan accordingly.

Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Susan Chatzky


Rhubarb Purée:

  • 1 medium (about 115 grams) stalk of rhubarb, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (99 g) sugar 
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin (I like Hendrick’s)
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 ounces (¼ cup/60 ml) of sparkling water
  • Lime wedge
  • Optional: fennel fronds or a slice of rhubarb stalk for serving


  1. For the Rhubarb Purée: Combine rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat and cook until mixture is pink and slightly syrupy, about 12 to15 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a blender and purée until smooth (you should have about ½ cup (120 ml) rhubarb purée), you can keep it in your fridge in an airtight container for a few weeks.
  2. For Assembly: In the bottom of a high-ball glass, muddle the fennel seeds with the gin. Add 2 tablespoons of rhubarb purée. Top off with the sparkling water. Add ice, garnish, and serve.



  • Some rhubarb is very green when ripe, some is pink and some is deep red. That can all have great flavor, but pink and red varieties will give you a better look.
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 119g

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.