Optional: fennel fronds or a slice of rhubarb stalk for serving
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.
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.
Fennel Rhubarb Gin Spritz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.