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Strawberry Rhubarb Whiskey Sour

My strawberry rhubarb whiskey sour is the perfect happy hour cocktail. With the tang of lemon juice, sweetness of strawberries, tangy and sweet rhubarb syrup, and the dark aromas of whiskey, you will love this drink!

You may be wanting something to use up that fresh rhubarb or strawberries while they're in season. Change it up from your regular rhubarb crisp (although, I will always love a crisp), and mix it up with this new cocktail.

Though it's not your regular combination for a cocktail, this one has all the right flavours going on. The sweetness of the syrup and strawberries balance out the tangy lemons and tart rhubarb. With all the flavours present, it's almost hard to notice the 1.5 ounces of whiskey, but it's still there with a dark aroma.

Strawberry Rhubarb Whiskey Sour

Servcs: 1 drink
Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 2 strawberries, sliced or 1/3 cup frozen strawberry slices, thawed

  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup (see below)

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • 1 ounce egg whites

  • 1.5 ounces whiskey

  • handful of ice cubes

  • lemon peel, for garnish

Rhubarb Syrup

  • 1/2 cup rhubarb

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (see directions below)

Make 4-5 ounces of syrup


  1. In a jar or cocktail shaker, add the strawberries and rhubarb syrup. Use a muddle to press the strawberries until liquid is released.

  2. Add the lemon juice, eggs whites, whiskey, and ice cubes. Seal the shaker or jar and shake until the outside of the shaker/jar is cold.

  3. Strain the cocktail into a cocktail or short glass and top with a lemon peel.

Rhubarb Syrup Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the rhubarb, water, and honey/maple syrup and bring to a simmer on medium heat.

  2. Simmer for 5 minutes until rhubarb is softened. Remove from heat.

  3. Using a strainer, strain the liquid from the mixture into a liquid measuring cup or bowl. Toss the leftover rhubarb or save for other recipes.

  4. Let the rhubarb syrup cool until room temperature. You can place in the fridge or freezer to quicken the cooling process.

  5. Save the leftover syrup for other recipes or to make more whiskey sours.

If you have any frozen rhubarb, strawberries, or fresh ones, this is a fun drink that everyone will love! Make it for your own Friday night happy hour or for your next dinner party.

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