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Rhubarb Old Tom Cocktail Ideas and Perfect Serves

There are so many wonderful ways to drink our gins, from sophisticated punchy Prosecco's, to cosy chai latte's, we hope we've got something to everyone's taste! Here are some ways we enjoy our Rhubarb Old Tom. Remember, you can visit our Pinterest (and Hackney and Co's) for lovely ideas, and you can also share yours there too!

Recipe Difficulty Key:

Can making a cocktail be this easy and this delicious?!

⟡ ⟡ Could make it during the adverts - tastes amazing

⟡ ⟡ ⟡ Totally worth the time, could do some squats while I wait (maybe)

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Rhubarb Rose

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This one's a looker, delightfully baby pink, and tastes amazing. It's a recipe which won our Rhubarb Old Tom cocktail competition we hosted in 2018. She really understood the flavour of the rose petals in our Rhubarb Old Tom, and came up with this delicious creamy cocktail.

60ml Orkney Gin Company Rhubarb Old Tom 20ml freshly squeezed orange juice 25ml double cream 5ml Grenadine 1 egg white

Shake together the above ingredients, add ice, and shake again. Strain into a chilled tall glass. Top up with Fentimans Rose Lemonade, garnish with some rose petals.


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Rhubarb Fizz

This is definitely one to pull out when you're... well, pulling out all the stops, without the hassle! It's classy, delicious, and so easy to make!

Get your fanciest champagne glasses, or a martini glass (or let's not worry too much about what it's in - it won't last long in the glass anyway!)

Measure 25ml of Rhubarb Old Tom

Add champagne or prosecco (as you would add tonic)

Drop in a few raspberries, they will look really lovely with little bubbles forming on them

That's it! Delicious! Get your dancing shoes on!

If you think you might quite like to make this even more special, try soaking some raspberries in Rhubarb Old Tom before adding, or pulp the raspberries and mix with Rhubarb Old Tom. This could also work with rhubarb jam too. You could also try adding some champagne or prosecco shimmer for a lovely sparkly look!

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Harbour-side Gin

A zesty take on one of our favourites - Rhubarb Old Tom with Ginger Ale. Yum! Helgi's, based in Kirkwall, Orkney - a lovely viking inspired pub with tasty food, and a huge array of drinks created this simple, yet delicious cocktail.

You Will Need:

Fever Tree Ginger Ale

Lime Juice (half a lime will do)

A tiny touch of sugar syrup

This cocktail looks amazing served in a high ball glass with lots of ice.

Add Rhubarb Old Tom, lime juice and sugar syrup, pour ginger ale over and mix with stirrer. Garnish with lime, orange and mint. If you prefer your drinks less sweet, you can substitute the Ginger Ale with Soda Water.

You can visit: to book a table or see the menu,

or for specials and what's on, like them on facebook: Photo from Helgi's Facebook page.

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Spiced Pink Rhubarb Gimlet

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We love all things rhubarb. This cocktail really brings out the tart rhubarb in our Rhubarb Old Tom, with a very special ingredient from Orkney Isles Preserves - their Rhubarb Old Tom Jam. We make sure we have their jam in our kitchen at all times, whether it is eaten on toast or in a delicious cocktail! (the cocktail is much more exciting!)

This recipe serves 4

You'll need to make a syrup for this one:

1 small cinnamon stick (or half a large one)

1 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp pink peppercorns (optional)

5 tsp Rhubarb Old Tom Jam

1 tsp sugar


200ml Rhubarb Old Tom

Lime Juice (1 lime or to taste)

Place a saucepan on heat and lightly toast cinnamon, coriander seeds and pink peppercorns until they begin to smell fragrant. Add sugar, jam and 55ml water. Dissolve all sugar and let it cook gently for 5 minutes. Pass through a fine sieve (remember it's hot!). Allow to cool.

When the syrup is cool, add lots of ice, 200ml Rhubarb Old Tom,1/2 lime juice, and the syrup into a cocktail shaker. Mix well and strain into a lovely ice filled glass. Add more lime juice to taste for a zingier flavour. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or a twist of rhubarb.

If you don't have the Rhubarb Old Tom Jam, a raspberry jam would also work.

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Our Favourite Serves

  • Franklin and Sons Lemon Tonic - Adds zest and zing - Garnish with rhubarb or citrus

  • Fever Tree Ginger Ale - A sweeter way to enjoy Rhubarb Old Tom - Garnish with cinnamon or ginger

  • Fever Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale - sweet and spicy, this compliments the cinnamon in the Rhubarb Old Tom - Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange

  • Buzzbees Ginger Ale - A lighter ginger ale - Garnish with citrus

  • Soda water - Appreciate the rhubarb with something plain - garnish with citrus

  • Soda water, ginger and chilli - Spicy and different, our own take on a fiery ginger ale accompaniment

  • Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic - compliments the orange peel in the Rhubarb Old Tom perfectly - Garnish with blood orange or grapefruit

  • Indian Tonic - a lovely zesty G and T - Garnish with more rhubarb and citrus

  • Lemonade - for those with a sweet tooth - try Fentimans Victorian Lemonade for a traditional flavour - Garnish with some more lemon

  • Twelve Below Rhubarb and Ginger Tonic - for a super rhubarb hit - garnish with a small slice of ginger or citrus

  • Cream soda - even sweeter, like a drinkable sweetie - Garnish with lemon


Enjoy the cocktail making and yummy serves, and remember to let us know which one's you've tried, or if you've discovered something completely new by tagging @orkneygincompany on Facebook and Instagram, adding images to Pinterest, or tag us @orkneygin on Twitter.

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