Prep: 5 min. Steep: 2 weeks
Yield: About 1 cup
Tinctures are simple infusions that are of high potency, but used in low quantities. Much like bitters, tinctures should be used a few dashes at a time in a cocktail to add complexity or flavor, but not enough to greatly alter the proof of the cocktail.
1 lb fresh rhubarb
½ bottle of Everclear® (About 1 ½ cups)
First, roughly chop 1 pound of fresh rhubarb into small chunks and place into a quart-sized mason jar. Then, pour in Everclear® and seal tightly. Let steep in a cool, dry place for two weeks.
Once infused, strain into a clean, sealable container. Now you’re ready to move on to the Rhubarb Whiskey Sour.
Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.