Polish Rhubarb Cordial

Home-made rhubarb and strawberry cordial
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Plus at Least Three Months: 24 hrs
  • Yield: 1 quart (21 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
125 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 quart (21 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Polish rhubarb cordial is a great way to use an abundance of springtime rhubarb. You'll have to wait several months for this fruity liqueur, but it's worth it.


  • 2 1/2 pounds rhubarb (cleaned and chopped)
  • 1 quart vodka
  • 3 cups sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine rhubarb and vodka in a large, sterilized glass container. Seal and set in a dark, cool place for 1 week.

  3. After 1 week, pour through a sieve and transfer rhubarb-infused vodka into a clean, sterilized glass container and seal.

  4. Add sugar to rhubarb, mix well and transfer to a separate clean, sterilized glass container and seal. Place both containers in a dark, cool place for 1 month.

  5. After 1 month, thoroughly combine rhubarb mixture with vodka, strain, and pour into a clean, sterilized glass container.

  6. Seal and allow to age in a cool, dark place for several months.

  7. Rhubarb may be discarded or served over ice cream or pound cake the same day.