Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Cocktail

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It’s no secret that my husband and I like champagne. It’s a refreshing beverage and we’ve been enjoying it in the spring and summer months. Sometimes when we have brunch we’ll have a mimosa or a bellini with the champagne as I like to mix fruit into this cool beverage.

Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Spritzer is a refreshing combination of spiced rhubarb syrup and cool champagne

Last week one of my friends posted a gorgeous champagne cocktail. It looked amazing and when I saw that it had rhubarb in it I was excited. After all, I had a ton of rhubarb in the refrigerator just waiting to be used.

The drink is a spiced rhubarb champagne cocktail. In order to make it I had to make a spiced rhubarb syrup. It’s basically sugar, water, rhubarb, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla. After everything is cooked together rum is added in as well. The spiced rhubarb syrup is delicious on its own so I knew it was going to be great in a cocktail too.


In order to make the cocktail I simply poured some of the syrup into a champagne flute, added a few pieces of the chopped rhubarb, and poured in the champagne. It looked so pretty with a slight pinkish hue to it.

Are you wondering about the taste? So delicious! The dry, bubbly champagne is sweetened slightly by the spiced rhubarb syrup and there are hints of cinnamon, ginger, and rhubarb in the drink. This is a great drink for dinner parties, brunches, or just because.

We had plenty of the syrup left over and I was wondering how I might be able to use it. I ended up putting it in my gingerale for a tasty spiced rhubarb flavored soda. It was yummy and I can see myself using the syrup to flavor my water as well.

Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Spritzer is a refreshing combination of spiced rhubarb syrup and cool champagne

Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious, bubbly champagne flavored with spiced rhubarb syrup for a delightful cocktail.


For the spiced rhubarb syrup:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • ½ vanilla bean, split
  • 1 ½ c. chopped rhubarb
  • 1 oz. rum

For the cocktail:

  • 1 oz. spiced rhubarb syrup
  • 4-5 oz. champagne
  • Thinly sliced rhubarb


  1. To make the syrup, heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add in the cinnamon, ginger, lime zest, vanilla bean, and chopped rhubarb. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rum.
  3. Cool the syrup completely. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  4. To make the cocktail, spoon one ounce of the rhubarb syrup into a champagne glass, making sure to get a few pieces of the chopped rhubarb. Fill the glass with chilled champagne. Place a thin slice of rhubarb in the glass and enjoy.


Adapted from Annie's Eats

Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Spritzer is a refreshing summer cocktail. Try this recipe at your next girl's night in!

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  1. I don’t think I’ve had anything with rhubarb in it in years. And I mean YEARS! I”ll be looking for it at the grocery so I can make that syrup. Sounds DIVINE!

    1. Our 4th grade teacher at work grows it in her yard and is very kind about sharing so I’ve had plenty the last 2 years! It’s been awesome!

  2. I love rhubarb in baked goods, but have never ventured into the world of cocktails! This has got to change—great cocktail!

    1. Thanks Liz! This is a good one to start with because using spices with the rhubarb makes it really delicious!

  3. This is right up my alley, Heather! We love sparkling wine of all sorts, especially with a little something fruity added. What a lovely cocktail with the rhubarb!

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