Kate explains, "At Bug Hill Farm, I grow black currants and create my concoctions from them because I am truly mad about their complex flavor, which is a unique combination of sweet, tart, pungent and savory, layers that unfold slowly rather than all at once."

Black currant's complex flavor has a great affinity with white wine, champagne, vodka, and chocolate, and the health benefits of black currant are a nice plus. So enjoy mixing Black Currant Cordial into your own artisanal cocktails, lemonades, seltzer, or water, or try pouring Black Currant Cordial over ice cream, custards and yogurts!

Ra Rheum Margarita -
  • 1 part Rhubarb Rush
  • 1 part Lime
  • 1 part Triple sec
  • 2 parts Tequila
Mix ingredients and enjoy straight, on the rocks, or blended with ice.

Drizzles - Drizzle over ginger ice cream, yogurt, or fresh fruit

Vodka - In your favorite vodka with or without a splash of soda

Spritzer - In sparkling mineral water for a refreshing spritzer

Marinades - As a marinade for poultry, meat, or veggies

Cobblers - Drizzled over rhubarb or other fruit cobblers before baking

Digestif - Sip Rhubarb Rush™ chilled or on the rocks for a light and refreshing after-dinner digestif.

Rhubarb Rush Stir Fry Sauce - An Asian-style sauce with strong flavors of rhubarb and ginger. Try marinading your tofu, chicken, or pork in it before adding to the wok!

1/3 cup Rhubarb Rush
1 T soy sauce
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T arrowroot or cornstarch
1 t fish sauce (optional)
1 t chili paste (optional)

Put ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. Add about 3 minutes before your stir-fry is ready to serve, and cook on medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens.

Harbor Punch - created by Joy Flanagan

1 part Basil Hayden's(r) Bourbon
1/2 part Bug Hill Farm(r) Gooseberry-Rhubarb Shrub
1/4 part manzanilla sherry
1/4 part chilled black tea

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Featured Recipe

Elderflower Cucumber Muddle

Makes 1 Drink

  • 1 ounce Bug Hill Farm's Elderflower Power"
  • 1 ounce white or silver Tequila
  • 4 Cucumber slices
  • 1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
  • 1/4 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Bitters
In a Boston shaker cocktail glass, muddle four cucumber slices. Add Elderflower Power", tequila, agave syrup, lime juice, and orange bitters to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Enjoy!