I find it absolutely essential for a cocktail to be beautiful. And this one is absolutely gorgeous on top of being delicious.
-1 rhubarb stalk. As red as possible.
-3 ounces of gin per cocktail
-Tonic. The best you can find.
-Sprig of Thyme
Chop your rhubarb in small pieces and add to a glass container with lid.
Pour the gin on top and keep in the dark for 24 to 48 hours until the mixture has become bright red. I would recommend infusing only for the amount of cocktails you are planning to make.
The day of, add ice to a tumbler, 3 ounces of gin, top up with the tonic, mix with a spoon and decorate with a sprig of thyme that you have gently rubbed between your fingers.
Garnish with thin rhubarb and fig slices.
Voila! Rhubarb infused gin and tonic.