National Rhubarb Vodka Day

Rhubarb vodka is an alcoholic drink that many people might not yet be familiar with. That’s because it’s a drink that hasn’t been around as long as some other flavored vodkas. It was first concocted in 2010. Since its creation, however, it has managed to earn quite a following among those who like to create mixed drinks.

After all, it’s a great flavored vodka to enjoy with cosmopolitans, martinis, and other mixed drinks. Anyone interested in trying out some of these drinks made with rhubarb vodka can try their hand at making one while they’re celebrating National Rhubarb Vodka Day—a holiday that falls on the first Saturday in December.

The History of National Rhubarb Vodka Day

Rhubarb vodka was first created, as far as we know, by Maple River Distillery in 2010. In 2013, they also created National Rhubarb Vodka Day to encourage people to drink this type of vodka. It has been celebrated as a boozy holiday ever since.

Interesting Facts About Rhubarb

Let’s examine some of the facts that we’ve learned about rhubarb and would like to share with fans of National Rhubarb Vodka Day.

  • Rhubarb originally came from China and was praised for its medicinal qualities.
  • It wasn’t until the 18th century that rhubarb was considered an edible plant and not strictly a medicinal one.
  • Rhubarb belongs to the Buckwheat family.
  • Rhubarb is believed to be poisonous to pets.
  • In New York State, rhubarb has been legally declared a fruit.
  • In some areas, the debate still continues as to whether rhubarb is a fruit or a vegetable.

Observing National Rhubarb Vodka Day

The main way to celebrate this holiday is by taking the time to use rhubarb vodka to make one of your favorite drinks. This can be a rhubarb pie cocktail, a rhubarb Moscow mule, or even a rhubarb lemon fizz cocktail. While observing this boozy holiday, people can also use the hashtag #NationalRhubarbVodkaDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 7 Saturday
Next year (2025)
December 6 Saturday
Last year (2023)
December 2 Saturday
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