NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY - First Saturday in December

NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY – First Saturday in December


On National Rhubarb Vodka Day, pour a glass and raise a toast to the unique tartness that rhubarb brings to this versatile spirit. The first Saturday in December each year provides the perfect time to mix a cocktail with your favorite rhubarb vodka. 

Rhubarb Vodka was originally introduced in the United States of America in 2010 by Maple River Distillery in historic downtown Casselton, North Dakota. Rhubarb grows locally and gardeners love it. The idea grew to infuse Rhubarb into Vodka.  The results were an instant hit and the distilled beverage enjoys growing popularity across the USA.

While many think of rhubarb as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit by law. In 1947, the decision came to a New York court. The court determined that rhubarb is more frequently used as a fruit than a vegetable in the United States. As a result, the court’s determined that for the purposes of duties and regulations that rhubarb would be deemed a fruit.

Just like other spirits, rhubarb vodka is quite versatile. Don’t hesitate to experiment. Combine rhubarb vodka with sparkling wine or soda for that celebratory fizz. Add fresh fruit or rim the glass with sugar or dried herbs. Rhubarb vodka makes a delicious martini, mimosa and cosmopolitan, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #RhubarbVodkaDay

Pour a glass of rhubarb vodka. Discover cocktail recipes and share your favorites. Be sure to savor the beverage with a friend. It’s always the best way to #CelebrateEveryDay! And when you do, use #NationalRhubarbVodkaDay to post on social media.


Maple River Distillery founded National Rhubarb Vodka Day in 2013 to celebrate the quick rise of the popular distilled beverage.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed on the first Saturday in December, annually. 

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