The K Club’s Rhubarb Mojito – warming guests with the flavors of white rum and nutmeg


Michael Hepworth



CO. KILDARE, IRELAND, (Spiritsman)11/21/14/- Holiday cheer comes by the glassful at The K Club with their sophisticated Christmas Cocktail – The Rhubarb Mojito – warming guests with the flavors of white rum and nutmeg.  Inspired by the hotel’s own indigenous “Straffan Red Rhubarb” that has been grown on the grounds since it was a private estate in the 1800s, the cocktail is beautifully trimmed with rhubarb and mint leaves.

To add a touch of Irish country Christmas to any celebration, the bar staff at The K Club shares it recipe for The Rhubarb Mojito:


  • 140ml rhubarb puree – with added grenadine
  • 8 (or so) mint leaves
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice and 4 wedges
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Ice
  • Soda water, to top



1.      Add the nutmeg, lime wedges and mint leaves to the bottom of a Boston cocktail shaker.

2.      Muddle the ingredients, making sure to mash the mint leaves well to release the flavor.

3.      Add ice and muddle again. Add the rum, rhubarb puree and the simple syrup and shake the mixture for 20 seconds

4.      Pour onto crushed ice, and garnish with rhubarb and mint. Serve immediately.

A picture perfect holiday awaits at the luxurious K Club and its uber elegant Straffan House, a 34,000-sq-ft country home located on the hotel’s grounds.  The ultimate home away from home for the holidays, both offer rich plush interiors, numerous crackling fires, and gracious Christmas décor all surrounded by the lush Irish countryside.

All guests, whether at Straffan House or The K Club, can take part in the festive ambience of the hotel, such as indulging in holiday Afternoon Tea and taking in Christmas Eve mass in the hotel. Kids will delight as jolly old St. Nick arrives in a horse-drawn carriage on Christmas morning with gifts for all, and then test their skills with a holiday treasure hunt and duck races on the River Liffey. For adults, there are daily wine cellar tours, art and history walks, and expert-led garden walks. After a day of traditional country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and falconry, guest can warm their bones with a Rhubarb Mojito in the hotel’s cozy Vintage Crop bar.


The K Club, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Ireland’s first AA Five Red Star Property, is a grand Irish country retreat set on 550 acres of pristine parkland on a private stretch of the River Liffey in Kildare, Ireland. The meticulously restored 19th -century Georgian mansion offers 69 elegant rooms and Straffan House, the owner’s private residence, available for exclusive use. Guests can play two Arnold Palmer-designed championship courses: The Palmer Course, venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup, considered one of the best courses in Europe and The Palmer Smurfit Course, host to the European Open from 1995 to 2007.  Guests also can indulge at the luxurious 20,000-square-foot K Spa hailed among the finest in Europe.  Located 22 miles from Dublin and 24 miles from Dublin Airport, The K Club pairs old-world charm, service and ambiance with modern comforts in a luxurious residential setting.




Michael Hepworth

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