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Raise the Rhuf: Part Three

We have been growing an abundance of rhubarb on our renowned rooftop garden this year and what better way to put it to use than in a series of fruity cocktails?

In 2015 the harvested rhubarb was given to The Printworks’ tenant Waxy O’Connor’s, who made a rhubarb pie and donated to the complex’s chosen charity, The Booth Centre. This year, The Printworks teamed up with Hard Rock Cafe Manchester and together, decided to shake things up a little!

After calling upon Hard Rock Cafe’s master mixologist, Nathan Larkin,  a series of rhubarb cocktails were created and we can’t wait to share these with you!




At our Raise the Rhuf: A Rhubarb Special event, where we showcased the new cocktails to bloggers and the media, the Rhubarb Crumble Cocktail seemed to be the favourite! This cocktail looked the part and tasted the part! Hard Rock Cafe’s mixologist, Nathan Larkin, described the cocktail saying: Let us take you back down memory lane with this sweet treat. Rhubarb Liqueur, Bitters and syrup, Lemon Juice, and Apple Juice. Topped with a Vanilla cream float and biscuit rim.”




To make this drink you will need to have some rhubarb syrup and rhubarb bitters which you can see from our first blog post.


To then make the rhubarb crumble cocktail you will need:

37.5 ml rhubarb liqueur

12.5 ml rhubarb syrup

2dash rhubarb bitters

12.5 ml lemon juice

12.5 ml apple juice


Run a slice of lemon around the rim of a glass and then dip into digestive biscuit crumbles.

Add all the ingredients, shake with ice and strain into the glass

Float drink with fresh cream, add a slice of rhubarb to garnish and serve!


Watch how the expert, Nathan, does it here:


We’d love to see your creations if you make this at home. Please tag us in your pictures @the_printworks @hardrockcafemcr #raisetherhuf

If you are visiting The Printworks make sure you pop into Hard Rock Cafe because for a limited time only the cafe will donate £1 from the sale of each cocktail to the Manchester Cathedral Volunteer Programme.


Keep an eye out for our fourth blog post where we will tell you how to make our final rhubarb cocktail, A Rhubarb Old Fashioned!



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On 17 November we invited some of Manchester’s best bloggers to try the cocktails for themselves! We had a great time mingling and chatting with then and you can see what they thought of the event here:

Laura Kate Lucas


The Roaming Redhead


Proper Foodie


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