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Bath Bartender of the Year 2017

As part of Bath’s annual festival of food, the Great Bath Feast, we were very pleased to be invited to host the Bath Bartender of the Year Competition. Having been serving cocktails in Bath for 14 years, we have seen the cocktail scene change radically, and we now...

Four great autumn cocktails

With autumn upon us us, it is time to think about some lovely seasonal cocktails. Perfect for a bonfire night party or just sipping at home, here are four autumnal concoctions to warm your cockles. Sloe Bramble We love sloe gin at Sub 13, and every year Tim braves the...

Making Flavoured Spirits

Making flavoured spirits is very easy, you just need a decent bottle of gin or vodka and something to put in it! And with autumn now upon us, it is the perfect time to start thinking about turning some of the wonderful fruits in our gardens and even out and about into...

Toussaint coffee liqueur is back in our espresso martinis

Toussaint coffee liqueur is back! After a four-year hiatus, our original coffee liqueur is back on the shelf at Sub 13. We have certainly missed it, and our espresso martini recipe has had to change several times during its absence, using both Illyquore and Mr Black...

Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin – the taste of Summer

Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin is one of the new additions to our special reserve gin collection. Fresh blackberries and Cornish wildflower honey are infused into delicious Tarquin’s Cornish Gin. The result is reminiscent of blackberry crumble and really is like a mouthful...

Citadelle, from France to our new gin collection

An old name Citadelle gin is one of the latest additions to our gin collection. Pierre Ferrand, who also make Cognac, have been distilling Citadelle gin since 1995. The brand dates back to the 18th Century when Louis XVI authorised the opening of a genièvre distillery...

Happy Pink Gin Day

Today is Pink Gin Day, so let’s take a look at the history behind this quintessentially-British tipple. Angostura bitters Pink gin wouldn’t be pink gin without Angostura bitters. Johann Siegert was a German physician and was attached to the Venezuelan military in the...

Chardonnay – the white truffle of Champagne

Chardonnay the chameleon grape Chardonnay was the last of the three Champagne grapes (alongside Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) to be planted in the region. Planting began in the late 19th Century and since then it has become more and more popular with winemakers, not...

The magical world of juniper, the core ingredient of gin

Here at Sub 13 we love gin, but what is it that separates this delicious liquor from the competition? The answer is, of course, juniper. If you have been lucky enough to scale the ragged heights of the peak district, or the unkempt hills of highland Scotland you’ve...

The Mojito – history of a Cuban classic

In celebration of International Mojito Day, here is a little bit of history behind one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Of the three classic cocktails that use mint, the Mojito is easily the most popular, in fact we sold over 50,000 of them last year and...