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Matching cocktails and food

Everyone knows the importance of matching food and wine, but a growing trend in the cocktail world is matching cocktails and food. If you are planning a dinner party you may want to consider offering a cocktail instead of wine, and it is not as crazy an idea as it...

Introducing Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

We have recently started stocking the excellent Mr Black coffee liqueur. Since the unfortunate hiatus in the supply of Sub 13’s long-standing coffee liqueur Toussaint, we have been on the look out for a suitable replacement for four years. And we think we have finally...

Whitley Neill gin – African mystery

Whitley Neill gin is one of our favourites here at Sub 13, it was created by a chap called Jonny Neill who is descended from the Greenall family of distillers. It could claim to be one of the first of the new wave of boutique gins, and is certainly one of the...

Bath Business Awards 2016 finalist!

We are really pleased to be shortlisted for this year’s Bath Business Awards in the leisure and tourism business category. This annual award ceremony is overseen by the Bath Chronicle and held at the Bath Racecourse on September 22nd. We have been to the awards before...

The Caipirinha – a taste of Rio 2016

With the world gripped by Olympics-fever all eyes are trained on Brazil for Rio 2016, so we thought we would showcase the country’s national drink: the caipirinha. Once almost unheard of outside Brazil, the caipirinha is now one of the World’s best-known cocktails,...

Porn Star Martini – naughty but nice

Here at Sub 13 the mojito has always been our most popular cocktail, but over the last year or so a new concoction has been threatening to steal the Cuban classic’s crown – the salaciously titled but delicious-tasting Porn Star Martini. Created in 2002 by...

Hendrick’s Gin – Flower of Scotland!

Back in the 90s everyone who was anyone in the gin-drinking classes wanted nothing other than that well-known blue-bottled icon that is Bombay Sapphire. But since its lunch in 2000, Scottish gin Hendrick’s has arguably stolen Bombay’s crown. It is easy to see...

Happy 75th Birthday Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is 75 years old in 2016. Once almost forgotten, the cocktail is seeing a bit of a comeback across the pond and so it’s only a matter of time before we’ll be seeing its signature copper mugs over here too. Created in 1941, the history of the Moscow Mule...

Summer Superstar – the Aperol Spritz

Once almost unheard of outside Venice, the Aperol Spirtz has taken the world by storm and is now quite possibly the most popular aperitif style cocktail of the moment, especially in these heady summer months. It is easy to see why. An Aperol Spritz is marvellously...

The Mojito

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 20,000 of them last year and...