Most people think Tequila is just something that makes your toes curl when you’re forced to drink a shot with salt and lemon on holiday. And as much fun as that can be our bartender Lauren is here to explain how she learnt that Tequila can be so much more… On Tuesday 8th November Riddles… Continue reading A Fine Tequila Tuesday
Bastille Day, A historic celebration and an excuse to enjoy all things french here at Riddles. Being part French myself I was very happy to hear that we would be putting on a celebration for Bastille Day at the bar. Following France’s defeat in the European Cup I needed a new excuse to shout ‘Vive… Continue reading All things French- La Fete Nationale
Friday the 13th – unlucky for some, but not for Riddles! That’s because today is World Cocktail Day. We love everything from the classics to our own contemporary creations, so it’s no surprise how excited we are for World Cocktail Day this Friday the 13th. On the 13th May 1806, the word ‘cocktail’ was defined… Continue reading The History of the Cocktail
As you know, Riddles are the makers of Altrincham’s best Old Fashioned, so it’s no surprise how excited we are to have a new manager with a passion for bourbon and whiskey. Taste is the most important thing, sweeter or peatier – but what makes whiskies taste different? Harry is on hand to answer all… Continue reading Lessons in Liquor: Our New Bar Manager Harry talks Bourbon and Whiskey
Because our Emma has been struck down with that thing they call pregnancy, our Aimeé has generously offered to do all her drinking for her and hence all our product appreciation blog posts, its a dirty job…. Here Aimeé talks about her recent journey into the delectable world of Rum at a tasting experience with… Continue reading A Rum Education
Never been to a Riddles Tasting Event? This needs to change! Our most recent ( almost immediately sold out!) Gin Tasting Evening was attended by our very own Aimée Green and in this blog she gives her personal account of what was by all accounts….a jolly good gin night! “So let’s set the scene. You’re… Continue reading A Jolly Good Gin Night
Do you believe in the power of the Green Fairy? With National Absinthe Day this week, Saturday 5th March, many of you may be unsure about the mysterious spirit, it’s taste and history. Fortunately, Riddles is here to provide the facts and the most delicious ways to enjoy absinthe. The French spirit is often called… Continue reading Absinthe, So Misunderstood..
Your Valentines Day at Riddles Valentine’s Day is approaching, a special day to shower your nearest and dearest with love. There are many different interpretations of the origins of Valentine’s Day, from Christian Martyrs to Pagan Folklore but what we know about it nowadays is that it’s a day where we celebrate love and romance… Continue reading Love, Liquor and Live Music
Mobile, Bottled or DIY. Exquisite cocktails can be part of your next gathering from the privacy of your own home. As much as the experience of being in a fabulous bar ( like ours) is something that cannot be quite be replicated, the thrill of having your favourite cocktail mixed and shaken to perfection by… Continue reading Riddles Cocktails, Mobile, Bottled or DIY
We’re thrilled to announce that it is now a year since we first opened our doors to the lovely people of Altrincham and what a year it has been. It may sound clichéd to say, but it really has flown by – and now it’s time to celebrate with our Riddles Anniversary Party! We really… Continue reading Celebrate with us for our One Year Anniversary!