Dive, Dive, Dive ! Submarines are hot news now.  Have you been watching “Vigil” ?, the OTT BBC drama about murders on a Trident nuclear submarine ? The Channel 5 documentary “Submarine: Life Under the Waves”about a nuclear sub looked like much better viewing because the characters are, well, real. But suddenly in Episode 5 Vigil has got very exciting. It’s like Submarine meets Midsomer Murders – bodies strewn round the boat !  And now the Aussies are going to build a nuclear-powered fleet (shame the alliance wasn’t France, Australia, UK and a half contribution from the US, it would have been FAUKU !).  Soon there’ll be more subs than in a Connecticut Subway outlet (incidentally Subway was originally called Pete’s Super Submarines).  But that’s an aside. Which cocktail for a submarine under water ?

An Under Water Cocktail for a Submarine

There’s only one answer, a Frisky Malt. Not truly a cocktail but a magnificent drink so who cares. Just your favourite malt whisky and a dash or two of water. So the whisky is… yes, you’re there, it is… under water !

photo: Michael Brooks 

Here’s Tae Us !



There is something about a malt whisky
A drink one can sink without guilt
A risky, a frisky malt whisky
Makes you want to cavort in your kilt           
Extract from Cocktails & Kicktails by Hugh Stewart


Skipper and Mate dance a foredeck reel.

photo: Miranda Delmar-Morgan 

Forthcoming Cocktail Book

The above is an extract from Cocktails & Kicktails – Life-saving Recipes and Rhymes to Lift Body and Soul, a light-hearted book of anecdotes, recipes and rhymes, with phenomenal photographs and cartoons that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, will be published by Rowan Books on 1st November 2021 priced at £13.99. Learn more about this forthcoming book. Its sister App, Shaker, will be launched simultaneously, containing some 400 superb cocktail and mocktail recipes that will help you to plan your party with panache.  Shaker is downloadable as a stand-alone App for £3.99 or is free if you buy Cocktails & Kicktails from Rowan Books.