Commemorate Bath's most famous resident by creating a special Georgian-inspired cocktail, courtesy of the experts at The Canary Gin Bar.
In creating this cocktail, the Canary Gin Bar wanted to pay homage to the food and drink fashions of the Georgian Era, so an essential ingredient, of course, had to be tea. This everyday drink was an expensive commodity back then but was gaining popularity among the middle classes. Jane no doubt would have enjoyed many cups of tea when she attended the public breakfasts in Sydney Gardens.
Blackberries would have been foraged locally and used to dye fabric. Ginger was coming from further ashore and also becoming more available during this period. These, along with the tea and gin make for a refreshing and different cocktail that we think Jane herself would have approved of.
The Canary Gin Bar's Jane Austen-Inspired Gin and High Tea
- 50ml Bath Gin (can be bought from the Visitor Information Centre and is identified by a winking Jane Austen on the label)
- 20ml ginger wine
- 20ml lemon juice
- 20ml freshly brewed strong white tea
- 20ml Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
- 3 blackberries
- Mint leaf
- Spirit measure
- Cocktail shaker
- Fine strainer
- Coupe or Martini glass
- Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Give a short and hard shake and fine strain into a coup/martini glass.
- Garnish with a mint leaf.