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Gin & High Tea - A Jane Austen inspired cocktail

As it's 200 years since Jane Austen's death, we wanted to commemorate Bath's most famous resident by creating a special Georgian inspired cocktail. We called in the experts at The Canary Gin Bar who have come up with the most deliciously refreshing Gin & High Tea tipple.

In creating this anniversary 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.

Here’s how to make a Gin & High Tea for yourself…
Gin & High Tea cocktail

Ingredients
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

Equipment
Spirit measure
Cocktail shaker
Fine strainer
Coupe or Martini glass

Recipe
- Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Give a short & hard shake and fine strain into a coup/martini glass.
- Garnish with a mint leaf.

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