The Duchess of Bedford

Inspired by the very british tradition of afternoon tea using one of the most exciting new gin launches in the UK this year.

Created by Mr Fogg's with Roku Gin

  • Ingredients

    45ml Roku gin

    10ml Homemade Lavender syrup   

    10ml Homemade Lemon Verbena tea syrup  

    30ml Funkin William Pear puree    

    30ml fresh lemon juice    

    5ml Rinomato Americano Bianco    

    Topped up with Fentimans Soda Water

  • Instructions

    Shake and strain ingredients into highball glass

    Top with Soda Water

    Garnish with 2 Lavender springs, 1 Rosemary (Remembrance) sprig and a few dried lemon verbena leaves on top.

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water and can be found in almost 80% of households in United Kingdom, which is one of the largest tea consuming country in the world. The consumption of tea in UK increased dramatically during the Victorian era in the early nineteenth century when Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford created the Afternoon Tea whilst visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle in the mid of 1840s. She said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in one of her room at Woburn Abbey room.
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