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The Canary Gin Bar: Home of Bath Gin

Gin of a Different Persuasion

I must admit, when everyone suggested us to visit the Gin Bar, I didn’t have high expectations. Just another gin bar –  so I thought – so the hype isn’t just in Antwerp…

After a day of shopping (Bath has an Anthropologie store – my guiltiest shopping pleasure – yay!), we decided we had spent more money than we could afford on clothes and we would be better off having a drink before going out for dinner and heading back to Bristol. We walked into the dark bar and had to wait for the bartender to serve us. We decided to go for the same cocktail we saw him prepare with so much dedication for the customer before us – which allegedly also only decided on it based on the name: he used to be an aviator, so went for the Aviation cocktail. A classic.


By the time it was my turn to order, I changed my mind. They did have that special gin on offer, so why not having it just with tonic, so I could actually taste it.


Bath gin is composed of ten botanicals: Juniper, Cassia, Lemon Peel, Burnt Orange Peel, Liquorice, Cardamon, Angelica and Cubeb Berries, Wormwood – famously used for distilling Absinthe – and Kaffir lime leaf – used in the Rums of Madagascar, Reunion and Martinique.

Very tasty indeed!

A few drinks later,  walking to the toilet, I noticed this quote from Dorothy Parker.

I like to have a Martini,

Two at the very most.

After three I’m under the table,

after four I’m under my host.

I felt addressed… Time to go. Enough drinks for us before dinner.


pam • November 14, 2014

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