Mondays with Austen: Jane Austen Alcohol

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I’m not really a drinker, but when I was trolling the ‘net for ideas for this feature, I came across some alcohol stuff related to Jane Austen. I don’t know that I’ll ever try any of this, but here it is anyway. LOL

Click to view on Amazon. (affiliate link)

This was a more difficult search than some. There was an article in the Telegraph that I would have loved to read, because the picture that came along with it contained a bottle of gin with our dear Jane on the front, but I wasn’t signing up for a free trial subscription to read a single article, so I had to close the tab. 🙁

Here is page one of the search results. The first few hits are articles about Jane and alcohol from the sites we’re all familiar with, like the Jane Austen Society and Jane Austen’s World.

Click to view on Drunk Austen site.

Drunk Austen has a listing in this post about some of the drinks mentioned in some of Austen’s books and the ones she drank. Jane used to make her own spruce beer, for example. The website includes an image of an old recipe book for how to make mulled wine, which I have always thought I might like to try. I’m definitely not a wine fan, but since sugar is added, I might like it. LOL

I did find this decanter with a Jane Austen book cork on EBay. I don’t recognize the quote, but I do remember Mrs. Bennet and one of the Lucas boys teasing back and forth about wine in Pride & Prejudice, so maybe that’s where it’s from.

Click to view on EBay.

Of course, Amazon has something that combines alcohol and Jane Austen. LOL This book contains fifty cocktail recipes based on Jane’s novels. (affiliate link)

I did a Google image search for this one, too. Often, I get better results from these. I was able to find another image of the gin bottle with Jane on it here, at Digital Austen. You have to scroll way down the page to find it.

I honestly thought there might be more. Shot glasses or wine glasses or some such thing. But, there really wasn’t.

What do you think? Should I try the mulled wine? Have you? Did you like it?



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