A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.
Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 08:00 AM
When I watch the Downton Abbey Season 3 finale this Sunday, I’ll do so with cocktail in hand. No, the Dowager Countess wouldn’t approve of a lady boozing. But she can just get over it — I sense drama on the horizon and I shall be prepared. Besides, she’s no shrinking violet and probably enjoys a cheeky bit of hooch behind drawing room doors. ("I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.")
A saga with such color, such intrigue deserves a cocktail named after everyone in it, upstairs and downstairs:
The Dowager Countess — crème de violette and lemon juice
O'Brien's Revenge — whiskey and bitters
Thomas Collins — made with Cork Dry Gin
In the spirit of a spirited finale, we'd like to know what you're drinking (responsibly).
Post an original recipe for a new cocktail named after a character on the show.
Make sure your recipe is detailed and tastes good. Post it in the Comments section below.
Join WNYC and your fellow Abbeyfiles here Sunday at 8:45pm ET as we live-chat the finale!