Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys

Blog: 02.12.13

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.


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Comments [7]

Frank Blanton from Richmond Virginia

Carson Old Fashioned:

Classic Old Fashioned with muddled cherry and orange pulp. Sugar, two lumps.
Top shelf Bourbon over ice with a splash of Vermouth. Garnish with orange slice.

Aug. 07 2014 12:58 AM
Ruby Sedgley from Arizona

We developed two drinks for own Downton Abbey Party:

The Mr. & Mrs. Bates
1/2oz Absolute Pepper Vodka and 1/2oz Hot Damn schnapps served shooter (Mrs)
served beside a small glass of water, room temp (Mr)

Anna's Longing
1oz Elderflower liquor
1/2oz Peach Schnapps
topped with Champagne, to taste

Mar. 16 2013 06:53 PM

The Cozy Carson

4.5 oz. 7-Up
1.5 oz. Crown Royal
0.75 oz. Amaretto

Shake well with ice
Serve with a twist of lime

Feb. 19 2013 09:02 PM
old fred from maui

what? no quinine?

Feb. 17 2013 10:13 PM
Erik Husby from Lexington MA

Edith's Working Girl Cocktail

2 Parts Scotch Whisky
1 Part St. Germaine
2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Shake vigorously with ice and serve with a twist of lemon.

Feb. 17 2013 06:46 PM
Beth Rickert

Little Sibby's "Percentage Method" Sippy Cup

60% Lemon Lime flavored seltzer
25% Orange Juice
15% Apricot Nectar

Feb. 15 2013 02:26 PM
Caitlin from East Village

Pamuk Punch:

equal parts - bourbon & blended frozen blackberries
dash of lemon juice
dash of simple syrup

shake vigorously and serve up with a mint garnish

Feb. 15 2013 09:55 AM

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