Downton Abbey cocktails & elderflower? Count me in.
It was my ambition to create cocktails for all three Crawley sisters (because original cocktails for the whole cast, while admirable, might be a bit daunting). First up is Sybil, the youngest, and my (and maybe your) personal favorite. Sybil is so easy to like…she’s sweet without being saccharine, headstrong, and a bit stubborn. For her, I created a cocktail with delicate, rarefied flavors (St. Germain and champagne) that’s grounded with something a bit more everyman (London dry gin). The end product is sweet, lovely, and stronger than you’d expect.
makes 1 cocktail
1 oz gin
3/4 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
brut champagne, chilled
Combine the gin and St. Germain over ice. Shake and strain into a flute. Top with champagne. (via Downton Abbey Cocktails: Sybil | The Kitchn)
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I think I’ll go for the Sour Cherry Flip (haven’t been to The Wayland before)-
Sour cherries have been chillin’ in a jar since July, and those preserves are combined with Old Overholt, an entire raw egg and a dash of walnut bitters (also made in-house). You get a drink that’s rich, tart and luscious in its simplicity.
And if it’s cooler out, definitely the Forty Four. These things say cold weather drink to me:
Brandenburg creates a spiced simple syrup, cooked down with allspice, cinnamon sticks, and a helping of cloves.
Now if I can just convince my fiancé to come with..