speaking of booze…

Lady Sybil

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.

Lady Edith
 
1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice (fresh-squeezed!)
.5 oz sloe gin
sweet rose champagne, chilled

Add the grapefruit juice and sloe gin to a flute. Top with champagne. Stir and serve.

Lady Mary

1.5 oz Lillet Blanc
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
4-5 basil leaves
brut champagne, chilled

Add the basil and lemon juice to your shaker and muddle. Add Lillet and ice and then shake and strain into a flute. Top with champagne.

(via theKitchn)

[And if I were to make a Downton Abbey cocktail

I’d make a Housemaid Anna:

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 tsp White Creme de Menthe
1 oz Rum .50 oz of lime juice
1 dash of bitters
1/2 oz Benedictine
3 cocktail onions

Shake all ingredients (except onions) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the onions and serve.

Or simply an ale and shot of whiskey would do.]

a selection of British cheeses at a viewing party for “Downton Abbey.”
"Downton Abbey" Inspires Themed Viewing Parties (NYT)
[Christina Haag doesn’t seem like she’s enjoying the show. Emily Bergl looks hot, though (talk to the hand, esquared)]
(More of Downton Abbey viewing parties here, not here, but also here)

a selection of British cheeses at a viewing party for “Downton Abbey.”

"Downton Abbey" Inspires Themed Viewing Parties (NYT)


[Christina Haag doesn’t seem like she’s enjoying the show. Emily Bergl looks hot, though (talk to the hand, esquared)]

(More of Downton Abbey viewing parties here, not here, but also here)

nakednesstonight:

Yes.

gpoyw

nakednesstonight:

Yes.

gpoyw

Servants got time off – for a few hours
10 memories from the book, Powell’s Below Stairs, that inspired “Downton Abbey” (CSM)
(photo: Masterpiece Theater/PBS)

Servants got time off – for a few hours

10 memories from the book, Powell’s Below Stairs, that inspired “Downton Abbey” (CSM)

(photo: Masterpiece Theater/PBS)

thirteenny:

Have we ever! And if you’re in NYC, you may not have to wait until January to see your favorites…

thirteenny:

Have we ever! And if you’re in NYC, you may not have to wait until January to see your favorites…