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.]