With a foreword by Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey
, and an introduction by food historian Annie Gray, this curated selection of recipes spans the world of Downton
, from drawing-room party drinks to downstairs hangover cures and more. In addition to classic concoctions
like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific twists
such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attache, The Valet and The Chauffeur. Photographed using the original lead crystal used on set
, each cocktail is guaranteed to raise your spirits, whether by channeling the verve of Lady Mary, the wit of Violet Crawley or the plain speaking of Mrs Patmore.
With a brief history of each drink
and peppered with quotes from Downton characters
, the recipes are organized by the places the drinks were served
- The library (stirred drinks and after-dinner drinks)
- The grounds (refreshing drinks)
- The great hall (party drinks)
- The drawing room (pre-dinner drinks and hangover helpers)
- The village (everyday drinks)
With these cocktails, relish the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey,
in the original Cumbria Crystal glasses, without end.