Drink and Be Merry!

As Downton Abbey has proven time and again, the Victorians really knew how to tip a glass...just about every social occasion was accompanied by an assortment of spirits!

Victorian cocktail recipe

Downton Abbey drink meme


For your next get-together, try these Victorian-inspired recipes and add a dash of charm to your gathering. Drink and be merry!


Sherry Cobbler

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

2 ounces carbonated water

3 ounces sherry wine

In a goblet, dissolve the powdered sugar in carbonated water. Fill with shaved ice and add the sherry wine. Stir well and decorate with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.


Gin Sling

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

1 teaspoon water

½ lemon, juiced

2 ounces dry gin

2 ice cubes

In an Old Fashioned cocktail glass, dissolve the powdered sugar in water and add the lemon juice. Add the gin and ice cubes, stir. Finish with a twist of lemon peel.


For a non-alcoholic beverage, try this lovely Lavender Lemonade! It’s tasty, refreshing, and oh-so-pretty with a dainty little sprig of lavender placed in each glass!

victorian drink recipe

(Image courtesy of Simply Recipes.)


Do you have a favorite old-fashioned drink? Share in the comments below!

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