My sources tell me that Downton Abbey season three begins this weekend. Coincidentally, I developed this cocktail at an Abbey-themed New Year’s Eve party, in part trying to capture the spirit of the era (and using liquor common in 1910s England), in part trying to take advantage of spirits available on hand at our host’s house.
The result, a spin on an Old Fashioned, is actually quite delicious. See what you think. Get more Downton Abbey cocktails here from TheKitchn.
The Upton Abbey
3/4 oz. Irish whiskey
3/4 oz. dark rum
1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
Shake all with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a generous Meyer lemon twist.