So many people are crazy over Downton Abbey, so it only makes sense that their love of the show sneaks into everything they are doing. I am a big fan myself and often find myself sipping a cup of tea and nibbling some biscuits as I watch.
Over at The Kitchn, Nancy Mitchell is show her love for all things Downton Abbey with a collection of cocktails named and themed for each of the Crawley women. Most are champagne-based and each seeks to call out the identifying traits of each woman.
makes 1 cocktail
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.