Downton Abbey Cocktails: Sybil

Now that Downton Abbey season 2 is over, we're all waiting with bated (pun intended) breath to see what will happen in season 3. Until then, enjoy a little break from the action...and enjoy one of these cocktails inspired by characters from your favorite British drama.

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It was my ambition to create cocktails for all three Crawley sisters (because original cocktails for the whole cast, while admirable, might be a bit daunting). First up is Sybil, the youngest, and my (and maybe your) personal favorite. Sybil is so easy to like...she's sweet without being saccharine, headstrong, and a bit stubborn. For her, I created a cocktail with delicate, rarefied flavors (St. Germain and champagne) that's grounded with something a bit more everyman (London dry gin). The end product is sweet, lovely, and stronger than you'd expect.

Lady Sybil

makes 1 cocktail

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.

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Nancy Mitchell may be experiencing serious Abbey withdrawal. You can find more of her recipes on her blog, The Backyard Bartender.

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