Downton Martini

Downton Abbey has walked away with the most nominations for any British Drama. To pay homage to Joanne...
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Downton Abbey has walked away with the most nominations for any British Drama. To pay homage to Joanne Froggatt’s Anna Bates and Jim Carter’s Mr. Carson, let’s raise a proper Boodles Martini which features a classic British Gin.  

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Boodles Gin
  • 1 Ounce Dry Vermouth
  • Garnish with lemon peel

Directions

Fill mixing glass with vermouth and ice. Stir briefly and strain out the vermouth. Add gin to the glass and stir for about 10 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh lemon peel.

Martini Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Martini Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.