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Refills can be purchased at Downton Brewery, Dark Revolution Brewery (Old Sarum Airfield), Healthy Living (Devizes) & Regent Tailoring in Salisbury.

FUN FACT

THE MARTINI

During the Prohibition era in the United States, the Martini gained popularity due to its strong flavor and ability to mask the taste of bootlegged alcohol. It became the iconic symbol of rebellion and sophistication.

  • English Garden, Cocktail, Elderflower, Sunday Brunch, Great Bustard Gin

    English Garden (Sunday Brunch)

    This was show cased on Sunday Brunch June 2024, by Olivier Ward. The exact origins of the English Garden cocktail are not well-documented, and there is no widely recognized single...

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  • Bicycle Thief Cocktail

    BICYCLE THIEF

    Originally on the menu at Dutch Kills, Long Island City, New York. It was created by Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin and Abraham Hawkins, quickly becoming a hit. The Bicycle Thief is a...

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  • PEGU CLUB

    PEGU CLUB

    The Pegu Club in Rangoon (now Yangon), Myanmar, was a British colonial officers' club established in the late 19th century. Named after the Pegu River, the club was located just...

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  • Aperol, Sour, Cocktail, Downton Distillery, Downton, Summer

    APEROL SOUR

    Aperol is a liqueur made from a blend of bitter and sweet oranges, herbs, and spices. It has a distinctive flavour profile that is both citrusy and slightly bitter. At...

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  • Bushwacker Cocktail, Chocolate and nuts

    Bushwacker

    With Easter upon us, we wanted to create something different celebrating both chocolate and our Hazelnut Vodka. Initially we started using the Hazelnut Alexander as a base, but research took...

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  • French Blonde, Cocktail, Downton Distillery

    French Blonde

    Rumoured to be Taylor Swift’s new favourite cocktail, we must love this too. Fresh, lightly sweet, and not overly strong, this drink combines grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur (typically St-Germain), Lillet...

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  • Negroni Sour

    Negroni Sour

    History informs us that drink originated from Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. Legend tells that Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite...

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  • Hazelnut Alexander

    Hazelnut Alexander

    This is another brand-new cocktail created by the talented Ben Morley. It is a twist on the Brandy Alexander, using our Hazelnut Vodka. This has been created for Christmas and...

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  • Virgina Creeper, Ben Moley, Blackberry, Orange Liqeuer

    Virginia Creeper

    Designed last month, this is a brand-new cocktail created by the talented Ben Morley a part time mixologist, who came to the distillery to both visit and create a series...

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  • Cocktail, Downton Distillery, Apple Cinnamon Smash

    Spiced Apple Ginger Smash

    With evenings closing in, this is a great autumnal signature serve using cider, freshly picked apples with the warming tones of cinnamon. A ‘smash’ involves both muddling and shaking the...

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  • Rocket & Fennel Gimlet

    Rocket & Fennel Gimlet

    Our garden has provided a lot this year in terms of fruit and vegetables. This cocktail celebrates two of these, fennel and wild rockets. This is like the ‘Rocket Gimlet’...

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  • Angelo Azzurro, Negroni, Downton Distillery, Cocktail

    Angelo Azzurro

    This was created at Dante, 104-year-old Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village, New York. The heritage of the cocktail is from two different Italian cocktail classics, the Negroni and the Angelo...

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  • Gin, Rosé & Red Berry Daiquiri

    Rosé & Red Berry Daiquiri

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh English fruits and what better way to do that than supporting your local fruit farm by picking berries yourself (or get them...

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  • Chardonnay Vodka, Oyster Martini, Downton Distillery, Shell, Wiltshire, World Vodka

    Oyster Martini

    Time to be adventurous and try something new outside your comfort zone? The Oyster Martini has become the vibiest cocktail of 2023. We know that you can pair shell fish...

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  • Cocktail, Spiced Lady, Citrus, Chili, Downton, Wiltshire

    Spiced Lady

    Sour style cocktails are a balance of citrus, spirits and a sugar syrup making it the perfect summer drink. They are versatile and you can change the balance to your...

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  • Chocolate Martini

    Chocolate Martini

    With Easter upon us, surrounded by Chocolate eggs we thought it would be a natural fit to celebrate the Chocolate Martini. The consumption of fermented cacao is much more recent...

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  • Raspberry Gimlet, Explorers Gin, Wiltshire, Downton

    Raspberry Gimlet

    Raspberry Gimlet Recipe This is another twist on the gimlet and uses four ingredients. It is a light cocktail perfect to celebrate valentines’ day or enjoy in the summer with...

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  • Hot Toddy, Winter, Cocktail, Explorer's Gin, Downton Distillery

    Hot Toddy

    The hot toddy is one of the easiest cocktails to help you banish those winter blues. It's a warm sweet drink that you will be craving all winter, especially on...

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  • Smoked Blood Orange Mimosa, Cocktails, Downton Distillery

    Smoked Blood Orange Mimosa

    The champagne and orange mixture has been known to have different origins. In 1921, at Buck’s Club in London, the Buck’s Fizz was invented. It was a drink made up...

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  • Cocktail, Negroni, Chocolate, Downton Distillery

    Chocolate Negroni

    This is a twist on the classic negroni. For those that do not know the Negroni, it is to this decade what the Cosmopolitan was to the '90s—a zeitgeist (spirit...

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  • Autumn, Cocktail, Explorer's Gin, Cider, Downton Distillery

    Autumnal Apple

    Our Autumnal cocktail is a cider styled gin sour. The original cocktail was created by Chris Chamberlain a lead mixologist at Elixir Craft Cocktails. He used freshly pressed cider which...

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  • Gin Gin Mule, Downton Distillery, Lime, Cocktail

    Gin Gin Mule

    This gingery, minty wonder was originally created by Audrey Saunders as a gateway gin drink for vodka lovers. But over the years, the Gin-Gin Mule has become much more—a symbol...

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  • Rock Shandy, Bitters, Non Alcoholic Drink, Lemonade

    Rock Shandy

    This is a non-alcoholic drink that makes a wonderful beverage in hot temperatures. It is refreshing, citrusy, with a slight bitter profile. It originated from South Africa and is effortless...

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  • Vesper Martini, Downton Distillery

    Vesper Martini

    Ian Fleming, the author of the famous James Bond books, invented the vesper cocktail in his 1953 novel, Casino Royale. James Bond 007 ordered the martini in the film whilst...

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