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



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.

  • Bicycle Thief Cocktail


    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Breakfast Martini, Marmalade Martini, Orange, Cocktail

    The Breakfast Martini

    This is a modern classic that was created by the ‘Cocktail Maestro’ Italian bartender Salvatore Calabrese at The Lanesborough in the 1990s inspired by his breakfast consisting of marmalade toast....

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  • Lemon Curd, Lemon, Gimlet, Coupe Glass, Explorer's Gin

    Lemon Curd Gimlet

    I love experimenting with citrus fruit and gimlet and sour cocktails are amongst my favourites. Recently we had a jar of lemon curd left in the fridge that needed to...

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  • Royal Tea Cocktail

    The Royal Tea Cocktail

    This is a cocktail that was made in 2007 to celebrate the Oscar won by the 'The Queen.' It uses both gin and tea, two items that we drink in...

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  • Southside


    If you love the Rum Mojito but are also a lover of gin, this will quickly become your favourite cocktail! On a hot evening this would be my choice of cocktail...

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  • Rhubarb 75

    Rhubarb 75

    Rhubarb is a wonderful versatile vegetable that starts to make its appearance in early spring, with its red shoots emerging from the ground in March. Then quickly growing ready to...

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  • Gin Sour Zesty Citrus and Lush

    Gin Sour

    If you love citrus based cocktails or the sweetness of a Mojito, then this is the cocktail for you. This is a classic cocktail that is easy to make and...

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  • Sunset Negroni

    Sunset Negroni

    The Negroni is a firm favourite or ours however for many the bitterness can be off putting and this is what makes it like marmite. Different styles of Negroni are...

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