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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.

  • Campari Sour, Downton Distillery, Wiltshire, Salisbury


    If you love a Negroni, then this simple cocktail is for you. It is bright, bracingly bitter with a silky texture, making it elegant and well balanced. It uses three...

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  • Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini

    The Martini is the undoubtedly the king within the cocktail world. It has a rich history and is likely to have evolved from the Martinez cocktail 1887, with the Dirty...

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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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  • Basil Smash

    Basil Smash

    This is a refreshing summery number that dances on your palate. Its vibrancy reminds me of the wheat grass shots that are often promoted as boosting one’s wellness, but here...

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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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  • Paloma Explorer's Gin

    Paloma - as seen on Sunday Brunch

    Olivier Ward of Gin Foundry showcased Explorer's Gin on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch with a modern twist to a classic Mexican cocktail, the Paloma. The Paloma is known for being...

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  • Pink Gin Downton Distillery

    Pink Gin

    This cocktail celebrates the original pink gin (and not the new pink gins). The colour of this cocktail comes from Angostura bitters and is also known as gin and bitters....

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  • Explorer's Gimlet Downton Distillery

    Revival of the Gimlet

    We are often asked what type of drink is 'Explorer's' good at making?  It's wonderful in making a Negroni, Martini and French 75, but there is another unsung hero who...

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  • Hugo Spritz Cocktail

    Our Summer Cocktail, the 'Hugo Spritz'

    Last weekend we attended the most beautiful wedding in Italy, at a gorgeous vineyard just outside Modena. The wedding itself was a fairy tale but the heat made it a...

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  • Negroni Downton

    The Notorious Negroni

    How many of you know that this week (24th - 30th June) is Negroni Week? For those that do not know the Negroni, it is to this decade what the...

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  • Rose 75

    The 'Feisty French 75'

    If you love gin and Champagne, the 'Feisty French 75' is the perfect cocktail to have this Valentine’s Day, whether you're going on a date or spend the evening with...

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