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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • White Lady Explorers Gin

    The White Lady

    The ‘White Lady’ was created for Zelda Fitzgerald at The American Bar, Savoy Hotel in the 1920s and named after her platinum blonde hair. Zelda Fitzgerald was an American socialite,...

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  • Hanky Panky Cocktail Getty images

    Hanky Panky

    The Hanky Panky cocktail is a gin martini, balanced between sweet and bitter with herbal flavours. The Hanky Panky cocktail was invented by Ada Coleman, known as “Coley.” Coley was...

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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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  • Cucumber Spritz, Explorer's Gin, Soda Water and Simple Sugar Syrup

    Cucumber Spritz

    The mighty cucumber is often associated with refreshing summer drinks or as a garnish to a cocktail or in a Pimm’s. It is also one of the core ingredients in...

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  • Campari Sour, Downton Distillery, Wiltshire, Salisbury

    CAMPARI SOUR

    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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