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The Real Life Downton Abbey Is Hosting Another Cocktail Hour

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If you fancy upping the glamour factor with your gin cocktails, then get ready to dust off your finest for a brand new cocktail hour from the real life location behind TV hit Downton Abbey.

Taking place on May 1 at at 4 pm ET and 9pm BST, this special series is created by the owners of Highclere Castle, the stunning English country estate that serves as the series’ main location.

The event is the second virtual cocktail party to be hosted via Facebook Live by the Countess of Carnarvon and George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon.

The first event, held on April 17, was watched by more than 66,000 fans.

As well as offering tips on some of the best ways to drink gin, the event will help you learn two new cocktails, including an Aviation cocktail.

If you fancy having a go ahead of time, then the creators have shared their very own version below. Chin, chin!

Aviation Cocktail, with Highclere Castle Gin

Highclere Castle Gin

Recipe via Highclere Castle Gin 

Ingredients

  • 50ml Highclere Castle Gin
  • 25ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 12ml Creme De Violette
  • 25ml Fresh lemon juice
  • Handful of ice
  • Lemon Zest and Marachino Cherry – To garnish

Method

  1.  Mix all together (except for the garnish) and pour, including the ice, into a cocktail glass and then garnish.