YellowBelle may have been on a little break recently, but we’re so happy to be back, and just in time for Downton Abbey!

This ever-popular period drama is returning to our screens tonight for its fifth series, and with Hollywood superstar George Clooney set to mix things up at the Grand House this Christmas, these all new episodes are set to be as dramatic as ever! To celebrate, has created some delicious Downton-inspired cocktails that reflects each character’s personalities and social status. Here’s some examples…


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First recorded in the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, this simple mix of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne is a cocktail party classic. The crisp bite of Tanqueray London Dry Gin makes Sassy Lady a great match for Mary’s occasionally acerbic personality. The lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne make it a cocktail that’s simultaneously tart, complex, and refreshing, but most of all classy and sassy, just like Lady Mary.


  • 25ml.Tanqueray® London Dry Gin
  • 10ml. Lemon Juice
  • 5ml. Sugar Syrup
  • 1 top Champagne
  • 1 twist Lemon Peel


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add Tanqueray London Dry Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake until cold.
  4. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.
  5. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

(1.1 units of alcohol per serve)



Doownton Abbey Inspired Cocktails from

Otherwise known as the Grapefruit Smash. Created by Lou Mckerrow, the mix of delicious bittersweet marmalade with pure, clear Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and a lively dash of citrus makes a perfect fruit smash. Serve in a marmalade jar much like Edith the rebel, fighting convention and pomposity.


  • 50ml. Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka
  • 2tsp Marmalade
  • 50ml. Lemon Juice
  • 25ml. Grapefruit Juice
  • 100ml. Cloudy Lemonade
  • 1 mint leaf
  • 1 lemon slice


  1. Pour Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and lemon juice into the glass. Add marmalade.
  2. Fill a glass or jam jar with crushed ice and stir thoroughly.
  3. Add grapefruit juice and top up with cloudy lemonade.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon and mint.

(1.9 units of alcohol per serve)



Downton Abbey Inspired Cocktails from

Nothing is as memorable as her quips and sharp irony pointed at all those who disregard etiquette. The epitome of tradition and guardian of all aristocratic values, the Countess is all about keeping the status quo at Downton, so let’s toast an Ettican’t in her honour! With a tasty sour edge and subtle sweetness, this is an upscale cocktail for the discerning drinker.


  • 35ml. Tanqueray® London Dry Gin
  • 10ml. Grand Marnier®
  • 25ml. Lemon Juice
  • 10ml. Sugar Syrup


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and sugar syrup into the shaker.
  3. Shake until cold and strain into a glass.

(1.9 units of alcohol per serve)


Remember, drink responsibly.