The sparkly Twinkle Cocktail is festive, delicious, and gorgeous to pour—a wonderful drink to serve on special occasions. In short, almost anyone is bound to like it. However, if you are dyed-in-the-wool Downton Abbey fan, you are likely to love it. See, this photogenic cocktail was actually created in honour of the popular British TV series.
Much of this sweeping series takes place in 1920s England, and at the time London was the epicentre of the cocktail revolution, with legendary barman Harry Craddock shaking up sensational drinks for Britain’s upper crust at The Savoy.
So, when Downton Abbey captured the imagination of a generation, British barman Tony Conigliaro was tasked with creating a cocktail befitting the era, that viewers could also easily make at home.
The result was the Twinkle cocktail—a smidge of fizz, a kiss of vodka, and a fruity surprise will make any event sparkle with delight.
How to Make a Twinkle Cocktail
Here is the quick and easy way to whip up a Twinkle cocktail that would be worthy to serve to the likes of the Dowager Countess of Grantham and her well-heeled Downton Abbey kin. Like most 3 ingredient cocktails, it’s quite forgiving on beginners, and makes a splash regardless.