Mixology and the cocktail culture have been an essential part of Highclere’s reputation for exceptional hospitality since the early 1900’s when the glitz and glamour of the Edwardian era were at its peak. For weekend guests the evening often starts with gin cocktails and on particularly fun evenings ends with them. This tradition is maintained today.
The head butler at Highclere has typically played the role of master mixologist and is tasked with remembering precisely how Lord and Lady Carnarvon enjoy their cocktails. Below you will find a few recipes from the castle archives and you are invited to subscribe for a free digital copy of our “Butler’s Guide to English Cocktails” to bring a little Highclere into your restaurant or home bar. Cheers!