Lady’s Maid

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

By Downton Abbey

Published 2019

  • About

In the series, Cora’s lady’s maids, Baxter and O’Brien, are polar opposites, and this drink plays on those personalities through the New York Sour: it can be made sweet or bitter.


  • 2 fl oz (60 ml) whiskey
  • ½ fl oz (15 m


Combine the whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker. Add ice, shake hard for 8–10 seconds, and strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.

Top with the seltzer, then float with the port, for a Baxter version, or with the Campari, for an O’Brien version (see note).