For so long our lives have been devoid of lords, ladies, drop-waisted dresses and dowager countesses. That will all be remedied soon. This Sunday marks the premiere of the fifth season of Downton Abbey. While a dainty cup of Earl Grey is probably the most appropriate drink to enjoy during the show, it’s just not strong enough to get you through Mary’s next heart-wrenching romantic entanglement or Lord Grantham’s inevitable financial collapse. Here, 12 tea-infused cocktails to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite old-timey British soap opera.
1. Pimm’s Iced Tea
Pimm’s No. 1 is a quintessential English drink. Here, it’s mixed with tea—another beloved British beverage.
2. Whiskey Chai
This warm, boozy nightcap is made with a chai spice blend, warm milk and whiskey.