Cocktails to Celebrate the Return of Game of Thrones

Like it or not, Game of Thrones is a cultural phenomenon, and with the final season kicking off last night, the world is going to be obsessed with how the show will end over the course of the next five episodes.

Naturally, with that obsession comes viewing parties, and no viewing party is complete without themed cocktails! So strap in for the twists and turns, and try to calm your nerves with these show inspired drinks.

The Lannister

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As rich and decadent as the house that inspires this drink, this cocktail is a creation from New York City’s Junoon. Just try not to have too many or you may find yourself unable to pay your debts, and a Lannister always pays their debts.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 0.25 oz Crème de Cassis
  • 0.75 oz Homemade Raspberry-Dark Chocolate Puree

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktails shaker filled with ice. Shake well to combine and pour into a chilled old fashioned glass filled with oversized ice. Garnish with orange zest.

Wildfire at Blackwater Bay

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Arguably one of the greatest episodes of the entire series, the battle at Blackwater previewed the looming battles to come, not to mention created a massive mess with wildfire. Thankfully this drink is easier to swallow than true wildfire.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico rum
  • 0.5 oz  Aquavit 
  • 1 oz Pistachio Orgeat
  • 0.25 oz Lime
  • 0.5 oz Champagne 
  • Garnished with a small amount of Absinthe lit on fire.

Method: Add rum, aquavit, orgeat and lime to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into a cocktail glass with ice. Top with champagne and gently stir to combine. Garnish with a barspoon of Absinthe and light on fire!

The Night King’s Sour

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The true threat to Westeros, the Night King is a force to be reckoned with. This cocktail is as blue as ice, and will chill the bones.

Ingredients:

  •  1 oz White Walker by Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 0.5 oz Lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz white grape juice
  • 0.5 vanilla syrup
  • 1 Egg white

Method: Add whisky, blue Curacao, lemon juice, white grape juice, vanilla syrup, and egg white into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Dragonglass Old Fashioned

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The only weapon capable of killing white walkers, dragon glass appears fragile but packs a mean punch. As does this cocktail!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz White Walker by Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
  • 0.25 oz Zacapa rum
  • 0.5 oz Smoked cinnamon syrup
  • 2 dashes of Dram palo santo bitters
  • 1 dash angostura
  • 1 rosemary stalk

Method: Burn the rosemary stalk with a torch gun into a wood plank, place a cocktail glass over the char and smoke the glass. Add whisky, rum, smoked cinnamon syrup, dram palo santo bitters, and angostura into a mixing glass. Add ice to the glass and stir for at least 30 seconds. Strain into the smoked rocks glass. Fill glass with a diamond shape ice block for a nice touch.

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