It’s officially been a week since The Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale aired which means all of you should have watched it by now. If you haven’t, first go smack yourself a little because why haven’t you? Secondly, get off this post because there will be spoilers ahead…
Now that you’ve been warned, all I can say is Bottoms Up To The Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale! Wasn’t it a great one? So much in fact, here are 6 Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktails you need to celebrate that epic finale.
6 Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktails
“The Crows’ Old-Fashioned” by Tad Carducci, bartender, mixologist and co-founder of Tippling Bros.
Highlighting a rustic, old-world brandy from Château du Tariquet, the Crows’ Old Fashioned is rich, warming, dark and brooding. Just what one needs before going North of the Wall. Ya know, to get warm before you have to fight the dead!
- 1.5 oz. Tariquet VSOP Armagnac
- 1 oz. Amaro Lucano
- 2 dashes Green Chartreuse
- .5 oz. simple syrup
- Star Anise
- Orange peel
“The Targaryen” by Ryan Judson, Brand Ambassador, Usquaebach Blended Scotch Whisky
With a base of Usquaebach whisky, the name of which translates to “the water of life,” this satisfying mixture of ‘blonde’ ingredients reflects the Targaryen’s prosperous bloodline.
- 2 oz Usquaebach Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
- 5 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- 5 oz black tea – honey syrup (1 part raw honey, 1 part black tea)
- 1 Dash aromatic bitters
- Lemon peel
Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into rocks glass over large ice cube. Garnish with lemon peel.
“The White Walker”
Ice cold and eerily foggy, the haunting cocktail’s blue tint from the London No. 1 gin channels the piercing eyes of the creatures beyond the wall. Drink too much of this and your eyes might turn blue. By the way, what was going on with the babies the wight walkers would take in the previous season, they never picked up on that…
- 2 oz London No. 1 Gin
- .5 oz Triple Sec
- .5 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg white
Directions: Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass
“Blood of the Dragon” by Emmanuel Pena, Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
Sweet, yet herbal, this warming punch recipe for 20 thirsty Thrones fans is sure to get the watch party off on the right foot. Like Daenerys, it’s seductive yet dangerous; a few too many glasses and you may just find yourself attempting to bond with mythical creatures. Speaking of which, wasn’t it so cool to finally see all 3 of her dragons flying in action? That fleet scene ROCKED!
- 1 750mL bottle Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum
- 15 oz of lemon Juice
- 10 oz rosemary & thyme simple syrup (Combine 2 parts white sugar, 1 part water, 1 sprig of thyme, 1 sprig of rosemary in large bot and bring to a boil. Let stand until cool)
- >5 oz of honey
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl with ice. Ladle into punch glasses. Garnish each glass with sprigs of rosemary and thyme.
“Pay Your Debts”
Elegant and sophisticated, yet surprising stout (this cocktail is made entirely of boozy ingredients), this is a drink well suited for a Lannister, and Lannister always pays his debts. Speaking of Lannister, isn’t it cool that Daenerys named Tyrion hand of the king? Well, in this case it’d be Queen…
- 1.5 oz. G’Vine Floraison gin
- 1 oz. Vermouth Royal Rouge
- 3 dashes Fernet Branca
- Orange twist
Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into a classic martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.
“The Red Comet”
Fizzy and light red in color, “The Red Comet” channels its namesake in appearance and in theme. With a base of the “legendary biru”, this cocktail, much like the Red Comet of the show, is a sign of epic things to come (though admittedly, a high-octane night with friends is a much more favorable prophecy than the impending danger of dragons)
- 1 bottle Sapporo light beer
- .5 oz. Vodka
- .5 oz Campari
- Orange slice
Directions: Pour vodka and Campari in glass over ice. Top off glass with Sapporo light. Garnish with an orange slice.
The White Walker has to be my favorite from this list. What is yours?