Four MORE Exclusive Game of Thrones Cocktails

I promised you more drinks, and I’m delivering, just in time for the halfway mark of the season! Here are four more cocktails focused on sidekicks from GoT. Mild spoilers for the new season.

Drinks by Clifton Hyde and Joe Peretore. If you post these elsewhere, please credit.

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Jaime Lannister’s Severed HandLike a hand that’s been on a rope for several days, this is mostly grey cocktail with a puddle of blood at the bottom

  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • Slightly less than 1/4 oz Crème de Violette

Shake and strain into coupe. Pour a small amount grenadine into the center of the glass.

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Wine of CourageA real-life fortified wine paired with a liqueur made by monks, this cocktail will make you brave enough to have your nipple cut off (but seriously that’s a terrible idea, don’t do that)

  • 1 1/2 oz dark port
  • 1/2 oz Fernet-Branca
  • 1/2 oz green Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a glass over a single small ice cube.

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The Translations of MissandeiA frappacino-esque drink that will loosen your tongue and keep you awake during long nights of multilingual negotiations

  • 2 oz brandy
  • 1/2 oz dark crème de cacao
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 oz port

Dry shake the bejeezus out of it. Shake with ice. Strain into glass.

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Farewell, Hot PieIt tastes like an apple pie. What more do you need?

  • 2 oz apple brandy
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 oz spiced apple syrup
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream

Dry shake, then shake with ice; pour into glass. Top with cinnamon.

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Tarth Sigil Armwarmer (with Tutorial!)

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Oh, dear readers, this project was such a thorn in my side! I wanted to make a Tarth sigil hankie back when I first started this blog, but the design (quartered, with a moon on an azure background and a sun on a rose background) didn’t lend itself to the minimalist aesthetic I was going for. But with Brienne being one of my favorite characters, I thought a bit about what kind of craft I could make that was Tarth-related.

Then, it hit me.

BEADED ARMWARMER.

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I’ve done bead knitting before, although it had been so long I had to remember how to do it. And then, when I was halfway through the design, I realized that the yellow beads I had chosen didn’t contrast enough with the rose beads, so my sun looked like a slightly lighter blob. So I had to undo my work, buy new beads, re-string the beads and redo all my knitting. It SUCKED.

But second time’s the charm, and I’m pleased with how it turned out.

And here’s how you can make one yourself!

Supplies:

Gauge: 16 rows/9 stitches=1 inch

Size: 6 inches x 6 inches 

NOTE: There are a couple of different ways to do beaded knitting. I chose the pre-stringing method. The beads are pre-strung on the yarn prior to knitting. Then when the pattern calls for a bead, the bead is moved right next to the right needle, and the next stitch is knit. The bead symbol on the pattern refers to placing the bead and knitting the stitch after it. You can also place the beads on the stitches as you go with a crochet hook. This post gives a good tutorial on how to do that.

Here is the order in which you string the bead colors, helpfully broken up by rows (r=rose, a=azure, g=gold and s=silver):

5r 13a
7r 13a
1r 1g 1r 1g 2r 1g 1r 13a
3r 3g 3r 13a
1g 1r 5g 1r 1g 4a 1s 5a 1s 2a
2r 7g 1r 4a 1s 5a 1s 2a
2r 7g 1r 4a 2s 3a 2s 2a
2r 1g 1r 5g 1r 1g 4a 7s 2a
5r 3g 3r 5a 5s 3a
5r 1g 1r 1g 2r 1g 1r 13a
13r 13a
13a 13r
12a 13r
12a 5r 1g 1r 1g 2r 1g 2r
3a 1s 5a 1s 1a 6r 3g 4r
3a 1s 5a 1s 1a 3r 1g 1r 5g 1r 1g 1r
2a 2s 3a 2s 1a 4r 7g 2r
2a 7s 1a 4r 7g 2r
2a 5s 2a 3r 1g 1r 5g 1r 1g 1r
9a 6r 3g 4r
8a 5r 1g 1r 1g 2r 1g 2r
7a 13r
5a 13r

Directions:

Slide beads on to yarn with beading needle.

Cast on 45 stitches.

Knit 23 more rows.

Follow pattern (all stitches will be knit):

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Knit 30 rows, or as needed to fit arm.

Cast off stitches, leaving a long tail.

Block knitting; knit together seams. Weave in ends.

Enjoy your sassy armwarmer and very warm wrist!

I hope this tutorial is clear. Let me know if you have any questions or comments below!