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All the Game of Thrones Cocktails You Can Handle

My list of Game of Thrones cocktails has far and away been my most popular post, so I have finally made it into its own page.

NOTE: Some of these recipes are well-known standards, and some of them are recent inventions. When a recipe is from a specific blog or cocktail book, I have provided a link it. However, all the recipes are readily available on the internet, so I’m not trying to gank someone else’s hard work. All unattributed drinks are from Wikipedia or other online cocktail databases.

Old Nan’s Needles Exclusives
Beyond the Wall/Night’s Watch
House Stark
House Tully
House Baratheon
House Targaryen
House Martell
House Greyjoy
House Lannister
House Arryn
House Tyrell
House Clegane

Old Nan’s Needles Exclusives

Drinks from the ONN booze lab. The creators are noted below. If you post these elsewhere, please credit.



The Red Viper – Chilean pisco for a Chilean actor, with a little spice for Dorne (Joe Peretore)

  • 1.5 oz Chilean pisco
  • 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Red Hots tincture

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon kiss.

To make the Red Hots tincture: Place two packages Red Hots with 6 oz vodka and 2 cinnamon sticks in a sealed jar for 4 days, shaking twice daily.



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The Poisoned Spear – Oberyn is so nice, he gets a cocktail twice. Dry and rich with Spanish Mediterranean influences. (Joe Peretore)

  • 1.25 oz Manzanilla sherry
  • 1.25 oz Aperol
  • 1.25 oz Cocchi Rosa
  • 2 dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab Spanish Bitters

Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass with rocks. Garnish with 2 brandied cherries on a spear dipped in bitters.




Lysa’s Last Stand – For those awkward moments when your spouse tells you he really only loved your sister. Inspired by an Aviation…you know, cuz she flies when she dies. It contains Lemon, Crème Yvette, Sorel and Applejack – L Y S A. You see what we did there? (Joe Peretore)

  • 3/4 oz lemon
  • 1/2 oz Crème Yvette
  • 1/2 oz Jack from Brooklyn’s Sorel
  • 1.5 oz applejack
  • barspoon of powdered sugar

Shake and strain into a coupe.




The Red Priestessbright red and slightly bitter, this drink will light a fire inside you (Joe Peretore)

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake and strain into a coupe.




The Maid of Tarthokay, so it’s more purple than sapphire, but it’s still a strong yet surprisingly sweet concoction (Joe Peretore)

  • 2 oz light, fruity blended scotch (e.g., Johnny Walker Red, Compass Box Asyla)
  • 1/2 oz Curaçao
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Crème Yvette (or Crème de Violette)

Shake and strain over a huge ice cube into an old-fashioned glass.



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Bronn of the Blackwatera strong, stiff drink that gets set on fire (Clifton Hyde)

  • 2 1/2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz 151-proof rum
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 5 dashes angostura bitters

Stir and strain into a cup. Set a piece of lime peel in the drink. Pour 151-proof rum on the peel. Light peel with match. Make sure you blow out the fire before it warps your cup.




The Spiderlightly colored, seemingly innocuous, yet packs a big punch (Joe Peretore)

  • 1 oz Beefeater gin
  • 1 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth (not dry!)
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 12 drops rose water

Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.




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 (Joe Peretore)

  • 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.




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) (Joe Peretore)

  • 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.




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

  • 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.




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

  • 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.

Beyond the Wall/Night’s Watch

Suffering Bastard for the Jon Snow fans, or the ones who love to see him suffer

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 4 oz chilled ginger beer (or ginger ale, but really, ginger beer is better)

Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice; shake. Pour into highball glass. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Black Flipbecause the Night’s Watch oath didn’t say anything about giving up beer (from The PDT Cocktail Book as cited by Esquire)

  • 2 oz Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (any chocolate stout will do)
  • 1 1/2 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
  • 1/2 oz Demerara syrup
  • 1 whole egg
  • Fresh nutmeg

Add everything to a mixing glass and swirl to decarbonate beer. Dry shake (shake ingredients without ice), then shake with ice and strain into a chilled fizz glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.


Zombie nothing helps battle the icy cold (and the Others) like a tropical Tiki drink with a metric butt-ton of alcohol

  • 1 part white rum
  • 1 part golden rum
  • 1 part dark rum
  • 1 part apricot brandy
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part papaya juice
  • ½ part 151-proof rum
  • Dash of grenadine or other syrup

Mix ingredients other than the 151 in a shaker with ice. Pour into glass and top with the high-proof rum. (Elissa note: Apparently, this is a drink that can be lit, but I’ve never done it, so do so at your own risk.

Corpse ReviverSee Zombie

  • 2 parts cognac
  • 1 part apple brandy or Calvados
  • 1 part sweet vermouth

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Corpse Reviver #2Just in case the first one wasn’t complicated enough

  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau (triple sec)
  • 3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 dash absinthe

Shake ingredients together in a shaker with ice. Strain into chilled glass.

House Stark

Someone really needs to get on making some cocktails named after wolves, because this is ridiculous.

Black Feather for Bran’s three-eyed friend (from GumboPages)

  • 2 oz Cognac or good brandy
  • 1 oz dry (French) vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 dash bitters

Stir with ice for no less than 30 seconds, until the shaker is frosty. Strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with a lemon peel.

FrostbiteWinter is coming, after all

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz white crème de cacao
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • 1/2 oz cream
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

House Stark – from Rupa DasGupta via Tor

  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain liqueur
  • a splash of creme de menthe

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.


Winter Is Coming from Gourmander

  • 3 oz red wine
  • 1 oz calvados
  • 1/2 oz  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon-clove syrup
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters

Shake ingredients in a standard cocktail shaker.  Strain into frosted wine glass.  To make the syrup: combine cinnamon sticks, cloves, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of water in a standard sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Stir constantly until the syrup thickens.


Lady Sansa Starkfrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 1 oz rose vodka
  • 1/4 oz saffron liquid (available online or in Middle Eastern markets)
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz lemongrass syrup (or any simple syrup, equal parts sugar and water dissolved over heat then cooled)
  • juice of a juicy orange

Place a scoopful of ice in a cocktail shaker (or in a large glass). Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and shake (or into a glass and stir). Pour into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with a slice of starfruit.


Needlefrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz ginger beer
  • juice of half a lime

Pour all ingredients into a shot glass. Slam it.

House Tully

Fish House Punchobviously (note: This is a punch, so the recipe will make several servings.)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1½ cups fresh lemon juice (6 to 8 lemons), strained
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle Jamaican amber rum
  • 12 oz Cognac
  • 2 oz peach brandy

Stir together sugar and 3½ cups water in a large bowl or pot until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice, rum, Cognac, and brandy and chill, covered, at least 3 hours. Put half-gallon ice block in a punch bowl and pour punch over it.

House Baratheon

Buck’s Fizz

  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 part champagne

Pour the orange juice into glass and top up champagne. Stir gently, garnish and serve.

House Targaryen

Blood of the Dragonfrom Stephanie Mansolf

  • 1/2 shot Amaretto
  • 1.5 shots Hennessey
  • 1 shot Alize, chilled

Mix together, but not over ice.

Red Dragonno, not the Hannibal Lecter book, silly (from Cocktail)

  • 8 oz blood orange juice
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 8 oz tequila
  • 7 oz triple sec
  • blood orange peel

In a small sauce pan simmer blood orange juice and sugar on a low heat until it has a syrupy texture. Allow it to cool. Combine everything except for peel into a large pitcher. Pour into margarita glass and garnish with blood orange peel.

House Targaryen – from Rupa DasGupta via Tor

  • 1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Hum liqueur
  • 1/4 oz B&B (Benedictine & Brandy)
  • 2 drops chile-infused vodka

Stir together in a highball glass filled with a small amount of ice. Put out the fire with a sip from a pint of Guinness.

Dragon’s Blood Punchagain, a punch that will serve several (from Drink of the Week)

  • 1 750 ml bottle vodka
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • 6 cups (48 oz) red fruit punch
  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale

Chill all ingredients the day before. An hour before serving, combine everything in a punch bowl. A large soup pot will do in a pinch. Stir well and ad ice. Serve in punch cups.


Mother of Dragonsfrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 3 balls of dragon fruit cut out using 1/2 tsp spoon
  • Rosé champagne

Scoop the balls of dragon fruit out and place them in a champagne flute. Top with the Rosé.

House Martell

Blood and Sandfor a house that knows a little about both

  • 1 oz blended scotch
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz Cherry Heering

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into Cocktail glass. Flame orange zest over the top of the glass.

Sun Cocktailduh

  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz pineapple syrup
  • 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 oz orange curacao
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

House Greyjoy

Captain’s Bloodcouldn’t find a drink with an iron pun, so we’re going with seafaring puns instead
  • 1 1/2 oz Jamaica rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 oz falernum

Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Kraken Old-Fashionedyet another duh (from The Five O’Clock Cocktail Blog)

  • 2 1/2 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 4 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
  • 2 half-wheel orange slices
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Muddle an orange slice, cherry and bitters at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Fill glass with ice and add Kraken rum. Toss between the glass and a shaker tin to mix. Top with club soda and garnish with the other orange slice and cherry.

House Lannister

Lion’s Tail

  • 2 oz Seagram’s bourbon whisky
  • 1/2 oz pimento liqueur
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp gomme syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake with & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Golden Dream – because they’re all blonde; hey, you try coming up with things

  • 20ml (2 parts) Liquore Galliano
  • 20ml (2 parts) Cointreau
  • 20ml (2 parts) Fresh orange juice
  • 10ml (1 part) Fresh cream

Shake together in a shaker with cracked ice. Strain into glass and serve.

Golden Dawn

  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz apple brandy
  • 3/4 oz apricot flavored brandy
  • 1/4 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

House Lannister (from Rupa DasGupta via Tor)

  • 2 oz ginger ale
  • 1 oz Lillet
  • splash of Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps

Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and strain. Garnish with a cherry.

Blonde Ambition (from Drink of the Week)

  • 2 oz Skyy Infusions pineapple vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz triple sec
  • ¾ oz crème de cacao

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Hear Me Roar from Gourmander

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz allspice dram
  • 1/2 oz honey
  • 2 dashes of angostura

Combine ingredients into low ball glass.  Stir well and serve on the rocks with a cherry.


The Impfrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz lemongrass syrup (or any simple syrup, equal parts sugar and water dissolved over heat then cooled)
  • sugar for rim (optional)

Rub a lemon onto the rim of a shot glass. Dip the shot glass into some sugar to create a sugar rim. In a separate glass, add all the ingredients and stir. Pour the mixture into the shot glass.

House Arryn

Once again, House Arryn is going out of its way to give me a headache. There’s a recipe for Falcon Punch, but it is SO LONG and SO COMPLICATED that I’m just going to give you a link.

House Tyrell

The Roseyup, going for the obvious here
  • 45ml (9 parts) dry vermouth
  • 15ml (3 parts) Kirsch
  • 10ml (2 parts) cherry brandy

Shake together in a cocktail shaker, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish and serve.

Jack Rose

  • 2 parts applejack
  • 1 part lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 part grenadine

Traditionally shaken into a chilled glass, garnished, and served straight up.

House Clegane

The Mountainprove your manliness with two kinds of vermouth, rye AND an egg white

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 3/4 oz rye
Serve in a cocktail glass.


DoubleNeat made a four-part series of GoT drinks, with beautiful photography, so I figured I’d just link right to them.


Fire & Ice I know, it should be Ice and Fire, but hey, I didn’t name it (from Joel Black via LA Weekly)

  • 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon
  • ¾ parts fresh lime juice
  • 1 slice jalapeno
  • 1 part pomegranate juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Splash of soda water

Muddle lime juice, jalapeno, pomegranate juice and simple syrup in a mixing tin. Add bourbon and shake lightly for five seconds. Strain into a Collins glass, add ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.


Ice and Fire – from Chicagoist

  • 1.5 oz Cinnamon schnapps
  • 3 oz shots bourbon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup Red Hots or other hard cinnamon candy
  • Cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Tall glass filled with ice
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)

Pour apple cider in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat on the stove. Add Red Hots and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. When cooled, pour into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add cinnamon schnapps and bourbon and shake. Pour into the tall glass filled with ice. If desired, garnish with a cinnamon stick.


Brave Companionfrom Polite Provisions via Imbibe

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz crème de cacao (light or dark)
  • 1/2 vanilla simple syrup*

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

*For the vanilla simple syrup: Combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1/2 cup of water over medium-high heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add 1 split vanilla bean and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a clean glass jar and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Dothraki Fermented Mare’s Milkfrom Castles and Cooks

  • 6 oz coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 4 T dried coconut, finely diced or ground
  • 4 T simple syrup
  • 3 oz yogurt, plain
  • 4 oz rum

Whisk together the ingredients and serve over ice.


Iced Milk with Honeyfrom Castles and Cooks

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 2 oz milk
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 T honey

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve cold.


Blood and Fire from Gourmander

  • 1 oz scotch
  • 1 oz fresh (blood) orange juice
  • 3/4 oz cherry heering
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes cranberry bitters

Shake the cherry heering and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a flute.  Then, shake the orange juice and scotch together and strain on top of the cherry heering mixture over the back of a spoon.  Add two dashes of cranberry bitters.  Garnish with a flamed orange peel and serve up with a mixing straw.


Littlefingerfrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • quarter of an orange slice for garnish

Pour all the chilled ingredients into a cordial glass and drop the small orange slice into the glass for garnish.


Valar Morghulisfrom A Heaping Spoonful

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • juice of a whole lime
  • club soda
  • slice of lime and orange, plus blueberries for garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the tequila, grenadine, blue curaçao and lime juice. Top off with club soda and add the fruits for garnish. Stir everything together.

6 thoughts on “All the Game of Thrones Cocktails You Can Handle

  1. Seven hells!

    These cocktails look good.

    I made 10 Game of Thrones cocktails me-self m’lord. They’ve got some of the newer characters included and there’s something for every taste:


    Like sweet cocktails? Check my Lady Sansa Stark cocktail. It’s for pretty ladies who ruin everything. Just like Sansa. Hmph.

    Like sour cocktails? You gotta try The Imp, it’s a lemony shooter that may be small but packs a hell of a punch (or slap), like Tyrion himself.

    Like creamy cocktails? The White Walker is for you. Just make sure you have some dragon glass on hand. This drink can bite back.

    Like strong cocktails? Go for the Kingslayer. It’s taken down some of the strongest men in Westeros, and on Earth.

    That’s just a little taste, check out the rest of the cocktails.

    You won’t be sorry.

    For the night is dark and full of terrors.

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