Tomorrow is the season finale of GoT. To celebrate, I bring you three more EXCLUSIVE cocktails to enjoy.
(Below has SPOILERS for the 8th episode for those who haven’t seen it.)
All drinks by Joe Peretore. Please credit if you post elsewhere.
The Red Viper – Chilean pisco for a Chilean actor, with a little spice for Dorne
- 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.
The Poisoned Spear – Oberyn is so nice, he gets a cocktail twice. Dry and rich with Spanish Mediterranean influences.
- 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?
- 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.
It turns out, based on my stats, that a lot of people end up on my site from Googling phrases about Game of Thrones cocktails. (And then they get pictures of hankies. What inadvertent trolling! HAHAHA.) It makes sense; with the premiere only a week away (!!!) people are looking for ways to make their viewing parties extra special, or at least have something to drown their sorrows in during certain scenes.
At any rate, I mentioned how popular my cocktail post was to my mixologist boyfriend, and he immediately got down to business. “What are the houses? What are their sigils? What colors are they?” We flipped through his cocktail books and scoured the internet and found some yummy, and punny, cocktails perfect for watching the Game of Thrones premiere. I’ve included the recipes in the post, so you don’t have to have 800 tabs open to see what drinks you want to make. I’m nice like that.
Since this makes for a long post, I’ve divided the drinks up by houses and put them under the cut below. And if you have another cocktail that would fit in here, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it.
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.
And now, for the cocktails…