Updates!

Well, I was working on some Tarth sigil armwarmers and then realized that the gold and rose beads are so light you can’t tell what that it’s a sun. So now I have to find new beads and undo all of my work. Harumph.

So what I give to you now is some updates. I have added additional links to the craft directory and have given the cocktail list its very own page! With new recipes! Woohoo! Both link are at the top of the page.

Reek, Reek, It (sort of) rhymes with “I need a drink.”

I was never much of a drinker when I was younger. Beer tasted too earthy and wine too bitter. Then I discovered the fantastic world of cocktails. They can be strong or sweet or fizzy or colorful – there’s a cocktail to suit whatever mood or taste you desire. Luckily for me, my boyfriend has become an amateur Tiki drink mixologist, so I can down zombies and Singapore slings until the cows come home.

Which brings me to links, links! With Game of Thrones drinks! Sadly, I wasn’t able to find a lot of related cocktails, but I did find a blog with a list of several ASoIaF cocktails, a couple of which sound pretty good (except the Bailey’s and lime juice. BARF). And LA Weekly had a special Fire and Ice cocktail made up for the Golden Globes. (And yes, it should be an Ice and Fire cocktail. I know that. You know that. But not everybody does. Sigh.) And Bar None Drinks made a cocktail called the Iron Throne.

“But Elissa,” you might say. “What if I just want a cocktail that can be slightly punny when I host my Season 2 viewing parties this spring?” I’m glad you asked! Those of the Lannister persuasion would be best served with a Lion’s Tail, while those with a more Baratheon bent would do well with a Stag Manhattan. And for those longing for the days of the Targaryens, try a Red Dragon. And I’m not positive, but I’m willing to bet that the Greyjoys just do shots of Kraken rum and saltwater.

And if you have a soft spot for Jon Snow, you can always try my personal favorite, a Suffering Bastard.

Cheers!