The 6th season of Game of Thrones set to kick off Sunday April 24th, The hordes will gather in viewing parties across the seven kingdoms and beyond to watch this Sunday. Best to be prepared with potent libations from some very creative minds in mixology worthy of the Alchemist’s Guild. By now you know as there are no guarantees as to who will come out of this alive. What we are sure of is that: a) Winter is coming and b) These cocktails are prefect for a GOT party.
The Crow’s Old Fashioned
1. “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.
- 1.5 oz. Tariquet VSOP Armagnac
- 1 oz. Amaro Lucano
- 2 dashes Green Chartreuse
- .5 oz. simple syrup
- star anise
- orange peel
Directions: Stir all ingredients with ice and serve in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with star anise and orange peel.
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come. – Night’s Watch Oath
2. “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.
Every time a Targaryen is born the gods flip a coin. ― Cersei Lannister
3. “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.
- 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
In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds. – Old Nan
Blood of the Dragon
4. “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.
- 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.
They’re dragons, Khaleesi, they can never be tamed. Not even by their mother. – Ser Jorah
Pay Your Debts
5. “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.
- 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.
A Lannister always pays his debts – Tyrion Lannister
6. “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.
Stars don’t fall for men. But the comet means one thing, boy. Dragons. – Osha