Game of Thrones drinks cocktail recipes

As we near the premiere of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” you might need a drink (if only to quell the nagging anxiety over which beloved character will get bumped off next).

GoT Goblets?Raise These 'Game of Thrones' Goblets for Toasting the Final SeasonWhile the plotlines of the show may be as nerve-wracking as trying to predict the Democratic 2020 presidential field, one thing is for certain: the characters of “Game of Thrones” love to imbibe. From clove-infused mulled wine and the spirit-forward “proper northern drink” to the pear brandy of Essos and fresh ingredients like lemon, melon, pomegranate, sour cherry, and blackberry which are frequently consumed in between epic battles; there’s no shortage of cocktail inspiration in fictional Westeros. Throw in some straight-up whimsy (neon blue White Walkers milkshake shots, anyone?) and you’ve got plenty of potential drink combinations to work with.

If you’re looking to coordinate your beverages for the evening and want an experience that goes beyond a neat pour from the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection or cracking open a Hand of the Queen beer (or a wine Cersei would love), here are some GoT cocktail recipes that are perfect for a “Game of Thrones” premiere night toast.

Melisandre’s Shadow

Recreate a little of Melisandre’s dark magic with this bewitching cocktail that manages to bring both ice (literally) and fire (thanks to mezcal). Like the spooky shadow baby/assassin she birthed in season two, though, it’ll sneak up on you, so watch out.

Ingredients:
  • 10 lime peels, well-scrubbed (save flesh and juice for other drinks, or compost/discard)
  • 2 cups grapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons activated charcoal
  • 1 1/2 ounces Rockey’s Milk Punch
  • 1 1/2 ounces El Silencio mezcal
  • 1/2 ounce passion fruit liqueur
Instructions:
1. Blend the lime peels and grapeseed oil in a blender until smooth. Stir in the activated charcoal. Set aside.
2. In a mixing glass, stir together the Rockey’s Milk Punch, mezcal, and passion fruit liqueur. Set aside.
3. Place 1 tablespoon of the charcoal oil in the bottom of a drinking glass (or chalice). Top with ice—crushed will work better to create the shadow effect.
4. Pour the other ingredients from the mixing glass into the prepared drinking glass over the oil and ice, and watch the magic begin.

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The Night King’s Sour

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Named after the formidable master of the White Walkers, we think Jon Snow would agree that this cocktail “brings the storm.” A wintery take on a classic whisky sour; never has the raising of corpses tasted so sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce White Walker by Johnnie Walker
  • ½ ounce Blue Curacao
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce white grape juice
  • ½ ounce vanilla syrup
  • 1 egg white

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

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Dragonglass Old Fashioned

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Dragonglass is one of the two known substances capable of killing White Walkers. Chock full of warm and smoky flavors, this Westeros take on an Old Fashioned will bring the “frozen fire” to your premiere night.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce White Walker by Johnnie Walker
  • ¼ oz Zacapa rum
  • ½ oz smoked cinnamon syrup
  • 2 dashes of Dram Palo Santo bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 rosemary stalk

Instructions:

Burn the rosemary stalk with a torch gun. Smoke the glass. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for at least 30 seconds. Strain into the smoked rocks glass filled with a diamond shape ice block.

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Army of the Dead

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If you’d prefer something tropical to ward off the hoards of snow zombies, this incredibly simple cocktail will surely do the trick. The combination of whisky, coconut, and a fresh lemon or mint garnish make this drink impossible to screw up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 ounces White Walker by Johnnie Walker
  • 5 ounces coconut soda

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass, add ice and stir for 2 seconds. Garnish with a lemon wheel or a mint sprig.

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The Heart Tree

It’s often said you can’t tell a lie in front of a heart tree. The same could be said after you down a few of these white cosmopolitans. The mix of white and red cranberry is so good, you might just cry (red) tears of joy. Get the The Heart Tree Cocktail recipe.

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The Red Woman

The night may be dark and full of terrors, but this cocktail inspired by Melisandre is sure to warm you up. A mix of sweet fruit flavors (cherry, grenadine, and pineapple) are paired with fiery tequila and Fireball to recreate a drink that resembles The Red Woman’s very own ruby necklace. Get the The Red Woman recipe.

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Wildfire on Blackwater Bay

“Game of Thrones” is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” so it makes sense that there’s a GoT inspired cocktail that involves actual flames. With a mix of melon liqueur, vodka, and overproof rum, this drink is potent enough to destroy Stannis Baratheon’s fleet. Note: Pyrophobic bartenders need not apply. Get the Wildfire Cocktail recipe.

Lady Sansa Stark

It’s no secret that Sansa adores lemon cakes, so naturally a cocktail named in her honor combines a mix of tangy citrus with warm, spicy notes of cardamom and saffron. The recipe suggests using a vodka that’s been infused with rose petals (we suspect it’s to pay homage to the “dusk rose tea” made from a flower grown in fictional Slaver’s Bay). Get the Lady Sansa Stark Cocktail recipe.

White Walker Milkshake Shots

If you’ve ever fantasized about annihliating a few White Walkers, now you can with the help of some vanilla ice cream and a blender. These Creamsicle-like shots make the perfect companion for a “Long Night.” Get the White Walker Milkshake Shots recipe.

To go along with your drinks, get our “Game of Thrones” recipes for a fully on-theme menu. Or check out Shake Shack’s Game of Thrones menu!

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