The "Game of Thrones" season 7 finale is drawing near (we’re guessing we don’t even have to tell you to mark your calendars for Sunday, August 27), and what’s a “GOT” viewing party without the appropriate cocktails?
Incomplete, that’s what.
If you want your guests to “drink and know things,” serve these three GOT-inspired potions. Just remember to drink responsibly!
And in case you forgot, we also have recipes from the “Game of Thrones” cookbook, so you can complement your liquid creations with a feast for the ages.
MILK OF THE POPPY
Just what the doctor ordered! This one is arguably the easiest to make (because yes, it’s very similar to a White Russian), so if your party prep schedule only allows you time to whip up one libation, this should be it.
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce coffee-flavored liqueur
1 ounce heavy cream
Poppy seeds, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, liqueur and heavy cream; shake then strain into a glass and garnish with poppy seeds.
CERSEI'S MULLED WINE
As Tyrion has taught us, “Everything is better with some wine in the belly,” so mulled wine is a menu must. Plus, “winter is coming.” Kidding! We just couldn’t resist.
One 750-ml bottle red wine (anything dry and not sweet will do)
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
Pour wine into a medium pot over medium heat.
Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off one orange, being careful not to take too much of the white pith off with the skin. Add the orange peel to the wine.
Slice the peeled orange in half and squeeze its juice into the wine. Add the squeezed orange to the pot along with the cinnamon stick, apple cider and honey; stir and stew over low heat for 45 to 60 minutes until the flavors combine, making sure it never comes to a boil.
To serve, carefully strain out the orange peel, orange and cinnamon stick then divide among mugs. Slice the remaining orange into thin rounds to use as a garnish.
The world’s oldest alcoholic beverage has been making a comeback -- and we’re pretty sure it has “GOT” to thank. Turns out if you mix hard cider and bourbon, it tastes a bit like this honey wine. Cheers!
1 bottle hard cider
2 ounces bourbon
Apple cider, for topping
Place a beer stein in the freezer to chill. Once chilled, pour cider into glass. Add bourbon and then top with apple cider.