• Bourbon and bubbles cocktail with sliced peaches
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    Bourbon and bubbles

    It’s Friday and coming home from work on a cold and windy October day, this is the perfect cocktail to get warmth back into your bones and celebrate the beginning of the weekend. This bourbon and bubbles cocktail is really opposites attracts: the elegant and light sparkling wine meeting rich and deep bourbon. I find they make for a perfect combination of warmth and festive lightness all in one. Just what you need on a cold and windy Friday night! Recently I find myself liking bourbon cocktails more and more. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe it’s that extra depth the bourbon adds. But then again, I never liked really…

  • King of the North and Fire and Blood - Game of Thrones drinks, season 8 episode 6 (House Stark and House Targaryen)
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    Endgame…

    So we’ve come to the end of this epic Game…far too soon it seems. And so, we’ve also come to our last two drinks celebrating the last two Houses of Westeros. Quite fittingly, we thought, our ‘King of the North’ drink is on the sweeter side, while ‘Fire and Blood’ is slightly more bitter. We’ll let you decide which one goes first. What will rise out of the ashes of last Sunday’s episode? The web is buzzing with theories and Dany going rogue and deciding to incinerate all of Kings Landing has left devoted fans divided over the turn(s) the series has taken this last season. One thing is for…

  • A Pot of Gold - Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 5, in honor of House Lannister
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    There will be fire, and blood

    After the last episode of GoT, the game is open, though it does seem there’s bound to be both fire and blood in GoT tonight. But whose fire will be the strongest and whose blood will spill? Once again we’ll need something strong to calm our nerves! This drink ‘A Pot of Gold’, named after another great, and very ambitious, house, will surely alleviate at least some of our anxieties. What exactly are we in for with all the political scheming going on? How far is Cersei willing to go to get rid of her enemies? Is Daenerys going mad, like her father, or is she just growing sad because…

  • 'Eerie Dawn' - Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 4 in honor of House Arryn
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    Dawn is coming

    An eerie dawn awaits us in tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones. The long night is over and the Night King is dead. Who saw that coming? It seems it can only mean one thing: what is in the cards now is a yet unimagined and unpredictable horror dealt by Cercei’s hand. And maybe we are in for an even longer night still… It does appear we may have mistaken the Night King for the bigger enemy of the two and have underestimated the level of Cersei’s evil intent. But come to think of it, she really is not that different from the Night King, as her deepest desire is…

  • 'Fury' - the Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 3, in honor of House Baratheon
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    The night closes in…

    As hoped for, and expected, the final season of GOT only got better with the second episode. What an amazing scene where all our beloved characters gather around the fireplace in the silence before the storm! It is bittersweet, though, because at the back of our minds we know that next Sunday these our favorites will start to go…one by one… Yes, it fills us with fear, horror and fury, but alas, that is what keeps us glued to the screen… They certainly seem convinced themselves, except perhaps for Tyrion, that they’re all going to die, so we kind of know what we’re in for this Sunday! I wish I…

  • Red Viper - GOT drinks, season 8 episode
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    And the Game continues…

    Are you ready for the second episode of the final season of GOT? What a satisfyingly spectacular and dramatic season premiere last Sunday! Yet, while the first episode certainly delivered lots of material for new tensions and power struggles, the only problem was that it was just all-too short. We are so ready for more! So what to do with the excruciating wait time? Well, we’ve made our second Westeros drink! This one we’ve named Red Viper, and it celebrates another of the great houses that seems to have been pushed from the centre of the action. However, it is still uncertain if they might reappear and have some crucial…

  • No poison has ever tasted sweeter, GOT drinks, season 8, part I (in honor of House Tyrell
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    Let the Game Begin!

    Are you ready for the final season of GOT? For those one or two people out there who didn’t already know, tonight the first episode of Game of Thrones season 8 airs. We have been spending the last couple of weeks watching some of the previous seasons to be totally ready for tonight. It’s been an excruciatingly long wait, and we thought it would only be right to look back and remember some of the houses we have lost and now miss during this epic series. What better way to do it than to celebrate them with their very own special GOT drinks? This is the first of more GOT…

  • Glögg - classic Danish mulled wine with red wine, rum, port wine and winter spices
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    Something to keep you warm on a cold winter’s day

    As a Dane Glögg (mulled wine) is an absolute must-have in December. With all it’s warm winter spices, sweetness, red wine and alcohol there is simply no other drink than Danish mulled wine, or glögg, that will get you into the real Christmas spirit like this one. It’s the perfect drink for when you return after a walk in the cold and you need a little something to bring warmth and comfort back into your body and bones. This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother who sent it to me in a real old school handwritten letter when I was 19 and had moved to London. Though I…