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 sure though, all of us watching tonight will be on the edge of our seats and maybe we’ll need to get our hankies out, or, maybe we’ll just want to yell at the screen when it’s all over. Certainly, we’ll need more than one drink to get us through this. Whatever the end holds in store for us, tomorrow will be one bleak Monday…
‘King of the North’ and ‘Fire & Blood’ – GOT drinks, part VI
Ingredients ‘King of the North’ (for 1 drink)
3.5 oz gin
1.5 oz dry vermouth
6 oz lemon soda
2-3 drops blue Curacao
Small fir branch for decoration
1. Pour the gin, vermouth and ice into a highball glass and stir. Then add the lemon soda and stir well again.
2.Wash the fir branch well and put it into the drink for decoration. Just before serving, pour 2-3 drops of blue Curacao into the drink.
Ingredients ‘Fire & Blood’ (for 1 drink)
3.5 oz cognac
3/4 oz angustora bitter
1.5 oz simple syrup
2.5 oz pomegranate juice
Star anis and aloe vera leaves for decoration
1. Pour the ice, cognac, angustora bitter, syrup and pomegranate juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well to make sure the syrup dissolves.
2. Use a lowball tumbler glass for serving the drink and decorate with 1-2 aloe vera leaves and star anis on top.
Here is a line-up of our previous five drinks/cocktails for season 8 of Game of Thrones: