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February 21, 2013 2:57 PM   Subscribe

What would you name a cocktail specifically concocted to drink while watching Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones is coming back for a third season, which of course we are all very excited about.

I watch episodes with a group of friends, and last year I started a tradition of us enjoying signature cocktails during the viewings. It started with this recipe:

The Drowned God
1 1/2 oz. The Kraken Black Rum in a shot glass
Highball glass filled with Ginger Ale
Say in unison "What is dead may never die", drop shot into highball and drink.

For the Blackwater episode another friend concocted Wildfire. I have no idea what it contained, but it was just as neon green as the one on the screen. Did not go down smooth.

I've been working on a list of cocktail names for the new season, but would like input from the hive on this. As the episodes start rolling in, I will try to come back a few times with single drink titles and ask you all again to help me with the ingredients.

So. What would you name a cocktail specifically concocted to drink while watching Game of Thrones?
posted by mcstayinskool to Food & Drink (43 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sudden Death?
posted by fshgrl at 2:58 PM on February 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


The George R. R. Martini.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 2:58 PM on February 21, 2013 [18 favorites]


The Red Wasted.
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:59 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Red Wedding Punch - whatever recipe suits, but it should look like this.
posted by restless_nomad at 3:02 PM on February 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


A Thronemaker?
posted by Mr. Yuck at 3:03 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Harvey The Wallbanger.
posted by Tanizaki at 3:04 PM on February 21, 2013


Scotch and Hodor.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:06 PM on February 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


The Imp

Casterly On The Rocks

Mai Tyrion
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:08 PM on February 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Stark Raving Mad
posted by jquinby at 3:09 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Kingslayer
posted by Sunburnt at 3:10 PM on February 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Jaqen Ginger (Jack & Ginger)
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:10 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's kind of a roundabout joke but I would also make a lemon drop (vodka, lemon juice, sugar) and call it the Cersei, because of that goddamn lemonface that Lena Headey keeps making.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:19 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Invitation to a Beheading

Beyond the Wall

Dragon's Blood

Joffrey's Tantrum
posted by Under the Sea at 3:23 PM on February 21, 2013


The "You know nothing Jon Snow"-ball.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:23 PM on February 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


Gratuitous Money Shots

Snowjitos

Freygermeister

Vodka Melisangre

Two Littlefingers of Whiskey
posted by fleacircus at 3:24 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


The "What We Say To Death," a.k.a. The Not Today Hot Toddy.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 3:25 PM on February 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


I don't know, but I think a good idea would be to start off with your first cocktail (the first book), and as you drink your way through it, you sneak in other liquors (characters) that you think might be of interest, until the cocktail you now have in no way resembles the cocktail you started out with.
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 3:34 PM on February 21, 2013 [9 favorites]


Winter is Coming

1 part lemon juice
2 parts cinnamon-infused maple syrup
3 parts Vermont Gold maple vodka
8 parts apple cider

(Untested but based on a successful drink except I can't remember the actual proportions I used when making the original version it was probably 1,2,3,8, but I'm not sure of what)
posted by novalis_dt at 3:36 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Royal Incest
posted by Mblue at 3:44 PM on February 21, 2013


Fossoways' Delight - hard cider, shot of Calvados, shot of cassis
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:52 PM on February 21, 2013


Maester Brau. Guinness Stout, tears of innocent children.
posted by adamrice at 3:57 PM on February 21, 2013


The White Walker

Milk, brandy, and peppermint schnapps. Serve over ice.
posted by dephlogisticated at 4:00 PM on February 21, 2013 [6 favorites]


Not sure what should be in it (some mix of clear liquors, I suppose), but how about a Tears of Lys?
posted by DingoMutt at 4:00 PM on February 21, 2013


Bronn Collins.
posted by invitapriore at 4:03 PM on February 21, 2013


Some manner of amethyst-colored drink you could call the Royal Comeuppance.

If you haven't done it already, how about "The Moon Door" for an especially potent concoction - something that'll make you fly!
posted by DingoMutt at 4:07 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Make one of these recipes and call it Dark Wings, Dark Words.

Or how about a Thoros of Myr?
A Lightning Lord?
A Red Wedding?
An Onion Knight?
A Valar Morghulis?
A Quick Step through the Moon Door?
posted by MsMolly at 4:13 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


oops didnt realise you want recipes. here's some thoughts:

1.Invitation to a Beheading (Gin, Jasmine & Green Tea Infusion, Lemon Juice, Dash of Angostura bitters, needs some creative garnish, maybe a shaved cucumber sideways)

2. Beyond the Wall (czech absinthe, melon vodka, apple liquery, pineapple juice, shaken with sugar & lemon juice into a standard martini glass)

3. Dragon's Blood (garlic, chilli infused vodka with tomato juice and fresh lemon in a tal glass with olives celery and tabasco)

4. Joffrey's Tantrum (horseradish vodka and honey vodka shaken and poured into cocktail glass)
posted by Under the Sea at 4:20 PM on February 21, 2013


A Long, Slow, Incestuous Screw Atop a High Tower?
posted by MsMolly at 4:22 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


How about a Lannister:

Shot of Goldschläger.

follow with

6oz Champagne in a sugar rimmed tulip glass
1.5 oz Chambord
dash grenadine
Garnish with orange twist.

Having more than three is guaranteed to give a hangover and you will indeed, pay your debts.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 4:25 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Viserys' Crown

1 part Goldschläger
1 part Danziger Goldwasser

Done as a shot. Preferably someone else pours it into your mouth.
posted by dephlogisticated at 4:26 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dothraki Sour

Equal parts Jagermeister and Scotch
Juice of one lime, handsqueezed, while bellowing
Defiant spit of bitters
No ice
posted by gompa at 5:33 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Flayed Man

Ice
half half Cranberry juice / Lemon juice
Vodka
posted by mattoxic at 6:03 PM on February 21, 2013


Weeping Water

2 shots Blue Curaçao
1 shot good gin
posted by mattoxic at 6:06 PM on February 21, 2013


A cocktail place near me makes the Stark Winter (scroll down, definitely Game of Thrones-themed. I had to ask the bartender.) and it is tremendous.
posted by greenland at 6:56 PM on February 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vodka martini, shaken, not Lannister'd.

(Or Lannishaken, not stirred.)
posted by Lieber Frau at 7:00 PM on February 21, 2013


The Prince is Riding

Melt 8 oz. of red gummi bears. Mold into the shape of a heart.
Fill a bowl with 4 parts campari, 2 parts vodka, 1 part heavy cream.
Warm to 100 degrees.
Float heart in bowl.
Consume all at once, without retching, in front of the dosh khaleen.
posted by R. Schlock at 10:49 PM on February 21, 2013


The Imp's Slap

1 part Salt water
1 part Cherry Kool-Aid
2 parts Kirsch

Chase with a shot of Naga Chili Vodka
posted by R. Schlock at 10:55 PM on February 21, 2013


The Iron Throne.

not sure what should be in it, but it should probably be a bit uncomfortable to drink. and still make you want more...
posted by acm at 6:40 AM on February 22, 2013


A Sand Snake that's a series of three shots, all different colored.

Sweetsleep... vodka and a bit of something sweet but clear, like framboise or peach schnapps?

I am devastated that I cannot come to this party.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:09 AM on February 22, 2013


You put two bottles on the table, each pre-filled and labelled:

The Gold Price: Maker's Mark bourbon with Vernor's ginger ale and a dash of orange bitters
The Iron Price: Ouzo and Moxie

Let them choose.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:41 AM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


The red comet.
posted by corn_bread at 9:20 AM on February 22, 2013


As a response to your friend's Wildfire, Blackwater Bay: the taste sea air, and blood on grass, the morning after the battle. Tinged green by the Chartreuse, of course. (A variant on the prohibition-era drink "The Last Word" called "The Final Word," out of NYC).

1 part rye whiskey
1 part Green Chartreuse
1 part lemon juice
1 part maraschino liqueur

Salt the rim if you feel it lacks bite.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 11:12 AM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


Everyone: these are great, thanks! I will merge some of the best (and by all means, keep 'em coming) with my list-in-progress, which I will share here. Like those posted above, some of these are serious, some of these are hilarious:

Shade of the Evening
Sansa's Moon Blood
Milk of the Poppy (ouzo on the rocks maybe)
Tears of Lys
Neck Blood
Valyrian Steel
Dragonglass
Craster's Keep
Fist of the First
Frostfangs
You know nothing, John Snow
Mother of Dragons
The House of the Undying
The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
Blackwater (drink is lit on fire)
The Hound (the drinker is lit on fire)
Take the Black (Johnny Walker Black, on ice)
White Walker (Johnny Walker Black + Cream?)
Lannisters' Debt (involves goldschlager)
The Eyrie
The Mountain (pint of gin, neat)
The Narrow Sea (something bubbly in a tall flute)
The Council of Thirteen (13 liquor cocktail, to be served right before The House of the Undying)
Gored by a Boar
The Red Wedding
The Twins
Lysa's Milk
Moon Door
Sky Cell
Hearteater
Hodor - 1oz Peppermint Schnapps poured into a bottle of malt liquor and shaken vigorously
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:22 PM on February 22, 2013


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