Beside the requisite bottles of red wine (because if you have a Cersei Lannister attending, she’d be very offended if there was no wine), there are a few clever drink recipes you can include, courtesy of TheHeapingSpoonful.com.
There’s a White Walker – you fill a tall glass with ice, pour white chocolate liqueur to the halfway point, and fill the rest of the glass with club soda. The added touch is a spoonful of blue curacao, which you drizzle gently over the top to give it that light blue tinge on top. Yummy… and a little scary.
How about a Kingslayer? It’s 1 oz bourbon, 1 oz Goldschlager and 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier (or any other orange liqueur), plus juice from half of a lemon. Pour some ice into a short glass and add all the ingredients and stir. Garnish by dropping a thin lemon slice into the glass. Jamie Lannister would approve.
You can also make a Red Priestess (or Red Witch or a Melisandre, if you prefer). It’s 1 oz Chambord; 1 oz Pimms #1
1 oz sweet vermouth; 3 oz pomegranate juice; 1/4 oz grenadine; juice of half a lime; and fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries for garnish. Combine all the ingredients in a wine glass with a few ice cubes. Brings anyone back to life!
Here’s one more, the Imp: 1 1/2 oz vodka; 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice; 1/4 oz lemongrass syrup (if you can find that). Rub a lemon onto the rim of a larger sized shot glass. Dip the shot glass into some sugar to create a sugar-rim. Add all the ingredients separately and stir then pour the mixture into the shot glass. Tyrion Lannister might think it a tad too sweet but then again, he just loves to drink, so he’d give it a try.
Make sure to have plenty of ale as well, since that’s also a beverage of choice for many of our Game of Thrones favorites – and also good to have on hand when you play drinking games. That’s next!