Game of Thrones is back for it’s
GoT and the Night King have returned!
If you are hosting a GoT viewing party then you are going to want a chill cocktail to honor the creepiest and most
But don’t come with some weak, fruity drink or your party may turn on you faster than a white walker. And you don’t want that.
The Night is dark and full of terrors, but the liqour cabinet is a source of light and hope.
Let’s make a cocktail as blue and cold as the Night King. One that will be capable of turning our own warm hearts to ice. You are called to serve. Are you up to the challenge?
- You need a cocktail worthy of your guests’ highborn status
- Most TV-themed cocktails under deliver or aren’t imaginative enough
- This cocktail includes a chill blue gin liqueur to mirror the ice-chip eyes of the Master of Lands of Always Winter.
Stay frosty as things heat up
We have been waiting a year and a half for the final chapters of the Westeros Saga. Things are going to heat up on the show.
Conflict will divide Jon Snow and Daenerys Stormborn. The North and South have aligned against each other. It’s Ironborn against Ironborn and Lannister against Lannister.
This kind of drama, sweeping action, and gut-wrenching turns are going to keep us fired up. We will cringe for our favorite characters, and fume with rage over twists in the storylines.
Therefore, we are going to need something on hand to help us keep our collective cool.
The True King of the North: Vodka from the original land of fire and ice
For a cocktail made to compliment the Song of Ice and Fire, let’s begin by choosing a vodka from the actual Land of Fire and Ice. I’ve sampled many vodkas, and my favorite is an Icelandic vodka – Reyka Small Batch Vodka.
Manufactured in Borgarnes, Iceland, Reyka is a small batch vodka of exceptional quality. The arctic spring water is pure and the air is so clean the CO2 levels of this little coastal town are actually dropping.
Reyka distills its vodka in small batches in a Carterhead still (one of only about six distilleries in the world using this kind of still). The high copper level of the still gives Reyka incredible smoothness for a single, 6-hour distillation.
Crush the ice wall
At the end of Season 7, the Wall came down. As a testament to its demise, you are going to use crushed ice in your cocktail. Use a blender such as a Vitamix to crush larger cubes of ice. By using the pulse feature on your blender you can get whatever size and texture of ice you want. It is important to scoop the ice out quickly once it is crushed because it will begin melting faster.
If you don’t want to crush cubes in a blender then using chips is okay.
The truest blue
Blue Curacao is the common fallback for azure-tinted cocktails. But since it is actually an orange liquor, it seems a little out of place for such a bitter beverage.
I’m going to share with you an easy method for infusing high-quality gin, sugar, and a little coloring. Flavor-wise it is a better alternative.
I make a very simple gin liqueur that is perfect for this cocktail. It takes minutes and you will find a dozen uses for it once you have made it.
Prepare for battle
You have a great vodka, crushed ice, and blue gin liqueur. You are now ready for the final steps to create this frosty, frothy drink.
- Combine the vodka, an egg white, dry white vermouth, and club soda in a shaker and shake. Take care to vent as the club soda’s expanding gas will seek to pop the top off of your shaker.
- Fill a glass or glasses at least halfway with crushed ice.
- Pour the cocktail into the glasses. Give the drinks a minute to settle and for the egg white to form a foamy cap.
- Finally, pour a little blue gin liqueur over the top for a fathomless blue drizzle that will seep into every crevice of ice and fill the hearts of men with fear and dread.
You have won with honor
And that’s it, you have an icy drink even the Night King would raise and toast. Enjoy the praise as your guests sip and offer cheers. Or, “skál”, as they say in the land of fire and ice.
Check back for more Sunday Cocktails celebrating Game of Thrones’ 8th and final season. I’m going to create a unique drink every week. Look for these inspiring, or perhaps murderous, concoctions to keep you braced through the Long Night.
- The Night King – A Chilly GoT Cocktail for Season 8
- The Night’s Watch
- The Veil
- A Dance of Dragons
- Cersei’s Revenge – A Deadly GoT Cocktail for Season 8
- Winter’s End
The Night King – A GoT CocktailCourse: CocktailCuisine: North of the WallDifficulty: Easy-Medium
Game of Thrones is back for it’s 8th and final season, and the Night King is leading his armies of the dead. This is a chilly cocktail that will help you stay cool as the tension rises.
2 oz Reyka Icelandic vodka
1 Egg white
2 oz Club soda
1 oz White vermouth
1/2 cup of crushed ice
1 oz Blue Gin Liqueur
- Combine vokda, egg white, club soda, and vermouth into a shaker. Shake vigorusly for 30 seconds, until frothy. Be sure to vent off the gas from the club soda as you shake, or else the pressure will cause the drink to spew out.
- Fill a glass 1/2 way with crushed ice.
- Pour cocktail over ice.
- Drizzle with blue gin liqueur.
- Face it: Winter is here.
- If you’d prefer to skip egg whites, you can substitute the frothy texture with vegan alternatives like pineapple gum syrup or
aquafaba. Both will form a foam, although you might have to shake a little longer.