Cersei’s Revenge is always served cold and cruel. Here’s a cocktail the Queen of Mean would have Qyburn serve friend or foe. With Cersei, there is no difference.
Cersei’s Revenge is no game
This is a strong cocktail with a hint of sweet. A double shot of vodka, a single shot of tonic water, splash of lemon, and splash of grenadine.
- Rekya Vodka is the best choice here for its clean, undiluted flavor. It hails from a land of ice as cold as Her Grace’s heart.
- Tonic water and lemon add a little sting.
- Grenadine is as sweet as a half-smirk from Lady Lannister herself.
- A skewered cherry reminds you that your life is hers to do with as she wills. And Cercei wills ill.
Blue as the Narrow Sea
Cersei takes it strong, to be sure. But she is still elegant in her simplicity and ruthlessness. She will have your Rekya vodka plied with Butterfly Pea Flower to tint your alcohol a soothing blue.
This is a harmless herb used in tea, lemonade, and cocktails. It comes from Southeast Asia (akin to Essos?), and is popular for its herbal benefits as well as it’s azure color.
It only takes a few dried flowers to richly color a few ounces of vodka. Pour room-temp liquor into a glass, add a couple of flowers, and wait for about 15 minutes. Remove the flowers.
Tonic for Transformation
Using tonic water, or lemon-lime soda, add about one ounce of soda to the blue alcohol. Immediately add a shot of lemon juice. You will see alchemy in action as the blue turns to a pinkish purple color. The acids from the soda and juice cause a reaction in the butterfly pea flower that changes the color of the cocktail.
Or maybe it is Cersei’s revenge for the poisonous plot that killed her oldest son at the Purple Wedding. Who knows what mysterious compounds leeched from those unassuming petals?
Signature of the Red Keep
The Lioness wants you to remember who’s house you’re a guest in. So, once the magical transformation is done, this drink indulges in laying down a layer of red grenadine. For a reassuring sweetness, but also a visual reminder of the foundation of blood her Iron Throne sits on.
Add an ounce of grenadine to the drink and let is settle to the bottom. It will settle easier if the grenadine is cold.
And if you ever wondered if Cersei would stab you through the heart as soon as look at you… her drink is garnished with a skewered maraschino cherry.
“Power is power”
This cocktail might be a little hard for some to swallow. What else from the woman who’d have you strangled in your sleep?
But as Season 8 approaches it penultimate episodes and the showdown between Cersei and her enemies marches towards its conclusion, I am sure you are going to want something strong to get you through. Toast the fallen frequently, and refill often. Maybe it won’t hurt as much.
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
- Giantsbane –
- Cersei’s Revenge – A Deadly GoT Cocktail for Season 8
- Dany’s Flight
- Winter’s End – A Final GoT Cocktail for Season 8
Cersei’s Revenge – A Deadly GoT Cocktail For Season 8Course: CocktailsCuisine: WesterosDifficulty: Easy-Medium
Cersei’s Revenge is always served cold and cruel. Here’s a cocktail the Queen of Mean would have Qyburn serve friend or foe. With Cerci, there is no difference.
2-3 ounces Reyka Icelandic vodka
3-5 each butterfly pea flowers
1 ounce tonic water or lemon-lime soda
Splash of fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
1 maraschino cherry, skewered
- Pour room-temp vodka into a martini glass and drop in flowers. Allow flowers to steep in alcohol for at least 15 minutes until the flowers turn the vodka a rich shade of blue.
- Add tonic water and splash of lemon. This will immediately turn the drink a pinkish purple.
- Add grenadine (preferably chilled) and let the syrup settle to the bottom of the glass.
- Garnish with skewered cherry, sit back and contemplate the fate of your enemies.