One of the most popular posts on Daily Mayo was the cocktails inspired by the women of Game of Thrones post I did last year.
This year, I thought I’d finally get around to the men! This season, there are a lot fewer men than in the earlier seasons, but nevertheless, here are 10 cocktails inspired by the men of Game of Thrones:
Tyrion Lannister: The Godfather
I think it’s safe to safe to say that Tyrion is the favorite in the land of Game of Thrones right now. He more or less follows a moral code (more so than the others, at least), is funny, and gets the short end of a stick. Everyone loves a talented underdog! I’m hoping Tyrion will rule the 7 kingdoms some day, which is why I’m giving him The Godfather.
- 2 parts scotch
- 2 parts amaretto
Serve over ice (or don’t), and sip slowly or you might land on the floor rather quickly.
Jon Snow Pisco Sour
Jon bothers me. He’s supposed to be this great leader, but I find him whiny and annoying. This is why Jon gets the Pisco Sour. He may have power, but he’s still a little frothy and weak around the edges.
- 2 shots pisco
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 egg white, whipped
Mix the liquids, then spoon the whipped egg white on top. Serve with or without ice.
Petyr Baelish: Jack Rose
Petyr is a slippery, slimy nightmare of a person, but I can’t help admiring him. So far, he’s managed to avoid blame for anything and has gotten everything he has ever wanted. That takes skill and talent, even if you hate him for it. Petyr is the Jack Rose, because he is smooth on the surface but can punch you in the stomach at any time.
- 2 ounces apple brandy
- 1 ounce grenadine
- 1 ounce lemon juice
Mix the ingredients and serve over ice.
Varys: Dirty Martini
Varys is known as “The Spider” because he has eyes everywhere. The Dirty Martini is the perfect drink for such a slimy, creepy person.
- 2 ounces gin or vodka
- 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
- 2 tablespoons olive juice
- 3 olives
Mix the liquids together, add the olives; and you too, can turn into a pretentious slime ball like Varys.
Doran Martell: Negroni
Doran is new this season, so we don’t know a lot about him, but I would guess he’s less cocky now after the death of his brother. Doran is cautious and doesn’t display his hand right away, but his power is there, hiding under the surface. This makes the smooth and flavorful Negroni the perfect drink for Doran.
- 1/2 shot sweet vermouth
- 1/2 shot gin
- 1/2 shot Campari
Pour the shots one at a time over a cup full of ice. Stir together, then garnish with an orange, or simply drink.
Bran Stark: Bloody Driver
Bran may be unable to use his legs, and sort of boring at this point, but he’s bound to do something important at some point. Either that or he will die uselessly like most of his other brothers.
Bran gets a virgin Bloody Driver, because he is still a kid and could go either way.
- 7 ounces of tomato juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce orange juice
- 5 ounces club soda
Mix up the juice then add ice and stir.
Hodar: Gold Rush
Who really knows who Hodar is? He had a tragic childhood, but is so loyal to Bran and the other Starks. I imagine he is the bravest of them all when it comes down to it. That’s why Hodar gets the Gold Rush.
- 1 shot bourbon
- 1 shot lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
Stir, then drink all at once like an upscale version of your college days. You can also mix it with some club soda if you want to sip on it for a while.
Jamie Lannister: Old Fashioned
Despite being grossly attracted to his sister, Jamie reminds me of an old-fashioned guy. He just wants to do what he is told and fight for the city he loves. That is why Jamie gets the Old-Fashioned.
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 splash water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 orange wedge (if you are feeling fancy)
- 1 maraschino cherry (see above, Jamie would add the cherry)
Mix the ingredients until the sugar dissolves. Then add ice, garnishes, and drink!
Reek: Bloody Bull
Reek/Theon is a sad, sad person these days. We don’t know what his future role will be or even if he will make it through anything alive. His life is full of torture and depression, which is why he gets the Bloody Bull.
- 1 ½ ounce vodka
- 1/2 beef bouillon cube
- 2 ounce tomato juice
Mix the ingredients until the bouillon cube dissolves. Then, serve over ice or drink it straight. If it is too salty, add more tomato juice.
Sam Tully: Stinger
Sam is a strange character because he is both weak and strong at the same time. If it was not for him, the white walkers would have won many times. Sam appears weak, but has strength where it counts. That is why Sam is the Stinger.
- 2 ounces brandy
- ¾ ounce of white crème de menthe
Mix, drink, and enjoy the refreshing cool breath afterwards. Maybe you too, can get the woman like Sam did after drinking this.
Did we miss any of your favorite (still living) Game of Thrones gentlemen? Share what drink parings you would pick in the comments!