Ours is the Party: Everything You Need for a Game of Thrones Showing

Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday, April 1st, at 9PM E/PT on HBO. (Can’t remember what happened in the first season? Let’s Westeros’ gossipiest barber remind you up above.) How are you planning to watch the second season of the Emmy Award-winning drama based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels?

If you’re hosting a party, why not try replicating one of our specialty House-inspired cocktails developed by Rupa DasGupta, the talented artist behind An Octopus a Day and a budding mixologist.



House Greyjoy

1 oz. Kraken black rum
1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish cream
a splash of Midori

Like the Iron Islands, this shooter isn’t pretty. But it’s tasty. Or you could just go for the rum straight-up and make like a proper pirate.


House Stark

2 oz. club soda
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
a splash of creme de menthe

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Try to not get beheaded before the season finale.


House Lannister

2 oz. ginger ale
1 oz. Lillet
splash of Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps
(with real gold flakes)

Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and strain. Garnish with a cherry. Drink enough to find out if you puke gold.


House Targaryen

1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
1/4 oz Hum liqueur
1/4 oz B&B (Benedictine & Brandy)
2 drops chile-infused vodka

Stir together in a highball glass filled with a small amount of ice. Put out the fire with a sip from a pint of Guiness. Unless you like fire as much as Aerys the Mad.


Or pour a .40 for the kings not here anymoreHouse Baratheon

1 shotglass full of Jägermeister

The Baratheons do not screw around when it comes to dedicating their lives to  their vices, whatever they may be. Have enough shots to start believing that you, too, can capture the attention of a saucy prostitute, a buxom red priestess, or a lusty Knight of Flowers.


If you want to try your hand at making some Westerosi cuisine to go with your drinks, why not check out Inn at the Crossroads blog? Or, give Tom Colicchio’s recipe for lemon cakes a try. I was a bit intimidated, but the first season batch came out great. Hopefully I can repeat it for this Sunday.

And be sure to come back Monday morning for an episode review of “The North Remembers.” And share your mixes below!

Theresa DeLucci is a regular contributor to Tor.com. She covers True Blood, Game of Thrones, and is also an avid gamer. Follower her on Twitter @tdelucci


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