HOTD-inspired cocktails to ring in the Dance of the Dragons

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Oct 12, 2022


HOTD-inspired cocktails to ring in the Dance of the Dragons
The first season of House of the Dragon is coming to an end, with this Sunday’s ninth and penultimate episode…

The first season of House of the Dragon is coming to an end, with this Sunday’s ninth and penultimate episode finally kicking the Dance of the Dragons — the full-blown Targaryen civil war that is the object of the series — into gear.

If you’re a fan like us, then you know this absolutely calls for a viewing party. Impress your guests with these easy to make cocktails inspired by the name of the book saga and the main protagonists’ house sigils.

Fire and Blood

Combine 1 oz white rum, 1 oz dark rum, 1/3 oz orgeat syrup, 1/3 oz cane sugar syrup, and the juice of half a lime, freshly squeezed in a shaker with ice. Shake well until cold and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Hollow out half a passion fruit into the drink and stir. Garnish with the emptied passion fruit half filled with triple sec or Cointreau and set on fire. Serve immediately.

Targaryen

Add 1 1/3 oz blanco tequila, 2/3 oz creme de cassis, 2/3 oz simple syrup, 3 1/3 oz blackberry juice, the juice of one lemon quarter, freshly squeezed and a sprig of rosemary to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well until cold, strain and serve into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve.

Velaryon

Combine 1 1/3 oz pastis, 1/3 oz mint syrup or creme de menthe and 1/3 oz blue curaçao into an ice-filled balloon or hurricane glass. Top with chilled water to taste, stir and serve.

Hightower Add 1 1/3 oz vodka, 2/3 oz triple sec or Cointreau, one quarter of a cucumber, freshly juiced using a juicer (or blended with a bit of chilled water and filtered), the juice of one lemon quarter, freshly squeezed, and a handful of basil leaves to a shaker with ice. Shake well until cold, strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top with club soda.

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