It's back! Are you as excited about the return of Game of Thrones to our screens this week as we are? Don't worry if you haven't had a chance to catch up yet, we won't spoil anything - but we will suggest that you give at least one of these of these Game of Thrones-themed cocktails a go when you settle down to watch the next episode. Sounds like a good deal to us...
House Stark Martini
Pour the tonic into a plastic container and put in the freezer until completely frozen.
Put some sugar in a saucer. Smear the rim of a Martini glass with a little lemon juice and dip in the sugar.
Take your frozen tonic out the freezer and crush it up with a spoon. Add the crushed tonic ice to the Martini glass. Pour gin and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over the top.
Winter is Coming
25mls Grand Marnier
Juniper berries, cassia bark & nutmeg
Set alight, toss from ﬂaming cup to ﬂaming cup and then ﬂing into a large warmed brandy balloon and serve flaming.
12.5ml Lime Juice
12.5ml Lemon Juice
30ml Sugar syrup
35ml Double Cream
20ml Egg white
2 dashes orange bitters
Vigorously shake all the ingredients with ice for as long as you can - at least a couple of minutes if you can manage it! Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with orange peel.
House Baratheon Cocktail
50 ml water
50 ml honey
50 ml gin
30 ml lemon juice
30 ml fresh orange juice
First, make a honey syrup by gently warming the honey and water together in a small pan. When the mixture boils, take off the heat and leave it to cool completely.
Put 30 ml of the cooled syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, shake with ice, strain and pour into a glass.
3 dashes of absinthe
20mls lemon juice
100mls tonic water
sprig of rosemary, sprig of lavender
Shake all the ingredients except the tonic and double strain into a glass (or drinking horn, if you have one lying around) packed with crushed ice. Top with the tonic water.
30ml dry vermouth
30ml Lillet Blanc
12 drops rose water
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
4 mint leaves
4 basil leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
50ml lime juice
Muddle the basil, mint and sugar thoroughly in a cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice, gin and ice cubes. Shake and pour into a glass. Top up with soda water. Garnish with lime quarters and some extra mint and basil leaves.
Corpse Reviver #2
30ml Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc
30ml fresh lemon juice
1 dash absinthe
Orange peel, for garnish
Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled cocktail shaker; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.