Winter is here. Thank gosh. It’s been more than 600 days since the last new Game of Thrones episode aired and that’s too long. To celebrate the eighth and final season of the series, Broadsheet collaborated with Mjølner – Sydney and Melbourne’s Viking-themed restaurant and bar – to create some very delicious GoT-inspired recipes. Use them individually – or all together for a giant Thrones-style feast.
“That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” – Tyrion Lannister
In the whole of Westeros and Essos, surely nobody loves a tipple more than Cersei and Tyrion Lannister. It’s the only thing the warring sibs have in common: they both love a vino. While the high-borns are gulping down Dornish and Arbor reds, throughout the rest of the seven kingdoms and across the narrow sea, civilians are drinking ale and beer by the bucketload. Not surprising, really – things are tough out there. Black beer. Yellow beer. Brown beer. Pepper beer. Pale ale. Sour ale. There’s quite a range. There are no cocktails, really, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy some. We are celebrating after all: the final season is actually here.
Mjolner has concocted a Jon Snow Cone for the occasion, for those who require something a little heavier to make it through the last six eps. And naturally, there’s a recipe for mulled wine to keep you cosy as the Aussie climes get a little cooler and on the screen before you, the Night King brings the nippiness south.
Enjoy as you and your pals watch Jon and co crush that abhorrent blue death king and his band of scurvy wights.
Recipe: Hot and Cold Kingly Cocktails
John Snow Cone
Preparation time: 5 minutes
40ml Johnny Walker White Walker
20ml Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling (or any sweet riesling)
10ml citric acid solution (available at specialty food stores)
15ml apple juice
2 dashes peach or other stone-fruit bitters
Stir down all ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour over crushed ice in a goblet or tankard to serve.
The Old Bear’s Mulled Wine
Preparation time: 20 minutes
750ml of a full-bodied, spicy red wine
230ml cherry brandy
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Peel of 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
3 tbsp brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and warm slowly on a low heat to almost a simmer. Serve hot and garnish with maraschino cherries.