Marie Claire's Game of Thrones 'Fire & Ice' Cocktail

Cheers to our favorite bloodthirsty drama!

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A wise man — okay, Tyrion Lannister — once said, "It's not easy being drunk all the time - everyone would do it if it was." We concur, especially when it comes to those sacred Sunday nights in which a new episode of Game of Thrones airs. If you're sipping the right drink, one is plenty.

With this mantra in mind, we tapped our friends at Stoli to dream up a GoT-inspired cocktail to toast the beginning of Season 4. Brand ambassador Lindsay DiFulvio Eshelman came up with the "Fire & Ice," a drink equal parts spicy and icey, with garnishes befitting of our favorite bloodthirsty drama.

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Get shaking and stirring, below, and remember that Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres this Sunday, April 6 on HBO.

Fire & Blood


Ingredients:

2 ounces Stoli® Hot

2 cherry tomatoes, plus extra to garnish

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Garnish:

1 jalapeno pepper

1/2 Beet Juice or red food coloring


Directions:

1. Muddle cherry tomatoes in a shaker

2. Add vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake with ice

3. Strain into rocks glass over ice

4. Garnish:

a. Cut jalapeno pepper in half

b. Place on top of cocktail and drip beet juice or red food coloring down pepper until desired effect is achieved

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