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.
Get shaking and stirring, below, and remember that Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres this Sunday, April 6 on HBO.
Fire & Blood
2 ounces Stoli® Hot
2 cherry tomatoes, plus extra to garnish
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 Beet Juice or red food coloring
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
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