I am very late to the Game of Thrones GOT party but that makes me all the more invested after daily immersion on HBO watching every episode in the last 2 weeks. It does make the mourning periods shorter since I didn’t have to wait weeks or gasp… MONTHS to see if my favorite character, Stark family member or dire wolf is going to survive to the next episode.
After binging 7 seasons of Game of Thrones, for the 8th and final season I really want to share the experience with other people who are as frenzied as I am. There won’t be any spoilers here, just fun drinking & eating games for self soothing as we watch the end of this glorious fantasy world coming to an end.
The Game of Thrones series finale is April 14 aka Palm Sunday in the US and the following day in the UK (Check your local listing for exact time) If you aren’t caught up there is still time to watch all the episodes on HBO. Click here to Order on Amazon
Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer
Drinking Game Ideas for Game of Thrones Watch Party
The first thing you will need is a special glass or goblet to toast your favorites or curse your enemies of the realm. I have adopted “That’s What I Do, I Drink & I Know Things” as our family motto.” Tyrion Lannister is my favorite character by far. The show needs a bit of levity and he provides the perfect amount. Apparently he’s everyone’s favorite since he’s been nominated for best supporting actor every year and won 3 Emmy’s for his performances.
Game of Thrones Drinking Game for Season 8
You already know how these work, you get your chose cocktail ready and watch for the cues for when to drink.
- Drink when they drink, yes that includes Tyrion & Cersei.
- Whenever anyone says “Winter is Coming”
- Drink when you see a dragon!
- Take a sip every time one of the dire wolves comes to his master’s aid.
- Throw one back whenever you see a naked body.
- Sip from your goblet when Dani introduces herself with ALL of her many titles… Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
- Whenever Jon Snow appears and you sigh
- Bran has a vision… take a drink.
- Take a sip whenever anyone gets stabbed.
- Something happens that you didn’t see coming and it’s the worst thing ever.
- Finish the bottle when your favorite character dies a horrid death..
Drinks of Westeros
The White Walker Game of Thrones Cocktai
Fill a glass with ICE (of course) pour in white chocolate liquor to the halfway mark, top with vanilla cream soda and gently pour blue curacao over a spoon on top so the blue creeps down into the white. WICKED!
Mother of Dragons Dragonfruit Mimosa
This one is so clever using
Lady Sansa Stark G.O.T. Cocktail
Pour into a shaker with ice and strain into a pretty martini glass. Garnish with a
You can ferment apple juice into cider the old fashion way detailed here on Game of Brews or purchase some of the delicious ciders coming out of modern cideries throughout the world. Check here for the closest one to you.
Joffrey’s Bloody Orange Mimosa’s
If you cheered and re-watched the scene where King Joffrey dies over and over and over, cheering for whoever managed to poison him, this is the drink to celebrate with.
Joffrey’s Bloody Orange Mimosas – Game of Thrones
- Sparkling Wine or Champagne
- Blood Oranges
- Juice of Blood Oranges
Squeeze blood oranges for juice (or substitute regular orange juice), fill the flute 1/2 full with juice top with bubbly and garnish with a slice of blood orange.
The King Slayer
Fill a rocks glass with cranberry juice, sweet & sour mix and of course Jameson Whiskey. Tart and tasty! Just like Jamie Lannister.
Old Bears Hot Spiced Wine
You might have forgotten who the Old Bear was, I had. Jeor Mormont, nicknamed The Old Bear, is the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and leads from his headquarters at the fortress of Castle Black. Jeor was once the Lord of Bear Island and head of House Mormont until he abdicated his seat in favor of his son, Ser Jorah Mormont, and joined the Night’s Watch.
The original recipe from Curye on Inglish: English Culinary Manuscripts of the Fourteenth-Century. Potus ypocras. Take a half lb. of canel tried; of gyngyuer tried, a half lb.; of greynes, iii unce; of longe peper, iii unce; of clowis, ii unce; of notemugges, ii unce & a half; of carewey, ii unce; of spikenard, a half unce; of galyngale, ii unce; of sugir, ii lb. Si deficiat sugir, take a potel of honey. If your old English is rusty, try this…
- 1 bottle of an inexpensive red wine- sweet works better than dry.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 Tbs. each of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg (if you don’t want to strain later, put these into a tea ball or cheesecloth.
- Handful each of dried cherries, raisins, and almonds (slivered or sliced is best)
Bring the wine and honey to a simmer. Taste for sweetness and add honey as necessary. Remove from heat, stir in spices, and continue to stir occasionally. Serve in a sugar rimmed heatproof glass or one of these GOT Mugs.
You might want to just take the easy way out and have shots of your favorite Olde English Liquor in one of these cool house sigal shot glasses.
We can’t be Lannister’s, we are going to need some food for sustenance to weather the battle. Here are some Game of Thrones Snacks to serve at your season premiere GOT Party.