If ever there was a show made for a watch party, it's Game of Thrones, and if ever there was a time to have a Game of Thrones party, it's on April 14, when the fantastical saga returns for its final hurrah.
But this is hardly an occasion where a bucket of wings and some bargain cola will cut it. Out of respect for this series' epic, movie-level production and the fact that GoT will leave us forever (until that prequel drops, anyway), your Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere shindig will require all the creativity and dedication you've got.
To help you with your planning, TV Guide partnered with Ever Bar, a hip hangout inside Hollywood's Everly Hotel where mixologists routinely create wildly inventive drinks in celebration of pop culture events like the Emmys and the Oscars. There, uber-talented bartenders including Dan Rook, Saeed House, and Alexis Stier whipped up concoctions in honor of House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen, and the results were nothing short of Iron Throne-worthy.
Check out the video above to get inspired! Full recipes for each drink are below, but if you're close to or planning to be in Los Angeles, we'd highly advise sojourning to Ever Bar to have their professional mixologists make you one (or two, or three). Cheers to Season 8, and to drinking and knowing things.
- "Weirwood leaves" (dehydrated rose petals)
- "Snow" (powdered sugar)
- Absolut Elyx
- St. George Pear Liqueur
- Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao