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Game of Thrones Party

Throw the ULTIMATE Game of Thrones party for the series finale!

food

Game of Thrones Party

Throw the ULTIMATE Game of Thrones party for the series finale!

Ingredients

  • For the candied lemons:
  • 12 lemon slices, approximately 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • For the lemon cakes:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps

  1. Make the candied lemons: Simmer water and sugar over high heat and add lemon slices. Cook for 5 minutes and discard the simple syrup. Place slices on a greased piece of parchment and allow to set for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Make the lemon cakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin. In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide batter between 12 cups and bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately flip on onto a cooling rack. Top with candied lemon slices and serve.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds skin-on chicken pieces, brined and patted dry
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups buttermilk, plus more for the dredge
  • 3 cups peanut oil

Steps

  1. In a small dish, combine flour with salt, pepper, paprika and a splash of buttermilk, and set aside. Place buttermilk in a similar size dish to the flour mixture. Working one at a time, dip chicken pieces into buttermilk, covering completely, then dredge completely in flour mixture and repeat again so that the chicken is covered in a thick, crumbly flour coating. Repeat this until all chicken is covered.
  2. In a large cast-iron, heat peanut oil on high heat until it reaches approximately 350 degrees. Working with 2 to 3 pieces at a time, cook chicken until golden and cooked through to at least 165 degrees. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

Ingredients

  • 4 store-bought pie dough, such as Pillsbury
  • 1 (8-ounce) Brie wheel
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten for wash
  • 36 cocktail sausages
  • Mustard, for serving

Steps

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll half of one pie dough onto prepared sheet and place the Brie wheel in the center. Top with another half pie dough and seal the two doughs together. Cut 18 strips around the Brie, approximately 1/2 inch thick. Place a sausage in the strip and wrap up to resemble a flower petal or sunray. Repeat with both layers of dough so there are 36 stuffed sausages. With the remaining dough, form into two suns and two moons to create the House of Tarth shield. Attach to the top of the Brie circle with egg wash. Place baking sheet in the freezer to set pie dough for at least an hour or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove prepared Brie from the freezer and brush with remaining egg wash. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 to 10 minutes. Remove top of Brie, and serve with mustard.

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds, plus more for garnish
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat on a low simmer for 15 minutes and up to 3 hours, making sure not to boil the contents. Remove from heat and strain. Serve warm topped with desired ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces honey bourbon (like Jim Beam)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • Ginger beer (approximately 1/2 can)
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry syrup
  • For the cranberry syrup:
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • For garnish:
  • 1 hollowed out lime half (save the lime when you juice it for the cocktail)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mezcal (approximate amount, depends on the size of your lime half)
  • Food grade citrus essential oils (optional)

Steps

  1. Make the cranberry syrup: Put the cranberries in a small saucepan and muddle well to release the juices. Add the sugar and water, and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the tequila. Leave to cool then strain twice, and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Prepare cocktail and garnish: Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
  4. Pour over the honey bourbon and lime juice. Fill almost to the top with ginger beer.
  5. Drizzle the cranberry syrup over the top (you may need to shake the container of syrup to loosen it for pouring).
  6. Put brown sugar in your lime half, and use the back of a spoon to spread the sugar all around the inside. Gently place the lime half on top of the drink, hollowed out side facing up.
  7. Fill the lime half with mezcal. If using, put a couple of drops of the food grade citrus essential oils over the top of the mezcal, and spread a drop or two around the rim of the lime half.
  8. Use a stick lighter to light the garnish. Let it burn for 10 seconds, then use a spoon to dunk the lime half into the drink to put out the flame and get the mezcal into the drink.
  9. Essential oils will help get you the big, impressive flame that burns. However, if you don't want to use essential oils just use a cook’s blow torch to burn the mezcal and lime — you'll get the same smokey taste and aroma, it just won't burn as high or as long.
  10. Safety first - keep a large bowl of water nearby just in case of any mishaps. Do not make this garnish if you’ve already consumed alcohol.
  11. Disclaimer: Wear gloves when handling essential oils. If applied directly to the skin and then exposed to heat, they can on occasion cause chemical burns.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1/4 lemon
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • Clear lemonade
  • For the dragon glass candy:
  • Blue jolly ranchers, melted

Steps

  1. Make the dragon glass candy: Melt blue jolly ranchers in the microwave at 80% power for 1 minute. Microwave power varies, so be careful and adjust as needed for your microwave. If not fully melted, continue cooking in 15 second increments. When finished, pour onto a silicone baking mat and allow to set; Once hard, break into shards of varying sizes and set aside.
  2. Prepare the cocktail: Put a glass in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Put the salt on a plate, then add 1 to 2 drops of food coloring and smear it on the salt. Mix it through until the salt turns blue, then spread it out on the plate.
  3. Remove the class from the freezer, rub the lemon wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip the wet rim into the blue salt.
  4. Fill one-fourth of the glass with crushed ice, then add vodka, blue curacao and the juice of the lemon wedge. Slowly mix it everything together with a spoon.
  5. Top the cocktail with lemonade, then finish it off with a little more crushed ice if you wish.
  6. Finally, break off long shards of the candy, and stick them in the cocktail. Enjoy!