"I AM THE SWORD IN THE DARKNESS."
Well, Game of Throne fans, here we are. Winter Has Come to the lands of Ice and Fire, the White Walkers have breached the wall separating them from The Seven Kingdoms, they're adding to their Wights numbers with each human kill, and the Night Watch is dismally undermanned, unprepared and - for the moment - minus Jon Snow. The Crows are kinda screwed and so might we all be ... at least at the beginning of season six.
The Long Winter has come! What shall we do?
Have a few cocktails, of course!
Let's make 'em hot coffee toddys!
1-1/2 Oz Diplomatico Rum
1 Oz. Coffee Liqueur
(I used Caffè Borghetti)
1/4 Oz Grand Marnier
2-1/2 Oz Hot Coffee
Garnish: Foamed Milk, 2 Dashes The Bitter Truth Xocolatl Mole Bitters, Orange Twist, Chocolate Coconut "Dragonglass" Flakes
Tools: Channel Knife, Cocktail Shaker, Blender
Glass: Valerian Steel Cup (oh, okay, it's a Julep cup, who the heck can get real Valerian steel these days?) or Glass Mug
Pour the rum, coffee liqueur and Grand Marnier into your drinking vessels then add the hot coffee.
Foam some milk by whipping on high until the volume doubles then heating in the microwave for 1 minute.
Spoon this onto the top of your toddy then add a few dashes of the bitters, the Dragonglass chips (Alright, already! The chocolate covered coconut flakes! Sheesh, a little suspension of disbelieve here?) Drape the orange twist on the drinking vessel and serve.
This should put some warmth back into your bones and keep you awake to watch out for that nasty old Great Other worshipping Night's King.
"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."
~ The Night's Watch Oath
"But you'd better have a hot toddy ready for me when I come in from the cold."
Night's Watch Oath Addendum
Game of Throne Cocktails
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