Winter is here, y’all, and it’s time to strap in. With the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7 today, we thought it would be smart to take some time to reflect on just how to prepare for what’s to come. Below, you’ll find the potions fit for kings, what to drink them out of, what to cook, and what you can use to make sure your beard looks its regal best. You might not be King of the North, but at least you’ll feel like one.
Any Medieval celebration needs mead. Made, on the most basic level, from honey and water, mead is the perfect drink for any kind of party. Never had mead before? Hidden Legend Winery’s award-winning meads are a great starting (and ending) point. From their Pure Honey
From their King’s Mead to their Huckleberry Mead, there is a flavor for every palate.
This is a Medieval celebration, so one type of alcohol, frankly, isn’t going to cut it. Only having one tipple is like saying Joffrey was a good king. For any die-hard GOT fans out there, you’ve probably already tried these, but if you haven’t, you’d be wise to check out Brewery Ommegang’s special Game of Thrones series of beers. The latest, Bend the Knee, is a golden ale that “pays homage to the struggle to control the Seven Kingdoms.” For the extreme fans, you can collect all three commemorative labels, featuring the Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen sigils.
If you’re going to party, you need to have the proper food for your guests and in this case, you can’t go wrong with A Feast of Ice and Fire. This cookbook takes you into the kitchens of Westeros and shows you how to prepare everything from King’s Landing Lemon Cakes to Wintercakes from Across the Narrow Sea.
If we’re going to be drinking copiously, as all good partiers should (I mean, have you seen those wedding feasts?), you’re going to need to do it the right way—with a freakin’ drinking horn. Ale Horn makes custom drinking tankards that will show your guests you know how to party with the best of them. Hand-made from 100% real horn, each tankard can not only hold up to 20 fluid ounces, but, just like the snowflakes that fall on The Wall, each tankard is unique. What’s even cooler is that Ale Horn offers custom House Sigil engraved tankards, allowing you to show everyone where your allegiance lies.
When walking into the most important party of the year, you don’t want to look like you came from North of the Wall, do you? (Answer: No, because you’ll probably get shot with arrows or something). Ale Horn once again is here to help: their Modern Barbarian line of beard combs, beard oil, and balm will help tame even the wildest beards, making you look presentable for when the Mother of Dragons shows up (and proceeds to burn everything around you but you know, sacrifices for the Seven Kingdoms and all).
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