Spirits of Westeros- Faceless Martini

Welcome to Spirits of Westeros where host, Jessica Kinney, helps you combine the love of Game of Thrones with the love of alcohol.

This weeks drink is the Faceless Martini.  It’s named for the Faceless Men, an organization of assassins that have the unique power of being able to change their faces and shape shift so they appear as a completely different person.

One of the most intriguing characters on the show is one of these faceless men, Jaqen H’ghar.  We first meet him in season 2 when Arya Stark frees him from a burning cage during a fight.  He later smuggles her out of King’s Landing and after seeing his unique power and killing skills, Arya quickly grows to respect him.  She has been making her way to Braavos ever since and is now in training to become one of the faceless men herself.  Though we know little about them at the moment, the Faceless Men are a fascinating guild of killers who worship the God of Death.  In their temple, the House of Black and White, they have a Hall of Faces.  It holds the people who come to them to die and relinquish their bodies.  Arya has been allowed to see this great Hall, but is only at the beginning of her training. Though she may get caned by Jaqen H’ghar if she answer incorrectly, rest assured all answers are correct when deciding your secret ingredient for this cocktail.  Here’s what you’ll need:

A bunch of human faces.  Ok just kidding:

2 oz Gin

¾ oz Lemon juice

½ oz simple syrup

1 oz of whatever flavor you have around the house and want to add.  And if you think you are ready, no flavor.

Put all of your ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Give it a good shake, and pour in to your glass garnished with a lemon.

So as you enjoy whatever drink you might be having, pick up your coin, find someone from Braavos and tell them Valar Morghulis.  Thanks for checking in and remember to….stay thirsty Thronies.

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theStream.tv Fan Show Network presents Behind the Throne: Power Rankings.  Sign in each week, for review and rankings about the hit HBO television series. Game of Thrones is a dramatic and adventurous television series created by show runners David Benioff (Troy, X-Men Origins:Wolverine) and D. B. Weiss (Lucky Wander Boy).  It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.  Set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne.  Throughout the seasons, there have been so many talented actors to bring the multifaceted and complex characters to life.  They are including, but not limited to: Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, National Treasure), Richard Madden (Cinderella), Kit Harington (Pompeii), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Lena Headey (300, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Mama, Oblivion), Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Age of Future Past, Elf), Charles Dance (Dracula: Untold, Last Action Hero), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Ciaran Hinds (There Will Be Blood), Carice van Houten (Black Book), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 & 2), Emilia Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Jason Momoa (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice), Iain Glen (the Resident Evil films) and Michiel Huisman (Nashville, Orphan Black).  The first narrative arc of the show follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne.  Game of Thrones has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO and obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base.  The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award.  The show premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.

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