Spirits of Westeros- Jon Snow Lushie

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 Jon Snow Lushie, named for a character that has had to fight his whole life only to end up guarding a giant wall of ice.  Jon Snow was born to Ned Stark, but he was a bastard and was constantly reminded of that.  Jon was asked to represent the Starks at Castle Black, a duty that no one wants.  When he arrived at the Wall, Jon was a bit of scared and lost boy.  With the help of a few fellow newbies of the Nights Watch including the adorable Samwell Tarley and a little guidance by Jeor Mormont, he grew up fast.  He is now the new Lord Commander of Castle Black and has more influence than he ever would have, had he stayed in his home of Winterfell.  With all that power comes great responsibility…and a delicious drink named after you!  Here’s what you will need to make it:

Ingredients: 

1 Cup Shaved Ice …for the snow surrounding the Wall…

2 oz Vodka

½  oz Frangelico

½ oz Amaretto

½ Kahlua

½ Cream

Instructions:

Pour liquids into a shaker.  Give a good dry shake.  Pour over a glass filled with shaved ice.

When I taste this drink, I imagine what it’s like when Jon is at the top of the wall and looking over the Northlands knowing that the White Walkers are going to be arriving soon…At least OUR winter isn’t coming for a while, so you can relax and enjoy this cool drink in the summer weather!

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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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