Ever since the first season of Game of Thrones aired way back in 2011, there have been Game of Thrones cocktails—bright, neon green Wildfires, dry ice-filled Dracarys, blue curaçao-filled White Walkers. But good drinks based on the epic HBO series have been few and far between. An entire menu of exceptions, though, can be found at Junoon, a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in New York City.
Bartender Hemant Pathak was a late-comer to the show. “I promise I wasn’t living under a rock,” he says. “I was busy creating concoctions.” But he quickly caught up when the idea came to him two and a half years ago. The menu began with the King’s Landing (Great King Street scotch, Amaro Nonino, Punt e Mes, citrus essence) and now includes nine themed cocktails, with a new one in the works, to be debuted for the 2019 premier of the final season of GOT (which the bar will screen).