1) It’s almost here — the Con of Thrones is set to go down June 30 through July 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, with actors and actresses from the obsessed-over HBO series (from rotten Ramsay Bolton to mysterious Melisandre), and thousands of fired-up (and iced-up) fans.
2) If you’re not a Game of Thrones fan and were hoping the revelry would be confined to the convention hub, bad news: There’s a pub crawl too.
About that last part: On Friday, June 30, Crawl Nashville 615 leads a Crawl of Thrones, kicking off at Tin Roof Broadway downtown at 6 p.m., and wandering through a mix of to-be-named locations for themed drink specials, costume contests and more.
For con-goers, costumes tend to be legit business, so if you’re out and wandering downtown that night, there’s a good chance you’ll see some serious Night’s Watch fur and leather, despite it being nearly July in Nashville. Be prepared (and impressed).
With the Con and the Crawl coming, I started thinking about what the best Game of Thrones-themed drinks might look and taste like. While I was sketching ideas in my head, it occurred to me to ask the Internet… and of course there's a spectacular glut of Game of Thrones cocktails out there, concocted by bartenders of note and amateur mixologists alike.
Below, a few of the favorites I came across. I’m not gonna make the crawl, myself, but I may try a few of these at home — if not that night, definitely when the seventh season premieres on July 16.
‘Game of Thrones’-inspired cocktails
Mother of Dragons
Lucid Absinthe, Sobieski black cherry vodka, lemon-lime soda, raspberry liqueur
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