A Dragonglass cocktail fit for the one true king. This is the Perrine craft beer cocktail offering to all Game of Thrones fans, including all future ones.
It is reeeaaally good. Make yourself one and you will instantly know what we are talking about.
With a dragon lost to the army of the dead, to be ridden by the Night King… it seemed to us that a whole lot of dragonglass and miracles would be needed in addition to unlocking Jon Snow’s (ahem, Aegon Targaryen’s) true potential.
For us watching Viserion’s blue fire destroy a massive part of the wall demanded courage, hope and Dragonglass cocktail support…We did what we had to do.
You may have already figured out that we have a soft spot for Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. We nearly moved to Bend a few years back and the breweries (Deschutes leading the proverbial pack) were a major part of the town’s appeal to us. Before even considering that move, I was obsessed with making stout ice cream and my favorite brew to use was the Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout. I went with it every two times out of three during the lengthy duration of my obsession…
I have one word for Obsidian Stout – lustrous. Two of my favorite malts (Munich and Carapils) are just a part of the rich grain bill and the hops selection is masterfully crafted, featuring the luxurious resiny bitterness of Nugget hops.
Obsidian Stout is smooth, potent in flavor, mysterious, dark and has the power of fulfilling promises. What better beer is there to conceive a Dragonglass cocktail around?
And you have to bow to the mysteries and sheer might of obsidian itself. Did you know that blades crafted from the volcanic glass are many times sharper than blades made of steel?
Along this line of thought we decided that whiskey with its strong spirit would be a great choice to fortify the stout in our Dragonglass cocktail. Ah…the partnership between the flavors here…Taken even further by prepping the palate with a crusty bruleed pear slice. Pears were created to be paired with whiskey, so true.
Don’t be shy with the whiskey. Your glass can embrace a shot and extend an embrace to you in its turn.
TIP: Go ahead and brulee a few extra pear slices. Definitely do it. The garnish alone will not feel like enough, trust me. I ended up dipping my skewered bruleed pear slice in the glass and it got infused with the most beautiful flavors from the Dragonglass cocktail. But then I wanted more.
Winter may be here, the dangers may be many, but we are going to drink in style.
By the way, here is what Chris thinks (and I feel like he might be right)… Jon Snow (we cannot get used to saying Aegon Targaryen yet) will turn Viserion back into a life loving dragon and in the process will defeat the Night King. That of course is many Dragonglass cocktail filled glasses ahead… GOT Season 8 cannot come soon enough.
PS. You can also grab a Belgian Golden Ale anytime and make a Song of Ice & Fire Golden Ale Poached Plums and Lemon Sorbet Flambe.
Dragonglass Cocktail with Obsidian Stout
Dragonglass craft beer cocktail that will capture your taste buds. A Perrine family original. We hope every Game of Thrones fan everywhere gets to try it!!!
- 2 12 oz Obsidian Stout ales, you can look for a similar flavor profile stout, but we enthusiastically recommend the Deschutes Brewery creation
- 3 fl oz whiskey, your choice
- 1 pear, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- ice cubes
- Prepare the bruleed pear garnish first.
- Place thin slices of pear onto a fireproof surface, sprinkle top surface with sugar and using a blow torch caramelize the sugar. If you do not have a blow torch place under a broiler until the sugar begins to caramelize.
- Skewer bruleed pear slices and set aside.
- In a tall stemmed glass place a couple of ice cubes.
- Pour a shot (1.5 fl oz) of whiskey.
- Top glass with Obsidian Stout.
- Garnish with bruleed pear skewer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Unsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 18.1gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 13.7g
Clearly, the husband and I NEED to start watching Game of Thrones. In the meantime, I’ll just watch your teaser video back-to-back. Definitely fun to watch! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Yes, please watch it…:)
Sandra L Garth says
Shamedly I admit that I’ve never watched GOT. Please don’t throw tomatoes!!! That being said, this is one dark mysterious, and dare I say, sexy drink. I’ll have a few of these and get started on the series.
Thank you so much!
Amber Harrop says
I am a HUGE game of thrones fan and Irish I would have to try this stout recipe 🙂
Hi Amber, you certainly must!! No excuses:)
Kathleen Rupp says
WOW….so excited I found your site! My hubby LOVES craft beer! He Dabbled in brewing years ago before the kids and still has all the equipment. I can’t wait to show him your site!! This recipe I like though because even I can throw this cocktail together without knowing how to brew.
Hi Kathleen! Glad you stopped by. Definitely – you can mix a Dragonglass cocktail in no time and maybe it will inspire your husband to brew some stout! Winter is here:)
Read the books have not done the series yet. Hubs and I will likely bunker down and watch it together. If he isn’t into it this drink will certainly convert him.
I feel a bit inexperienced to truly comment properly on your posts, but it most certainly shows that you seriously know what your doing.
Beautifully done post. Its art.
Thank you Leanna, I wish I had read the books before Chris started watching the show and I got drawn into it around the third season. Always more to gain from books in my experience. But the show is still one of the greatest ever made:) Thank you for your kind words, always glad when you stop by.
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
This looks stunning and certainly needed whilst watching that finale!
Thanks Kat! I am sure we will turn to this cocktail when the final season begins:)
Thank you Cathy!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
So, I didn’t read your post. Just telling you straight up. I started and then realized that you were talking about the show and had to skip forward. I haven’t watched it yet, but it is on my list so no spoilers, ok 😉 ? Reading your ingredient list, I guess this one is made for hubby and I with the stout and whiskey. I mean, there is NO going wrong there. I’m sure this one packs a punch! Sounds fabulous, Milena! Have an awesome weekend you two!!
So, I feel bad for even giving out this much…Yeah, you guys need to get on Game of Thrones. Really, really do it:) It is very conducive to eating and drinking too. Chris and I always put together mini feasts in honor of the show:) If it’s on, we don’t go anywhere.
OMG OMG OMG I’m dying over Game of Thrones, it’s soooo darn good I’m already mourning the show since I know there’s only 1 season left. I can’t believe the Night King has a dragon, such a crazy and great twist. Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen!!! love love love that twist. I usually love the flavor, fullness, and richness of stouts so this Dragon Glass Cocktail is perfect for me.
You and I both Mary! When did I ever see that coming, that a dragon will destroy the wall. Sometimes I get pissed at Cersei… If it wasn’t for her brutal madness, they wouldn’t have had to go beyond the wall to catch a white walker…anyways… Stout and whiskey are a good combo for winter:)
Jennifer @ Because Food Is Love says
Love the presentation of this drink! I’ve never had a beer cocktail before but I do love craft beers and whiskey and Deschutes brewery. 🙂 I enjoy the Obsidian Stout, but my favorite for summertime is their Freshly Squeezed IPA. Have you had it? It’s so refreshing! I find it a perfectly balanced fruity IPA. My husband and I enjoyed Bend the Knee for the finale. We really enjoyed it. Maybe when we rewatch the finale we’ll try your drink. I love the pear on top! So beautiful! I really hope we don’t have to wait over a year for the finale season! We’re so looking forward to it. 🙂
OMG! So stoked to read your comment:) Wish he had another bottle of Bend the Knee, waiting for the next month’s release to grab a few more. We have had the Freshly Squeezed IPA, yes, agreed! If you get a chance to buy more Bend the Knee, it really makes for an awesome poaching liquid for fruit (we poached plums for the season premiere). I heard that the next season may not air until 2019…Too sad.
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
Wasn’t GOT great?!! I love this GOT inspired cocktail and I know I can find some great stouts around here to try it with 🙂
Yes it was, re-watching the season again this week:) When it is finally over, I may cry more than I cried about Dexter being over….Will need lots of beer to get us through this.
Marvellina | What To Cook Today says
OMG! I came here TOO late!! I’m a HUGE GOT fan too! I would have down that dragon glass cocktail while and after watching the show!!!! It broke my heart to see Viserion “died” and now belongs to the night king!! arrgghhhh!!! and now destroying the wall!!! I’m already having a GOT withdrawal!!!
I feel your pain Marvellina:) But we have all the repeats to watch for the time being…I watched the finale three times already, lol…
Marvellina | What To Cook Today says
Ha..ha…. I’m doing the same!!
We might be slightly obsessed:)
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
I’m SO excited for this cocktail because I actually have several bottles of Obsidian Stout in my fridge right now–I happened upon it when I was buying beer for my brownies a few weeks ago and was like OREGON beer! And bought it immediately. It was my first experience with Deschutes Brewery and it was SO GOOD! So chocolate-y! (Or was I imagining that since I was also tasting brownie batter?) Now I just need to buy pears and I’m all in on this recipe 🙂
I am so excited to hear that! It is a great stout, will be awesome in brownies and other desserts!