The first time I heard about Game of Thrones was when the husband told me he was thinking of starting a binge watch. After listening to him tell a little about the story, I must say I was not very keen. I like fantasy and stories like harry potter or lord of the rings, but the extreme violence was not my cup of tea. I reluctantly agreed and as we finished the first episode, I had mixed emotions. While the violence was extreme to say the least, the story and the cinematography floored me. I got hooked.
What followed was the craziest binge watching I ever did. It was an emotional roller coaster of excitement, fear, amazement and happiness that I am watching some of the best storytelling that I ever came across in my life. From being nauseated at the violence to chuckling at Tyrion Lannister’s sharp wit to bawling my eyes out while babbling over the phone to the husband that they killed Jon Snow, we enjoyed every single episode. We ended up finishing all the seasons within a week and waiting for this year’s new season like crazy drug addicts.
I remember telling my brother and the husband that If anything happens to Jon snow or Tyrion Lannister – I will not be able to watch the show anymore. It is too much of emotional ups and downs for me.
My sister and brother in law came over to our place last month and we insisted them to watch the show. They were reluctant for the same reasons like us but they got around to finally taking the leap and now I find them posting about GoT on their social media.
I was in the Mexican grocery store and found this bright pink colored dragon fruit. I had always wanted to try out this exotic pink fruit and I thought why not. The name dragon fruit fascinated me as it reminded me of Khaleesi aka Daenerys Lannister, the mother of dragons.
To be honest, the fruit does look like a dragon egg. I thought I should make some recipe with this fruit. The best way to enjoy this would be while watching Game of Thrones – So in the honor of one of my favorite shows ever, I present you Dragon fruit martini.
- 4 oz / 120 ml Premium Vodka
- 1 Dragon fruit (medium size)
- 1 oz / 30 ml Caramel syrup
- 4-6 Mint leaves
- Crushed Ice
- 1 lemon
- Tonic water
Prep time 15 min
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- Remove the scales and peel the thin outer skin on the fruit.
- Cut it into small pieces.
- To a cocktail shaker add the pulp and mash it along with the mint leaves using a muddler.
- Add the vodka, syrup, ice, squeeze the lemon juice and shake well.
- Use a strainer to pour the mixture into the glasses.
- Top it off with tonic water.
- Garnish with some mint leaves.
- I used grey goose vodka, but you can use any dragon fruit infused vodka if you prefer it.
- I used a fine strainer so I can filter out the small seeds of the fruit.
- You could use either tonic water or sparkling water as per your taste.
- For the bright pink color of martini, use more of the pink skin and less of the white pulp of the fruit.
- Use a muddler to mash the fruit. Do not use a blender or a food processor.
Hope you enjoy this martini !
Do let me know the name of your favorite character from Game of Thrones
My favorite is – Tyrion Lannister 🙂
Happy Friday everyone !