HBO is hosting its 10th annual Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on January 13-14 to ply the stars of its hit shows, plus all of the Golden Globes nominees who deign to show up, with gifts, services and booze. Basil Hayden's Bourbon, one of the event's sponsors, asked hot L.A. mixologist Joel Black (Black Lab Ventures, The Three Clubs, Doheny, Les Deux) to create exclusive signature cocktails for the event inspired by HBO's GG-nominated series, miniseries and films. (Basil Hayden's is made using twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, a family recipe that dates back to 1796.) See what he came up with, plus a recipe, after the jump.
Nucky's Weakness -- Inspired by "Boardwalk Empire" (Bourbon with lemon juice, basil, honey syrup)
Fire & Ice -- Inspired by "Game of Thrones"
Sookie's Virtue -- Inspired by "True Blood" (Bourbon with grapes, raspberries, lemon juice and floral tea syrup)
Mildred's Peach Pie -- Inspired by "Mildred Pierce" (Bourbon with fresh peaches, peach bitters, lemon juice, cinnamon and honey syrup)
Power Play -- Inspired by "Too Big to Fail" (Bourbon with lemon juice,
simple syrup, vanilla and root beer
Black kindly shared his recipe for the Fire & Ice with us, since "Game of Thrones" is our favorite on that list.
Fire & Ice cocktail
From: Joel Black
Makes: 1 drink
1½ parts Basil Hayden's bourbon
¾ parts fresh lime juice
1 slice jalapeno
1 part pomegranate juice
½ part simple syrup
Splash of soda water
1. Muddle lime juice, jalapeno, pomegranate juice and simple syrup in a mixing tin.
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2. Add bourbon and shake lightly for five seconds.
3. Strain into a Collins glass, add ice and top with soda water.
4. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.
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