Toast the new season or shake up Sansa’s Lemon Cake Martinis while you binge watch seasons past in preparation! This Game of Thrones inspired cocktail is bright and lemony, sweet with just the right amount of vodka for a martini kick. Sweet lemon cream cheese frosting and crumbled pound cake make the perfect garnish.
Sooo….you guys…my GoT fans, are you there yet? You know, there. The binge watching of Game of Thrones before the big season premiere part of life.
Talk to me, how do you do it? Do you start at Season 1 or just flip through your favorites? You know my favorite way to get geared up for the super exciting, super hyped, can’t wait to see final season of Game of Thrones?
WITH A DRINK. (You’re shocked, I know.)
It’s pretty much guaranteed that some character you’ve grown incredibly attached to is going to die or if you’re rewatching you’ll have to relive the agony of the red wedding, and well, that deserves a little liquid courage my friend. Especially, if you are just watching the seasons and seeing Sansa’s transformation from whiny pre-teen to kick ass head of House Stark. This woman deserves like, a lot, of martinis.
What’s in Sansa’s Lemon Cake Martinis
If you’ve ever sipped on a delightfully sweet and tangy lemon drop martini and found the experience pleasurable – great news! – this is that but with a cake twist. I mean, come on, martinis and cake. You can stress snack about what’s going to happen next while you sip on this perfect little pick me up.
The martinis themselves are simple and traditional. A classic lemon drop amplified with Sansa Stark’s favorite sweet treat of lemon cakes as a garnish. When it comes to garnishing each glass of vodka infused sunshine you have a few choices.
Sansa’s Lemon Cake Garnish
Here’s what’s on offer:
- Crumble a slice or two of pound cake onto a flat plate. Rim the glass with lemon cream cheese frosting the dip into the crumbled pound cake
- Spread some of the cream cheese frosting over the pound cake. Cut a slice of the pound cake into rectangular pieces and skewer on a tooth pick so it will stick out of the glass.
- Cut a slice of the pound cake into a rectangle and spread the frosting on top. Spread some frosting on top of the martini glass to act like ‘glue’ and place the little lemon cake on top before pouring the drink.
Personally, my favorite is the skewered bites of cake because who can resist a drink that comes with snacks. The crumbled rim is the easiest presentation but you might end up with some booze soaked crumbs by the time you drain your glass.
Lemon Drop Martini
Bright and sweet, a touch acidic with that smooth martini punch – that’s a lemon drop martini. Traditionally the glass is rimmed with sugar and finished with a lemon twist garnish. Just a few simple ingredients is all you’ll need for this watch party cocktail.
- lemon vodka
- lemon juice – fresh is best, but you can use the bottled too
- simple syrup – equal parts sugar and water
Yep, that’s it! Sansa’s Lemon Cake Martinis are easy peasy, so you can spend more time thinking of fire and ice themed foods, setting up your surround sound for the ultimate experience, or decorating your centerpiece White Walker Dragon Cake. If you want to take down two wights with one piece of dragon glass, whip up these beautiful and Easy Lemon Cakes from The Gingered Whisk. You can serve the extras and use a few for your garnishes.
What else is a must have for your Game of Thrones themed party? Tell me in the comments!
Sansa's Lemon Cake Martinis
- 2 ounces lemon vodka
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup see notes
- 1 pound cake
- 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- lemon twist for garnish
- Prepare the garnish. In the bowl of a standing mixer or with a hand held mixer, beat the cream cheese until soft and creamy. Slowly incorporate the confectioners sugar, add the lemon zest and beat on medium speed until smooth.
Prepare the pound cake using 1 of the 3 options:
- Crumble a slice of pound cake onto a flat plate. Rim the glass with lemon cream cheese frosting then dip the rim into the crumbled pound cake
- Spread some of the cream cheese frosting over the pound cake. Cut a slice of the pound cake into rectangular pieces and skewer on a long tooth pick so it will stick out of the glass.
- Cut a slice of the pound cake into a rectangle and spread the frosting on top. Spread some frosting on top of the martini glass to act like 'glue' and place the little lemon cake on top before pouring the drink.
- Set the garnished drinks aside. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds. Pour into garnished glass and enjoy.
- To make the simple syrup, bring equal parts sugar and water to a simmer. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, turn off heat and let cool.