Dragonstone Affogato – Spiked with Bourbon-Saffron Tea #gameofthrones
Dragonstone Affogato – Spiked with Bourbon-Saffron Tea: This ‘Game of Throne’ inspired dessert is a delicious symphony of different flavor sensation in every bite. It takes you from this sweet warm flavor from saffron-bourbon to a cooling calm sensation with a hint of vanilla from the ice-cream. It’s not what conquering the 7 kingdoms would feel like but it’s definitely close.
I’m so ready with my ‘Dragonstone Affogato – Spiked with Bourbon-Saffron Tea’ for the new Game of Thrones Season 7 to start this Sunday. So, calling all my Game of Thrones fan, as I’m not sure if winter is coming in the next few months but ‘Jon Snow’ is definitely going to be here this Sunday 😉
Now, I wasn’t a GOT fan (game of thrones as it’s called), but after a recap of the first season with my girlfriends, I was totally hooked…hooked to an extent that we could literally spend hours discussing the tactics of the getting the seven kingdoms (as if anyone of us is going to conquer it). And with this particular series, it’s either you are a die-hard fan or none at all – there is absolutely no in between. If you’ve watched all the seasons, you know by now that the theme in most of them is Dark, dark characters, costumes, sets to absolutely dark-gory fights. The revenge is meaner than ever and love…oh the poor characters in love are in turmoil. There are many shades of characters to choose from, be it sweet, evil, absolutely crude to devastatingly in love and yes, there’s, of course, dragons and their mother ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ who’s the center of everyone’s eyes and the show is absolutely commanded by her.
This season is also filled with dragons, battles, glory, ghosts and a place called ‘Dragonstone’ where it all began and leads to finally. Dragonstone is a castle on an isolated volcanic island (lots of history though if you’ve watched all the seasons) and it is absolutely barren except for fishes in the sea. So, to watch this season with my friends, I thought of creating this ‘Dragonstone Affogato – Spiked with Bourbon-Saffron Tea’ recipe which actually resembles the dark colors of the island and since in all that excitement of the episode, we needed something potent to calm our girly nerves….so comes the bourbon and saffron 🙂 Now, this recipe comes together in mere 15 minutes and the only cooking you need to do is make the tea – that it. Once, the tea is made, all you have to do is scoop some ice-cream in the serving bowl, pour some cold bourbon-saffron tea and top with chocolate syrup. That it, seriously simple but absolutely addicting!! It’s a perfect dessert for any of your party or a simple last minute add-on to any planned meal. The color of the bourbon-saffron tea is absolutely gorgeous and a delicious mix of flavor n fragrance. The sweet-smokey flavor from the bourbon is the perfect combination with the fragrant saffron.
So go ahead and make this recipe to watch ‘game of throne’ with your friends or even if it’s just you. With all that charged up drama and anticipation we’ve had for so long, this is a perfect treat and consolation when anything bad happens on screen. You can even try some of these recipes from my blogger friends: