Empyrean Series Inspired Drinks (Dragons Edition)

Empyrean Series Inspired Drinks (Dragons Edition)

We’re all reading Fourth Wing and Iron Flame on repeat. And we’ve become obsessed with the Empyrean Series, which is why I propose that we all host books clubs and parties with Fourth Wing and Iron Flame drinks.

You might be wondering why I haven’t been as active here this past couple of weeks. Well, I’ve been experimenting with recipes for Empyrean Series inspired drinks. I created a set of mocktails that represent each dragon color and a set of cocktails that I’m working on for our riders only members.

All mocktails below could potentially be adapted to be made alcoholic. I will continue to create new elixirs as we go along.

So far, I created a black cocktail for Tairn which I cutely called Tairn’s Twilight Dragonade. It’s a black lemonade which is perfect for any party. You can add your own alcohol to it if you prefer. Then I made a twist of the original blue lagoon to create Sgaeyl’s Azure Dragoon. It’s the perfect blue mocktail that everyone who tried it loved!

I’m still working on Andarna the teenager mocktail, but I did manage to create an epic Golden Andarna drink. Andarna’s Golden Gleam Mocktail is based on cider with edible gold. It looks so pretty, and the resulting drink is just as bubbly as Andarna’s personality.

For the red dragon, I picked Deigh, of course because we do need to raise a glass to the fallen (we miss you, Liam). Deigh’s Crimson Quencher is a combo of kombucha with orange and cranberry juice. Green means Feirge, which is my own take on a healthier cucumber mojito. I called this one Feirge Green Wiseito because green dragons are wise + mojito.

It was difficult to pick a brown, as I had some serious contenders like Chradh and Aimsir. In the end I decided to go for Ridoc’s Aotrom. Do you remember in Iron Flame he says he is the God of land navigation? Because of it, I combined Aotrom’s brown color with Ridoc’s awesome navigational abilities and created a mocktail called Aotrom’s Terran Nectar. The resulting mocktail is indeed brown in color thanks to the pear spice.

Orange dragons are the most unstable and let’s face it, most of them are our enemies. I do have a lot of suspicion going on when it comes to Brennan and, sorry to say, Imogen too since she is also bonded to an orange. I did pick Marbh this time though, because Brennan, no matter what, seems to love Violet to want to mend her all the time. Marbh’s Citrus Blaze is based on a herbal syrup I use all the time for many mocktails. Given Brennan’s affinity for poisons and elixirs, I thought making your own herb syrup for the cocktail hits the right spot.

Tairn’s Twilight Dragonade

Tairn's Twilight Dragonade

Ingredients:

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2-3 lemons
  • 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Water
  • Black food colouring (4-5 drops, or as needed to achieve desired colour)
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar (optional, for adjusting sweetness)
  • Lemon slices or blueberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Lemonade Base:
    • Squeeze the juice from 2-3 lemons, ensuring you remove any seeds.
    • In a pitcher, mix the fresh lemon juice with water to dilute. The typical ratio is about 1 part lemon juice to 3 parts water, but you can adjust this to your taste preference.
  2. Sweeten the Lemonade:
    • Add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup to the lemonade mixture. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add some sugar at this point as well. Stir well until the maple syrup (and sugar, if used) is fully dissolved.
  3. Add Black Food Colouring:
    • In a separate small bowl or cup, mix about 4-5 drops of black food colouring with a small amount of water to create a black liquid. Adjust the amount of food colouring based on how intense you want the colour to be.
    • Combine this black liquid with the lemonade base and stir thoroughly until the lemonade turns black.
  4. Serve:
    • Fill glasses with ice cubes to the top.
    • Pour the black lemonade over the ice cubes, filling each glass.
    • Garnish with lemon slices or blueberries for a contrast in colour and added flavour.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing, unique twist on traditional lemonade.

Sgaeyl’s Azure Dragoon

Sgaeyl's Azure Dragoon

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon, sliced for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons Blue Curacao Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • 12 ounces Sparkling Water, Club Soda, or Sprite (chilled)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glass:
    • Fill a tall glass or a highball glass with ice cubes to keep your drink chilled.
  2. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In the glass over the ice, add 3 tablespoons of blue Curacao syrup. This will give your cocktail its signature Sgaeyl blue colour.
    • Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice to introduce a citrusy tang to the cocktail, balancing the sweetness of the syrup.
  3. Add the Fizz:
    • Gently pour 12 ounces of chilled sparkling water, club soda, or Sprite over the syrup and juice mixture. The choice between these options depends on your preference for sweetness and fizziness. Sparkling water will give a more subtle taste, club soda a more fizzy texture, and Sprite a sweeter flavour.
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the drink with a slice or two of lemon on the rim of the glass or floating on top. The lemon slices add a fresh visual appeal and a hint of lemony aroma to the cocktail.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Stir the cocktail gently before drinking to mix the blue Curacao syrup with the sparkling liquid, creating a mesmerizing Sgaeyl blue hue throughout the drink.

Andarna’s Golden Gleam Mocktail

Andarna's Golden Gleam Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Lime Wedges (for rimming the glasses and garnish)
  • Edible Gold Glitter (for rimming the glasses)
  • Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cider (chilled)
  • Splash of Orange Juice (adjust to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glasses:
    • Take a small plate and spread edible gold glitter on it.
    • Rub a lime wedge around the rim of each glass to moisten it.
    • Dip the rim of the glasses into the gold glitter to coat the edges, creating a shimmering effect that mirrors the golden scales of Andarna.
  2. Assemble the Mocktail:
    • Fill the glasses with ice cubes to keep the drink chilled.
    • Pour a splash of orange juice into each glass, according to your taste preference. The orange juice adds a tangy depth.
  3. Add the Sparkle:
    • Top up each glass with chilled sparkling cider, adding a festive bubbly effect that captures the lively spirit of Andarna.
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with a lime wedge on the rim or inside the glass for a final touch of freshness.
    • Serve Andarna’s Golden Gleam immediately, allowing your guests to marvel at the golden effervescence that pays homage to the mythical gold dragon.

Deigh’s Crimson Quencher

Deigh's Crimson Quencher

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz Kombucha
  • 1 cup Cranberry Juice (unsweetened or sweetened)
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnishes:
    • 4 Slices from 1 Mandarin Orange
    • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries
    • 4 Sprigs of Rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Glasses:
    • Arrange 4 – 8 oz glasses. These will serve as the vessels for your elixir, representing the four cardinal points of dragon lore.
  2. Layer the Flavours:
    • Pour the kombucha evenly into the glasses, filling each about halfway.
    • Gently top the kombucha with cranberry juice, allowing the colours to blend slightly while maintaining distinct layers.
    • Finish with a layer of orange juice, adding a citrusy brightness that complements the depth of the kombucha and cranberry juice.
  3. Adjust the Sweetness:
    • If desired, add a touch of maple syrup to each glass, stirring gently to sweeten the elixir. This step is optional and can be adjusted according to taste.
  4. Add Ice and Garnishes:
    • Place ice cubes in each glass to chill the elixir, symbolising the icy peaks of Deigh’s mountainous lair.
    • Divide the mandarin orange slices, fresh cranberries, and rosemary sprigs among the glasses, creating a garnish that reflects the vibrant colours and textures of a dragon’s treasure trove.
  5. Serve Immediately:
    • Present Deigh’s Crimson Kombucha Quencher promptly, ensuring the effervescence and fresh flavours are at their peak for an invigorating drinking experience.

Feirge Green Wiseito

Feirge Green Wiseito

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium-Sized Cucumber (with skin for extra color and nutrition)
  • Cold, Filtered Water (as needed for blending)
  • Juice of 1 Lime (add zest for extra flavour)
  • A handful of Fresh Spearmint Leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons Agave Syrup (adjust to taste, can be replaced with maple syrup or honey)
  • Sparkling Mineral Water (for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Cucumber:
    • Wash the cucumber thoroughly. You can choose to peel it or keep the skin on for an extra vibrant green color and added nutrition.
  2. Blend the Base:
    • Chop the cucumber into smaller pieces and add them to a blender.
    • Pour in a small amount of cold, filtered water to help blend the cucumber into a smooth mixture.
    • Squeeze in the juice of one lime, and if desired, add some lime zest for an intensified lime flavour.
    • Add a handful of fresh spearmint leaves to the blender, ensuring they are washed and patted dry.
    • Pour in the agave syrup, adjusting the amount according to your desired sweetness level.
  3. Blend Until Smooth:
    • Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and even consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more water to adjust the texture.
  4. Strain the Mixture (Optional):
    • For a smoother mocktail, strain the blended mixture using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any pulp or leafy bits.
  5. Assemble the Drink:
    • Fill glasses halfway with ice cubes.
    • Pour the strained cucumber-mint-lime mixture over the ice, filling the glasses about three-quarters full.
    • Top each glass with sparkling mineral water, adding a refreshing effervescence to the mocktail.
  6. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish each glass with a slice of cucumber, a sprig of mint, or a lime wedge to enhance the visual appeal and add a fresh aroma.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing taste.

Aotrom’s Terran Nectar

Aotrom's Terran Nectar

Ingredients:

For the Pear Syrup:

  • 3 Ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • ⅓ Cup Apple Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Mulling Spices (or a mix of 5 whole cloves, 3 star anise, and ½ teaspoon orange peel)
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ to ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup (adjust sweetness to taste)

For the Mocktails:

  • 24–28 Ounces Chilled Ginger Ale
  • Garnishes:
    • Brown Sugar (to coat rims of glasses, optional)
    • Fresh Thyme, Sage, or Rosemary (for an earthy aroma and decoration)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pear Syrup:
    • Blend the peeled, sliced pears with apple juice until smooth.
    • In a small pot, combine the pear puree, mulling spices, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, and vanilla extract. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium-low heat.
    • Remove from heat, stir in maple syrup, and let cool. Once cooled, strain the mixture to remove solids and store the syrup in a sealed jar in the fridge.
  2. Prepare the Mocktail Glasses:
    • Place sugar on a large plate. Wet the rim of each glass with some remaining apple juice, then dip in sugar to coat.
  3. Assemble the Mocktails:
    • To each glass, add ¼ cup of the chilled pear syrup.
    • Top with 5 to 6 ounces of chilled ginger ale, creating a bubbly, effervescent effect reminiscent of the Aotrom brown dragon’s power.
    • Stir gently, then add ice if desired.
    • Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme, sage, or rosemary.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the mocktails immediately, offering a toast to the majestic Aotrom with each earth-toned, flavorful sip.

Marbh’s Citrus Blaze

Marbh's Citrus Blaze

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Freshly Grated Ginger
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • Ice Cubes, plus more for shaking
  • 2 Cups Orange Juice
  • 2 Cups Ginger Ale

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Thyme Syrup:
    • In a small pan, combine water, maple syrup, rosemary and thyme sprigs, and ground cinnamon.
    • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and let it steep for a few minutes.
    • Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before straining to remove the herb sprigs.
  2. Mix the Cocktail:
    • Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar halfway with ice cubes.
    • Strain the cooled herb syrup into the shaker, add freshly grated ginger and lemon juice.
    • Shake well for about 10-15 seconds to combine all the flavors.
  3. Assemble the Drink:
    • Divide ice cubes between serving cups.
    • Strain the mixture over the ice in each cup.
    • Top up each cup with equal parts orange juice and ginger ale, creating a vibrant and refreshing mix that embodies the energy of Marbh.
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or thyme, a slice of orange, or a twist of lemon to enhance the visual appeal and add a fresh aroma.
    • Enjoy Marbh’s Citrus Blaze, a cocktail that combines the warmth of spices with the zest of citrus, reflecting the dynamic spirit of the orange dragon.

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