Weekend Pairing

“The Witcher”
+ a Hunter Cocktail

The Witcher on Netflix and a Hunter cocktail

Today, Netflix releases it's highly-anticipated fantasy show, The Witcher. If you've been a bit lost since Game of Thrones ended, this is for you. Based on the popular series of novels and a trilogy of even more popular video games, the show follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Played by Henry Cavill, he's a monster hunter who patrols the "Continent," a fantasy realm beleaguered with evil beings (both human and magical). Along the way, he collides with a powerful sorceress and a young princess fleeing her war-torn kingdom.

Critics are saying it could be the closest thing we get to a true Game of Thrones replacement, but I wonder how the streaming drop will affect a show like this. There was something about the anticipation that came with weekly airings that added to the GoT phenomenon, right? Like all Netflix shows, this will be released all at once and the binge watchers will devour it up and then all but forget about it in a few weeks. In any case, I'm looking forward to giving it a try—with a cocktail in hand.

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Hunter cocktail recipe from Difford's Guide

How about a stiff drink that's blood red and packs a punch? The aptly named Hunter makes for an easy sipping after-dinner cocktail. According to Difford's Guide, who has the recipe, it's got "a good slug of bourbon, sweetened by rich cherry." No more than two, please, or you might start seeing monsters yourself.

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