Milk of The Poppy

Milk of The Poppy is everywhere in Game of Thrones, from the Iron Isles to Asshai, but you won't need a Maester to enjoy mine!

The finished Poppy Seed Orgeat

The finished Poppy Seed Orgeat

Every time someone of wealth and means is seriously wounded on Game of Thrones we see them being given Milk of the Poppy, a powerful painkiller administered by Maesters in careful doses. We see it given to Bran after he falls from the tower and the subsequent "catspaw" attack, it's given to Arya when she's wounded in Bravos, Jaime refuses it when permitting Qyburn to work on his arm, and during the Battle of the Blackwater the women and children wait with fatal doses of it at the ready should the worst come to pass. Poppy milk is actually a real thing and I do my best to explain it in the video, but it's got nothing to do with what I'm making here. My version of Milk of the Poppy involves making a poppy orgeat from commonly available poppy seeds, from there a cocktail of cognac, curaçao and absinthe is produced. It's very tasty stuff and despite it's very milky appearance is totally milk free.

Poppy Seed Orgeat

  • 200 grams of Poppy Seed

  • 200 Grams of Sugar

  • 200 Grams of Water

  • Combine in blender and pulverize

  • Let sit one hour

  • If sugar not dissolved, transfer to pan and simmer til it is

  • Strain and bottle

Poppy seeds in blender

Poppy seeds in blender

Milk of the Poppy

  • .75 oz. -or- 22 ml. Poppy Orgeat

  • .5 oz. -or- 15 ml. Dry Curaçao

  • 2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Cognac

  • Rinse Glass in Absinthe

  • Shake over ice and double strain