You may know the two stars of House of the Dragon—Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke—better by the names of their fictional characters, Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.
The HBO series, of course, is a huge hit. The premiere episode was viewed by nearly 10 million people, becoming HBO's biggest series premiere ever. D'Arcy and Cooke play high-powered women, lifelong friends, and fiercely headstrong comrades on the show. Their chemistry and magnetic portrayals of their complex characters have charmed legions of fans. But off the screen? They're just like us! They enjoy a refreshing cocktail during their downtime too. In a clip of an interview between the two stars, which premiered after House of the Dragon Episode Eight,Cooke asked D'Arcy for their drink of choice. D'Arcy's reply had the Internet swooning. Cooke asked D'Arcy for their drink of choice. D'Arcy's reply had the Internet swooning.
D'Arcy's favorite drink is a Negroni Sbagliato (with Prosecco in it!), which is not that surprising or strange of a drink option, sure. But the way they said it was so smooth and intriguing that it has us wondering: should D'Arcy be the next James Bond? Negroni, shaken not stirred? Anyone? Either way, Cooke and D'Arcy's discussion of their favorite drinks quickly went viral on social media. The short clip became a refrain that buzzed around fans' lips like a catchy pop song. Fans of the show (and even those who haven't seen House of the Dragon) have taken to the internet to share how D'Arcy's drink order made them feel and, boy, did it evoke some strong feelings. Here are some of our favourite fan reactions.
The bartender while you order your Negroni sbagliato with Prosecco in it pic.twitter.com/YUoV4etfXU
— gabrielle korn (@Gabrielle_Korn) October 9, 2022
i know im gay because i cannot escape the phrase negroni sbagliato with Prosecco in it
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) October 9, 2022
Alicent leans close to Rhaenyra.
There’s silence— no words big enough to fill the chasm of pain formed between the once friends.
Alicent turns away, but then she hears it, the words she’s been waiting for, barely audible…
A Negroni… sbagliato… with Prosecco in it. 🥃 pic.twitter.com/XKtM9YUO0O
— Ashly Perez 🤙🏽 (@itsashlyperez) October 10, 2022
wonder how many bartenders have had to make negroni sbagliato’s with prosecco in it this week
— ethan (@CrankGameplays) October 9, 2022
bartenders at gay clubs when they have to make the 180th negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it pic.twitter.com/8IcPPSfliO
— pauli (@prettyanddpunkk) October 10, 2022
“a Negroni … sbagliato … with Prosecco in it” playing in a constant loop in my head the last 24 hours
— Clara (@colormeloverly) October 9, 2022
This article was first published on Esquire.