The rogue modern coffee cup that somehow made its way into the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” was not from Starbucks, as many fans initially speculated, according to HBO.
The disposable cup, which showed up in the final cut of a scene in the fourth episode of the eighth and final season of the popular medieval fantasy show on HBO, was from a different “establishment,” the cable network told The Post Tuesday.
Specifically, the cup seen ‘round the world originally came from a local coffee shop in the town of Banbridge in Northern Ireland, near where the scene was filmed, Hauke Richter, the show’s art director for the past five seasons, told TMZ.
Fans went into an online frenzy spotting the out-of-place cup, which made its surprise on-screen debut next to “Mother of Dragons” Daenerys Targaryen on a table amid medieval-style goblets.
Assuming it was one of the cups from the coffee conglomerate, viewers quipped on social media that Starbucks baristas would have trouble writing Daenerys’ lengthy title on the cup.
Starbucks itself also used the opportunity to push its newly released “dragon drink” — a pink concoction made with dragonfruit and coconut milk.
“TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink,” Starbucks tweeted Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday, the coffee giant further promoted the new pink drink, tweeting: “Dragonfruit and coconutmilk” with a heart emoji, along with “Introducing a match made in paradise. #DragonDrink.”
A Starbucks rep did not immediately return a request for comment on whether the timing of the new beverage was a coincidence.
Ultimately, HBO used digital editing to remove the cup from the episode, a rep said.
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