This Walker Blood Sangria is perfect for your next TWD viewing party, or to serve on Halloween!
To tell the truth, I'm totally in love with this walker blood sangria!
Just because the world is ending and there are walkers everywhere doesn't mean you can't entertain in style. Am I right?
Lock the doors, turn out the lights and sip this fun sangria. A little wine, a little pomegranate juice and you've got a party!
Honestly, I've been watching old episodes like crazy. One of the perks of working from home is I can actually have the TV playing in the background while I work.
I'm on season two, yet again. The one where Rick and Shane fight.
Wait? They fight in every episode, don't they?
Okay, let's clarify. It's the one where they get in a fight, again, over whether to leave Randall at the school. I think this is the episode where I realized how much foreshadowing goes on in the show.
The scene where Shane sees himself in the window gets me every time. You know what's coming down the road. Which worries me for future episodes.
Everyone knows my favourite character is Daryl. There's something about the redneck with a heart of gold that just sucks you right into the story.
Seriously, I did not expect to get this hooked on a TV show. Honestly, I blame Daryl.
If you're going to have a cocktail, you're going to share it with Daryl. I know I would. And did. Or least I did in my head.
One day maybe I'll share a walker blood sangria with him for real. A girl has to dream.
- Wine - I used Merlot for this recipe. You can, in fact, use any red wine. Just look for something that has s a rich, vibrant colour, as well as great flavour.
- Juice - Use pomegranate juice for this. Again, try to use a brand that is a vibrant red. Personally, I love POM Wonderful brand.
- Liqueur - For this recipe, I used Cointreau which is an orange liqueur. Any orange liqueur will do.
- Sparkling Water - This just gives it a nice bubbly effect. You could substitute any clear soda instead if you prefer. 7-Up or Sprite would also work.
- Ice - Add ice right before serving so you don't water down the drink. If serving in shot glasses omit the ice. If you want to get really creative you could use skeleton shaped molds or freeze pomegranate juice instead of water.
- Pomegranate Arils - These are optional, use them if serving this in a pitcher. It just looks nice. But obviously be careful so no one chokes on an aril and becomes a zombie.
- Oranges - Again, these are purely decorative if serving in a pitcher. Slice them thinly and toss them in with the ice and arils.
How to Make Walker Blood Sangria:
Just to clarify, I like to let mine sit in the fridge overnight after I make it. That said, if you are in a rush then give it at least 15 minutes. Honestly, a couple of hours is the preferred amount of time so the flavours have time to meld.
- First, pour the wine into a pitcher then add the pomegranate juice and Cointreau. Give it a stir.
- Next, chill the sangria in the refrigerator to let the flavours meld overnight, if possible. Again, you can rush it but the sweet spot is actually 2 to 4 hours so the flavour really develops nicely.
- Then, remove from the fridge and add the sparkling water and ice as well. Stir well so everything mixes nicely.
- Lastly, serve for your TWD party or as a halloween sangria! You can serve it in shot glasses, a punch bowl or a pitcher.
- Now, if you're serving this drink for a holiday I suggest adding pomegranate arils and sliced oranges for added decoration.
How to Decorate Rims:
- Option 1: Pour some water, lemon juice, lime juice, corn syrup or honey into a wide mouth bowl. Then, dump some coloured sugar on a small plate. Dunk the shot glass rims in the liquid, then quickly dunk it in the sugar and spin it so it coats the rim evenly.
- Option 2: Use a sponge, popsicle stick or toothpick to apply corn syrup or honey to the shot glass rims. Pour sugar onto another small plate and dunk the shot glass rims into the sugar, spinning them so the sugar coats the rim evenly.
How to Store Leftover Sangria:
You can store leftover sangria in an airtight container or bottle in the refrigerator for a couple of days. The key is making sure it's sealed and there is as little oxygen exposure as possible.
If you added fresh fruit to your sangria it will spoil faster. Try to use up sangria with fruit inside of it within a day.
You can also pour leftover sangria into ice cube molds and freeze it for later. This is a great way to reduce waste and you'll have tasty ice cubes for future cocktails.
Tips and Suggestions:
If you want to make your TWD or halloween cocktails extra spooky you can add things like plastic spiders. Just glue them to the outside of the shot glasses with a hot glue gun.
Another option is to make creepy ice cubes to add to the this spooky sangria. Ice molds come in all kinds of fun designs nowadays. Get a skull ice cube mold and get creative!
While this cocktail is for grown-ups, you can also make a non-alcoholic version for kids. Just omit the alcohol and add club soda instead.
Walker Blood Sangria Disclaimer:
- First of all, this event is a fun theme week hosted by myself and a friend.
- Secondly, it’s not sponsored or endorsed by TWD.
- Although if they see this feel free to “call us”.
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Walker Blood Sangria
Remember to allow your Sangria to rest for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, before serving!
- Pour the Merlot in a pitcher, add the pomegranate juice and the Cointreau, stir well.
- Put the mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Remove the mixture from the fridge and add the sparkling water. Stir well. Add ice if desired.
- If serving for a holiday that isn't Halloween or Walking Dead related I would add some pomegranate arils and sliced oranges for garnish.
- Serve with a big old Sangria loving smile!
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