Just because the world is ending and there’s walkers everywhere that’s no excuse not to entertain in style. Lock the doors, turn out the lights and sip this Walker Blood Sangria. A little wine, a little pomegranate juice and you’ve got a party.
Welcome to Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead. Myself and Dionne of Try Anything Once joined forces to share our obsessive love of all things TWD. We’re hosting a week long event sharing recipes from our favourite TV Show, The Walking Dead.
This week is shaping up to be so much fun. We’ve been whipping up recipes inspired by The Walking Dead and having a blast doing it. There’s been lots of giggling going on when me and Dionne send each other notes and photos of what we’re making. I mean how can anyone not have fun while making recipes inspired by their favourite TV show.
I’ve been watching old episodes like crazy. I’m not sure if I told you this already, but I’ve seen all the seasons 15 times now. I watch it obsessively. One of the perks of working from home is I can have the TV playing in the background while I work. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s certainly an enjoyable thing!
I’m watching Season Two again right now. 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 fistfight over whether to leave Randall at the school, 18 Miles Out. 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. I mean when Glenn with the bat scenes, I can barely take it. I adore the character and want him to stick around for a long, long time. Pizza boy turned superhero, he’s a great character.
I think at this point everyone knows my favourite character is Daryl. I can’t help myself. There’s something about the redneck with a heart of gold that just sucks you right into the story. I did not expect to get this hooked on a TV show. I’ve never been this obsessed with a show before. I blame Daryl. Completely.
I know right. 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 drink with him for real. A girl has to dream. Big.
This drink is super easy to make. Perfect for a Walking Dead Party. Or a Halloween Party. Or just class it up a little and serve it for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This is one I make often. It’s very similar to my Pomegranate Punch.
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- 1 750 ml bottle of wine, I used Merlot
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup Cointreau or any orange liqueur (you can also substitute orange juice)
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 2 cups ice if desired, you can alway freeze wine cubes ahead of time
- 1 to 2 cups pomegranate arils
- 1 to 2 oranges sliced
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!
Cravings of a Lunatic and Try Anything Once are giving away One Complete Set of The Walking Dead DVD’s, Season 1 to 5! We’ve donated the prize ourselves. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada, must be 18 years of age to enter. Void where prohibited.
Good luck everyone. We can’t wait to convert more of you into The Walking Dead fanatics!
Thanks for entering! Good luck and stop back November 1, 2015 to find out who won!!
Have you see Dionne’s TWD Posts yet? Swing by to check those out below:
- Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead
- Carol’s Cookies
- Carl’s Chocolate Pudding
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Swing by my other Dead Eats Posts:
You can also find a complete list of all our recipes in my post How to Host a Killer Walking Dead Party. Thanks for joining us for this fun event.
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We’ll be hosting a second Dead Eats Event from February 8, 2016 to February 14, 2016. The mid-season premiere is on February 14, so it’s the perfect time to host another week long event. We’re looking forward to sharing more Walking Dead Inspired Recipes with you.
Disclaimer: This event is a fun theme week hosted by Kim and Dionne. It’s not sponsored or endorsed by The Walking Dead. Although if they see this feel free to “call us”. Also post may contains affiliate links. Thanks to everyone who helps to support this blog.
Keep tuning in for more Dead Eats! I have so many recipes to share with you over the next few days. This event is a total riot!