Cooking with Hot Nerd Girl: Klingon Blood Wine


Bottoms up!

Nothing says “party” like a large punch bowl full of fresh blood wine.

Blood Wine is the favorite alcoholic beverage of the Klingons, a race of warrior aliens from the planet Qo’noS.  Originally an enemy of the Federation, the Klingons have been allies for quite some time.  Just don’t ask them about how their foreheads went from being smooth to wrinkled…they don’t like to discuss it with outsiders.  Traditionally Klingon Blood Wine is about twice as potent as whiskey and can’t be tolerated by most humans.  Don’t worry, this recipe (from the Star Trek Cookbook) is pretty tame.  The base recipe is without alcohol but you just feel free to add as much vodka as you want.  I added some and it was delish.

You could go out a buy a bottle of Blood Wine (I got mine at the now defunct Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas) but why do that when you can make your own?


Yup, I’ve also got a bottle of Romulan Ale

So, without further ado, here is how you make Klingon Blood Wine according to Neelix:


Here’s the recipe excerpt from page 126 of the Star Trek Cookbook (sorry, they don’t use exact amounts for this recipe so just do it to taste):

“Klingon Bloodwine is exactly what it says it is: fermented blood and sugar.  To make an excellent re-creation of Klingon Bloodwine, you can use straight up “Just Cranberry” from Knudsen sweetened to your own taste with Welch’s pure dark grape juice.  If you want to lighten the color of the cranberry juice just a bit, use Welch’s white grape juice.  Want it to have some nice floating red corpuscles?  Run fresh or frozen cranberries or red raspberries through your blender (or chop them if you’re like me and you don’t want to have to clean your blender) and add them to your juice.  That makes it fresh and sweet, the way Worf drinks it.”

This is what happens when you drink too much of it

This is what happens when you drink too much of it

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  1. Erin Sheffield says:

    Beef up the volume!

  2. Kate says:

    You are hilarious.

  3. XiahouDun1225 says:

    The vodka was a nice touch. Nothing says Klingon like something that’ll knock you on your ass XD

    1. Ryan says:

      According to canon, bloodwine is twice as powerful as Earth whiskey, and second only to Romulan ale in strength of known alcoholic beverages in the galaxy. So, using 2 fifth bottles 200 proof Everclear and 2 gallons of strawberry wine with 4 cups crushed cranberries and 1/2 cup chunky Chinese, Scechzuan-style siracha for the spiciness she forgot to put in (it’s synonym in the show is “firewine”) mixed with 4 to 6 tablespoons drink salt and an even mix of one teaspoon greandine to one teaspoon strawberry syrup (blood, remember) would be a far better and moreaccurate in look, taste, and spirit to the original shows.

  4. Michael Clark says:

    looks good….too bad I’m allergic to raspberries

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