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Mark Sneddon is my husband. He is 24 years old and is a proud pet parent to our cat, Luna. He is originally from southern Idaho. He loves to go to comic conventions and loves to play video games. He is an amazing story teller and has an active imagination. He “DM’s” our weekly Dungeons and Dragons group. His favorite television series is Star Trek and likes to try to get me, his wife, to recreate things in the kitchen that he sees on screen.
While Mark was serving his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Indiana, he met a fellow missionary named Scott. Scott became Mark’s missionary companion shortly thereafter. There’s a Star Trek cookbook and Scott had one with him. He had a lot of time on his hands because it wasn’t the most productive area. For down time on “P-day” they would play with different recipes from episodes they were most familiar with and he credits these experiments to helping grow their friendship. He even made this recipe for his bachelor party since we don’t drink alcohol. Bloodwine is his go-to “mocktail.”
Another one where my mission companion and I had adjusted the recipe out of a Star Trek cookbook. It is a tasty thick drink that looks like the Bloodwine Klingon's drink on the show.
Should make 2 cups of Klingon Bloodwine
2 cups of Cranberry Juice (1 and 1/2 cups if you include club soda)
1 package of red gelatin (I like raspberry personally)
1/2 cup club soda (optional)
Follow the directions on the gelatin package as if you were making Jello. (That's where the water comes in). Meanwhile heat up the cranberry juice separately until it and the gelatin mix are both hot (so that you don't get small pieces of gelatin in your drink, add the cranberry cold to the mix if you want small pieces in the drink). Make sure the gelatin powder has been thoroughly mix and then add the cranberry juice to the gelatin. Add a 1/2 cup of club soda if you want it "Young". Place in the fridge to thicken, so that it's still a liquid but is closer to syrup in texture and viscosity.
Mark thinks this recipe is great. He says Klingon Bloodwine is a great party drink for those that can’t drink alcohol and that they won’t regret drinking it the next morning. He was actually wearing his Star Trek pajamas when I got the recipe from him. The memory of working on this beverage with his companion, Scott, brings him happiness.
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
G1: Groups/Social Customs
Place, Hillary, "Non-Alcoholic Klingon Bloodwine" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 363.
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