In dead to meChristina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are bound by grief, friendship, and copious amounts of wine.
A bottle of Karen’s red, white or orange, poured to the brim after a support group or murder by means of a wooden duck, have become characters of their own in Liz Feldman’s Emmy-nominated series about bereavement. and the healing powers of female friendship. To toast the third and final season (which is streaming now on Netflix), EW reached out to the cast to round up the latest. dead to me drinking guide.
Below, Feldman and company. share their favorite drinks, be it teas, cocktails or mocktails, wine, carbonated water, etc., and how they would relax with their drink of choice after a long day at the office or in the woods, spent disposing of a dead body after involuntary manslaughter. (Disclaimer: The showrunner and actors included in this guide have never committed murder. neither disposed of a corpse in the woods.)
Liz Feldman (creator)
Charley Gallay/Getty Images Liz Feldman
Masterson’s Straight Rye Whiskey: “After an accidental homicide, I’ll probably pour myself some Masterson’s Rye. I usually like bourbon, but Masterson’s Rye is really good and will take away that tension. [I’d unwind] drinking it all.”
Christina Applegate (Jen Harding)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix Christina Applegate as Jen in ‘Dead to Me’
chai latte david rio
Linda Cardellini (Judy Hale)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix Linda Cardellini as Judy in ‘Dead to Me’
fresh mint mojito
James Marsden (Steve/Ben Wood)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix James Marsden as Ben/Steve in ‘Dead to Me’
Ginger tea with lemon and a drop of honey: “If I need to feel comfortable and relax my brain, that’s what I’ll do. [after] a long day of emotional crying and running what I call the dead to me emotional range. I’d just sit on the couch and watch NFL Network, just get distracted by ESPN highlights on ESPN.”
Diana Maria Riva (Detective Perez)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix Diana María Riva as Detective Ana Pérez in ‘Dead to Me’
Casa Del Sol Blanco Tequila with Pellegrino and freshly squeezed mandarin orange on ice (also known as “Margariva“): “Sitting outside in my backyard around the fire under the night sky with this cocktail is the most wonderful way to end a busy day (or a day of chasing two crazy moms around town).”
Brandon Scott (Nick)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix Brandon Scott as Nick Prager in ‘Dead to Me’
Japanese Whiskeys (or Two Men): “After a particularly long day at work, I’m pouring myself a Japanese whiskey like Hibiki or Yamazaki to smooth things out. After an unintentional murder, I’m probably going crazy on a whole bottle of Two Men to understand myself.”
Suzy Nakamura (Karen)
Netflix Suzy Nakamura as Karen in ‘Dead to Me’
Trader Joe’s Shell House sparkling hard seltzer: “I used to love a glass of something with dinner in front of the TV, but I don’t enjoy beer or wine the way I used to anymore. I found fizzy drinks to be the perfect alternative. It’s bubbly, it’s flavored, and it’s boozy, yumz” .
Natalia Morales (Michelle)
Saeed Adyani/Netflix Natalie Morales as Michelle in ‘Dead to Me’
Martini with Tito’s vodka, without vermouth: “I’m not a big drinker, but I’m a good bartender (in real life and on TV), so at the end of a long and possibly murderous day, I like to kick back with something easy that quickly does the trick.” . No vermouth, very cold, very dirty, with Castelvetrano olives… and Prosecco. (He was only kidding about the Prosecco part, but he had to!)”
Max Jenkins (Christopher)
Netflix Max Jenkins as Christopher in ‘Dead to Me’
Indigenous Canteen Orange Moscato “Mosca”: “This fuzzy peach juice is so wet it would cause Karen to let out a sonic scream that would trigger a tidal wave in the Laguna area, killing three cooped up Republican bodyboarders. ‘Please enjoy my yeast punch’ he whispered.”
The three seasons of dead to me are streaming on Netflix.
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