Up in the frozen northern tundra it may not be time for a springy sangria quite yet, but here at Bring a Snack we’re all about keeping you prepared. Think of it as training for the climate change apocalypse. Anyway, we hope that your weekends are soon sunny and warm, and you’re able to enjoy them with this quick, delicious, and manly white sangria.
BONUS CULTURAL LESSON: here in New Zealand you’ll often hear “as” appended to the end of an adjective to indicate extremity. “Sweet as” is the most common, but I’ve also heard “stupid as,” “fun as,” even “dangerous as,” which doesn’t have the same ring to it. Thus, “cheap as” white sangria. This officially ends your BONUS CULTURAL LESSON for today.
Ginger Simple Syrup:
250 ml water (about a cup)
250 g sugar
2 knobs grated ginger (a few tablespoon before grating, exactness not essential)
500 ml light rum
2.5 l dry white Chateau Cardboard (again, cheap as)
Lotsa diced fruit
Ginger simple syrup to taste – start with 250 ml
1. Heat water and sugar for ginger syrup over medium heat, add ginger and let cool.
2. Mix hooch (except blueberries and soda water) and chuck it in the fridge overnight so the fruit can make sexy time with the liquid. Hopefully minimal breeding will occur.
2. Pour hooch over ice and still-frozen blueberries.
3. Top off with soda water for taste bud excitement.
4. Consume far too much.
On the fruit: we used apples and apricots because we could pinch them from nearby trees (with permission!). Use whatever lighter-colored fruits you like, are cheap, and would taste good. For example: banana would be a mistake. Strawberries would be awesome. Juicy berries would make a darker sangria, but would taste good. Go crazy!