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Tofu Tuesday: Sangria

One of my “To Do” activities this spring was to make white sangria. I first tried it this year at Urbis Design Day and thought it was a lighter, refreshing version of red sangria (which I also love). We had a few friends over in the weekend so I made both red and white. The white was yummy, but the red was even better.

I’ve grown out of love with white wine over the last year or so and while I don’t like chardonnay, I picked it because it’s less acidic to me than the other whites.

Thanks Mum for this cool blue drink set for my early birthday present! I’ve put it to good use already.

I made a simple sugar syrup with 2 cups of sugar dissolved in 2 cups of water. Boiled for 5 minutes (stirring occasionally just for fun) and then cooled and stored in a glass bottle. I used fresh strawberries (sliced) and canned fruit salad with additional canned mixed berries for the red sangria.

Tofu the bunny gets the green strawberry hats.

White Sangria

Soak about a cup of fruit mixture in: 1/2 cup Cointreau, 1/4 cup gin and 2 tablespoons sugar. Minimum 1 hour. Then add 1/3 cup sugar syrup1 bottle chilled chardonnay and top with ice and lime soda. Squeeze fresh lemon and add lemon slices as garnish.

A few red sangria recipes that I looked at used ginger ale, so I boosted this with a little of the Hakanoa Hand-made Ginger Syrup that I picked up the other weekend at Grey Lynn Farmers markets. This was a really delicious.

Red Sangria

Soak about a cup of fruit mixture in: 1/2 cup Cointreau, 1/4 cup gin and 2 tablespoons sugar. . Minimum 1 hour. Then add 1/4 cup sugar syrup, 1/2 a bottle merlot and top with ice, ginger syrup, ginger ale and orange juice. Squeeze fresh lemon and add lemon slices as garnish.

Do not feed to rabbits.

7 Comments

  1. They both look good, never made sangria with gin or Cointreau, I always use rum, and cinnamon :-). Tofu is a great prop :-).

    i have a honey giveaway on my blog, if you like to win some :-).

    Ciao
    Alessandra

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      I think rum and cinnamon would go great with my ginger based red sangria.

      Thanks for the heads up Alessandra, but I already got some free honey last month from J.Friend so I’ll pass. Don’t want to be greedy!

  2. Yum! Oh I didn’t know there was white sangria too, but I certainly enjoyed red sangria while travelling through Spain last year. Mmmm… poor Tofu, I am sure he would love some too.

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