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August 6, 2021

The Best & Easiest Mason Jar Sangria

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Mason jar sangria with red wine and fresh fruit

MASON JAR SANGRIA

There are so many things to love about mason jar sangria. The rich taste of red wine, ripe fresh fruit and it’s easy on the go method. There’s nothing you and your guests won’t love about this recipe.

Whether you are making sangria in a large batch for an upcoming celebration, or are looking for a more personalized recipe served in mason jars, sangria is a fantastic make-ahead and ready to serve cocktail.

This red sangria recipe is a great option if you like to experiment with different fresh fruits and sweetener blends. It’s difficult to get this easy sangria recipe wrong. While we’re sharing the exact recipe combinations we used, feel free to adjust based on your flavor preferences.

Two empty mason jars filled with fresh fruit for mason jar sangria

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SANGRIA AT HOME?

There are two ways we love to make sangria at home: in large batches in a pitcher for large parties like 4th of July or mason jar sangria for smaller gathers, camping cocktails on the go, and more.

Glass mason jars are great containers for sangria because they have a wide mouth, they’re easily transportable and it’s easy to add fruit! Also, they’re made of thick glass that can withstand pressure and keep your drink colder longer.

SHOP MASON JAR SANGRIA ESSENTIALS

One empty mason jar filled with fresh fruit.

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR MASON JAR SANGRIA

  • WINE – we love red wine sangira most, but you can also use your favorite white wine or even rose.
  • FRUIT – fresh fruits such as grapes, pears, apples and not only really help sangria taste alive, but they also add a confetti of great colors to this easy cocktail. I like to squueze an orange, lemon and/or lime into the recipe to add natural sweetness.
  • JUICE (optional)– If you’d like to add additional natural sweetner, we like to add a few ounces of orange juice to each mason jar. If you’re making this recipe in a larger container like a pitcher, consider adding 1/4 cup or so. Adding additional juice is entirely optional.
  • ALCOHOL (optional)– If you are looking to add a bit more flavor and up the alcohol content in your mason jar sangria, consider adding an orange liquer like Brandy or Cointreau. Brandy or Cointreau will also help round out the flavors in the sangria.
  • SWEETENER – If you’re looking for even more sweetener, feel free to also add a half to one ounce of maple syrup, strawberry syrup or simple syrup. We have tried this sangria recipe with and without sweetener and both turn out great.
One bottle of Cointreau and red wine for mason jar sangria

BEST WINE FOR SANGRIA

Because sangria hails from Spain, we love to include a rich, bold Spanish red wine in our sangria recipes. Garnacha and Pinot Noir are naturally fruity and low in tannins. There are a number of affordable Spanish wines you can choose from such as

Don’t have a Spanish wine on hand? No problem! We also love other red wines including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir or zinfandel.

BEST FRUIT FOR SANGRIA

For sangria, we love to mix and match a variety of seasonal fruits like apples, pears, grapes, berries, pineapples, etc.

Also, the more fruit the better but avoid large amounts of citrus rinds if you intend to allow your mason jar sangria to sit for a long period of time. A large amount of citrus rinds can make the flavor bitter over time. We love to use oranges, lemons and limes.

Mason jar sangria filled with red wine and fresh fruit.

HOW TO MAKE MASON JAR SANGRIA

  1. Prepare your fruit. Slice one orange, one lime and one lemon in half and squeeze the juice from each half into each mason jar. Thinly slice one additional orange, one lime and one lemon into slices and add evenly into the mason jars, as well. Next, slice grapes into halves. Add all fruit evenly to each mason jar.
  2. Add chilled wine to your mason jars. Pour the wine evenly into each glass mason jar.
  3. Add Brandy or Cointreau. Add one ounce of Brandy or Cointreau to each mason jar. This step is optional.
  4. Add sweetener, if preferred. If you’d like your sangria a bit more sweet, feel free to add an ounce of maple syrup, simple syrup or strawberry syrup to each mason jar. You can also add sweetner with a splash of orange juice, cranberry juice or pineapple juice.
  5. Serve chilled. Mix all of the ingredients together and serve chilled immediately or allow the sangria to marinate for 2-8 hours.
Two mason jars filled with red wine and fresh fruit.

SANGRIA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES FRUIT LAST IN SANGRIA?

Fresh fruit in sangria will last up to two weeks. However, don’t forget about it and drink it! If you are going away for the weekend we recommend freezing fresh fruit to keep the sangria tasting fresh while you’re gone.

WHAT IS THE BEST CLUB SODA FOR SANGRIA?

The best club soda brand we have tried is Canada Dry. Other popular brands include Faygo, Mug Root Beer and Brisk. Avoid using generic store brands as they tend to be less bubbly. Some major grocery chains carry their own private label brand which will work just fine (Ex. Kroger Brand).

CAN YOU EAT THE FRUIT IN SANGRIA?

Yes! The fruit in sangria is a special treat. It’s often sliced, buttered and baked to make delicious turnovers. Fruits are also great on their own or added to salads.

CAN YOU FREEZE FRUIT FOR SANGRIA?

Absolutely. Fresh fruits in sangria will last up to two weeks. However, don’t forget about it and drink it! If you are going away for the weekend we recommend freezing fresh fruit to keep the sangria tasting fresh while you’re gone.

HOW LONG WILL SANGRIA LAST?

Sangria will last one to two weeks in the refrigerator.

WHAT IF THE MASON JAR LID POPS OFF?

The mason jar lid has a small rubber seal built in that keeps it from leaking, however, sometimes the pressure inside of the jar is so strong that it pushes the lid off! The solution to this problem is simple: use both hands and twist tightly as you screw on the lid.

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Mason Jar Sangria

Mason Jar Sangria

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Delicious and easy mason jar sangria made with red wine and fresh fruit.
SERVES/MAKES: 2 26 ounce glasses
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 10-12 grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 apple, diced into small cubes
  • 1 ounce Brandy or Cointreau, divied (optional)
  • 1 ounce Sweetener: maple syrup, simple syrup, strawberry syrup. You can also sweeten with a splash of orange juice, pineapple juice or cranberry juice. (optional)
  • Top with club soda or champagne, if preferred

Instructions:

  • Prepare your fruit. Slice one orange, one lime and one lemon in half and squeeze the juice from each half into each mason jar. Thinly slice one additional orange, one lime and one lemon into slices and add evenly into the mason jars, as well. Next, slice grapes into halves. Add all fruit evenly to each mason jar.
  • Add chilled wine to your mason jars. Pour the wine evenly into each glass mason jar.
  • Add Brandy or Cointreau. Add one ounce of Brandy or Cointreau to each mason jar. This step is optional.
  • Add sweetener, if preferred. If you'd like your sangria a bit more sweet, feel free to add an ounce of maple syrup, simple syrup or strawberry syrup to each mason jar. You can also add sweetner with a splash of orange juice, cranberry juice or pineapple juice.
  • Top with club soda or champagne, if preferred.
  • Serve chilled. Mix all of the ingredients together and serve chilled immediately or allow the sangria to marinate for 2-8 hours. 

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