Posted by on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Beverages

I am way, way too excited about this foolproof way to make sure everyone gets their fair share of fruit in every single glass of sangria. Bonus: this method is perfect for parties (it doesn’t get much easier for the host or hostess). Double bonus: it’s freakin’ delicious, of course, because it’s sangria. In a jar!

Have you ever sat over a pitcher of sangria, stabbing at that perfect piece of potent booze-soaked fruit that keeps bobbing just out of your reach? Nod with me. I’d be willing to bet most sangria lovers can relate.

Individual white berry lemon sangria in a jar - personal, individually-portioned sangrias made and served in the very same jar! Just add ice, soda, and a straw. | Kitchen Treaty

Well, no more. Everyone gets the perfect portion of potent strawberries, blackberries, and apples in every single serving with sangria in a jar. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner!

Individual white berry lemon sangria in a jar - personal, individually-portioned sangrias made and served in the very same jar! Just add ice, soda, and a straw. | Kitchen Treaty

The idea came to me as I was pulling out a tiny little test batch of a new flavor of sangria I was trialing. I’d chilled it in a mason jar, and all I had to do was add ice, the carbonated beverage, and a straw right to the jar. Holy epiphany!

The next day, I was making these. It’s a very slight variation of my white strawberry lemon sangria – I added blackberries, and, of course, divided the ingredients among several jars instead of assembling it in one pitcher. The result is light, refreshing, slightly pink-tinged, and perfect for summer. The recipe is very flexible – blueberries would be a nice addition, too. Or, really, anything else you want to add.

Individual white berry lemon sangria in a jar - personal, individually-portioned sangrias made and served in the very same jar! Just add ice, soda, and a straw. | Kitchen Treaty

Individual sangrias in a jar are your oyster, pretty much. Have at it! Play with the recipe and make it yours. Or try the sangria in a jar thing with your own favorite sangria recipe. Just don’t forget to invite me over.

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Individual White Berry Lemon Sangrias (Yes, Sangria in a Jar!)
 
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Personal, individually-portioned sangrias made and served in the very same jar. Strawberries, blackberries, lemons, and apples soak in white wine and rum – then you simply pull the jars out of the fridge, add ice and soda, plop in a straw, and hand ‘em out. Your next party just got loads easier.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Yield: 8 individual sangrias
Ingredients
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best – I like Sauvignon Blanc) (about ½ cup per jar)
  • ½ cup white rum, divided (1 tablespoon per jar)
  • Approx. 4 cups lemon-lime soda
Equipment
  • 8 16-ounce pint mason jars with lids and rims
  • Straws
Instructions
  1. Divide lemon slices among the eight jars, then the apples, then the strawberries and blackberries.
  2. Pour the wine (1/2 cup each) and rum (1 tablespoon each) into each jar, over the fruit.
  3. Cover each jar with a lid and screw shut.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours, or up to 12 hours.
  5. Remove from refrigerator. Add ice and pour lemon-lime soda to the top of the jar. Plop in a straw and serve.