Simply Healthy Family: Mason Jar Blackberry and Peach Sparkling Sangrias #SundaySupper

6.7.14

Mason Jar Blackberry and Peach Sparkling Sangrias #SundaySupper



It's July (in case you didn't know) which means it's really. freaking. hot. here in Phoenix (in case the obvious eludes you) which means it is officially time to get the heck out of the desert (duh). I'm counting the days until we can go up north and watch the temperature gage in the car drop down into the 70's. Ahhhhhh...... Luckily, "up north" is only about 3 hours away so coolness is within our grasp and I'm not one to not grasp at opportunities when they are shoved in my face.


perfect to take camping, on a picnic or to the beach!







The correct path is the path that leads to a Sangria.......


















Let's be honest for a minute shall we? I love camping, always have which may surprise some of you seeing as how I also enjoy some of the finer things in life. I love the fresh air, the nothing to do but sit and stare at the trees and the blue sky and watch the clouds slowly drift away and become sunset unimpaired by pollution and skyscrapers. I love campfires and I love snuggling in a blanket in July. I love watching my children run around in nature and make up games to play that don't involve batteries. I love watching my son's help their 4 year old sister find a fuzzy caterpillar and I love that she loves caterpillars.






How I like to spend the day camping.




All of the love and fuzzy feelings aside, camping is without a doubt a LOT of prep work and then cleaning up. Now, add 4 kids to the scenario and you can times that work by1 million. Yup, that's 25,000 x's per child, it's a scientific fact.




How my children like to spend the day camping
{this was exactly 8 minutes after I washed, dressed and did her hair for the day.}













Which brings me to sangria's. Because who the hell goes camping without a little bit of happy juice?

Sure, you could bring plain old wine or beer but wouldn't it be nice to plop down in your brand new anti gravity lounger after a long day of driving (yes 3 hours is a long drive with 4 kids and a dog) and after hours of setting up camp (yes, we tent it) and wrap a blanket around you and your sweetie an sip on a light and fruity sparkling white sangria?


I knew you'd understand.











The best part? You make this sangria by literally throwing a handful of ingredients into a big pitcher and then pour into little mason jars, chill for at least 8 and up to 48 hours while they get all kinds of better. Perfect for camping, picnics or just sitting by the pool.










So let's get to it shall we?








You will need

4-6 small Mason jars
1 bottle of dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc (the one pictured above, found at World Market was fantastic!!) ask your wine guy if you're not sure.
1- 1&1/2 cups peach nectar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/2-1 cup peach flavored vodka (depending on how boozy you like it)
2-3 cups low sodium club soda (depending on how bubbly you like it)
1 heaping cup fresh blackberries, rinsed
2 large white peaches, pitted and chopped into small cubes

Mix the liquids in a large container and set aside. Place a small handful of berries and peaches into each Mason jar. Pour the liquid mixture into each jar and close. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy. These will keep in the fridge or cooler on ice for up to 4 days. Beware, the fruit gets pretty boozy the longer it sits!







 The Sunday Supper bloggers have been working hard to bring you everything you need to keep cool and snack happy this summer! Check out this roundup of everything from drinks, salads and wraps to cool desserts. A big huge thanks to this weeks host, Alaiyo from Pescetarian Journal!






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43 comments:

  1. We love sangria in our house! I really like how you made it portable by putting it in mason jars, what a great idea! I'm using this next time we go on vacation!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks Heather! :)

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  2. I love the mason jar idea! This so pretty!

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  3. That looks great! love the use of the mason jar, very clever! :)

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  4. Great idea for using the mason jar! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What an awesome idea to make and take in the mason jars! That's my kinda camping! Thanks!!

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  6. Your peachy sangria looks terrific, Gwen!!! And I just had to giggle at your wee one :)

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    1. Yeah, she's a riot! She has 3 older brothers so she's a girly tom boy ;)

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  7. I'm totally with you about the camping experience and for all the same reasons. And what a perfect Summer "happy juice" drink. I've never made Sangria and it always looks so pretty. Pinning to my "camping food" board. Thanks for a great idea.

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  8. I don't know about you but I am obsessed with using mason jars for my drinks. I think they look look and your sangria is a perfect refresher for sure.

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  9. That is such a great recipe, love, love, love the mason jars!!!

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  10. How cute! Love the presentation

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  11. I just love sangria! And I love the idea of those individual servings (can I have 2 please?).

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    1. Absolutely! The first one is just a taste test ;)

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  12. WOW! Impressive on several levels. First this sangria sounds refreshing, but secondly, my idea of camping is renting a cabin somewhere where there's indoor plumbing and electricity.

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    1. LOL, yeah, we are tenting it once and renting a cabin once this summer ;)

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  13. I love camping and sangria so it looks like a match made in heaven to me.

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  14. We do a 10-day camping trip (think 1000+ miles, multiple state parks) and I have never brought sangria! Good think I saw this before we leave THIS year. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Oh wow, that sounds great, totally on our 'Bucket List'!

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  15. I love how you serve these in individual mason jars. They sound perfect for camping! Your photos are great. I've never camped before and it really looks like I've been missing out on something great! These are great memories you're building for your family!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    1. Thanks Renee! It is a lot of work but totally worth it (as long as there are Sangria's ;). The kids love it (camping, not the booze ;)

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  16. Sangria and camping makes so much sense since it's better the longer it sits! Great idea.

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  17. This sangria sounds so perfect! And serving them in mason jars is such a great idea.

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  18. We are going camping on the 17th and I am making a big batch of this. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Fun, where are you going! I hope you like it ;)

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  19. This looks so refreshing for a hot summer day! Love!

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  20. What an incredible sangria recipe!!!! And with SC fresh peaches available now, I might use fresh squeezed peach juice in this! Love the portability idea in the mason jars too! I used to live in Scottsdale off of Shea Road heading towards Fountain Hills where my mother used to live. My brother still lives in Phoenix and owns "The Mint" and other nightclubs. I totally understand about camping in Northern Arizona. I used to head up there on the summer weekends too with my kids when they were little. Enjoy those moments! And thanks for the great sangria recipe!!!!

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    1. Thank you Roz! Pureed peaches would be wonderful in Sangria! So lucky to have them picked fresh where you live!!

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  21. Beautiful pictures! I love that you put it in Mason jars, how cute! And there's no better combo than peach and berries! HUGS

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  22. Camping is not really thing..but that white sangria looks so refreshing and good!

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  23. I love sangria, but I love these individual jars of goodness! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. HI Gwen, thinking you are somewhere up north in Arizona, love that country. You are so brave to camp with 4 children, but then again you come across as a very prepared person, love this drink!

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  25. What a great sangria and love that you tote it along in mason jars!
    mary

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  26. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks! I love that this one has two of my favorite fruits in it!

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  27. I COMPLETELY understand! Love your stories, pictures and recipe!!

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  28. Oh my gosh I am tired just listening to how much work you had to do!! My kids are in their 20's now, and I only had 2. This lovely sangria would definitely be a welcome beverage and you MORE than earned it!!

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  29. I love how these seem totally fancy (fresh peaches, wine) but also totally rustic (mason jars, booze) I'd be totally up for sipping one of these on a camping trip snuggled up next to my boo. Also, your daughter is the cutest! Fun post!

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  30. We love camping as well and there is nothing quite like being out in nature. Now taking a sangria along with us sounds divine. I certainly will be ready the next we go camping. Thank you for sharing. ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

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  31. Great idea for camping!!! Love this😄

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  32. Easy and delicious!

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  33. I'd happily go camping if it involved this 'happy juice.'

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  34. Yum!!! I made red sangria reciently but this looks awesome!

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