Sangria Bar

Just Add Fruit | Sangria Bar

I love hosting gatherings at our home and the best way to start off a fun night of socializing with friends is with a fabulous drink! On the menu today is my Fruity Sangria Bar.  When I am hosting, I like to serve drinks that are not only delicious and good looking, but drinks that are easy to make.  Let’s face it, when you are serving a whole meal it helps to have a yummy cocktail recipe that is not time consuming to make, and this setup is just that… because ain’t no body got time for that!

Sangria Bar

I start with a good bottle of Sangria, yes you heard me right… a pre-made, store-bought, bottle of Sangria.  Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of incredible Sangria recipe’s out there, but I never keep all of those needed ingredients conveniently in my home, so I serve Sangria that comes ready to-go in the bottle.  (I found this amazing bottle at Costco.)

Sangria Bar

The beauty of Sangria is that the ingredients that matter most are actually in the fruit.  That’s right… just add fruit.  

Sangria Bar’s are beautiful, colorful and super fruity.  I like to serve the main go-to fruits; strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and then I like to add a few other colors and tanginess to the mix by adding lemons, limes, and oranges.  I also like to see what fruits are in season and I will add something that is a little outside of the norm, such as a peach or a plum.

Sangria Bar
I personally feel like a good Sangria Bar is one with great accessories.  To finish off the Sangria Bar I create a cute display with individual bowls to mix and pick from.  I also love pre-fruiting the glasses so all my guests have to do is pour in their Sangria.  Don’t be afraid to have fun with your fruit!

My secret weapon is that I will frost my fruit in the freezer for an hour before serving; this helps keep the cocktail really chilly during consumption.  And of course I would say that a colorful cocktail like this must be passed out in a cute glass.  I found these adorable plastic stemless glasses in the summer section at Target.  They are perfect for enjoying your drink on the patio. (This set is sold-out, but click HERE to see another cute option.) My usual go-to glass is a mason jar with a handle, but have fun when picking out your drink-ware and don’t be afraid to think outside the glass!

Sangria Bar

Start your party off right… no one can turn down a fruity cocktail in a cute glass!  So have fun with it and get fruity!

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  • Reply chelsea jacobs August 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    So fun and colorful! And delicious, too!

    • Reply Jenna August 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Chelsea – Yes! Colorful and delicious!

  • Reply Chanel van Reenen August 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    this is SUCH a good idea. i may have to borrow it for our annual halloween party!!

    • Reply Jenna August 10, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Yes – Throw a party and have a sangria bar! So fun!

  • Reply Stephanie Simpson August 9, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    This looks delicious! I want to come party at your place!

    • Reply Jenna August 10, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Thank you Stephanie! Come on over, I’ll have a drink ready! – JK 🙂

  • Reply Linley Noel August 10, 2016 at 2:16 am

    This looks SO good!! Sangria is my favorite drink and I love the idea of everyone getting to make a glass just how they like it!

    • Reply Jenna August 10, 2016 at 3:58 am

      Linley – Thank you so much! It is the perfect socializing drink!!!

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  • Reply miranda brady December 16, 2018 at 6:53 am

    How do u open that bottle tho? I never opened one before and was wondering and hoping it might be a twist off cap? Please please please let me know ASAP! Can’t serve it at the party unless I figure out how to properly open this exact bottle! Thank u!!!

    • Reply Jenna December 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      I am sorry, I do not have the bottle in front of me to verify. But, I have a feeling it is a screw top. I hope that helps. Cheers!

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