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Let me just start out by saying that this camping sangria goes down a little too easily! 😉

Sangria is for sharing!

I highly recommend making lots of friends around the campsite and sharing this tasty little beverage. Especially if you plan to eat any of the fruit, a cup or two will be plenty. Trust me.

This is camping sangria. Meaning it’s specifically designed to travel, making it the perfect make-ahead cocktail to take camping.

So, you’ll need a few things to make this portable and suitable for camping:

Watch how easy it is to make :

Have sangria, will travel.

The key here is the method of concocting and also storing this campsite-friendly beverage. So, once you gather everything you need to make this, you’re half way to making your first batch of camping sangria. 🙂

I first made this sangria on the fly before a camping trip and just used random fruit and soda I had on hand. What I had, happened to be grapes, peaches and strawberries. A little bit random. But it wasn’t bad!

What fruits work best in this sangria?

Truly, any combination of fruits can work in a sangria. You can get as creative as you want when you pick your fruits. I made another batch and tried to pick more tropical fruits in order to give it that vacationy-vibe! So choose your favorite fruit combo.

What mixer is best?

You can also choose your favorite carbonated or non-carbonated beverage. I’ve tried Fresca, ginger ale, cranberry juice, and Sprite. Any carbonated or non carbonated juice works as a mixer.

Give this sangria a punch of flavor!

Adding just a little bit of lemon juice or lime juice, makes the fruits in this sangria “pop” and gives the drink a really delicious but slightly more tart flavor. Add if you want — totally optional!

What type of vodka works best?

You can also try flavored vodka. That’s another way to customize the taste of this sangria. The possibilities are endless!

Make this sangria your own!

This sangria is so versatile.

Every time you go camping, have fun and mix up a new flavor combo to share! It’s a sure way to meet fried around the camp site, I’ll tell you that, ha!

Feel free to share any variations you’ve tried in the comments below.

Variations of this sangria I’ve tried

You’ll see my tropical variation if you click to the left on the image slider above where I used Limoncello (instead of vodka) peaches, pineapples, papaya and cran-pineapple juice for a more tropical flavor. Campsite luau anyone??

Mason Jar Pour lidCheck out this Mason jar with pour lid

A company right here in my town of Erie, PA invented these awesome mason jar pour caps.

These mason jar caps are great for this particular recipe because it allows you to mix up and store your sangria concentrate. Then you can repurpose the mason jar as a drinking glass with a lid once you mix the sangria in your pitcher!

The lid keeps out bugs and prevent spills (party foul!). You can buy the mason jar pour caps on Amazon.

Want more camp recipe ideas?

Since you’re cool campers like us, check out our Campfire Rotisserie Chicken recipe and my Pinterest board dedicated to other camping-friendly food and drink recipes to get recipe ideas for your next camping trip.

Want more fun drink ideas?

Browse all my cocktail recipes

This camping sangria recipe was featured on Wow Me Wednesday and on Buzzfeed!

Happy camping, friends!

Please note: Certain laws may prevent you from transporting this in the passenger area of your car, or at all. Check the open container law in your area or ask a police officer if you’re concerned about transporting this to your campsite. This beverage is for 21+

Camping Sangria

Camping Sangria

Camping Sangria

This is the original camping sangria as seen on Buzzfeed — a delicious, portable camping beverage. Made and stored in a Mason jar. This sangria is perfect to take camping, on vacation or to outdoor music festivals. Suit your own taste buds and try different fruits, wine and vodka flavors.
Author: Angela G.
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Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Yield: 2 liters


  • 1 peach sliced
  • 8-10 strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup white or red grapes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice optional but recommended for extra flavor!
  • 2-3 cups white or red wine choose a semi-sweet to sweet wine
  • ¼ cup vodka optional, you can replace with more wine if you'd like
  • 1 liter carbonated or non-carbonated fruit beverage


  • Fill up the mason jar with peaches, strawberries and grapes. Add lemon juice if desired.
  • Pour in vodka a 1/4 of the way up the jar, use a mason are and measurements will be on the jar. Fill up the remainder of the jar with wine.
  • Chill sangria concentrate overnight or at least for several hours.
  • Pack up the sangria concentrate and 1-liter bottle of fruit beverage of your choice. Keep chilled. When you get to the campsite, mix all 3 together in a large pitcher and enjoy! Serve over ice if desired.
  • Remember to drink responsibly!



Choose any blend of fruit you'd like!
Choose any fruit juice or fruit beverage you'd like. Cranberry juice, and cranberry blends are yummy. Apple juice, guava juice, orange juice... truly anything! Or you can try a carbonated drink like lemon-lime soda, Fresca, or even ginger ale is yummy! Experiment and find your favorite.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Friday 9th of September 2022

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Monday 2nd of May 2022

Looks wonderful! Wondering how you could serve up a glass at a time with adding all of your carbonated drink at one time? Thanks

Angela G.

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Hi Sally, You will mix everything together in a large pitcher when you get to your campsite. Then you can use the mason jar as a drinking glass for your serving. Hope you give it a try!


Monday 8th of November 2021

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Saturday 15th of August 2020

We used to get watermelons, cut a hole in it & put vodka, rum, tequila & anything else that we liked at the time. We let it soak overnight & drained the juice off for "cocktails" & ate the watermelon. Awesome & very intoxicating!

Angela G.

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hi Valerie! That sounds tasty and fun too! Love this idea.


Monday 25th of July 2016

I just tried this recipe this weekend. I customized it to try what I liked and it was so yummy! I did the same fruit but I chose to use 44 north (huckleberry vodka), barefoot moscato and fresca. It was amazing!

Angela G.

Monday 25th of July 2016

Using huckleberry vodka sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your version, Ashlee. :)