Summer Moscato Sangria
Summer Moscato Sangria is an easy drink recipe packed full of fresh summer fruits soaked in a sweet moscato wine. It’s a beautiful and delicious cocktail for any party!
Summer Moscato Sangria is a beautiful and refreshing drink that is the perfect addition to all sorts of occasions. Whether you are hosting a Mother’s Day brunch or a baby shower, getting together for girls’ night, or having people over for a summer BBQ, this easy white wine sangria recipe is a must-have.
Not only is this moscato sangria recipe positively delicious, it looks gorgeous too. It is packed full of fresh summer fruit that soaks in the sweet moscato and absorbs all of that delicious flavor. You’ll need a spoon to scoop up that fruit after you finish your cocktail. You won’t want to miss a single piece!
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What You Need
- 2 bottles Moscato Wine
- Green apples
- Peaches or Nectarines
TIP: Fresh fruit is great but if something you want to use isn’t in season you can also use frozen fruit. Just make sure it is unsweetened!
I find using frozen peaches and frozen mangoes to be a real time-saver. Both are already peeled and cut so they are ready to go straight out of the bag. You don’t even have to defrost them just drop them into the moscato and they will help chill the drink!
Yes, you can add additional fruits or swap out the fruit that’s in it. We love this combination of wine and fruit together, so it’s perfect for what we are looking for. Sometimes we will toss in some extra fruit that needs to be used up or when we want to add a bit of extra flavor. Here are a few ideas that are lovely in sangria.
Oranges – Citrus flavors are lovely in sangria. Plus, oranges add some vibrant colors too.
Plums – Fruits like plums are more traditionally used in the cooler winter months, but you can still add them in.
Pineapple – The sangria will take on more of a tropical flavor when you add pineapple to it. Plus, it’s bright yellow color looks great in the white wine too.
Blackberries – Dark fruits work well in red wine sangria, but also add some style to white wine sangrias too.
Pears – Another fruit that is very popular for winter sangrias, but is also refreshing in the summer months as well.
No matter what fruit you decide to use, it’s essential that you pick fruit that is ripe and in season. The better quality the fruit, the better the results are going to be.
Yes, absolutely, you can eat the fruit in the sangria. There are some people that don’t prefer to eat the fruit, and there is nothing wrong with that. But we love it because the fruit is delicious after it’s been sitting in the wine. Plus, the fruit doesn’t lose the nutrients in it from soaking in the wine, either. So that means you can munch away on it, and you are still getting healthy nutrients too! It sounds like a huge win if you ask me.
No, you can literally use any of your favorite Moscato wine to make these summer sangrias. Just use what you enjoy the most, and you can’t go wrong. We have tried it with many different wines and have had great luck.
Just make sure to use a wine that you love to drink by itself. If you pick something you don’t like alone, you probably aren’t going to like it just because you added fruit to it. If you aren’t sure what you like, try hitting a wine tasting to get a feel for the different flavors out there.
While moscato wine has a bit of fizz to it naturally we don’t’ add any extra ingredients to our recipe to create more fizz. f you prefer fizzy sangria you could add some lemon-lime pop or sparkling juice to the sangria. Fill up each glass with ice, fruit, and pour a little bit of your favorite fizzy drink at the top to add some bubbles.
Yes, the longer you let the sangria sit, the more the fruit juices will come out and add flavor to the wine. That’s why it is important to refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving. If you have the time, it won’t hurt at all to leave it overnight before drinking.
This Moscato sangria recipe will last 3 or 4 days in the fridge. How amazing is that? You can make up a batch or two and have it ready whenever a craving strikes. Or have it prepared before your party or gathering begins and grab it and serve when your guests arrive.
Keep in mind, for the easy sangria recipe to last 3 or 4 days; you can’t add any of the extra ingredients that make it fizzy. If you do, the pop or water will turn flat and will affect the flavor of your sangria. No one wants that to happen, so play it safe and just add it when serving if it’s something you want.
You don’t have to have any garnish at all, but if you want to feel free! Mint is lovely in sangria and gives some great flavor as well as color. Many people will garnish with thyme as well. Another idea would be to put a fruit wedge or two on the top of the glass. It will look classy and gives the guests something to snack on as well.
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Summer Moscato Sangria
- 2 bottles Moscato wine, 750ml each
- 2 Green apples, diced into small pieces
- 10 ounces Peaches, peeled and sliced, fresh or frozen
- 8 ounces Mango, fresh or frozen
- 16 ounces Strawberries, sliced
- 6 ounces Raspberries
- 6 ounces Blueberries
- 2 Lemons, sliced and cut into quarters
- 2 Limes, sliced and cut into quarters
- Add fruit to pitcher then pour the wine over the fruit.
- Place pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
This recipe was first published on July 8, 2015. It was republished with an updated recipe, tips, and photos on May 28, 2020.