Moscato Sangria Recipe

Toni Dash | Boulder Locavore Updated

Moscato Sangria will be your new favorite cocktail. Fruity, fizzy, and completely fabulous!

I am not ashamed to admit I love a good cocktail, especially during the summer months. However, one of my favorite libations is sangria.

I’m not sure if it would technically be viewed as a cocktail or a wine punch, actually.

Moscato Sangria Photo

If you haven’t had sangria it originates in Spain where it is red wine based mixed with a bit of brandy, sometimes lemonade and fruits which infuse into the liquids to create a refreshing sipper with a fantastic depth of flavor. Today I’m sharing a recipe for Moscato sangria to add to your recipe collection!

Moscato rose to be the ‘it girl’ in the wine scene within the last decade. It is a sweeter wine that’s easy to drink.

Moscato Sangria Picture

Its rise to fame reminds me of when Pink Zinfandel skyrocketed in popularity in the 1990’s, I suspect for a very similar reason; you can drink it with or without a meal, it has a pleasing flavor and it’s priced well.

Wine can be intimidating if you haven’t tasted much of it, and I think Moscato is unpretentious compared to other wines.

Moscato, made from the sweet Muscat grape, has enjoyed its heyday really from the hip hop industry. Go figure, right?

 Luminaries such as Lil Kim and Drake began rapping about it mid last decade, and ‘bam’, it has become a wine for all ages, where typically wine drinkers are an older set. Again it’s the easy ‘drinkability’ of the wine that makes it approachable and popular.

As much as I love traditional food and drink roots, I love to change things up as well. This witnessed by the multiple sangria recipes I’ve created for all seasons!

Today is no different. If people love Moscato, they are going to totally dig Moscato Sangria.

Moscato blended with orange liqueur, brandy and luscious fruits that can be found all year long.

Moscato Sangria Image

This will take the edge off the heat during the summertime and be a flavorful oasis during the colder months. Sangria can have a fizzy component as well, which is always fun.

The flavors of this blend are so delicate and perfect, a top off of sparkling water is all it needs!

Generally allowing a sangria to sit for at least a few hours before serving is best to ensure a blending of all the flavors. I do find sangrias with stronger citrus such as lemon or lime can become off balanced in a tart way if stored for multiple days (so ‘drink up’ is the moral of that story!). I would suggest if you want to nurse this recipe over time, removing the lime after it’s infused is a good move.

I like to add a bit of the infusing fruit to the serving glass. The boozy fruit is fantastic to nibble on or add to a bowl of ice cream!

If you loved this recipe, I think you’ll love these sangria recipes too: easy apple sangriatropical fruit sangria, and winter citrus white sangria.

And for another fruity treat, why not try this homemade limoncello liqueur?

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Moscato Sangria Recipe

  6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml bottle Moscato Wine
  • 1/2 cup Orange Liqueur, Grand Marnier, Citronage or equivalent
  • 1/3 cup Brandy
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes, Sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Starfruit, Carambola, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 Orange, Peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 Lime, Peeled and sliced into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 12 ounce can Sparkling Seltzer Water
Optional Garnish:
  • Lime Slices

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the seltzer water into a large glass pitcher or jar.
  2. Stir to mix and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  3. Serve in 10 ounce glasses with some of the infused fruit, and 5 ounces of the sangria.
  4. Add seltzer water to fill!
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Author: Toni Dash
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 220

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 1mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 7g
2%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Toni

Toni is well-known for her adventurous spirit and approachable recipes on Boulder Locavore. She brings her gluten expertise to Food Fanatic, sharing recipes that are naturally gluten free.