Moscato Sangria

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Moscato Sangria is an easy cocktail recipe that’s sure to get the party started. A bottle of white wine, fruit, and ginger ale team up in this refreshing wine-based pitcher cocktail (that is quickly becoming my signature drink!).

Moscato sangria in glasses on a serving tray.


 

This may be the best white sangria recipe out there, and all the credit goes to a fruit you may have heard of, but never tasted: passionfruit. What is passionfruit, you ask? It’s not exactly native to the midwest, true, but it’s still one of my favorite tangy tropical fruits in the world. It’s also one of the starring ingredients in this easy pitcher cocktail recipe.

Although passionfruit is getting more popular across America, fresh passion fruit can be difficult to find. To keep things simple, this white sangria recipe uses a store-bought juice, which you should be able to find in most major supermarkets or can purchase online.

Combined with white wine, pineapple juice, and a handful of fresh fruit, this is one low-alcohol drink recipe that is guaranteed to steal the show at brunches, showers, or summer dinner parties. And since wine is the only alcohol (many sangrias are spiked with brandy, sherry, vodka, or another liquor) you can stir together a batch of this Moscato Sangria to sip on any day you’d like to feel a little more festive.

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for moscato sangria.

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Ingredient notes

  • White wine: The recipe calls for Moscato, an effervescent white wine that errs on the sweeter side. If you prefer something crispier, try still Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio (Gris) or sparkling Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco. Almost any white wine you have on-hand and love to drink on its own will do; just avoid “oaky” white wines, like oak-aged Chardonnay, which have a stronger flavor that may clash with all the fruit.
  • Passion fruit juice: Welch’s passion fruit juice is probably the easiest to spot at the store, but some well-stocked groceries may carry the Ceres brand of passion fruit juice, as well. Goya also makes a passion fruit purée that can be found in the frozen section of Latin grocery stores. (To use the latter, seek out a flat packet of frozen fruit purée instead of a can. Then thaw the frozen purée and dilute with water according to the package instructions.)
  • Fresh fruit: Try thin slices of orange or tangerine, sliced apples, cubes of kiwifruit, sliced strawberries, mango, and/or whole raspberries. Pick a couple and keep it simple for the best flavor (and ease of assembly!).

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine Moscato, fruit juices, and soda.
Moscato sangria being stirred.
  1. Set aside some fresh fruit for garnish, then add the rest to the pitcher. Serve the sangria in glasses with ice, garnished with reserved fruit.
A pitcher of moscato sangria.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This Moscato Sangria recipe makes eight 8-ounce servings. Double or triple as needed to make your soiree as spirited as you like.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For best results, remove the fruit for storage (it will break down quickly in the cocktail).
  • Make ahead: Pour the fruit juices together with some fresh fruit, but add the ginger ale— and if you’re using it, the sparkling wine— later. If you’re making sangria with white wine that is flat, not bubbly, go ahead and pour it in with the juice as you get a head start.
Moscato sangria in glasses on a serving tray.

Recipe FAQs

What is sangria, exactly?

One of the world’s best and easiest cocktail recipes! Sangria originated in Spain, where it is typically made with red or white wine, brandy or sherry, fruit juice, sugar, soda water, and fruit. If you ask me, if you add anything to a bottle of wine before serving it, you can totally declare it “sangria” if you like!

I prefer my wine served very cold. Do you have any tricks about how to accomplish this?

Freeze green grapes to toss in as one of the fruit mix-ins for this white wine sangria. Not only will they add a pop of color, but they’ll keep the drink recipe cool without diluting it.

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Moscato sangria in glasses on a serving tray.

Moscato Sangria

Moscato Sangria is an easy cocktail recipe that's sure to get the party started. A bottle of white wine, fruit, and ginger ale team up in this refreshing wine-based pitcher cocktail (that is quickly becoming my signature drink!).
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings (1 cup each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 166
5 from 19 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 bottle Moscato white wine chilled (see note 1)
  • 2 cups passion fruit juice chilled (see note 2)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice chilled
  • 1 cup white grape juice chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale chilled
  • Fresh fruit such as tart apples, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, and peaches, sliced, for serving (see note 3)

Instructions 

  • In a large pitcher, combine Moscato, fruit juices, and soda. Set aside some fresh fruit for garnish, then add the rest to the pitcher.
  • Serve the sangria in glasses with ice, garnished with reserved fruit.

Notes

  1. White wine: The recipe calls for Moscato, an effervescent white wine that errs on the sweeter side. If you prefer something crispier, try still Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio (Gris) or sparkling Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco. Almost any white wine you have on-hand and love to drink on its own will do; just avoid “oaky” white wines, like oak-aged Chardonnay, which have a stronger flavor that may clash with all the fruit.
  2. Passion fruit juice: Welch’s passion fruit juice is probably the easiest to spot at the store, but some well-stocked groceries may carry the Ceres brand of passion fruit juice, as well. Goya also makes a passion fruit purée that can be found in the frozen section of Latin grocery stores. (To use the latter, seek out a flat packet of frozen fruit purée instead of a can. Then thaw the frozen purée and dilute with water according to the package instructions.)
  3. Fresh fruit: Try thin slices of orange or tangerine, sliced apples, cubes of kiwifruit, sliced strawberries, mango, and/or whole raspberries. Pick a couple and keep it simple for the best flavor (and ease of assembly!).
  4. Yield: This Moscato Sangria recipe makes eight 8-ounce servings. Double or triple as needed to make your soiree as spirited as you like.
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For best results, remove the fruit for storage (it will break down quickly in the cocktail).
  6. Make ahead: Pour the fruit juices together with some fresh fruit, but add the ginger ale— and if you’re using it, the sparkling wine— later. If you’re making sangria with white wine that is flat, not bubbly, go ahead and pour it in with the juice as you get a head start.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 448IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Has anyone tried using cranberry juice with this? or would it be to tart? It sounds yummy as is but I’m wanting to use what I already have on hand if possible.

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