Monday, July 19, 2021

Berry Moscato Sangria + Video

Our Moscato sangria is sweet, sparkling, and filled with juicy berries. The delicious combination of sweet wine and fresh fruit is a winner!

While the fruit shines on it’s own, adding it to a sweet wine like moscato brings out even more flavor. It only takes a few minutes to make, but you can sip on it all evening long.

This orange white wine sangria is really fun to drink as well. Don’t worry if you aren’t in the mood to drink sangria, you can whip up this sangria ice cream instead. It’s heavenly!

Berry Moscato Sangria

If you are hosting a party and want something to go with this summer sangria, we recommend our pineapple salsa party dip! It’s light and fresh and will win over a hungry crowd.

Another delicious way to cool off is by eating this cake batter ice cream or strawberry icebox cake for dessert.

Recipe Instructions and Video

Before you get started making a delicious pitcher of sangria, watch our video in this post for helpful tips on making the recipe!

Add all of the berries to a large pitcher. Sprinkle with sugar, stir and let the berries rest for 30 minutes to bring out the natural juice of the fruit.

Pour in the moscato wine, add fresh lemon slices, then refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

That’s it! Sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy!

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Moscato Sangria FAQ

Is moscato real wine?

Moscato is an Italian wine, made from muscat grapes. Moscato wine is sweet and considered to be a dessert wine.

Do I have to let the fruit sit after adding sugar?

Adding sugar to the berries is what brings the natural juice out and will give you an intense fruity flavor. If you skip this step, it’s going to taste more like sweet wine.

You would be missing the vibrant flavors of the berries. So, please don’t skip this step!

How far in advance can you make it?

It’s fine to make it up to 8 hours in advance. Any longer than that and the fruit will start to become limp and unappealing. I prefer just 2 hours myself.

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Can you make sangria with frozen fruit?

It’s not the best idea to use frozen fruit. Fresh fruit holds up well as it sits in the wine while frozen fruit tends to become mushy and not nearly as appetizing.

Plus, if you use fresh fruit when making the berry sangria, you can munch on it as you are sipping on the drink.

Can you get drunk off sangria?

It’s possible to get drunk if you drink it faster than two drinks an hour.

If you are casually drinking and have no desire to become intoxicated, stick with one or two glasses of moscato sangria, and don’t drink them too quickly.

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Is it okay to add other kinds of fruit?

Yes, of course! Use any kinds of fruit you have. Oranges, limes, apples, pineapples, mangos, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe and cherries are just a few ideas.

Most berries or citrus fruits will work well in this moscato sangria recipe, so play around with the ingredients and create a new flavor to enjoy.

Enjoy!

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Author: Donna Elick
Easy Sangria Recipe (Berry) + Video

Easy Sangria Recipe (Berry) + Video

This easy sangria recipe is sweet, sparkling, and filled with juicy berries. The delicious combination of Moscato wine, and berries will captivate everyone at your dinner party.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 (6 ounce) package raspberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) package blueberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) package blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 bottles your favorite Moscato wine
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place berries in large pitcher and sprinkle with sugar. Stir to combine. Allow to berries to soften and release their juices for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour wine into pitcher, add lemon slices. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to overnight.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTE
  1. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute 1/4 cup sugar and moscato with 2 bottles of sparkling grape juice or half white grape juice half 7-Up.

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Originally published June 2014, updated and republished July 2021

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12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I think I would love this - printing now!

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  2. These look very refreshing - perfect way to cool down during the summer!

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  3. May I ask how sweet is this sangria? It looks great but we are not big fans of super sweet drinks. Thanks!

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    1. If you are worried about it being too sweet, use less sugar on the berries (e.g 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup, or even less than that) and then if it isn't sweet enough you could add simple syrup (if you have it) when serving? The sugar just needs to cut through the sharpness of the berries a little.

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    2. You could also use a dry wine and not add any sugar. I use Merlot in my red sangria and it is fine. I also don't like sweet drinks!!! Moscato is sweet on its own. For the sparkle add some sparkling water or club soda or ginger ale! Yum!!

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  4. Is there a non alcohol version?

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    1. You can substitute 7-Up/Sprite or ginger ale for the wine and it would be lovely. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  5. AmuLu, I'd imagine ginger ale could be substituted for the alcohol with the addition of some kind of fruit juice to sweeten it up? let us know if you try!

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  6. Or a good (Martinelli's) sparkling apple juice or grape juice ?

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  7. Can you use frozen berries for this recipe or do you recommend fresh?

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  8. If you do the nonalcoholic version do you still refrigerate overnight before serving ?

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  9. I made this drink twice. First time moscato wine was too sweet. Made it again using a riesling wine. Had the perfect blend of sweetness and you could taste the berries
    I love the combination sugar/fruit ratio. Just needed a not so sweet wine.

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