Easy Summer Berry Moscato Sangria Recipe + Video

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Moscato Sangria is sweet, sparkling, and full of juicy fresh berries. This pink sangria recipe is perfect for your summer parties and social gatherings! Don’t miss out on this fruity sangria recipe! 

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This really is a simple and delicious cocktail to make! Using fresh summer fruits really enhances the flavors, and looks really fun in wine glasses as well.

The good news is that it’s not hard to make this easy moscato sangria, and it’s a perfect drink for the warmer months. (and yes – you can make it during the colder months as well with any luscious fruits that you want!) 

You could also whip this up for baby showers or as a delicious recipe for a BBQ with friends.

The bubbly flavors make the taste of your favorite fruits stand out, which is a fun and tart way to create a unique drink.

The recipe card below gives full instructions on how to make this sparkling wine cocktail. 

And yes, if you want to make this moscato sangria recipe into’ a recipe that people who aren’t the legal drinking age can enjoy, just swap out the wine and use a lemon-lime soda or sparkling water instead.

The fruit flavors will still stand out, and it’s the perfect way to make different variations and flavors of this blend. 

Now that you know this simple refreshing summer cocktail exists, what are you waiting for?

Head to the grocery store, gather what you need, and you’ll be sipping on the best sangria recipe in no time at all!

It is on the sweet side, but I think it’s the perfect addition to brunch or dinner! 

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Moscato Sangria

While fresh fruit shines on its own, adding it to a sweet wine like Moscato brings out even more flavor! 

It only takes a few minutes to make this summer sangria recipe, 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 sweet Moscato sangria, you can whip up a Bloody Mary instead. It’s heavenly!

Recipe Video

If you are hosting a party and want something to go with this berry sangria, we recommend our pineapple salsa party dip! It has a fantastic depth of flavor and is a bit on the sweeter side! 

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.

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How to Make Pink Sangria

  1. Add all of the berries to a large pitcher. Sprinkle with sugar, stir, and let the rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour in the Moscato and lemons. Pour in the pink wine, add fresh lemon slices, then refrigerate Moscato sangria until you are ready to serve.

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

Sweet Sangria Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Macerate the fruit.

Adding sugar to the berries is what brings out the natural juices, giving your berry sangria an intense fruity flavor. 

Otherwise, the drink will just taste like sweet wine without the vibrant flavors of the berries. So, please don’t skip this step!

  • Create your favorite blend.

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

Use any kinds of fruit you have — oranges, limes, apples, pineapples, mangos, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, and cherries are just a few ideas.

Summer Sangria Recipe FAQ

What’s the difference between Moscato and sweet wine? 

Moscato is an Italian wine, made from Muscat grapes. It’s sweet and slightly sparkling, making it a popular dessert wine. 

As it’s very light pink or white in color, Moscato wine is often used to make pink sangria recipes for spring and summer events.

How far in advance can you make Moscato sangria? 

It’s fine to make this summer sangria recipe 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.

Can you make sangria with frozen fruit? 

It’s not the best idea to use frozen fruit for berry sangria. 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 in this sweet sangria recipe, you can munch on it as you are sipping on the drink!

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Easy Summer Berry Moscato Sangria Recipe + Video

Donna Elick
Moscato Sangria is sweet, sparkling, and full of juicy fresh berries. This pink wine sangria recipe is perfect for your summer parties!!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 8



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


  • 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.
  • Pour wine into pitcher, add lemon slices. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to overnight.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Donna’s Notes

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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 99cal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published June 2014, updated and republished July 2024

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

    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.

    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!!

    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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve never made my own sangria, so I was a little worried but it came out amazing! My grandmother and mom loved it! Will make it again for holidays or gatherings.

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