Watermelon Moscato Sangria

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Summer just got a whole lot sweeter with this refreshing Watermelon Moscato Sangria! 🍉🍍🍓

pitcher of watermelon moscato sangria being served outside

Summer is almost here and you know what that means… day drinking. There’s nothing I love more than a good summer pool party. And you can’t have a pool party without cocktails.

So I introduce to you the ultimate summer cocktail – Watermelon Moscato Sangria! Bursting with juicy watermelon, sweet pineapple, and fresh strawberries, this fruity and bubbly cocktail is the perfect way to beat the heat.

So, let’s raise a glass to good times, good friends, and good vibes with this refreshing and get sipping!

close up of watermelon moscato sangria in drinking glasses

Tips & Variations

Still vs Sparkling Moscato wine: Moscato is a sweet, fruity wine that pairs perfectly with the watermelon and other fruits in this sangria. It comes in both still (not bubbly) and sparkling (bubbly) varieties. For this recipe, I used a still wine and added a bit of club soda for carbonation. If you opt for sparkling, I suggest chilling for a shorter time as the wine will start to go flat if left to rest too long.

Choose a ripe watermelon: For the best flavor, use a very ripe watermelon. Choose one that feels heavy for its size and has a deep, uniform color. You can also use pre-cut watermelon to save time.

Add the club soda just before serving: Adding the club soda immediately before serving the sangria so it’s nice and fizzy!

For a sweeter sangria: Add a touch of honey or agave nectar. If you like a drier sangria, you can reduce the amount of sweetener or omit it altogether.

Chill the sangria: I know you’re going to want to drink this like immediately – but you should really let it chill for about an hour. Sangria tastes best nice and cold, and it also gives the flavors time to meld together.

watermelon moscato sangria

Watermelon Moscato Sangria

Yield: 6 glasses
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Summer just got a whole lot sweeter with this refreshing Watermelon Moscato Sangria!


  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Moscato wine
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon cubes
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup club soda
  • Ice cubes, for serving
  • Fresh mint, for serving


  • In a large pitcher, combine the Moscato wine, lime slices, and watermelon cubes.
  • Add the lime juice and triple sec to the pitcher, and stir to combine.
  • Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or up to 8 hours) to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Just before serving, stir in the club soda to give the sangria some fizz.
  • Fill wine glasses with ice cubes, and pour the Watermelon Moscato Sangria over the ice. Garnish each glass with fresh mint, if desired.
  • Notes

    If you prefer a sweeter sangria, you can add a touch of honey or agave nectar to taste. And if you want to make this recipe non-alcoholic, you can substitute sparkling water or ginger ale for the Moscato wine.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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