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