This is the ultimate summer sangria – it’s a fruity Moscato sangria recipe you’ll return to time and again. Perfectly sweet and totally refreshing, it’s perfect for parties!
It’s made with Moscato wine and brandy, and topped with club soda. Then it’s of course loaded with juicy peaches and strawberries. It is special enough for big events and yet relaxed enough for weeknight cocktails with friends.
Make ahead and serve a large number of guests with this classic drink that’s so easy to sip!
It’s official – we’re spending every night on our patio. It’s such a peaceful area to relax and an enjoyable place to entertain.
We’ve purchased a couple of oversized chairs and sofa to make it an outdoor entertaining space and have wasted no time putting it to use!
We’ve been inviting friends over to enjoy our favorite Moscato sangria recipe – maybe our favorite sangria ever. This cocktail is a refreshing and fruity sangria recipe that’s so easy to sip – especially on a hot summer’s day!
Beautiful evenings on the patio aren’t complete without a great cocktail or lemonade!
If we’re having friends over, I like to serve this Moscato sangria from a pitcher so that guests can refill at will, and I don’t have to run in and out of the kitchen frequently.
The party can flow easily without the constant filter of people disappearing to get a new drink. Just set the dispenser or pitcher on the table outside, and let everyone enjoy.
And believe me, they will! I love summer sangria and the fruit flavors are always so popular with guests!
Ingredients and Substitutions
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- Moscato – Or your favorite white wine. See the detailed list of suggestions below.
- Brandy – I also use brandy for sangria! I love adding brandy to my sangria because it adds a richness in both color and flavor.
- Club Soda – For the bubbles to top off your sangria.
- Strawberries – Fresh is best for this recipe. Frozen strawberries will get soggy too quickly.
- Peaches – Use a large can of peaches, sliced, and use the juice too! You can also use fresh peaches, or sub with any of your favorites, as suggested below.
Try with different fruits! A few favorite suggestions:
- Oranges or blood oranges
How To Make
- In a pitcher, add white wine with peaches (with juice if you use canned) and add the fresh strawberries.
- Add brandy.
- Top with club soda.
- Stir and serve with a garnish of mint for a fresh touch.
- Brandy is very strong, so proceed with caution when you mix it into this Moscato sangria! While some recipes call for peach schnapps and a triple sec such as Grand Marnier and the like, you know my motto: simple is simply the best.
- You can make an individual serving of this Moscato sangria if you’d like. Personally, I prefer a pitcher because it’s easier to get some of that delicious soaked fruit in my glass. That’s half the fun of drinking sangria!
- Red and white sangria are both delicious all year long. In the summer I just prefer white sangria because it pairs so well with the summer fruits I have in the house.
Frequently Asked Questions
These two drinks, while similar in name, have a lot of differences. The sweetness in red sangria comes mostly from the juice and fruits because dry red wine is typically used for the alcohol. In this Moscato sangria, the sweetness comes from the wine, fruits, and a hint of sweet juice thanks to the peaches.
A slightly sparkling white wine is perfect for white sangria. This recipe uses Moscato, which I love using for sangria because it has a lighter alcohol content and a sweeter, fruitier flavor. It makes it perfect for sipping with friends!
Best White Wines for Sangria
Of course, you can use a variety of white wines with this recipe. It’s totally personal preference, so I suggest you experiment and see what you like best!
You may find that you prefer a more traditional, dry white wine to balance the sweetness of your fruit choices.
- Pinot Grigio
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Sangria is always best served in a clear glass pitcher or drink dispenser. It showcases the beauty of the fruits and allows guests to serve themselves!
- Garnish with basil, mint, or any fresh herbs for a fragrant and welcoming touch.
How to Store
- At Room Temperature – Don’t leave your sangria out for more than two hours while serving.
- Refrigerate – Sangria can usually last in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though the fruit will become softer with time.
- Freeze – Make a Moscato sangria slushie! Simply package the leftover sangria into an airtight container and then blend it in your blender to enjoy as frozen sangria.
- 3 bottles Moscato (approximately 150 ounces)
- 33 ounces club soda (one liter)
- 1 cup brandy (eight ounces)
- 25 ounces peaches (canned + juice)
- 6 ounces strawberries sliced thin
- Combine ingredients.
- Refrigerate 4+ hours to marinate.
TipsDon’t have Moscato? Try one of the following.
- Pinot Grigio
- Sauvignon Blanc
Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.