Easy Summer Pink Moscato Sangria Recipe
I have been trying to make this Gallo Pink Moscato Sangria recipe for about a month now. I had planned to share the recipe in time for National Moscato Day, which is May 9th. I had a hard time finding a bottle of Gallo Pink Moscato.
Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and that means back yard grilling season is on it's way. When it's hot and your just hanging around the pool or the grill it's the perfect time to enjoy a glass of sangria.
Last year I shared a White Moscato Sangria recipe for National Moscato Day. So this year I wanted to follow up with a Pink Moscato Sangria recipe. Maybe next year I will share a Red Moscato Sangria recipe.
I am a late bloomer when it comes to wine drinking. I was well into my 40's before I drank more than a sip here or there. I thought I didn't like wine. What I found out was that I just hadn't sampled enough different types of wine to find one that I really liked.
Moscato wine is my favorite so far. Of the brands that I have tasted Gallo so far is my favorite. Gallo has three Moscatos. A white, a pink and a red. I've tried all three and love them all. What I like about the Gallo Moscato is the delicate fruity flavors. I was very surprised that I even liked the Gallo Red Moscato because of the one thing I have found out is that red wine is my least favorite. The Red Moscato from Gallo does not have that biting bitter flavor that most red wines have.
Moscato makes a fine Sangria. As I mentioned last year I made a White Moscato Sangria recipe. I am still getting request from friends who drank the White Moscato Sangria recipe to make it again whenever we have a get together.
How to make Pink Moscato Sangria recipe
There are only four main ingredients needed when making sangria.
- citrus fruit
- other fruits
- lime soda optional ( if you like a sparkling sangria)
A traditional Sangria is made with red wine and citrus fruit. As you have read red wine is my least favorite of the wines but I have and will occasionally drink a glass. I've always loved the thought of a Sangria with all those lovely pieces of fruit floating around.
Sangria can be made with any wine you like and any fruit you like. As long as there are slices of lemon, lime or oranges included you can add any other fruit you like. You can use a combination of citrus fruits as I have with my White Moscato Sangria or you could use just one type of citrus and add other fruits like berries, kiwi, apple slices and raspberries.
You can even make it easy on yourself and just use whatever fruit you have on hand. One caution though if using soft berries like raspberries and blackberries. I will add these soft berries in the morning before I plan to serve the sangria so they are not mushy. Strawberries and blueberries can be added when mixing up the sangria because they do not get mushy.
What kind of fruit to use for Sangria
- watermelon chunks
- honey dew melon
The list is really endless. Any fruit that will hold it's shape can be added to sangria. Experiment keeping notes of the fruits and amounts you have added so you can recreate your sangria recipe later on.
Pink Moscato Sangria
- 750 ml bottle Gallo Pink Moscato
- 1 large Orange
- 1 medium Lemon
- 1 large Lime
- 1 medium Mango
- ½ cup Blueberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Thinly slice all the citrus and put into a large pitcher.
- Slice the skin of the fruit from the mango and cut the fruit from around the pit. Cube and place in the pitcher.
- Add blueberries and sugar.
- Pour the Pink Moscato wine over the fruit and stir.
- Chill overnight.
- Stir before serving over ice.
Natasha in Oz
Thanks for sharing this recipe at the Say G'day Saturday party, Arlene. It looks delicious!
I've just pinned and shared on G+.
Hope you can say g'day again this weekend.
Natasha in Oz
Natasha thank you!
Hi its me again, I am back, I wanted to let you know that I have featured your post and you are highlighted as well in my Weekends Are Fun. Come join in the fun, and let your friend know, by using the G+ under the post. Hope you have a great weekend, Karren
Thank you so much for the feature!
Your welcome, my pleasure!! Have a great weekend!
I also like Moscato, tried lots of brands ut not the red one. Your recipe sounds yummy great for the weekend! I'd like to invite you to stop by and link up this weekend.
Thanks the Gallo red Moscato is very good.
I will give it a try next time, I just checked and the last two I am trying are Conquista white Moscate from Argentina and Rex-Goliath Moscato is a product of Chile.
I am going to make sangria this summer! Looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do.
Thank you Mariah
Natasha in Oz
Arlene, that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
If you have a minute to spare I would be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.
Natasha in Oz
Natasha thank you so much for stopping by! I've linked up thanks!
This looks so refreshing--perfect for summer! Pinned! 🙂
Thank you so much.
A great summertime refresher! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Be safe and come back soon!
Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Lauren @ From Everyday To Gourmet
What a great summer drink recipe!
I found you through Totally Talented Tuesdays!
Thank you Lauren!