This light and sweet twist on a classic sangria recipe uses sweet moscato wines, raspberry liqueur, plenty of fruit, and made bubbly with lemon lime soda and seltzer water! Great to make ahead and loved by all!
This is one of my Drink recipes I know you’ll want to keep on hand!
Summer may be on it’s way out, but I like to serve summery drinks year round! They’re cool, bubbly, and fun to drink.
This version of sangria takes the classic deep red and lightens it up with crisp and sweet moscato wines. Instead of the traditional brandy, it uses Chambord.
If you’ve not had Chambord before, it’s a raspberry liqueur, and relatively inexpensive to purchase. But I’ve also included other alternatives in the “variations of this recipe” section below.
I think you’ll really love the light, sweet, and crisp flavors of this sangria recipe! Not only is it great when the weather is hot, it’s cool and refreshing any time.
How to make moscato sangria?
This is just an overview; the full ingredients and directions are in the recipe card toward the bottom of this post.
- Add wine and liqueur. Pour in both bottles of wine, and the amount of liqueur.
- Stir in fruit.
- Cover and chill.
- Add carbonated beverages. Before you serve, stir in the lemon lime soda and seltzer water.
This recipe makes a large amount (around 11-12 cups), so make sure you have a large pitcher. You can also make this in two smaller pitchers if that’s what you have on hand.
Variations of this recipe
- Wine – I like to do a mix of white and pink moscato wines, but you can use all white, or all pink if you prefer.
- Chambord – if you can’t find Chambord liqueur, any raspberry liqueur will work, or you could try any fruit liqueur that would go well with the fruit you chose for the sangria.
- Frozen fruit – frozen fruit can be used for this recipe, with no need to thaw it! The fruit will thaw as the sangria chills.
- Other sparkling options – instead of the seltzer, you could use club soda, or try some ginger ale. You could also use all lemon lime soda, but that would make this drink very sweet.
Yes, you can skip the liqueur if you’d like, although we much prefer the drink with the raspberry liqueur added.
Absolutely! Just be careful, the fruit absorbs a lot of the alcohol, so they’ll be fairly potent.
On a hot Spring or Summer day, we just drink it to cool down. But if you’re having a party, this sangria goes well with cheese and crackers, as well as salted meats (such as some thinly sliced prosciutto), and grapes.
Making sangria ahead of time
By nature, sangria is a natural make ahead recipe since it has to chill for several hours. If you don’t let it chill, the flavors won’t be as pronounced and harmonious.
You can prep a bit though and have the fruit sliced ahead of time.
Leftover sangria should be covered and stored in the refrigerator. Drink it within a few days for the best flavor.
The seltzer and lemon lime soda will go flat, so when you serve it, just add a splash of new seltzer/lemon lime soda to each glass.
The pitcher pictured in this post was a gift, so I can’t find the exact one to link to, however I do also have this pitcher, which I love. It holds over 100 oz and the lid is a great extra feature!
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- 750 ml bottle white moscato wine
- 750 ml bottle pink moscato wine
- 2/3 cup Chambord liqueur
- 2 cups lemon lime soda
- 2 cups seltzer water
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh peaches
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
- 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- lime slices for garnish
- Chop all fresh fruit and gather a large pitcher.
Make the sangria
- To the large pitcher add both bottles of wine, and the Chambord.
- Add the fruits, then stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or up to 12 hours.
- When ready to serve, pour in lemon lime soda and seltzer water, stirring to combine.
- Pour into serving glasses and garnish with a lime slice.
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- Recipe makes about 11-12 cups of sangria, which I’ve estimated will be about 11 servings.
The Chunky Chef is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.