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Raspberry Moscato Sangria ~ #SundaySupper

Sweet, fruity raspberry moscato sangria.

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Spring has finally arrived. The sun is shining, the air is warm, and the birds are chirping.

My neighborhood is bustling with happy children playing ball, homeowners tending to their yard and gardens, athletes running at dusk, and bright-eyed dogs strolling down the sidewalk with their owners.

Hibernation is finally over.

Squirrel and I spent last weekend weeding, trimming, and preparing our veggie garden. We shoveled and hauled buckets of dirt down the hill to our little fenced in yard. We’re lucky to have a local dump close by that specializes in the production of compost. We woke up at the break of dawn last Saturday and drove to the dump where we shoveled heaping scoops of steaming, earthy compost from Mount Stinky Dirt into the back of Squirrel’s truck, aka The Beast. It was both rewarding and exhausting.

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While Squirrel was using his muscles to till the veggie garden and soften the dirt, I worked on weeding the flower beds and cleaning our upper deck and lower patio. Yup, we have two decks. The kitchen on the second floor of our house leads to a large deck, and the basement leads to a rain-proof patio. Squirrel is pretty genius when it comes to home improvement. He used soffit to line the bottom of the deck to create a roof that protects the patio from rain. When it’s sunny, I sit upstairs. When it’s raining, I sit underneath the deck.

Once the weather breaks, you’ll find me lounging on one of my many outdoor chairs with a glass of wine and a book. It’s my signature look in the summer.

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My preferred beverage of choice during the hot months of summer is an iced cold glass of sparkling sangria filled with sweet, vibrant seasonal fruit.

This week, the #SundaySupper team is partnering with the lovely Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate Moscato Day (coming up on May 9th). You have to agree that this is the best day ever, right? A day dedicated to sweet, fruity wine… Come on!

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Gallo produces three different types of Moscato:

  •  White Moscato- Crisp, fruity and bursting with flavors of peach, honey, and citrus.
  •  Pink Moscato- Light-bodied and bursting with citrus and peach, with a hint of red berry notes in the background.
  •  Red Moscato- Sweet red wine bursting with red berries and hints of citrus.

Gallo was nice enough to send me all three bottles of their Moscato. You guys, I drank all the wine—every single last drop. I’ve been lucky enough to try several different bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards’ wine, but their Moscato has to be my favorite. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Their Moscato is their best seller, making it a favorite amongst all who has had the pleasure of tasting these vibrant, fruity bottles of wine.

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I thought about being selfish and not sharing a single drop with any of my friends and family. I planned on hoarding all three bottles to myself, but what kind of person would that have made me? So, I reluctantly poured a glass or two for my mom, my grandmother, and my best friend. Everyone loved the wine. Not one bad remark was noted.

Right now, the farmers’ markets are busting at the seams with fresh berries, which is why I decided to load my market bag with raspberries and whip up a batch of sparkling raspberry Moscato sangria.

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This sangria is slightly sweet, fruity, and bursting with color. I used Gallo Family Vineyards’ Pink Moscato in this recipe. It’s fruity with hints of honeysuckle and melon. It creates the perfect base for this sangria.

To boost the raspberry flavor, I made a sweet raspberry simple syrup by boiling frozen red raspberries with water and sugar. When the syrup cools, it gets strained through a mesh sieve to capture the pulp and seeds. I also added a generous splash of red berry vodka. You could also use raspberry vodka or raspberry liquor (anything but raspberry schnapps will work). For a bit of bubble, I finished off the sangria with a touch of lemon-lime soda.

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Vibrant, sweet, and bursting with raspberry flavor, this sangria is perfect for the warm months to come.

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Raspberry Moscato Sangria

Sweet, vibrant sangria bursting with sweet red raspberries.

Yield: 1 pitcher

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Sangria

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1 cup halved strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

1 (750 ml) bottle chilled Pink Moscato (such as Gallo)

1 recipe raspberry simple syrup (recipe below)

1/2 cup red berry or raspberry vodka

1 cup lemon-lime soda

Raspberry Simple Syrup

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

 

Directions:

Sangria

Add fruit to the bottom of a large pitcher. Top with chilled Moscato, raspberry simple syrup, and vodka. Stir to combine. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill.

Before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda.

Raspberry Simple Syrup

In a small pot, add raspberries, sugar, and water. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Take the mixture off the heat and allow it to come to room-temperature. Strain the mixture through a mesh sieve. If you're not going to use the mixture right away, store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. The mixture can be made 3 days ahead.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

   

60 Responses to “Raspberry Moscato Sangria ~ #SundaySupper”

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    Renee — May 4, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Gorgeous Jennie, absolutely gorgeous (and might tasty looking too).

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Thank you so much, Renee!

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    MealDiva — May 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    First, I LOVE your pictures — makes me wish I had one right now! Second, I love that you used raspberries in your sangria, making it special and unique! It’s sangria season so I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Thank you so much, Meal Diva! Sangria season is my favorite season :)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Your Raspberry Moscato Sangria looks amazing! I love your photos! They are so beautiful!! This looks lie the perfect summertime drink!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much, Jennifer!

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    Family Foodie — May 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I will be serving this at my next get-together!!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Isabel! I hope you enjoy it.

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    Amy Kim — May 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    So beautiful and summery! Love it!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you, Amy!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — May 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I know I’ve already told you, but I LOVE these photos. Sangria is my favorite, especially in the summer and I’m sure the Moscato makes some of the best sangria!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      This Pink Moscato really added a nice touch to this recipe. Thank you so much, Courtney!

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    Deanna Samaan — May 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    So pretty in pink! This is great!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you, Deanna! I happen to adore pink. Can you tell?

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    Melanie — May 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you, Melanie!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — May 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Your berry sangria sounds divine! I may just have one this weekend!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Cindy!

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    I love the idea of this sangria because you could almost use it to make a sorbet. I think your pictures are stunning.

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      I have made sorbet with champagne before, so I’m sure using sangria would work perfectly. Thanks, DB!

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    Hezzi-D — May 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Your photos are stunning! I think a berry moscato sounds amazing!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks, Hezzi!

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    The Ninja Baker — May 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Perfect beverage for pre and post gardening, Jennie! And sooo pretty!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks, Kim!

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    Tammi @ Momma's Meals — May 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I am totally making this dish for my next girls get together! Awesome!

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks! This is perfect for a girlie night. Enjoy!

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    sowmya — May 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Oh my gosh !! I love the idea of adding raspberry in sangria.. Its beautiful :)
    Glad I found your blog on foodgawker..

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    • Jennie replied May 4th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Sowmya! I’ve been a bit berry obsessed lately. Thank you for the lovely compliments.

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    Shaina — May 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I love Sangria in the summer too, and I always use Moscato when I make mine =)

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    Betsy @ Desserts Required — May 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This is the perfect sangria for the warm summer months..or in South Florida, year round weather! It was VERY nice of you to share your bottles of GFV moscato’s with ANYONE!!

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    Susan — May 5, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I’m just a teensy bit jealous of all your outdoor space! I’d gladly weed and garden if it means getting to sit on the deck with one of these.

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    Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life — May 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Love, love, love!!!!

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    Choc Chip Uru — May 5, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Such a summery fun drink :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Kim@Treats & Trinkets — May 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This is so pretty. And so pink! I’m totally pinning this to make for the bestie’s bachelorette party.

    Also, I’m jealous of your double balcony and home-improvement-genius husband. Wanna send him up here for a week or two to fix up my house? I promise to feed and take care of him.

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    Julia — May 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I looooooooooove moscato! I’ve never tried the Gallo family kind, so I’ll have to give it a go. You must’ve read my mind, because I had sangria on the brain this weekend, but I didn’t do a dern thing about it. Must drink this asap!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — May 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Girl, you have some SERIOUS talent for photographing beverages! You need to print these out, frame them, and hang them as glamour shots in your kitchen. Then re-paint the whole kitchen pink to match ;)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    STUNNING PHOTOS!!!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 6, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Outdoors is the only place to be when warm weather arrives! Love your dedication to spending time al fresco :)

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    ATasteOfMadness — May 6, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Do you think it being a Monday night is a good excuse to make these? If so, consider these done.

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    Anne @ Webicurean — May 6, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Man, that sure looks refreshing! As usual, you’ve blown us away with your pix and a stunning recipe!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — May 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Sounds like you have an awesome backyard! The color of these drinks is just so pretty and perfect for the warming weather. My hubs is a big fan of sangria and I know I’d make him a very happy man if I whipped some of these up ;)

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    Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — May 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Your.photos.are.insane.
    I love the colors! Like, this color scheme might just be my new wedding colors – they are so gorgeous! What a perfect refreshing summer drink!

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