Sparkling Green Sangria

Sparkling Green Sangria, a gluten free green cocktail for St. Patrick's Day

While having a pint of Guinness or a mug of green beer is a must during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, for us gluten free folks drinking beer is a no-no. Instead, how about trying something a bit more sophisticated, but without the gluten – a Sparkling Green Sangria?

This green drinks recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties, especially if it’s warm where you live. There's nothing better than sangria when it’s hot out!

I especially like this green Moscato sangria recipe because it’s on the healthy side as it features cucumbers, grapes, and apples. Also, the calories in the sangria wine are reduced by adding club soda to the green drink mix. It’s almost like a spa drink, but with a little Moscato wine added.

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Use large ice cube molds – either square ice cube molds or frozen ice ball makers – and freeze fruit and some wine (instead of water) inside the ice cube molds ahead of time. This will keep your sangria cooler longer. Using wine instead of water means your Sparkling Green Sangria won’t be diluted, too. No one wants a watery green cocktail on St. Patrick's Day!

You should also invest in a punch bowl set in which to serve your Sparkling Green Sangria! Having one will give you the incentive to make sangria and other types of punches throughout the year! (You’ll be surprised how often you use it. Plus, you can use it as a snack bowl or trifle bowl.)

Also, serving this green cocktail in a punch bowl means that you don’t have to make St. Patrick's Day cocktails to order. That way there's no need to play bartender at your party and miss out on all the St. Patrick's Day fun!

Sparkling Green Sangria for St. Patrick's Day. Try this refreshing gluten free green cocktail recipe as an alternative to green beer!

More green ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Sparkling Green Sangria, a gluten free green cocktail for St. Patrick's Day

Sparkling Green Sangria


  • 2 (750 ml) bottles Moscato wine
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec
  • 2 sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups seedless green grapes
  • 1 sliced Granny Smith apple
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1/2 liter club soda


  1. Pour wine in a pitcher or bowl and add sliced cucumber, grapes, apple, lemon and lime.
  2. Next add Triple Sec and stir gently.
  3. Cover and chill from 2-24 hours. (The longer, the better!)
  4. Before serving, top with club soda.
  5. Stir gently and serve over ice.
Prep Time: 24 Hours 20 Minutes
Total Time: 24 Hours 15 Minutes
Servings: Makes about 15 servings
  • Serving size: 1/15 of recipe

Originally published on March 15, 2012. Updated with new pictures. Recipe and picture courtesy of VOGA Italia Wine.

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Gluten free or looking for an alternative to heavy Guiness or yucky green beer? Try this refreshing gluten free Sparkling Green Sangria recipe for St. Patrick's Day. It's a skinny green cocktail alternative!

10 thoughts on “Sparkling Green Sangria

  1. Sue H

    I want to try thus recipe -can I sub the club soda with Sprite or do U think it will he too sweet tasting?

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      Sue, it’s supposed to be a somewhat healthy drink! (Ha!) I would stick to club soda or one of the flavored seltzers – so many to choose from that are healthy and delicious. Sprite would be too sweet and have too many calories!


    This drink is right up my alley besides the Moscato, could I sub that for Pinot Grigio?


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