Last Updated on December 23, 2021 by Anne-Marie
Try Sparkling Green Sangria as a delicious alternative to green beer for St. Patrick's Day.
Why this recipe works
This green St Patrick Day drink recipe is perfect for parties.
It's lightened with seltzer and features yummy fruit like grapes, green apples, and slices of lemon and lime.
It's almost like a spa drink, but with a little white wine added.
How to make sparkling green sangria
1. Pour two bottles of Moscato wine into a punch bowl or pitcher.
2. Add sliced cucumber and grapes (whole or sliced, fresh or frozen). Add sliced green apple, lemons, and lime.
3. Next, add Triple Sec and stir gently.
4. Cover and chill from 2 to 24 hours.
5. Just before serving, top with sparkling soda, seltzer, or sparkling water.
6. Stir gently and serve the green sangria over ice.
What kind of wines are used in green sangria?
This is a white wine sangria made with two bottles of Moscato.
My readers suggested other wines like prosecco and Pinot Grigio, too.
Don't worry about the calories! They're reduced by adding club soda or sparkling water to the green drink mix.
Make green sangria in a punch bowl
For your St. Patrick's Day party, invest in a punch bowl set for your green sangria recipe!
Having one will give you the incentive to make green sangria recipes and other types of punches.
Plus, serving this green cocktail in a punch bowl means you don't have to make St. Patrick's Day drinks to order.
That way there's no need to play bartender at your party and miss out on all the fun!
What fruits and vegetables are best in sangria?
In green drink recipes, use green fruit and vegetables like:
- sliced cucumbers
- seedless green grapes sliced or whole - use frozen grapes to keep everyone's drink cold
- 1 sliced green apple (Granny Smith work great)
- sliced lemon and limes for that yummy lemon-lime flavor
Feel free to use more or fewer fruit or vegetables depending on your preferences.
A fun green addition could be fresh mint for garnish. Delish!
How to keep sparkling green sangria cold
Want to know how to keep your green St Patrick Day drink recipe cooler longer? Use large ice cube molds! I love using these in drink recipes.
These square ice cube molds or frozen ice ball makers are awesome! Just freeze white wine (instead of water) inside the ice cube molds.
Using wine instead of water prevents your delicious sangria from getting diluted. No one wants a watery green cocktail on St. Patrick's Day!
Green food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day parties
Need green food recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day for your party? Here are a few your guests will love!
● Easy Hot Crab Spinach Dip Baked in French Bread
Green Soups & Side Dishes:
Green St. Patrick’s Day Desserts:
● St Patrick Day cupcake recipe
● Avocado Coconut & Watermelon Ice Pops
Sparkling Green Sangria
Make sparkling green sangria for St. Patrick's Day. It's a white white sangria with apples, cucumbers, grapes, lemons, limes, and seltzer.
- 2 750ml bottles Moscato wine
- 3 ounces Triple Sec
- 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 2 cups seedless green grapes (sliced or whole - fresh or frozen)
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 1/2 liter bottle seltzer, no-calorie sparkling soda, or sparkling water
- Pour wine into a pitcher or bowl and add sliced cucumber, grapes, green apple, lemon, and lime.
- Next, add Triple Sec and stir gently.
- Cover and chill from 2-24 hours.
- Before serving, top with seltzer, sparkling soda, or sparkling water.
- Stir gently and serve over ice.
Serving Size:1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally published on March 15, 2012, February 16, 2016, and March 9, 2017. Updated with new pictures and information.
Recipe and picture courtesy of VOGA Italia Wine.
Could I sub Melon liqueur for the triple sec?
I bet that would be a delicious substitute in this sparkling green sangria recipe.
This looks great but what’s turns it green?
The ingredients make this sparkling green sangria recipe a green color.
What would you use to make a virgin green sangria?
You could use ginger ale instead of the wine and a little OJ instead of the Triple Sec.
This recipe sounds amazing minus the moscato. What are your thoughts on using procesco and either taking out the club soda or using less as proseco is already very bubbly?
Moscato would be fun, too. The point of the club soda is to lower the calories and make it less boozy. So I’d keep it in.
when do you add the grapes?
Eeeek, that got left out of the instructions! I’ve corrected it. The grapes should get added with the rest of the fruit. Thanks for pointing that out Mitzi!!
I want to try thus recipe -can I sub the club soda with Sprite or do U think it will he too sweet tasting?
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!
You never followed through with directions for the grapes…should they be chopped as well?
They can be whole or chopped in half. Up to you!
This drink is right up my alley besides the Moscato, could I sub that for Pinot Grigio?
Tiffany, Moscato is a bit bubbly and sweet. But I bet Pinot Grigio would be good too, just a little different.
What size bottle of Moscato wine did you use?
Good question Kalley! Each bottle is 750 ml. I’ve updated the recipe to show that!