Sparkling Green Sangria

Sparkling Green Sangria.

Try Sparkling Green Sangria as an alternative to green beer for St. Patrick's Day or heavy cocktails. Anyone who’s a fan of sangria recipes will love this!

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

I especially like this green Moscato sangria because it’s on the better for you side as it features cucumbers, grapes, a green apple, and a terrific lemon lime flavor.

Also, the calories in this green St Patrick Day drink recipe are reduced by adding seltzer or sparkling soda to the green drink mix.

It’s almost like a spa drink, but with a little white wine added.

Sparkling Green Sangria in a punch bowl and in two cocktail glasses with sliced cucumbers and grapes.

What kind of fruit and vegetables are used in green sangria?

In green drink recipes, you’ll want to use green fruit and vegetables:

  • sliced cucumbers
  • seedless green grapes (sliced or whole)
  • 1 sliced green apple (Granny Smith will work)
  • sliced lemon and limes for that yummy lemon lime flavor

Feel free to use more or less fruits or vegetables depending on your preferences. (I know some of you may not be too crazy about cucumbers, for example.)

Also, you can freeze the grapes ahead of time to keep the green sangria cold.

How to serve Sparkling Green Sangria

Keep things cool: 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 sangria recipes.

I love the square ice cube molds or frozen ice ball makers. Just freeze the fruit and some white wine (instead of water) inside the ice cube molds ahead of time.

Using wine instead of water means your green sangria won’t be diluted, too. No one wants a watery green cocktail on St. Patrick's Day!

Make it in a punch bowl: For your St. Patrick’s Day party, invest in a punch bowl set in which to serve your green sangria recipe!

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 for chips or snack mixes.

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!

Two cocktail glasses of Sparkling Green Sangria with sliced cucumbers and grapes.

More green recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day parties

Need some healthy green food recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day for your party?  Here are a few your guests will love!

Appetizers:

Easy Hot Crab Spinach Dip Baked in French Bread

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Dip Veggie Shooters

Easy Edamame Hummus

Soups & Salads:

Best Split Pea Soup

Wasabi Avocado Coleslaw

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

Desserts:

St Patrick Day cupcake recipe

Vegan Key Lime Mousse

Avocado Coconut & Watermelon Ice Pops

Yield: 15 SERVINGS

Sparkling Green Sangria

Sparkling Green Sangria Recipe

Looking for green St Patrick Day drinks? Try this light, gluten free green sangria cocktail for St. Patrick's Day - or any day!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 750ml bottles Moscato wine
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec
  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups seedless green grapes (sliced or whole)
  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 liter bottle seltzer or no-calorie sparkling soda

Instructions

  1. Pour wine into a pitcher or bowl and add sliced cucumber, grapes, green 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 seltzer or sparkling soda.
  5. Stir gently and serve over ice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1 glass

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 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.

Recipe and picture courtesy of VOGA Italia Wine.

Sparkling Green Sangria

14 thoughts on “Sparkling Green Sangria

  1. Kristina

    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?

    Reply
  2. Sue H

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

    Reply
    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!

      Reply
  3. tiffanybland888@gmail.com

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

    Reply

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