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.
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!
Green Soups & Side Dishes:
Green St. Patrick’s Day Desserts:
- 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.