6 Delicious Drinks To Make With Moscato White Wine

Despite the fact that Moscato and Moscato d’Asti wines have been around since the 14th century, they have become increasingly popular in recent years. As younger generations are transitioning away from traditional American drinks like beer, they’re gravitating toward beverages that are lighter with less alcohol content. Moscato and Moscato d’Asti meet these criteria.

Both wines can be sipped solo as an aperitif, served with poultry or light fish, or enjoyed as a dessert wine. But what many don’t realize is that both wines can be combined with other ingredients to make delicious Moscato mixed drinks.

Mixed Drinks Made With Moscato?

Want to know what to mix with Moscato? With its sweet notes of nectarine, peach, and orange, Moscato pairs wonderfully with tart flavors to create a perfectly balanced cocktail. 

Orange Coconut Mimosa

The traditional Mimosa turns tropical with this yummy brunch favorite.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chilled orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ cup chilled Moscato

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and stir. Increase quantities to make a pitcher to share. 

Moscato Sangria

Fruity, sweet, and refreshing, Moscato brightens up this traditional Spanish cocktail that’s perfect for your next party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle Moscato (750 ml)
  • 59 ounces sweet tea
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • 2 cups frozen, sliced peaches
  • 1 ½ cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Instructions:

In a large pitcher, combine Moscato, sweet tea, and triple sec and stir. Add fruit and chill for one hour. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.

Mango Moscato Slushie

Mix up a batch of Mango Moscato Slushies on your next beach vacation or when you just need a taste of summer. Refreshing and sweet, they’re as much fun to drink as they are to make.

Ingredients:

  • 16-ounce bag frozen mango
  • 2 cups Moscato
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions:

Rim a cocktail glass with granulated sugar. Combine frozen mangos, Moscato, and granulated sugar in a blender and mix until the ingredients are slushy. Serve your drinks in a cocktail glass that’s been rimmed with granulated sugar.

What Can I Create With Moscato d’Asti?

Moscato d’Asti is the semi-sparkling style of Moscato wine made from Muscat Blanc àPetits Grains grapes as opposed to Muscat grapes used to make Moscato. It is highly aromatic, bubbly, dry, and the ideal base for some amazing cocktails.

Evening Sour

Sophisticated and fizzy, Moscato d’Asti perfectly complements the strong bittersweet flavors of Campari.

Ingredients:

  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • ⅛ ounce Campari
  • Lemon peel
  • Moscato d’Asti to top off the drink

Instructions:

Combine lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, bitters, and vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients, then strain into a Martini glass. Add Campari and top off with Moscato d’Asti. Roll a lemon peel around the rim of the glass, then add to the drink for garnish.

Cranberry Moscato d’Asti Cocktail

This sweet and sour cocktail is loaded with fruity goodness and a slight fizzy kick you’ll get from the addition of Moscato d’Asti.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup crushed fruit (Choose your favorites—strawberries, blueberries, mangos, or peaches.)
  • ⅓ cup lemonade
  • ⅓ cup orange juice with pulp
  • ⅓ cup cranberry juice
  • Moscato d’Asti to top off the drink

Instructions:

Combine fruit with chilled lemonade, orange juice, and cranberry juice in a low-ball glass. Top off with Moscato d’Asti and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Rock Candy Sparkler

Sour and citrusy meet bubbly and dry in this delightful drink that’s perfect for any occasion or celebration.

Ingredients:

  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Moscato d’Asti
  • absinthe

Instructions:

Rinse a chilled Champagne glass with absinthe. Pour in Cointreau and lemon juice, then top with chilled Moscato d’Asti. Use a stick of rock candy for garnish and for a little added sweetness.