Sweet, tangy, and elegantly beautiful, Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch is the perfect fruity cocktail for any party!
I love playing hostess. I love party planning, menu prepping, and seeing my friends and family happily mingling while sipping on yummy drinks and munching on delicious food. Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch is one of my favorite cocktail recipes to make for parties. First, because it literally couldn’t be easier to mix up, and second because it is delicious!
So, whether you’re planning a wedding shower, Valentine’s Day date, baby shower, birthday party, or an appetizer party (with my favorite stuffed mushrooms), mixing up a batch of Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch is definitely the right thing to do!
MOSCATO PINK LEMONADE PUNCH
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Every year my best girlfriends and I always have a girls-only “Galentine’s Day” party. We get together, cook up some yummy food, sip on delicious drinks, and just enjoy hanging out together. Last year we went all out and made it a rule that everything had to be on theme and be either red or pink. I’m talking about our decorations, our clothes, our food, even our drinks!
It was so fun to get creative with our recipes and outfits. We had pink velvet magic bars, lasagna smothered in red marinara sauce, and this delicious pink lemonade and pineapple juice punch! Moscato Pink lemonade punch was by far the hit of the night (aside from my adorable pink heart pajamas of course) and for an excellent reason. It’s sweet, tangy, and not super alcoholic, so you can have a few glasses of it and not feel totally icky.
Ingredients for Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch
Frozen pink lemonade concentrate – my mom used to always have a can of frozen lemonade in the freezer… you never know when the urge is going to strike for some yummy drinks, gotta be prepared. I’m now the same way about always having a can on hand, but just so I can make this delicious pink punch lemonade!
Pink Moscato wine – I love sharing a bottle of pink Moscato with my girlfriends. My husband isn’t a huge fan of the sweet wine, so I’ll happily save it for making some Moscato pink lemonade punch with the girls! If you’re someone who loves some bubbles in your drinks (who doesn’t?) go ahead and use a bottle of sparkling Moscato for some extra fun fizz!
Pineapple – it may not be a very conventional combination, but let me be the first to tell you that pink lemonade and pineapple are a fruity combination that no one should pass up! To make your Moscato pink lemonade punch you’ll need some frozen pineapple chunks as well as some pineapple juice.
How to Make Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch
I especially love this recipe because it is as easy as can be. All your prep work can be done directly in the pitcher you want to serve it from!
- Start by gathering all your ingredients, your favorite large pitcher, and a stirring spoon. (If you’re making a REALLY big batch, you could serve this in a punch bowl.)
- Next, dump in your frozen lemonade, a bottle of pink Moscato, ginger ale, pineapple juice, one sliced lemon, and frozen pineapple chunks into the pitcher. Give it all a quick stir to get everything all mixed up and perfect. I like to let my punch chill for a couple of hours in the fridge for the best flavor, but you can serve it right away if needed.
- Last, pour into your favorite cocktail glasses, garnish with more lemon slices and mint, and sip your way into the perfect Valentine’s Day!
If you’ve got some extra time on your hands and want to skip the frozen lemonade, go ahead and make yourself some homemade lemonade. It’s easy and delicious and gives your Moscato pink lemonade punch a super fresh flavor.
What Flavors Make Pink Lemonade?
More often than not, pink lemonade is simply regular lemonade dyed pink for novelty. In the store-bought frozen lemonade that we use for this Moscato pink lemonade punch, the pink color comes from concentrated grape juice (but there’s no grape flavor).
So really, the flavor of pink lemonade is simply lemon juice and sugar! Don’t tell my elementary school self though… I was CONVINCED pink lemonade was its own flavor very different from the yellow stuff!
What Do They Put in Pink Lemonade to Make it Pink?
Like I mentioned earlier, pink lemonade is usually just traditional yellow lemonade dyed pink. Many companies will use a simple red dye to get the pink color they’re looking for. Others will add in some fruit juice like cranberry juice, grape juice, or grenadine to achieve the perfect pink.
If you get a fancy lemonade at a restaurant or coffee shop, they may make their lemonade pink by adding in some macerated fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or watermelon. These fruits will definitely change the flavor of your lemonade a bit but in a very delicious way!
Looking for some more party-worthy fruity cocktails? Try some of these other Real Housemoms favorites!
- Cherry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- Orange Strawberry Rose Sangria
- Raspberry White Claw Cocktail
- Spiked Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail
- Strawberry Peach Frose
- more DRINK recipes…
Tools used to make this Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch recipe
Pitcher: I adore this big glass pitcher. Whether it’s used for water on the dinner table or Moscato pink lemonade punch, it’s a beautiful way to serve drinks.
Sharp knife: No one wants lemon juice squirting in their eye because they’re using a dull knife. Do yourself a favor and have a sharp knife on hand when slicing up your lemons!
- 12 ounce frozen pink lemonade concentrate (1 can)
- 1.5 liter pink moscato wine
- 2 cups ginger ale
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 lemons sliced
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Stir together lemonade concentrate, Moscato, ginger, and pineapple juice in a 2-quart pitcher.
- Add frozen pineapple and half of the lemon slices. Stir so the fruit gets all mixed in.
- Serve immediately or chill for 2 hours in the fridge. (I like to let the flavors marry together for the best tasting punch.)
- To serve: Fill a glass with ice and pour in the punch. Garnish with a lemon slice and fresh mint.