Tropical and sweet with just the right amount of fizz, Strawberry Mango Moscato Punch is the PERFECT happy hour cocktail for a hot summer day!
In the summer, my closes girlfriends and I have a standing happy hour date every Friday night. Whether we go out to a restaurant or we meet up at someone’s house, we always try to venture out and have a new cocktail.
For a few years we were all obsessed with drinking a nice fruity tequila sunrise, but this year, we’ve found a new favorite: Strawberry Mango Moscato Punch!
It’s fruity, fizzy, and sweet in all the right ways. And better yet, it’s super easy to make. I know we’ll definitely be making quite a few batches of this Moscato punch this summer!
STRAWBERRY MANGO MOSCATO PUNCH
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I absolutely LOVE fresh fruit. My all-time favorite type is definitely summer fruits and berries. (Ask me again in September/October when apple picking season starts…my allegiance just might change.) There’s something that’s just so unique about biting into a freshly picked strawberry or raspberry.
For me though, the ultimate summer treat is some fresh mango or pineapple. I can’t get enough of those tropical fruits! When I was a senior in high school, my family moved to California.
It was then that I got to experience true FRESH mango and man-oh-man I was a changed kid. That stuff is simply delicious.
Now that we live up in a NON-tropical area, my access to fresh from the farm tropical fruits has become much more limited. However, that doesn’t stop my love for all things mango-flavored!
When I’m really craving a taste of those California fruits, I reach for this strawberry mango Moscato punch recipe. It’s refreshing, bubbly, and reminds me of all those times eating fresh mango!
Don’t worry – you don’t have to live in a tropical climate to make and enjoy this Moscato wine punch, it’s super easy to make wherever you live!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your strawberry sparkling Moscato punch:
Moscato – Moscato wine by nature is a very sweet wine (that’s what I love most about it!). However, we will be adding in fruit, mango nectar, and lemon-lime soda, so try not to pick an OVERLY sweet bottle of Moscato. You’ll need one bottle of chilled Moscato wine.
Mango – you don’t need to have access to fresh mangos to make this delicious Moscato punch. Just go to the juice aisle of your local grocery store and grab a bottle of mango nectar. It’s basically mango juice but made with pulp so you’ll get a more sweet & tangy taste and a little bit of a thicker texture than a juice blend. I’ve found that Langer’s brand Mango nectar tastes great and is pretty easy to find!
Lemon-Lime Soda – I’m a Sprite fan, so that’s what I use. But if you prefer another brand of lemon-lime soda, go ahead and use that instead! You’ll need 4 cups of soda to make 6-8 servings of mango strawberry Moscato punch.
Strawberries – because I typically make this drink in the summertime, I use fresh strawberries. But, if strawberries are out of season (or you’re just looking to use up some frozen fruit you have on hand) go ahead and use frozen strawberries instead! Just make sure you allow the strawberries to thaw first or else you’ll get more of a smoothie texture to your cocktail.
How to make Strawberry Mango Punch
Grab your blender, your strainer, and get mixing… strawberry-mango punch is super easy to make. Here’s how:
- In your blender, combine the diced strawberries and water. Blend them together until smooth.
- Grab a strainer and pour the strawberry mixture through into the bottom of a pitcher. This will help to eliminate some of the seeds (nobody wants to have to chew their Moscato punch, right?)
- Next, add the wine, soda, and mango nectar to the pitcher.
- Give the punch a few stirs to combine all of the ingredients and place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to drink it.
- When you’re ready to drink your Moscato punch, place sliced fresh strawberries on each glass as a finishing touch!
While you can drink your strawberry mango Moscato punch immediately after mixing, I’ve found that the flavors really meld together best if you let it sit for a while. I’ve found that the sweet spot is just around 1-2 hours of chilling time in the fridge. So, if you’re looking to serve up some Moscato wine punch for happy hour with some girlfriends, do yourself a favor and mix it up a few hours in advance.
Looking for more summertime cocktail favorites? Try out these other Real Housemoms recipes!
- Hawaiian Stone Sour
- Rose Spritzer
- Pineapple Rum Slushie
- Moscato Pink Lemonade Punch
- Tequila Blackberry Hard Lemonade
- more DRINK recipes…
Tools used to make Strawberry Mango Moscato Punch
Blender: I’ve had this blender for what seems like centuries. It’s really lasted the test of time and is totally worth the money.
Fine Mesh Strainer: I love this strainer for making fruit purees because the holes are so small that even the tiniest of seeds won’t make it through!
- 1 cup strawberries hulled and diced
- 1/4 cup water
- 750 mL Moscato wine chilled
- 4 cups lemon-lime soda chilled
- 2 cups mango nectar
- Strawberries for garnish
- Add the diced strawberries and water to a blender. Cover and puree until smooth.
- Pour the pureed strawberries through a strainer and into the bottom of a pitcher to eliminate the seeds and pulp.
- Next, add the Moscato wine, soda, and mango nectar to the pitcher.
- Stir the punch a few times to combine all of the ingredients and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. (I like to let it chill for at least 1-2 hours for the best flavor.)
- When you're ready to enjoy the punch, pout it into stemless wine glasses and garnish with a fresh, whole strawberry on each glass.