Pink Lemonade Moscato Recipe

This cocktail just screams brunch to me! Look at those bright colours and fresh fruit.

Pink Lemonade Moscato

Welcome to our series of cocktail recipes, we’ve got some crowd pleasing, gorgeous looking recipes available and this is most definitely one of them.

It’s easy to make by the pitcher, too, so that you can serve it at a wedding shower, or for a large group. I mean, what is better than a giant pitcher of fresh lemonade?

Answer? Pink Lemonade Moscato!

What is Moscato?

As I am not terribly familiar with Italian grapes, I had to bust open my Oxford Companion to Wine, and gave everyone on Instagram a sneak preview of this post.

Moscato is the Italian name for the Muscat grape varietal, which shows up the world with several different names, including Moscatel in Spanish and Portguese. While the naming convention depends upon the country and the subvarietal of the grape, in California you are most likely to find it labeled Moscato and made in a rosé style.

Muscat is also the grape in Moscato d’Asti, the lightly sparkling, low alcohol wine. Asti (without the Moscato d’ in front) is also made of Muscat, but has more atmospheres of pressure (more sparkling) and is higher alcohol.

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 187ml bottle of Pink Moscato (or ¾ cup from a larger bottle)
  • 1 cup pink lemonade
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • Lots of ice

Directions:

  1. In a large glass or cocktail shaker, pour the pink moscato and pink lemonade and mix well
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice
  3. Divide the slided fruit between the 2 glasses
  4. Fill glasses with pink moscato and pink lemonade mixture

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