Mango Moscato Spritzers for a Crowd

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You know what’s better than a cocktail?  Cocktails for a crowd!  I love a flavorful drink that’s easy to whip up and make ahead of time.  That way when your guests arrive, you can just grab your pitcher and pour.  Not bartending to order, and it’s a little more fun than just another bottle of wine.  While I l-o-v-e wine, I also like taking it to the next level.  Which is why today I’m sharing my Mango Moscato Sprtizers for a Crowd.

Mango is so hot right now in the liquor and mixology industries.  And you can be on the forefront of this trend with a yummy drink.  Because the most fun way to eat your fruit is to drink it…with wine.

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You all know I’m a sucker for food and drink holidays.  With May 9th being Moscato Day, that was all the excuse I needed to bust out this gem of a cocktail!  I’m totally making a big batch for Mother’s Day and for DIY wedding nights with the girls.  The Gallo Moscato lends itself really nicely to this cocktail.  It’s a sweet wine with lots of pit fruit flavors, like peach, that pair well with the mango’s brightness.

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If you’re not usually a sweet wine drinker, fear not.  The soda water in this recipe tones down the sweetness enough to let the fruit shine.  Trust me, your glass will never want to be empty.  Gallo Moscato comes in 3 varieties – pink, red, and white.  I went with a traditional white for this drink.  I wanted the bright yellow-orange mango color to star of this cocktail.

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I tried adding the mango a few different ways.  I diced it and let the fruit steep, I muddled it, and pureed it.  The puree really worked the best.  It integrated well and you about a million times less like to clog your straw up with little bits of mango.  My favorite things about this drink is that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.  Gallo Moscato retails for $4.99 for a 750mL bottle and most retailers. {I may have scored my bottles as part of a 2/$5 deal…ahahahaha}.  You can find the store nearest you selling Gallo Moscato HERE.

To celebrate National Moscato Day, Gallo is having a Moscato Day Twitter party on May 9th.  To join simply tag @GalloFamily in your tweets and use the #MoscatoDay hashtag.  The party kicks off with a virtual toast at 7pm ET / 4pm PT with co-hosts @copykatrecipes and @ModernDayMoms.  During the event Gallo will be giving away FIVE $100 Visa Gifts Cards.  You must attend the party to win – winners will be announced during the party.  I hope to see you there (RSVP HERE: http://www.copykat.com/2014/05/02/pina-colada-moscato-wine-cocktail)

In the mean time, yo can join the Moscato Day fun by following the #MoscatoDay hashtag, checking out the Gallo Family Vineyards Website and Follow @GalloFamily on Twitter.  Don’t forget to Save your Gallo Family Vineyards corks to help raise up to $50,000 for the Meals on Wheels Association of America.  You gotta love a wine that gives back!

Mango Moscato Spriters for a Crowd

Prep Time: 5 minutes     Total Time: 8 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 large, ripe mango

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1/2 tablespoon water

1 750mL bottle Gallo White Moscato

1 cup soda water

Ice

 

Directions: 

  1. Peel mango.  Remove meat from pit of fruit. Cut fruit into chunky pieces.
  2. Place mango fruit, sugar, and water in a food processor.  Process until fruit is a smooth puree.  Set aside.
  3. Add moscato and mago puree to a large pitcher.  Stir to combine.  Add soda water.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.  Give the spritzer a stir before serving to mix up the mango again.
  4. Pour into collins or hurrican glasses over ice.

 

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