This Watermelon Moscato Slushie cocktail is sweet and refreshing and perfect for summer! It’s made with just two ingredients – fresh watermelon and fruity Italian Moscato wine. Make a glass of this summery cocktail, sit back in the sunshine and enjoy!
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Watermelon Moscato Slushie
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
Watermelon is one of those fruits that screams summer and sunshine! The sweet juicy red flesh tastes so good as a fruit in its own right, but is also such a versatile ingredient to use in a variety of recipes including salads, appetizers, and of course cocktails!
This slushie cocktail is so easy to make – watermelon flesh is whizzed up in a blender with lots of ice and moscato – ready to drink in no time at all and perfect for summer soirees!
Garnish your boozy watermelon slush with a wedge of watermelon and a cocktail umbrella!
What is Moscato?
Moscato is a sweet Italian wine made from Muscat grapes, and is historically known as a dessert wine. Moscato has a slight fizz and flavors of nectarine, peach and orange and is fairly low in alcohol too. Asti Spumante is the full sparkling version of Moscato, and you could use that in this cocktail too if you like.
Interestingly the Muscat grape is eaten as a table grape as well as being used to make raisins. The high level of sugar in these variety of grape is what gives Moscato its sweet flavor.
More Cocktails To Make
Want to make more cocktails? I think you’re going to love trying these ones:
- Prosecco Cocktail with Blackberry, Elderflower & Basil
- Watermelon Lime Spritzer
- Cucumber Cantaloupe Mint Fizz
Virgin Watermelon Slushie Mocktail
If you would like to make this beverage without the alcohol, whizz up the watermelon and ice and top up with club soda, or replace the soda with Sprite, 7-Up, or other lemon-lime soda – in the UK we call it [fizzy] lemonade.
You could also use no-alcohol wines if you still want the flavour for adults, but without the alcoholic content.
Watermelon Moscato Slushie Party Punch
If you want to turn a single drink into a party punch for a crowd, you can make a large batch of this cocktail no problem!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug etc) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to!
To make a big batch of slushie party punch, follow the preparation instructions in the recipe card using the following quantities:
- 3 parts watermelon
- 3 parts ice
- 1½ parts Moscato
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make A Watermelon Moscato Slushie?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 3 cups watermelon
- 3 cups ice (more ice if needed)
- 1½ cups moscato
- 4 watermelon wedges to garnish (optional)
- Place watermelon in a blender and top with ice.
- Pour in Moscato wine and blend well to the consistency of a slushie.
- If the watermelon is too watery then you may need to add more ice to thicken it.
- Garnish with watermelon wedge if using and cocktail umbrella - enjoy!
Make It A Summer Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Gazpacho
- Main Dish: One-Pan Vegetable & Lemon Pork Traybake
- Side Dish: Rainbow Salad with Zesty Dressing
- Dessert: Fruit Salad Cupcakes
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