Every good party needs a great cocktail, and this Holiday Pear Sangria is just that. It’s my favorite festive drink to serve up this season. White wine mixed with pear brandy, fresh pears, cranberries, winter citrus, spices, and a splash of ginger beer. It’s sweet, refreshing, so easy to make, and perfect for all holiday parties.

This post is sponsored by Harry & David. 

side angle photo of Holiday Pear Sangria

To celebrate the season, I recently traveled to New York City to host a very fun and special holiday event and cookbook signing with Harry & David. I walked everyone through how I create the perfect holiday cheese board, signed books, and chatted the night away. It was so fun to get meet some of you in person, and to hear your stories of how you came to find me and Half Baked Harvest. It was truly such a special night. I’m SO grateful for all of you who continue to read and make HBH recipes in your kitchen.

As mentioned, I teamed up with Harry & David to create a festive holiday cheese board. To go along with it, I created this sweet pear sangria you see here. Both of which were served at the event. This sangria is one of my favorites, it’s great for easy holiday entertaining!

Holiday Pear Sangria in pitcher overhead photo of Holiday Pear Sangria

To make this sweet pear sangria, simply mix white wine with a little apple or pear brandy, then add in seasonal fruits like pears, cranberries, and winter citrus. I love topping my sangria off with ginger beer for a nice spicy kick. So delicious and refreshing.

You can make this up to couple of days ahead, perfect for the busy hostess.

Holiday Pear Sangria in tall wine glass

Since not all of you could attend the event in NYC I wanted to share some photos. I’d also like to gift one reader a Gift Basket and a 12 Month delivery to the Fruit of the Month Club!

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  1. Make sure you’re following Half Baked Harvest and Harry & David on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday tradition.

Giveaway has ENDED. Thank you so much to all who entered! 

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{Photos by Kelsey Ann Rose}

Good luck and enjoy this delicious holiday pear sangria!

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The Recipe

Holiday Pear Sangria

This is my favorite festive drink to serve up this season. White wine mixed with pear brandy, fresh pears, cranberries, winter citrus, spices, and a splash of ginger beer. It's sweet, refreshing, so easy to make, and perfect for all holiday parties!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 0 8

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine (I used Harry & David Pinot Gris)
  • 1/2 cup pear or apple brandy
  • 1/3 cup cranberry or pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 Royal Riviera Pears, sliced
  • 2 blood oranges, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 (12 ounce) ginger beers

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients except the ginger beer. Stir and then place in the fridge until chilled.

    2. Before serving, add the ginger beer. Fill each glass with ice and pour the sangria over the ice. If desired top with more ginger beer. Drink up!

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{This post is sponsored by Harry and David. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!}