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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!

To enter:

  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! 

For 15% OFF your next order, use the coupon code TIEGHAN at checkout.

{Photos by Kelsey Ann Rose}

Good luck and enjoy this delicious holiday pear sangria!

Holiday Pear Sangria

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8

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  • 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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  1. Can’t wait to make this for my mom! She loves Sangria.

    My favorite Holiday tradition would have to be leaving fresh cookies out for Santa 🙂

  2. Fancy dinner out and a movie at the local ipic theater on Christmas Eve with the family is my favorite tradition! The one day I don’t have to cook!

  3. Favorite holiday tradition: going for a walk, then coming up to watch movies while snacking on cheese, bread, wine, and fruit.

  4. My favorite holiday tradition is that we try to do something different every year! Either go somewhere new or trying something like snowshoeing!

  5. My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade yeast waffles the night before Christmas and eating them Christmas morning with all the strawberries! Happy Holidays!

  6. My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade yeast waffles the night before Christmas and eating them Christmas morning with strawberries! Happy Holidays!

  7. We have homemade pizza on Christmas Eve every year! It’s a tradition we’ve done since I was a little and I love we’ve kept the tradition going!!

  8. Happy Holidays! My favorite tradition is on Christmas morning after all the presents have been opened and everyone is relaxing. It’s time for homemade donuts and baked french toast delish. And not to forget the Cafe’ 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    One of favorite holiday traditions is baking for a full day and making all of our holiday favorite cookies to make large cookie trays to give to our family and friends. We have Christmas cookie recipes that have been our favorites for years and years and ones that are new that we have tried and fallen in love with! It is so much fun and we always look forward to Christmas cookie making day!