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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! 

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{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
Calories Per Serving: 257 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 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. Just wondering what you mean when you say apple cider? In australia we what we call cider is a brewed apple based alcohol. Sweet and carbonated. Is this what you mean. Or something else? Thank you! (always come to you when i need some christmas inspiration (we’re about to celebrate our anual “christmas in july” 🙂

    1. Hi Bridy! Apple Cider in the states is just a unfiltered and unsweetened apple drink, but it does not contain alcohol. Please let me know if you have any other questions! and Awh! Christmas in July sounds amazing! xTieghan

    1. I am sure that will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much and happy Holidays!! xTieghan ?

  2. Planning to make this for a couple gatherings this weekend. Wondering how far in advance you could make a batch? Thanks!

    1. HI! You can make (minus the ginger beer) up to 2 days in advance. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much and happy Holidays!! xTieghan ?

  3. 5 stars
    My favorite holiday tradition is when I was kid driving around with my parents and siblings looking at Christmas decorations in our pajamas!

  4. My favorite holiday tradition is putting the lit up star tree topper on the Christmas tree that I’ve had for 35 years!

  5. My favorite holiday tradition is everyone going to grandmom’s home on Christmas eve and getting to open her presents to us.

  6. Favorite holiday tradition: watching The Muppet Christmas Carol!

    It should be noted – there are currently no children involved in this tradition – everyone is 25+!

  7. 5 stars
    Your party looks like it was a blast and delish.
    Pear sangria sounds so refreshing and different too.
    ONE fave tradition I picked up about ten years ago from a Dutch boyfriend.
    They reenact elaborate scenes, skits of something very meaningful that happened to each person that year
    Then all the other family members, friends guess what it was.
    Generally this is such a big production it is done outside. We did one year by our lake.
    Another, from our surfing days in Florida. On New Years Eve, build a huge bonfire on the beach and sacrifice something to the bonfire you are so really to leave behind/destroy…anxiety, school books ..etc., for me.

  8. Favorite holiday tradition is going to the candlelight Christmas Eve service with my family and coming home to enjoy a special dinner!

  9. Our favorite holiday traditions are to cook together & bake together as a family. I treasure this time so much because my daughter comes home for a few days & the joy of having time with her is everything.