Ginger Pear Sangria Recipe

When it comes to big-batch beverages for your party, Sangria is one of the most fun and flexible. With fresh cranberries and a ginger kick, our Ginger Pear Sangria recipe is unique, delicious and gorgeous! And the presentation just screams “Christmas.”

Ginger Pear Sangria

There are so many ways to make a sangria. Most involve wine, fruit, brandy, and some type of fizz. Often thought of as a summer drink, we think our Ginger Pear Sangria is best in the fall or winter. It blends the spicy kick of ginger with a rich pear syrup. Throw in some cranberries and it’s perfect for Christmas!

The fizz in our sangria recipe comes from Franklin & Sons ginger beer. Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in Britain in 1886 and the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients. The foundation of the Franklin & Sons tonic and mixer range is Staffordshire water and the finest British sugar with the highest carbonation possible to lift the most delicate botanicals of any spirit.

They have recently launched their tonic and mixer line in the USA and they can be found at your local Fresh Market! They have club soda, tonic water, ginger beer, ginger ale, and more.

Franklin and Sons mixers

We were gifted some samples of Franklin & Sons products and were delighted by the taste and the extra-fizziness of their mixers. Their ginger beer especially caught our attention. It’s not overly spicy like some ginger beers and it has a distinct lemon flavor that we thought would be perfect for sangria.

We happened to be planning a small holiday get-together, so we set to work creating this Christmas sangria and an awesome charcuterie board to pair with it.

sangria and charcuterie

How to Make Ginger Pear Sangria

To make our sangria, you’ll need the following ingredients:

sangria ingredients
  • 2 bottles of dry white wine (we used Dark Horse Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 oz pear simple syrup (we made ours with 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar for a richer taste)
  • 2 oz ginger liqueur (we used Domaine de Canton)
  • 12 oz ginger beer (we used Franklin & Sons)
  • 3 pears, sliced
  • 1 bag of fresh cranberries
ginger pear sangria

Pour the wine, pear simple syrup, and ginger liqueur into a large pitcher or punch bowl and stir. Wash and slice your pears into thin slices. Add the pears and cranberries to the sangria. Pour in the ginger beer and stir again. Keep cold in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

When it’s time to serve, pour the sangria into a glass and top off with a little fresh ginger beer. Enjoy!

Ginger Pear Sangria
Ginger Pear Sangria

Ginger Pear Sangria

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A unique and beautiful sangria that is perfect for your party!

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of dry white wine (we used Dark Horse Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 oz pear simple syrup (we made ours with 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar for a richer taste)
  • 2 oz ginger liqueur (we used Domaine de Canton)
  • 12 oz ginger beer (we used Franklin & Sons)
  • 3 pears, sliced
  • 1 bag of fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Mix the wine, pear syrup, ginger liqueur, and ginger beer in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add sliced pears and cranberries, and chill for at least an hour.
  3. When serving, top each glass off with a little fresh ginger beer.
  4. Please drink responsibly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is estimated and should only be used as a general guideline.

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