Think fall in a glass without the bombardment of pumpkin spice like my other fall martinis. This pear and white wine sangria is easy and infused with subtle flavors and a splash of maple.
This post is in partnership with Social Feasts & Whistle Pig. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is one of my favorite sangrias. A recipe I have been making at least twice a season for years because it’s crazy easy and the flavors are so subtle and lend themselves perfectly to crisp fall days.
Without even thinking about it, this cocktail is so uncomplicated it has become second nature for me to whip up a batch. I promise it’s so easy you’re going to become a sangria master too. And who doesn’t want to be a sangria master?
How to Make White Wine Sangria
White wine sangria is SO easy to make. Slash that. All sangria is so easy to make. Sangria is simply a punch made from wine. A punch being a mixture of a few delicious liquids – like wine, liquor, and fruit.
Without thinking too much about it, and using a ratio of 1 cup liquor to 2 bottles wine (standard 750 ML, no tiny bottles, that’s cheating) I build my sangrias from what’s in season.
For this white wine sangria, I added fall flavors of pear, spices, and rye. And a little bonus from the whiskey-inspired maple syrup from the Whistle Pig crew (and they know, they are from New England)
What wine to use for sangria?
Ok, I get it. Wine matters. And everyone has a preference, but for sangria… true story, cheap wine works. (Personally, I dig through the sale bins for my sangria wines)
Go for a dry white wine as you are adding a ton of other flavors. Sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio are safe bets. I find chardonnay too buttery and avoid it for making sangria.
Also, if you want something with a bit of sparkle, Roscato makes a white that is sweet but has a fun mild sparkle that I think is best for sangrias. It also has a super low alcohol content so it cuts everything a bit. Or, if using, you could add more whiskey. This is a judgment-free zone.
What is pear nectar and where do I buy it?
Pear nectar can be really hard to find at markets and isn’t exactly something you see stockpiled.
Pear nectar is like pear juice but can have a different level of sediment. I check my ingredients and always go for REAL pear juice and nothing added. As with all fruit juices, best to keep it simple.
Check the Latin section of your market for pear nectar or juice as Goya makes one that I find often while traveling through the US.
Looking for some cozy cocktails to warm up with? Try these out, perfect for after dinner, or any time.
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Bailey Pumpkin Silk Martini
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- 2 750 ml bottles white wine
- 1/2 cup Whistle Pig Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Whistle Pig Rye
- 1 33.8 Oz bottle Pear juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 fresh pears, sliced thin, seeds removed
- Handful fresh thyme
- 6 Cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp cloves, whole
- Pour the wine into a large pitcher.
- In another bowl, combine the maple syrup, rye, half of the pear juice, ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
- Whisk until combined.
- Pour the mix into the pitcher.
- Mix to combine.
- Add the remaining pear juice and stir again.
- Add the 1/2 of the pear slices, cinnamon sticks, and thyme to the pitcher.
- Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.
- Use the remaining pear slices to garnish glasses and pour into glasses as desired.
Pear juice or pear nectar can be really hard to find! Check in the Latin section of the market. It can be found by the can, in boxes or in these large glass bottles.
The cloves, thyme and cinnamon sticks are all subtle flavors not meant to be consumed. So if you can't trust your friends not to choke on a clove, strain the sangria as you serve it and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
Serving later but don't want to slice in front of the company? A quick spritz of lemon juice will keep the pears from browning as they await their fate.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g