This refreshing Pear Sangria recipe mixes pear juice, and rum with white wine to give it a unique flavor that you’ll want to share with others!
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I’m a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc. It’s delicious on its own but it also adds tons of flavor to wine cocktails.
This White Sangria with pears is refreshing and flavorful. And a lot of that is because of the tangy, acidic savvy b (What? You don’t have a nickname for your favorite wine?)
And if you have a sweet tooth like I do, you may also want to check out these Sangria Cupcakes…
What is sangria
Sangria is typically a drink made with red wine and infused with fruits. But you can totally make them with white wine too.
You can also include fresh herbs and other spices to give them all kinds of flavors.
What type of wine should you use
There’s really no wrong answer here. Wine is very much a personal preference. Typically, for a white sangria, you use Reisling which is on the sweet side.
But using Sauvignon Blanc adds a brightness that I love. There’s no need to spend a lot on a bottle to make sangria with. Just choose something that is tasty and drinkable on it’s own.
You could also use Pinot Grigio. Or a white blend.
I don’t love the oak found in most Chardonnay so I would skip that. I feel like I wouldn’t like that mixed with fruity flavors.
But I do use red wine for this Apple Spice Sangria.
How to make White Wine Pear Sangria
As with most of my recipes, feel free to change up the ingredients based on your flavor preferences!
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
Don’t those ingredients sound super tasty?? I love that you could serve this no matter what time of year it is.
It feels equally perfect for spring as it would be for holiday celebrating.
With the rum, this easy pear sangria packs a little bit more of a punch. And because you’re adding liquid instead of just infusing with fruit, you could get a few more servings out of this recipe than a typical sangria.
But you don’t have to.
If you don’t have rum, or don’t like it, you can absolutely just leave it out. You’ll still get a delicious drink with the fruit, wine and soda water.
Also, soda water is pretty much interchangeable with club soda, sparkling water, etc. There may be slight fizz and flavor differences but it shouldn’t change the flavor of the drink.
In a tall pitcher combine the white wine, rum, pear juice, lime juice, pear slices and rosemary sprigs.
To ensure that you get the most flavor out of the herbs and fruit, you can gently muddle them in the pitcher just before adding the liquids.
You don’t want to pulverize the herbs and fruit, but bruising them helps to release their oils and flavor.
Stir to combine.
Then cover, and put in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
Sangria is better, the longer it sits. It takes a while for the fruit and herbs to really infuse the wine and juices.
But if you let it sit too long, the fruit can get a little sketchy. No one likes sketchy fruit.
Also wine starts to oxidize when exposed to air. Yikes. This makes it sound more fussy than it really is.
Don’t fret. If I plan on enjoying some sangria with friends, I will make it in the morning, letting it sit for several hours before serving.
It should sit for at least two hours and I would cap it at about 6 hours.
To serve the pear rosemary sangria, fill the glasses with ice, fill each glass about 3/4 full with the sangria and top with the soda water.
Garnish with rosemary sprigs and pear slices.
The pear and fresh lime juices give it sweetness and make it fruit forward. The Sauvignon Blanc and rosemary are always a great pairing. And that little bit of fizz from the soda water is just what this cocktail needs.
It’s great for parties, since you can make it ahead, and if you use smaller glasses, you can get lots of servings.
I can’t wait to make this and sip it with friends as soon as safely possible.
More Easy Cocktail Recipes
- This Iced Tea Sangria is SO refreshing and one of my favorite things to make in summer. It’s perfect for afternoon sipping.
- Hibiscus Sangria is tart and tangy and has a gorgeous color!
- The kids shouldn’t miss out! Make this Non-Alcoholic Soda Sangria for them!
- 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- 3/4 cup light rum
- 1 1/2 cups pear juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 Pear thinly sliced (plus extra for garnish)
- 3 fresh Rosemary sprigs plus extra for garnish
- Approximately 2 cups of club soda or sparkling water
- In a tall pitcher combine the Sauvignon Blanc,
light rum, pear juice, lime juice, pear slices and rosemary sprigs.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2-6 hours.
- To serve, fill each glass with ice, fill each to about 3/4
full with the sangria and top with the soda water.
- Garnish each with rosemary sprigs and pear slices.
Pin to save this Pear Sangria recipe for later. You’ll love the flavor.