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Ginger Bourbon Pear Sangria


  • Author: Molly
  • Prep Time: 1 hour (inactive)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup sliced fresh ginger (you don’t have to peel it)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

For the Sangria:

  • The spiced syrup (start with ½ cup and add more, to taste)
  • 1 cup pear nectar
  • ⅓ cup bourbon
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1 red pear, sliced
  • 1 green pear, sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 2 cups ginger ale or seltzer

Instructions

For the Spiced Simple Syrup:

  1. Place the water and sugar in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add in the ginger and cinnamon sticks and simmer for 1 minute more and then remove the pot from the heat.
  4. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Strain out the ginger and cinnamon sticks before using.
  5. Store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.

For the Sangria:

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, whisk together ½ cup of the syrup, the pear nectar, bourbon, and white wine.
  2. Add in the sliced pears and pomegranate arils and stir to combine.
  3. Place the pitcher/bowl in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour before you are going to serve.
  4. Just before serving, top off with the prosecco and ginger ale/seltzer. Add more syrup, as needed, to your taste and sweetness preference.
  5. Serve chilled!
  • Category: cocktails

Keywords: sangria recipes, holiday sangria, ginger pear sangria, spiced simple syrup, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday cocktail, cocktails for a crowd