Have you tried winter sangria? This is a white sangria recipe that is made with white wine, rum, pear juice, lime, rosemary, and some sparkling water. This winter sangria recipe is so easy to make and perfect to serve up tor the holiday season.
White sangria does feature fresh fruit, I used pear slices which offers an elegant look to the wine cocktail. Pour it in a large pitcher and then pour into wine glasses and serve up your new favorite holiday drinks for family and friends.
This Winter Sangria Is…
- Winter Cocktail
- Pear, Cinnamon and Rosemary give this a winter vibe
Try my peppermint martini for another holiday cocktail recipe.
What is Sangria?
Sangria is a wine cocktail that is typically made with red wine, fruits, and other spirits to create a flavored cocktail. You will mixed up the cocktail and allow it to infuse for an hour or so before serving so all the flavors blend together.
Try out a red sangria if you are a fan of red wine as well. You will find that Spanish wines are used in a red wine Sangria.
Ingredients For White Sangria
White Wine – You can use any of your favorite white wines for this recipe. Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.
Rum – So you can reach for your favorite brand of rum, to elevate the flavor.
Pear Juice and Sliced Pears- Pear juice is going to offer the perfect amount of sweetness to the wine drink.
Lime Juice – The lime juice offers acid and it provides a bit of a tang to the cocktail that really brings all the flavor together.
Rosemary Sprigs – I used fresh rosemary, to decorate your cocktail and it really gives a nice look.
Sparkling Water – Sparkling water, lemon-lime soda are going to add a bubbly component to the wine-based drink.
Tips and Variations
Here are a few ways to change up this perfect holiday cocktail to change up the flavor to create the perfect Christmas Sangria recipe.
- Reach for red wine and do a red wine winter sangria, instead of white.
- Swap the pear with honeycrisp apple slices and apple juice for another sweet fruit option.
- Use an apple brandy in replace of rum.
- Add in pomegranate seeds, blood oranges, orange slices, or cranberry juice and cranberry for another winter option.
- Do warm spices like clove and a cinnamon sticks in the holiday Sangria.
- Do a splash of apple cider, instead of rum.
- So I like to use ginger ale but club soda works for a less flavorful option.
- Try out other fresh herbs like fresh mint leaves instead of rosemary leaves.
How to Make
Full steps on how to make the white sangria is in the printable recipe card. This is a quick walk through with images for the visual readers.
Step One: Add Ingredients into Pitcher
Pour wine, rum, pear juice, lime juice, pear slices, and rosemary sprigs in the pitcher. Stir to combine.
Step Two: Cover and Refrigerate
Cover and then chill the wine drink in the fridge for at least 2 hours to really blend all the flavors.
Step Three: Serve Wine
Fill the wine glass with ice, fill 3/4th way full with sangria and top with soda, and garnish with pear slices, and rosemary.
You will want to store any of your Sangria in a covered pitcher in the fridge. If you have the time it is best to allow the cocktail to blend for 3-4 hours for the best flavor.
Then you can store the cocktail for 2-3 days. Don’t add in the soda until right before serving, and same with ice. Otherwise, it will water down the cocktail.
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Printable Recipe Card
- 1 bottle White Wine I used Sauvignon Blanc , any white wine works
- 3/4 cup Rum
- 1 1/2 cup Pear Juice
- 1/4 cup Lime juice
- 2 cups Lemon Lime Soda or club soda
- 1 pear Sliced in wedges
- 3 sprigs Rosemary
- In a tall pitcher you will add your white wine, rum, pear juice, lime juice, and pear slices and rosemary sprigs. Stir to combine.
- Cover and chill for at least two hours. If you can refrigerate up to four hours for ultimate flavor.
- Pour the white sangria over a glass of ice, and then garnish with rosemary and pear slices.
- I used Sauvignon Blanc for the recipe
- If you have more time on your hands, chill the sangria for 4 to 6 hours. That makes it more aromatic.