This festive White Winter Sangria Recipe is made with pomegranate, pear, and fresh lime and is the perfect punch for both holiday dinners and parties!
Back in the day when I was a bartender, I was sort of known for my many sangria concoctions. At one point in Grad school, I worked in a hotel bar and would have a sangria night once a week.
While I mainly did variations of red sangria’s then, I’ve gotten much more into white and rose sangria’s since. There is something so nice about a good white sangria in the middle of the summer when it’s just too hot to even consider red wine or in the cool months when you want something festive and a bit lighter.
This Winter White Sangria with Pomegranate, Pear, and Lime is one I served last week at a party we hosted for our older son’s school. It was a casual, adult-only potluck for our son’s class and really just an opportunity for us parents to get to know each other better.
More than a few of the parents said, “I don’t usually like sangria but I love this!” and a bunch asked me for the recipe.
So obviously before I could share it with them, I had to share it here with you guys. I know you are going to love and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Quick note about the sugar. I have made this with coconut palm sugar and regular organic sugar and both taste great. If you want the sangria to have this clear color, you need to use the regular organic sugar. I actually prefer the taste with the coconut palm sugar but it does turn the sangria a light brown. I show the brown option in the in-process photos to give you a sense of the color difference. Totally up to you!
Alyssa Brantley | EverydayMaven
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 bottles Vino Verde
- 4 ounces of Cointreau
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar OR 3 T organic white sugar
- 4 ounces pomegranate arils
- One green pear
- Two medium limes (one for the sangria and one for serving)
- ice cubes for serving
- sparkling water for serving
- lime slices for serving
- Combine boiling water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
- Thinly slice a lime and the pear into rounds (discard seeds).
- In a large pitcher or other jar, combine Vino Verde, Cointreau, sugar water, pomegranate arils, sliced pear and sliced lime until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve - no longer than 6 to 8 hours.
- Serve over ice topped off with club soda and a slice of lime and Enjoy!