12 Days of Christmas Sangria

I'll be honest: I am not the biggest fan of Christmas music. There are few that I genuinely enjoy and most of them are versions of "White Christmas." But another classic that I like is "The Twelve Days of Christmas," probably because it is a British song based on a French poem and I love both of those countries. I will admit that the first verse gets a little annoying after you sing it a thousand times, but I like the idea of a little partridge perched in a pear tree. So when I was coming up with a holiday sangria recipe, I knew it had to include pears. This sangria also includes gin because it goes well with pears and, quite frankly, it tastes like Christmas.

Now I just need a partridge!

12 Days of Christmas Sangria

Serves 4
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup of pear juice
  • 1/2 of a rosemary sprig, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1 750ml bottle of Pinot Grigio
  • Club soda, optional for serving
  1. Wash and slice the pears, juice the lemon.
  2. Place the pears, pear juice, rosemary, and lemon juice in a large pitcher.
  3. Top with the bottle of Pinot Grigio and shot of gin.
  4. Stir until combined and let rest for at least 8 hours.
  5. Serve with a rosemary sprig and a splash of club soda!

Love sangria? My Apple Cinnamon Sangria is tasty for winter, too!

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