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Fruity Fall Punch: Sparkling Pear Sangria

Delicious apples and pears are perfectly ripe during autumn, making the perfect ingredients for a sparkling party punch. Mix up fresh sliced pears with sweet apple cider and smoky bourbon for the ultimate party punch everyone will love. 

This tasty sangria is served with fresh stone fruits swimming in the glass, a dash of bourbon, and a hint of cinnamon as a nod to the cooler temperatures that are arriving. Along with apples, pears are very ripe and delicious this time of year. If you can't find good local pears near where you live, they are always in season at Harry & David. Order their famous juicy pears to enjoy not only in the fall, but all throughout the rest of the year.

This cocktail hits the perfect notes of refreshing and cozy all at once. It will make you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and loved ones while enjoying the flavors of the season.



  • 1 bottle pinot grigio
  • 3 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Slices of fruit such as apples, pears; stone fruit such as nectarines or plums; or citrus such as oranges, etc.




In a pitcher, combine pinot grigio, apple cider, syrup, bourbon, cinnamon sticks, and sliced fruit. Stir together.

If desired, top glass with a bit of bubbly (Prosecco, champagne, or sparkling cider.)


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