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Pear Sangria


Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire

Pears cellar so well, they’re actually considered in season year-round.

Recipe courtesy of The Wooden Monkey, Halifax, N.S.


  • 2 oz (120 ml) Riesling white wine (We recommend Mertes Landlust)
  • ½ oz (15 ml) amaretto
  • 2 oz (120 ml) organic pear juice
  • 1 oz (30 ml) white grape juice (organic if possible)
  • ½ oz (15 ml) ginger beer reduction (reduce ginger beer slowly until it is the consistency of a syrup)
  • Splash soda or alcoholic cider


  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add wine, amaretto, juices, and ginger beer reduction
  3. Stir several times, ensure reduction dissolves thoroughly.
  4. Strain contents into glass of choice. Leave space to top with your choice 1 oz (30 ml) of soda water or alcoholic cider (apple or pear work great). Stir once more with straw.
  5. Garnish with orange slice or any other fresh fruit.
Ground cherry or gooseberry are a great garnish this time of year.

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