It is no secret that I prefer the clean and simple over excess. When something is, what I call, exquisitely simple, it needs nothing to make it more wonderful that includes cocktails and food. If you have been following my journey from the very beginning (it’s OK if you haven’t because you are here now) you know that I love pears… a lot. So when I came upon this cocktail on Sarah Sherman Samuel’s blog, Stories, for this simple pear cider sangria…I had to share.
This would be a lovely signature drink and could be made in larger batches for your wedding cocktail hour Thanks, Sarah for sharing this sangria with us! Be sure to check out the entertaining section on Sarah’s beautiful blog. Lots of ideas and gorgeous entertaining images and tips.
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Pear Hard Cider Sangria Recipe
1 cup quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled bartlett pears
1 navel orange—quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1 cup apple juice, chilled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup pear brandy
One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider, chilled
Instructions: In a pitcher, combine the pears with the orange, apple juice, lemon juice and brandy. Just before serving, add the hard cider. Serve in tall glasses over ice. Cheers!