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Piloncillo Pear Sangria

A piloncillo infused syrup, pear nectar swirled with white wine and brandy create an easy Fall sangria perfect for entertaining.
Author Vianney Rodriguez

Ingredients

  • For Sangria:
  • 1 cup pear nectar
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 pears sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Piloncillo Syrup:
  • 1 cup grated piloncillo
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick

Instructions

  1. For piloncillo syrup: Place grated piloncillo, water and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan over high heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer stirring occasionally until all piloncillo dissolves. Remove from heat, allow to cool completely and place in fridge to cool.
  2. To make sangria in a pitcher combine pear nectar, brandy, white wine, sliced pears, lemon juice and sweeten with piloncillo syrup, adding ¼ cup at a time to desired sweetness. Stir to combine, chill and serve over ice.