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Green Apple Sangria with Kiwi and Pear ~ a St Patrick’s Day Drink

This green apple sangria is made a little extra green with kiwi, and pear.  It’s the perfect St Patrick’s Day drink because of the color and also because it just tastes so damn good!  A great fruity spring cocktail!

Want more green for St Paddy’s Day, just add a splash of apple sourpuss to the mix!

Green apple sangria a great pitcher drink

St Patrick’s Day Cocktail

This green apple sangria is for the ladies on St Patrick’s Day and about as far away from green beer as you can get.   Debbie and I don’t drink beer very much although I like one from time to time.  Debbie hates it and wouldn’t drink it if her life depended on it.  So we had to come up with something else.

Sangria really is one of the best cocktails for celebrations because it’s really easy to make, it can be made ahead of time (and is actually even better that way), you can make a big pitcher of it at once so its easy to serve a crowd, and it appeals to almost everyone with its fruity, not-to-sweet, refreshing flavors.

So if you’re having a St Patricks Day party, then this sangria is exactly what you need!

looking down on the green apple sangria

About the Green Apple Sangria

This green apple sangria is tinted green from the kiwis, limes and the juice, sweetened slightly by the vanilla vodka and delicate white cranberry juice that together create an elegant, fruit-forward cocktail.  If you wanted it a little more green you could always add a splash of apple sour puss as well.   We have done that and it also tastes amazing!

This beauty isn’t just the perfect St Patrick’s day drink, its also a winner for brunch or lunch with the girls, or just relaxing with some friends on your deck in the sun.  It would be a super refreshing summer time cocktail as well.

This sweet and tart green apple sangria smells as good as it tastes.  As you take a sip, you get the fragrance of fresh apple cider, crisp sweet pears and a hint of vanilla.  You also get a little crunchy snack when you get to the bottom!  Or along the way.

apples, pears and kiwis for the green apple sangria

A Quick Tip

Just a little tip, the limes in the green apple sangria are delicious and give it that nice refreshing citrus flavor, however, if you leave them in too long (overnight) they can give the sangria a bit of a bitter flavor from the pith of the limes.  So if you make this ahead of time, put the limes in just a little before you serve it.    Also, if you have extra, you can freeze the left overs and drink it another time, but take the limes out before you freeze it.

I know, leftover sangria isn’t really a thing.  But I just had to say it because of the limes, ok?

Moving on…

close up shot of the green apple sangria

Tools You Need

  • sangria pitcher – a nice big pitcher is exactly what you need for this cocktail.  Pretty and functional!
  • gallon mason jars with a spigot – now this is what you need if you have a big crowd! Make a double batch at once, or serve two different drinks!

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Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!

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Apple and Pear Green Sangria

This green apple sangria is made a little extra green with kiwi, and pear.  It's the perfect St Patrick's Day drink because of the color and also because it just tastes so damn good!  A great fruity spring cocktail!   Want more green for St Paddy's Day, just add a splash of apple sourpuss to the mix! 
4.41 from 49 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Canadian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Julie & Debbie


  • 1 bottle white wine or sparkling white wine
  • 3/4 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1.5 cups white cranberry juice
  • 1 green apple (granny smith or golden delicious), chopped
  • 1 pear chopped
  • 3 kiwis peeled and sliced


  • Mix all the ingredients into a large pitcher, stir and serve!
  • If you want your cocktail to be a bit more green for St Patrick's Day, just add a touch of green apple sour puss to your drink.  


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 154mg | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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    1. You can use any white wine you like, but we prefer a pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, or pinot gris. OR if you want something a touch sweeter, go for a riesling. A lot sweeter, go for a zinfandel or moscato.

  1. Made this for our Eagles v Dallas tailgate party at the Linc. Went through 4 gallons of it so needless to say it was a huge hit! The vanilla vodka was the secret ingredient that everyone couldn’t guess. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The apples are rich in vitamins and possess vitamin E, A, B as well as C. These vitamins help keep the skin young and healthy as well as they help in the whitening of teeth.

    I love people share their experiences and new recipe with others and inspire to eat healthy food. Thank you for this recipe. Love this.

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