This Kombucha Sangria recipe is a non-alcoholic party drink. Effervescent kombucha gives it a sophisticated feel and cranberries and orange slices infuse this healthy drink with holiday flavor.
You + this Cranberry Orange Kombucha Sangria all day long. As many glasses of this bubbly, infused cocktail ay you want. Fill ‘er up. Refill ‘er up. Repeat.
Because this is a healthy cocktail.
That’s right, this glistening, cinnamon-sugar rimmed, fruit infused stunner is healthy enough to drink at breakfast.
Because sometimes you just want to party without all the refined sugar and alcohol. With a pretty drink in hand. No hangover. No stomach ache. Wine and festive cocktails definitely have their place, but if you are like me right now, you are currently filled with all the cookies, hot chocolate, and cocktails this season had to offer and you are ready for a lighter drink without going cold turkey into your New Year’s resolution detox quite yet. Just some good old clean drinking. Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing.
And we start with a little Kombucha Sangria.
This kombucha sangria recipe is based on my favorite drink, kombucha. Have you tried it yet? I am as in love with kombucha as a 16 year old girl and her first crush. I have all the feels and I have ’em bad. I have been regularly drinking kombucha for about four years now and am still going strong.
If you heart kombucha as much as I do, skip the next paragraph. If you are intrigued with this hard to pronounce drink, read on dear reader. The next paragraph is for you.
Kombucha is a bubbly probiotic-rich drink made of tea. It is fermented to achieve its bubbles and in the process becomes super good for your gut. It is often sweetened with juice and can be found in most supermarkets nowadays.
Here’s a fun fact: my family has been brewing this drink at home for generations! As far as we can tell, my great grandmother started the trend and my grandma and mom have followed suit. I don’t brew my own kombucha at home yet, but I do enjoy a tall glass of theirs whenever I can.
If you’re not as lucky as I am to have a home-brewer of the ‘booch at the ready (hi, mom!), be sure to look for a few things when buying your kombucha at the store. True kombucha should have very little sugar. Only 2-5 grams per serving. Other brands with more sugar are readily available, but they have not been fermented properly. If you can, try and find the brand with the lowest sugar content. This ensures that your gut gets the highest amount of beneficial probiotics.
Cheers to the New Year!
- 32 ounces of berry or cherry kombucha
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 1 cup fresh OR defrosted frozen cranberries
- Cinnamon sugar for the rims, optional
Fill a pitcher with the sliced oranges and cranberries. Add in the kombucha and stir to combine.
Wet the rim of each glass and then dip in the cinnamon sugar.
Fill each glass with ice and top with kombucha, adding in a some of the fruit. Serve.