A kombucha mocktail that's out of this world delicious
There are a lot of ways to describe kombucha. While versatile might not necessarily be the first that comes to mind, it’s always fun to find unique ways to incorporate this bubbly probiotic tea into various recipes. Our friends over at Health-Ade Kombucha created a delicious mocktail recipe infused with their seasonal kombucha flavor, Holiday Cheers!
If you’re not familiar with Health-Ade, they are a Southern California-based kombucha company committed to brewing the best tasting and highest quality kombucha you can buy. Founded in 2012 by Daina Trout alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew, they stop at nothing to make real kombucha, including fermenting in glass to prevent plastic or metal leaching and flavoring with only the highest quality ingredients such as cold-pressed juice from organic produce. This artisanal process results in a smooth, bubbly and naturally low sugar kombucha you can feel good about drinking. In line with Daina’s dedication to making “real” food that respects human health and environmental sustainability, Health-Ade Kombucha is certified organic and raw, and always free of preservatives and artificial flavors.
With the holidays right around the corner, Health-Ade is debuting their seasonal Holiday Cheers flavor for the fourth year in a row. We’re excited to share this recipe for a Holiday Cheers Sangria mocktail (sans the alcohol)! Mix up this recipe as the perfect addition to any holiday festivity. Cheers!
HOLIDAY CHEERS SANGRIA MOCKTAIL
Servings: 10-12 | Active time: 15 minutes; Total time: 1 Hour 15 minutes
1 granny smith apple, thinly sliced
1 Braeburn apple, thinly sliced
1 pear, sliced
½ cup pomegranate seeds
6 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 bottles (1 pint each) Holiday Cheers Health-Ade Kombucha
4 cups pomegranate juice
4 cups ginger ale
¼ cup simple syrup
10 oz frozen cranberries plus more for skewering
1/2 cup sugar for coating cranberries and rosemary
Combine apples, pear, pomegranate seeds and 2 sprigs rosemary in a large punch bowl. Pour in Holiday Cheers Health-Ade Kombucha, ginger ale and pomegranate juice. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
To serve, add frozen cranberries. Ladle sangria into glasses (get some of that good fruit in there!)
Cut the remaining rosemary sprigs into 3” pieces. Dip each sprig into simple syrup and roll in sugar to coat. Dip extra cranberries into simple syrup and roll in sugar to coat. Skewer 3-4 cranberries per drink and rest on top of each glass.
Garnish drinks with sugared cranberries and rosemary; serve cold.