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Kombucha White Sangria Recipe -- A healthy cocktail made with probiotic tea, white wine, and fresh citrus! A perfect drink for all your summer celebrations!
Howdy ho my beautiful people!
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor...in the form of SANGRIA.
Yessir. I've partnered up with UnCommon Goods to bring you a cocktail that is like, super duper healthy and delicious all in one summer and dad approved package. I mean, it's got probiotic tea and tonnss of fruit in it, so it's pretty much like a super food.
If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen that I started mixing up my own kombucha a couple weeks ago, which we will now refer to as Charlene.
In case you didn't know, Charlene is a fermented tea full of live antibiotic filled cultures that gives it a bubbly and slight vinegar-y taste, but is often flavored with fruit or juices, which in this case is ginger because Charlene's a red head, and can be a bit feisty if you're not familiar with her.
And since I just followed the directions in the kit on how to properly raise Charlene, I can't exactly say I'm a master kombucha brewer as of yet. One thing I do know how to make however is some damn good sangria.
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I did what any loving daughter would do before the holiday...and enlisted Papa John for manual labor.
Papa John is no stranger to Sinful Nutrition-esque weird food combos and health nut-esque foods. He puts more ingredients in his smoothies than me (hard task), hopped on the tart cherry juice bandwagon, and lucky for me adores ginger kombucha.
So I thought we'd have a fun little pre-Dad Day outing, make some food, drink some booze, and soak up the sun of summer
....until I remembered I live in New England and any outdoor plans you make are almost guaranteed to be washed out in a day of rain.
But in true New Englander style, that didn't stop us from getting our grill and party on! We used these wine infused cedar planks (which you can find here) to grill up some gorgeous fresh salmon and chicken. You heard that WINE INFUSED cedar planks. Because even my food is getting crunk AF when you party with me.
While our food planked out on the grill, we moved the party inside where I put Papa John to work, while I had the important task of making sure the wine was up to par.
We used this flavor-infusing caraf, which is a serious sangria game changer. It has a citrus reamer ( just found out this is not in fact called a lemon juicer thing) attachment so you can put your dad to work juicing citrus, and tell them it's because he is practically a walking muscle with arms, while you taste test the wine. Works every time.
It even comes with a muddler so you can show that fruit who's the sangria boss. This was more of a job for me, since you don't want to mush up citrus fruits too much or else they turn bitter. My wet noodle muscles could handle that.
Once our booze and fruit and Charlene were happily mingling together, it was time for them to (Netflix &) chill in the fridge while we grabbed our buzz happy food from the grill.
Since it was still pretty soggy outside, we plated up our eats, filled up our glasses, and got to bid-ness inside. My stepmom and I commandeered the salmon (with jasmine rice of course), while Papa John went for the chicken, and a glass (or four) of sangria. Lesson learned, add kombucha to wine to make it dad-approved... And vodka to make Emily a happy girl.
Kombucha White Sangria
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 1 (750 ml) bottle riesling, or white wine of choice
- 1 (16 ounce) bottle ginger kombucha
- ¼ cup orange-flavored vodka (optional)
- 1 cup orange-flavored seltzer water
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- juice of half a lime
- Add sliced fruit to caraf or large pitcher.
- Muddle fruit to release juices.
- Juice half a lime, and add to pitcher.
- Fill with wine, kombucha, and vodka if using
- Add seltzer and ice just before serving.
- Top glasses with additional sliced fruit for garnish.
- Category: drinks, beverages
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Once we were happily full and slightly under the influence, we broke out our new tabletop cornhole game, which believe it or not is harder than it looks, even with properly fitted sangria goggles.
And in case you were wondering, I ran the table and welcome any challengers who think they have what it takes to take me on. 😉
I love perusing the Uncommon Goods site for unique gifts like the above, because it's usually items I've never seen before or can't find anywhere else. Plus, about half the products come from right here in the U.S of A, and a third of everything they sell are made of recycled or up-cycled materials. Pretty cool, huh?!
I put together a list of the things I picked out for my Daddy-O, as well as a couple other things that came in at a close second if you're looking for some unique gift ideas this Father's Day.
Fruit Infusing Caraf - $40. Perfect for making summery cocktails, fresh lemonade, or even fruit infused waters.
Wine Infused Cedar Plank Grilling Set - $12. For the grill and wine master dads. Comes in both chardonnay and merlot!
Beer Brewing Kit - $45. For the beer loving daddy-o's. Lots of different style and flavor options like IPA, stouts, and amber beers.
Tabletop Cornhole Game - $45. A surprisingly addicting and challenging game. A much more portable version that's perfect for cookouts.
Grilling Spice Set - $48. A set of four blended spices for the BBQ pit master in your life.
Handy Dad Project Book - $20. A book of DIY projects that every Dad should know how to do, and pass along, like water balloon slingshots and tire swings. I want one, even if I'm not a dad!
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Plus, they have all kinds of gifts for any and every budget, which my frugal self can appreciate. You can find more UnCommonly Good (see what I did there) gifts where these came from right here!
Make it a great day!
Any plans/gift ideas for Dad yet?
Ever tried kombucha or sangria?
Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan
What a fun way to use kombucha! I got into making kombucha at the beginning of the year, but right now my scoby is hibernating in the fridge...I really should get back into it, because I'd love to try this sangria, yum!
Ah so awesome! You do any cool flavors? I need to branch out a bit!
GAH! Father's DAY! I will be seeing my dad about 5 days after Father's Day.... Ohhhh we can celebrate Father's Day then - with my fiance's father, who will also be there!! Done and done!
Yay to all the Father celebrations in one! Hope you have a great time!
Ugh, it my dad's birthday this weekend and father's day next weekend, and while my mom has gotten the required presents, I like to get something extra....which I haven't found yet. Also, the shot of your dad slicing the lemons is gorgeous!! Way to go!
Thanks love! He was such a good sport for all of my overhead and hand shot photos. Happy Father's Day & Birthday to your Daddy-O!
YEAHHHH thank you for this idea. I've thought about making it at home, but seriously wasn't even sure where to start. A kit is perfection!
Seriously so simple. Never turning back now!
Love this idea. I love kombucha and just brewed my first batch! Maybe I'll use that for the Kombucha sangria!! Thanks for the awesome idea. Love putting healthy things in my body that include alcohol 😉
It will only let me out 4 stars. I want 5
Aw, thanks so much Sierra! I'll take your comments over an extra star any day. 😉
This looks amazing! Will definitely be breaking this out for Father's day... and maybe one for tonight ;). Thanks for posting!
You have to make sure it's tasty right?! 😉
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i use fruit infusing water bottle but that carafe is a wonderful idea!! i am glad you had a lovely weekend!
Thanks Dixya, hope yours was wonderful as well!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
How delicous! I've never tired kombucha before!
It's definitely a distinct flavor, but if you like things a little tart or sour, then you'll probably like it!
Oh gosh, kombucha sangria sounds amazing!!! I'll have to make this. Have you ever tried or heard of Kombucha beer? There's a microbrewery in Michigan called Unity Vibration who make regular kombucha, but also transform some of their brew into actual (high ABV) beer! Look for it 🙂
I've never heard of kombucha beer but am totally intrigued now! I'll have to keep my eye out for it.
Great gift guide!
Great ideas for Father's Day! The Sangria looks lovely, I really like Kombucha, so will have to give this a try 🙂
Thanks Angela! Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!
What a fun idea! I'm obsessed with kombucha! And to me, it smells like fermenting wine so a natural pairing to make sangria 🙂
Ha I never thought of about that, but can definitely see how it could smell like that! No wonder why I like it so much, haha! 🙂
Way to turn a sugary party drink into something healthy! 🙂 I love both sangria and kombucha so I'm sure I'll be crazy about this too
Thanks Lucie! I think this should be right up your alley! 😀