Yes! Another tasty beverage with a little kick of kombucha.
And let’s be real. When I say “sangria” what I really mean is fruit salad with wine poured over top.
SO MUCH FRUIT.
Way more than any normal person would add to sangria. But, I find the wine-soaked fruit to be my favorite component which is why I added a crap ton of it. I just adore the juiciness of the orange slices, how the apple holds its crispy texture, and how the berries swell with wine and burst in your mouth.
This is a drink you serve with a fork.
This is a drink you serve for friends.
From now until berries lose their taste.
And then we can switch to stone fruits.
I lucked out this week and had a sweet delivery of the kombucha you see below! The kind folks at Clearly Kombucha sent over a few flavors for me to try out and it was absolute perfect timing for my sangria recipe. I loved the light floral notes in this and thought it was the perfect match with this recipe.
Not sponsored. Just fun.
Check out that mountain of fruit in the background. Mmmhm.
Berry Kombucha Sangria
gluten-free, vegan // yields 2-4 servings
- 1, 750 mL bottle Pinot Grigio, vegan if needed
- 1 large orange
- 1 medium green apple, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups mixed berries
- 1 bottle berry flavored kombucha
Pour wine into a large pitcher. Slice your orange in half around the center [not end to end]. Squeeze one half to get about 1/3 cup fresh orange juice and strain the pulp. Pour into the pitcher with the wine. Gently stir.
Slice 1/4-inch thick rounds of the remaining orange half and cut each round into quarters with the rind attached [refer to photo 1]. Slice strawberries in half [if using]. Add the orange segments, apple, and berries to the wine and give a few gentle stirs.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but best overnight. Pour into glasses and serve with a few splashes [2-3 tablespoons] of kombucha in each glass. Can be made 1 day ahead. Add ice if desired when serving.
- Use any combination of berries you choose. I used an equal mix of blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
- For a little more kick add 1/4 cup brandy to the mix.
- Add juice from 1 lime for a sour bite.
- Try Riesling instead of Pinot Grigio for more sweetness.
- I used a very sweet Cara Cara orange but feel free to use any type of orange you like. If your oranges are smaller in size you may need two.
Thursday happy hour? You bring the snacks.