Everyone needs a drink over the holidays! Enjoy this blueberry kombucha sangria with a little holiday flare from fresh ginger!
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How are y’all feeling this gorgeous Monday morning after the turkey-day holiday? Bloated from macaroni and cheese overload? Sore from your 48 hour marathon cooking session? Hungover from a few too many glasses of holiday punch? Exhausted from staying up past your bedtime with visiting family and friends? Check, check, check and check.
I know you’re just barely recovered from your turkey and stuffing hangover, but bear with me a bit as I share another holiday entertaining recipe – this blueberry kombucha sangria I created for the US Highbush Blueberry Council.
Christmas ‘tis the season for super sweet and rich cocktails – egg nog, white Russians, and milk punch. But I have this thing about milky alcohol…it’s weird and very very gross. As much as I’d like to curl up with a nice mug of whiskey spiked egg nog by the fireplace, I’ll take mine virgin instead.
I much prefer fizzy, bright and refreshing beverages, like this kombucha sangria cocktail. To make it, simply marinate blueberries and seasonal oranges in white wine and pour in blueberry or lemon-ginger flavored kombucha, a fermented tea, to finish. For holiday flare, I added a few slices of ginger to the wine for a nice spicy kick. It’s fruity and fizzy, yet perfect for Christmas! For a non-alcoholic version, serve kombucha with a few blueberries, ginger and orange slices.
Since blueberries are available at the grocery store year round, they’re the perfect ingredient for holiday entertaining. When they’re not in season, just grab frozen blueberries, which are frozen at their peak ripeness for peak nutrition. I always keep frozen blueberries as a convenient way to add fruit to my dishes and beverages.
Click here to snag the recipe for this blueberry kombucha sangria on the US Highbush Blueberry Council website. Peruse all their Sipping Through the Season recipes for more holiday inspiration from other blueberry lovin’ bloggers!