Move aside sugary mixers and artificially flavored juices and sodas, the tastiest wine spritzer ingredient is filled with gut-loving bacteria instead. With kombucha providing a healthy and bubbly kick, you’ll sip this kombucha recipe all summer long.
All About The Booch’
Kombucha, or fermented tea, has been a household name for the better part of the last decade. No longer found solely in local health food shops kombucha can now be found at large grocery chains and even Costco. Kombucha is available in a multitude of mouthwatering flavors – everything from ginger to lemonade, berry, greens, and everything in between – making the bev a perfect mix-in for cocktails and spritzers.
As a fermented food, kombucha is a bubbly probiotic bursting with healing properties. Probiotics that help to keep the good bacteria balanced in our gut are vital for a healthy functioning system.
Consuming probiotic-rich foods (hello sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, and kombucha!) may be helpful for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), providing relief from gastric ulcers and allergies, repairing environmental damage and oxidative stress by functioning as an antioxidant, and as an overall boost to the immune system. Even more, fermented foods are thought to aid the liver in detoxification and keep the digestive system moving along.
Along with a plethora of health benefits, kombucha’s effervescent quality may be an easy swap for those trying to cut soda or other sugary sports drinks from their diet. Of course, when purchasing your bottle of booch’, know that all kombucha isn’t created equal. Look for refrigerated, dark glass bottles of unpasteurized and raw (and local!) kombucha made with organic sugars and teas.
This kombucha spritzer is sure to provide a bubbly kick to your next cocktail hour all while fitting in with your healthiest and happiest lifestyle. Cheers!
1 bottle chilled white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
16 ounces kombucha, flavor of your choice
Squeeze of fresh lemon
½ cup seasonal fruit (berries, peaches, citrus, etc.)
Combine all kombucha cocktail ingredients into a large glass pitcher or Mason jar. Stir well to combine.
Serve spritzer garnished with a few pieces of seasonal fruit in the glass. Enjoy!
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