I am gearing up for the summer season with this Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria!
This season is perfect for finding fresh berries & rhubarb at the market so I’m taking full advantage of both fresh fruits in this recipe.
Rounding out this refreshing sangria is a Very Berry Kombucha from True Büch and a lovely rosé!
Living in Calgary we’re so fortunate to have so many amazing food-focused small businesses including True Büch Kombucha! I discovered them a couple of years ago when I started filling up my kombucha growler every couple weeks and was happy to learn they were locally-based.
So, what is kombucha? It’s a ‘bubbly fermented tea elixir’ that is full of many probiotics and enzymes that are good for your digestive system. And, kombucha is one of my go-to drinks! I really enjoy sipping on a kombucha in the afternoon or on a hot day.
And I especially love True Büch’s Very Berry, Ginger and Mojito Mint flavours. Their kombucha is made with as many organic ingredients as possible including their base of organic green and black tea and organic cane sugar. Plus, it’s made right here in Calgary and I love to support local!
Combining my love for kombucha and cocktails, I created the Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria for all of your summer sipping needs! First, we start off with an easy, homemade rhubarb simple syrup.
Then we add in the Very Berry Kombucha and fresh strawberries to kick up that berry flavour.
The limes help bring all of the flavours to life in this bright and cheery sangria! And of course a little mint garnish and rhubarb stalk is the perfect finishing touch.
Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria
This Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria is a bright and cheerful sip for the summertime! With berries, rhubarb, berry kombucha & rosé, it's like summer in a cup.
Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups chopped rhubarb approx. 1 inch pieces
- 2 355mL bottles of True Büch Very Berry Kombucha
- 1 bottle rosé
- 2 cups halved strawberries
- 1 cup chopped rhubarb approx. 1 inch pieces
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- mint for garnish
- small rhubarb stalks for garnish
Make the rhubarb simple syrup by adding 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 2 cups chopped rhubarb into a medium-sized pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then turn the heat down to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Set a strainer over a bowl and pour the mixture through the strainer so most of the liquid is in the bowl. *Note: save the rhubarb solids that are strained out as it tastes just like a jam and is delicious on yogurt, oats or toast**
In a pitcher mix kombucha, rosé and rhubarb simple syrup. At this step you could refrigerate and add the fruit (strawberries, rhubarb, limes) just before serving.
Pour sangria into ice-filled glasses, garnish with mint and optional rhubarb slice. Sip & enjoy!
This can be made into a non-alcoholic sangria too! Just substitute the rosé with another bottle of kombucha and add some sparkling water to your tastes.
This Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria is a little tart and a little sweet for the perfect summer sip.
It really showcases some of my favourite fruit flavours of the season. This sangria a lovely drink to share with friends at a barbeque, picnic or just enjoying the sunshine together.
Just pour over ice and cheers to the season!
And, if you love rosé and sangria as much as I do check out my Strawberry Lemonade Rosé Punch too.
Until the next cooking adventure,