Kombucha Champagne Cocktail

Kombucha-Champagne Cocktail: Imbibe while avoiding a hangover

I love to bring in the new year with a glass or two (okay, maybe three) of bubbly. This year is no exception, but my champagne glass this year will also contain Kombucha in the form of this Kombucha-Champagne Cocktail. Not only is kombucha delicious, but it serves two important purposes. First, it cuts down on the amount of champagne I will drink without adding sugar. I am aiming to start the year off with the True Yoga Journey with Adriene, not a hangover!! Second, Kombucha is very detoxifying for the liver. (It is actually a great hangover remedy if you end up drinking too much despite your best efforts. It happens to the best of us.) I haven’t done or seen any studies on whether or not kombucha can actually detoxify your liver WHILE you are in the midst of “toxifying” it. However, in my book, adding kombucha, with all of its nutrients including bacteria and yeast that eat sugar, is better than adding sugary juice to your drink just to cut it. (Go here to learn how to make your own.) Also, did I mention that kombucha is delicious? 



How to make a Kombucha-Champagne Cocktail

Kombucha Champagne Cocktail

    • Bubbly (I use a Prosecco)
    • Plain Kombucha (Yours if you make it, or buy an “original” or “plain” flavor)
    • Optional: Pomegranate seeds and splash of fresh pomegranate juice.

    Directions:

    This recipe works best, in my opinion, with a sweeter form of bubbly because of the tartness of Kombucha. Prosecco is perfect. Pour a champagne flute half full with plain kombucha (be sure it is bubbly. If you haven’t mastered the art of getting yours to fizz, spring for a bottle of GT’s). Fill the flute the rest of the way with champagne. This time of year, pomegranate seeds are a perfect garnish. Pick up a pomegranate, seed it, and you will get  a fair amount of fresh pomegranate juice to splash in your glass for a beautiful pink hue. Or you can splash in quite a bit in for a nice holiday red. Top your glass with the seeds and you have a beautiful and tasty beverage. Happy New Year!!

    Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee you won’t get a hangover with this drink. These are tasty and go down easily. Consider yourself warned. You can also use Kombucha and red or white wine to make a Kombucha-wine spritzer.

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