Spiced Kombucha Rum Punch
This post is a collaboration with Health-Ade Kombucha, a brand I LOVE and am excited to share with you.
Thanksgiving week is here and I’m not really sure how that happened so quickly but I am ready for all the festiveness! There are snowflakes falling softly from the sky here at my parents’ house in Minnesota. It’s cold cold cold outside and I’m in my sweatpants. Visions of homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and stuffing are dancing around my head and I am excited to get to work in the kitchen. I haven’t been to Minnesota for Thanksgiving in eleven years and I’m happy to break that streak this year.
We aren’t big on appetizers before Thanksgiving dinner because, let’s be honest, we need to save all the room for dinner! I do, however, love a festive cocktail. This Spiced Kombucha Rum Punch is the perfect way to prep for Thanksgiving dinner because a) it is so very pretty, b) it is made with kombucha, which means it is great for your gut, c) it can be made as a cocktail OR a mocktail. I mean, hello, this is a must-make for the holidays so you might as well get started this week!
I am obsessed with Health-Ade kombucha, so obviously that was what I reached for at the grocery store when the thought of this gut friendly cocktail came to mind. Pomegranate seemed like the most festive choice, but Pink Lady would also be lovely! A little splash of apple cider and some spiced rum go perfectly with the pretty pink pomegranate. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over it all and you’ve got a special, but super simple, signature cocktail to sip while you wait for that turkey.
Also, if you don’t know much about kombucha or Health-Ade, here are some excellent little tidbits of information for you:
Health-Ade is brewed in ALL glass- no plastic or metal
Health-Ade is always flavored with organic cold pressed juice and superfoods (YES!)
Non- GMO, Organic, Vegam Raw, Gluten Free and Kosher
Health-Ade makes their kombucha the natural way. We never force carbonate!
Health-Ade is FULL of probiotics and healthy acid (Helloooo, happy gut!)
Now, Follow Your Gut and make on of these pretty probiotic cocktails for you and your friends! Go!
Spiced Kombucha Rum Punch
Makes 8 cocktails
1 bottle Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha
1/2 cup spiced rum
1/2 cup apple cider (not the alcoholic, carbonated kind)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
fresh cranberries for garnish
fresh mint for garnish
In a pitcher with ice, stir together the rum, apple cider and ground cinnamon. (You can do this part in advance, just leave the ice out of the pitcher, stir together the rum, cider and cinnamon, cover and refrigerate until ready to finish).
Pour the kombucha into the pitcher and gently stir to combine.
Strain the cocktail into cocktail glasses and garnish with the fresh cranberries and mint. Cheers!