Bucha Buddha’s Kombucha Sangria Recipe

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Sangria originates from Spain and is traditionally made using red wine and fresh fruit. Adding kombucha to the recipe adds tang, fizz, and a shot of probiotics. Kombucha sangria is fun, flavorful, and healthier than traditional recipes, making it perfect for your next summer BBQ.

Use fresh fruit and your favorite white or red wine to make this kombucha sangria—plus your favorite kombucha flavor. Prepare this kombucha cocktail ahead of time and chill it in the fridge until serving.


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Kombucha Sangria

  • Total Time:
    15 minutes

  • Yield:
    1012 Servings 1x


Wine, fruit, and health benefits? This creative cocktail recipe is ideal on a bright summer day. Impress your guests with this fizzy, fruity sangria.



  • 2 blood oranges, sliced
  • 2 pink lady apples, sliced
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • Juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons
  • 1015 fresh mint leaves (1 small handful)
  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio wine (750 ml)
  • 32 ounces of kombucha—unflavored, berry, or citrus
  • 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed, if possible)
  • 1/3 cup brandy (optional)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the sliced fruit, lemon juice, and mint leaves at the bottom of a large pitcher.
  2. Pour the kombucha, wine, and brandy (if using) over the top.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Add one handful of ice to each serving glass.
  5. Pour the kombucha sangria into each glass. Add more fresh fruit or mint leaves for garnish (optional).
  6. Serve.


Make this kombucha sangria ahead of time to let the flavors meld.

Easily substitute your favorite red wine instead of white wine.

Substitute 1/4 cup of lemon juice for the fresh lemons above.

If you’d like to make a non-alcoholic kombucha sangria, substitute 1 bottle of white or purple grape juice for the wine above. You can also use club soda or sparkling water instead of wine.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does Kombucha Sangria Taste Like?

Kombucha sangria tastes tangy and sweet. It’s fruity and fizzy and full of flavor. You’ll notice a sweet, dark, dry, or herbaceous flavor depending on the type of wine you use. You’ll also taste notes of sweet orange and brightness from the fresh mint. The berries and apple add sweet, tangy depth along with the kombucha.

Does Kombucha Sangria Have Any Health Benefits?

Kombucha is a good source of probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants. Kombucha is made from sweet tea fermented with a SCOBY. The SCOBY infuses the brewed sweet tea with vitamin C, vitamin B, and helpful digestive enzymes as they ferment together. Kombucha has microorganisms that help support a healthy gut and a healthy immune system.

Wine has a few health benefits, including the following:

  • It is high in antioxidants, which help protect the lining of your heart.
  • It can help lower cholesterol and help prevent blood clots.
  • It helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • It may help increase gut health.

The CDC recommends females can enjoy 5 oz of wine per day, and males can enjoy 10 oz of wine per day with limited risk.

Wine and kombucha have some of the same health benefits, but it’s not always wise to combine them. Alcohol, like wine, can be dehydrating and addicting. Enjoy summer cocktails, like this kombucha sangria, in moderation.

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How Many Calories Are In Kombucha Sangria?

Kombucha sangria has about 230 calories per 8 oz serving. The average glass of sangria has about 200 calories and 20 grams of carbohydrates. Adding kombucha increases the calories slightly. The amount of calories in this kombucha sangria depends on the type of fruit and wine you choose.

4 Creative Variations of Kombucha Sangria

It’s easy to customize the taste of kombucha sangria. Try one of these four variations, depending on your preference.

  1. Add liquor. Add a shot, or up to 1/3 of a cup, of Triple Sec, rum, flavored brandy, or vodka.
  2. Change the fruit. Use 1/2 cup of peaches, 1/2 cup of green grapes, a handful of blueberries, pomegranate seeds, one lime, one lemon, and one thinly sliced orange.
  3. Choose a different type of wine. Rosé and sparkling wine are unique and delicious choices.
  4. Use flavored kombucha. Try mango, pomegranate, or ginger kombucha for some extra zing.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Make this recipe with either type of kombucha. If you enjoy sweeter drinks, use young kombucha. It has more natural sugars and will make your sangria sweeter. If you use older kombucha, your sangria will be more tart and have a bolder flavor.

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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