Earlier this year I was introduced to an awesome new company in Moncton producing kombucha, VALK Fermentation. Kombucha is a fermented, non-alcoholic, tea that is usually fruit flavoured and contains probiotics, making it a gut-healthy drink. Pairing the fruitiness of the kombucha with the herbal flavours of Gin Thuya, from our friends up North at Distillerie Fils Du Roy, is a great way to enjoy this twist on a cranberry gin fizz.
We promised to keep it super easy, and here it is, gin and juice. Kombucha is an interesting product that is growing in popularity. It is fermented contains some alcohol, although the alcohol content is very low (usually <1%), which is why you see it being sold in grocery stores. It's slightly acidic and can be sweet or dry, depending on the choice of the brewer. Kombucha is alive, in the same way that quality yogurts and other fermented foods are alive and this is where its healthy, probiotic properties are found.
Gin is one of my favourite spirits. All the different flavours and botanicals are something I've been enjoying for a little while now. That's why some of these cocktails are so simple. I like to let the flavour of the spirit come through.
Let us know what you think of this cranberry cocktail and if you have tried kombucha and have any favourite brands. We'd love to hear from you.
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