White Sangria with Peach and Ginger

by Gena on June 16, 2013


Yesterday, I was in New York for party celebrating the marriage of two dear friends. Both of these friends are vegan, as were the hosts, which meant that the event turned into a veritable vegan potluck: grain and bean salads, “hippie loaf” (a kind of quinoa meatloaf), summer rolls, potato salad, and desserts of every kind were all on the menu. It was a rich celebration not only of the union, but also of early summer.

I took charge of raw desserts, bringing both raw cookies and raw brownies (a spin on this recipe). I also offered to help out with libations. Last summer, I made a kombucha sangria recipe that was a huge hit. It featured red wine and cranberry kombucha, along with the usual fruits and lemon. At the time, I wondered if a while version might also work–maybe with ginger kombucha and peach juice. I tested it a few weeks ago and it was as good as I’d hoped it would be, so this weekend was the perfect time to unveil it!

This sangria (like all sangria) demands some chopping, but once you do that, it’s easy to mix and chill. I recommend mixing everything but the sangria and letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours so that the fruit can absorb all of the flavor. (If you add the kombucha right away, it’ll go a bit flat.) I love the combination of ginger and peach, but it’s totally fine to use different juices, fruits, or flavors.


You’ll note that the recipe calls for ginger juice. If you don’t have a juicer, don’t worry: you can slice the ginger and throw it into the kombucha whole. As long as you let it sit for a little while, the ginger flavor will shine through just as it’s intended to.

This drink is so refreshing! A perfect mix of sweetness and spice.



 If you want to make a virgin version, that’s easy: simply substitute an extra cup of peach juice (or orange juice if you want to add another flavor) and an extra bottle of kombucha for the white wine. I made this version yesterday, too, and it was also a big hit.


Hope these drinks get your summer off to a festive start! Till tomorrow,



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Nikki @ Eat To The Beet June 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Now that my “term from hell” is over, I think I could enjoy a pitcher or two of this! Looks fantastic :)


Gena June 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Congrats on the end of your hell term!


Helga June 17, 2013 at 3:00 am

Excellent drink for summer heat. It is useful and good to quench thirst.


Jenni June 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

I’m not a big drinker but, if I’m going to order a drink, sangria is one of my all-time favorites. I love both red and white sangria! It’s funny, because I usually say (jokingly, because it’s alcohol content is so extremely low) that kombucha is my favorite cocktail. This recipe combines two of my favorite drinks! I love peach and ginger (separate and together), so I can’t wait to try this with my friend who’s also a huge sangria lover.


Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) June 17, 2013 at 8:25 am

Cheers to love, health, happiness, and good drinks!


Claire June 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

WOW does that look delicious! Can’t wait to try :)

I come from a very large, very traditional Midwestern family, so the idea of a completely vegan wedding sounds like a fantasy to me. They were confused enough when I went plain ol’ vegetarian back in the day, haha. The party sounds beautiful, and judging by the recipes you mentioned, I’m sure it was delicious as well!


the delicate place (@misathemeb) June 17, 2013 at 9:32 am

yum! sounds great! i actually went to a place last weekend that had delish kombucha cocktails (vodka, red star booch and peach shrub–i am a HUGE lover of american shrub prob bc i love the acid taste of vinegars).


Gena June 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

That sounds amazing!


Christa @ Edible Balance June 17, 2013 at 11:02 am

oohhh, what a gorgeous cocktail! I can’t wait until summer finally hits here, this is perfect for patio sipping :)


Evan June 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

I was trying to think of something witty and clever to say but I couldn’t so I’ll just say we better hang out this Summer and I’m hoping you’ll bring this.


Gena June 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Yes. That is all.


Suzanne June 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

My oh my, this looks refreshing! This would be perfect for the patio!


Jess June 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I love kombucha cocktails. Thanks for the recipe!


Laura June 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Gena, this sounds fabulous! And, though it sounds pretty mildly alcoholic to begin with, its nice to have the virgin option. Sometimes it’s nice to indulge in a bubbly drink without any side effects or designated drivers!


Hannah June 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Particularly pleasurable, presumably. Peach.


lili June 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Is it possible to make this a Virgin Drink?..& what do you recommend in place of the Syrup?


Gena June 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

There are details on the virgin version in the post. As for sweetener, there is no substitute, per say (except perhaps date paste?) but you could omit if you like.


lili June 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Oh sorry I missed that detail. I’m just trying to keep recipes as healthy as possible. When I do try to prepare your White Sangria with Peach and Ginger I will take your advice and let you know how it turned out. Thank you :)


Gena June 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

No worries!! I hope you enjoy it :)


Steven June 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

This sounds delicious and I would imagine the ginger must give quite a kick.


sofia June 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

just made this tonight – it was a hit! next time i’ll add a bit more booze (hey, that’s me), but otherwise it was perfect :)


Gena June 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yay! So glad you liked it!


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