When we host holiday parties and get-togethers, I always like to make something special to drink: mulled wine and traditional wassail are favorites. Cranberry Mors is nice, and so is Cinnamon Spice Kombucha.
We also like this homemade Cranberry Orange Water Kefir Soda, which is at once tart and slightly sweet with a delicate fizz.
What's Water Kefir?
Water kefir is a cultured drink that is rich in good-for-your-gut beneficial bacteria, and one that is naturally fizzy like a homemade soda. It begins first by culturing the grains in sugar water (don't worry, the sugar's not for you; rather it's food for all those beneficial bacteria), and then mixing the resulting water kefir with fruit juice for flavoring.
In the end, you have a drink that's pleasantly sweet and sour with a natural fizz. Even better? It's also loaded with gut-friendly bacteria just like yogurt or sauerkraut