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Vermont Creamery Bijou + Apple Cinnamon Kombucha Sparkler


Vermont Creamery Culture Cheese Bijou

Its name means “jewel” in French, and Vermont Creamery Bijou is indeed a gem of a cheese—luxuriously creamy and rich, with a hint of lemony tang. Packaged in pairs, these petite goat cheese buttons are perfect for ringing in the New Year with someone special, especially accompanied by a festive bubbly beverage. With its tart kombucha foundation, warm flavors of cinnamon and ginger, and a kiss of honey, an Apple Kombucha Sparkler is the ideal match for Bijou’s bready, yeasty notes.

Add more complexity to this seasonal sipper by swapping the recipe’s sparkling water for a dry sparkling wine—either way, it’s a dreamy duo.

 

Apple Cinnamon Kombucha Sparkler
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup honey
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 6 ounces apple kombucha
  4. 2 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice
  5. 2 tablespoons honey simple syrup
  6. 4 ounces sparkling water (or dry sparkling wine)
  7. Ground cinnamon and two slices crystalized ginger for garnish
Honey Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey and water over medium heat, stirring until honey dissolves.
  2. Cool and transfer to a glass jar with a lid or a squeeze bottle and refrigerate for up to one week.
Drink
  1. Fill two cocktail glasses half-way with ice.
  2. To each glass add: 3 ounces kombucha, 1 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice, 1 tablespoon honey simple syrup
  3. Top with sparkling water or wine.
  4. Stir gently to combine and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and crystalized ginger.
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Vermont Creamery

Consciously crafted in Vermont’s green mountains, Vermont Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and crème fraîche have hundreds of national and international awards. In their 34th year of business, Vermont Creamery supports a network of more than 17 family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery has been ranked one of “The Best Places to Work in Vermont,” by Vermont Business Magazine. Vermont Creamery is an independently operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land ‘O Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies. For more information, visit vermontcreamery.com. 

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