Everyone is talking about kombucha for a good reason – it's delicious and healthy! But what do you do when you've had your daily kombucha, and you're still looking for a way to quench your thirst? You make one of these best kombucha cocktails, that's what!
That's right! Kombucha can be used to make some amazing drinks that are perfect for any occasion. In this blog post, we will share 11 of our favorite kombucha cocktail recipes with you. So, gather up your ingredients and let's get started!
1. Elderberry Kombucha Margarita
Elderberry Kombucha Margarita is a great way to add some natural health benefits to your cocktail hour. Kombucha is all the rage for its natural probiotic properties, and Elderberry is known for its natural healing powers because of the flavonoid that has anti-viral properties.
The delicious cocktail is made with fresh fruit, tequila, and ginger beer. The Galentine's Day tradition inspired this recipe – a little dose of tropical sunshine can help alleviate the monotony of fall/winter weather.
2. Blackberry Kombucha Vodka Smash
Blackberry Kombucha Vodka Smash is the ideal summer drink. It's as light and refreshing as a gin and tonic but packs a powerful punch. It gets its sweetness from blackberries, which are naturally sugary.
This drink is also known as a healthy-ish cocktail with low sugar content. The ginger kombucha also adds sweetness, flavor, bubbles, and probiotics!
3. The Perfect Strawberry Mojito Kombucha Cocktail
Summer means warmer temperatures, cabin time, lake days, get-togethers, and grill-outs. Many special occasions are accompanied by a cold drink, whether sparkling water, ice tea, a cold beer, or a favorite cocktail or mocktail.
Add some strawberries, mint, and lime, and you've got yourself one delicious Strawberry Mojito Kombucha. This drink is perfect for keeping cool on hot days!
4. Sunshine Citrus Kombucha Margarita
Sunshine Citrus Kombucha Margarita is the real deal. Made with fresh orange and lime juice, kombucha for a bit of fizz and probiotics, and a spicy chili salt rim for a kick. It only takes 5 minutes to make this cocktail.
This drink is all about balance, and it has the perfect amount of sweet, sour, and spice! We like to think of this as your new summer go-to healthy cocktail because it's so refreshing and light! You can serve it chilled or over ice—either way is delicious!
Feeling particularly healthy? For good measure and color, you can add a pinch of anti-inflammatory turmeric.
5. Tequila Kombucha Cocktail
Want to make a simple cocktail but don't know how? The Tequila Kombucha recipe will help you out.
The best part is that it uses Mamachari kombucha! We can't get enough of their roots and botanical blend—especially with this flavor profile, where the sharp tequila, fresh lime, and sweet honey all blend perfectly into a wild beverage.
This drink would be great for entertaining guests because it's straightforward to make and also good for relaxing. The herbal flavor will suit you all year, but mostly sipping on the patio during spring.
6. Kombucha Moscow Mule
Ginger kombucha is used in place of ginger beer to make the Kombucha Moscow Mule. GT's Kombucha is one of the best options. One of their best flavors is ginger berry, followed by ginger and strawberry. But if you have a taste for adventure, you can make your own kombucha at home.
This cocktail tastes similar to a classic Moscow Mule, just less sweet. You can serve your Kombucha Moscow Mule in fancy copper mugs to make it extra Instagrammable. Either way, this simple drink is perfect for warm summer nights.
7. Kombucha Mimosa
We all know that Bloody Mary and Mimosa are amazing for brunch. But sometimes, you're just not feeling them. So here are some other options to try! Citrus kombuchas are an obvious fit in a Kombucha Mimosa, mimicking the usual juice, but other flavors can also work well.
Try a gingery or cinnamon kombucha in the winter for a refreshing drink or a mint-infused kombucha in the summer. Kombucha made with black or green tea contains more caffeine, whereas herbal teas provide a more mellow experience.
8. Honey Rose Kombucha Margarita
Margaritas are among the most popular cocktails. But we all know that most margaritas in restaurants are loaded with sugar, if not some neon green sweet and sour mix.
The Honey Rose Kombucha Margarita's tart and sweet combination come from real citrus juice, honey, and a splash of kombucha. Plus, a little rose water for floral notes.
This cocktail recipe yields two drinks you can share with friends or keep to yourself! Either way, it's delicious!
9. Spiced Apple Kombucha Cocktail
Spiced Apple Kombucha is a great way to get some antioxidants into your system. You can also use fresh ginger instead of ground cloves if you prefer. The secret to this delicious drink is spiced rum, which adds depth and flavor.
If you really want to make a unique cocktail, you can make your spiced rum. Simply blend a bottle of rum with whole spices like cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, black peppercorns, and star anise. Fresh ginger also works well.
Steep the mixture in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid for a few days, shaking daily until the flavor is to your liking. Strain and bottle the spiced rum before using it in cocktails.
10. Vodka Kombucha Cocktail With Cardamom
Vodka Kombucha with Cardamom is one of the best kombucha cocktails out there. This delicious drink combines the slightly sweet, slightly tart flavor of kombucha with the smoothness of vodka and the exotic spice of cardamom. Trust us; this is one cocktail you'll want to drink all year round!
This alcoholic beverage is light and refreshing, perfect for any season, especially during holiday parties. It's made with pink peppercorn-cardamom syrup and lemon-ginger kombucha, giving it an incredible depth of flavor and festive flare.
11. Kombucha Sangria
How far will your kombucha obsession take you? Kombucha sangria will undoubtedly become your new favorite beverage! This pitcher contains an entire bottle of Pinot Grigio, but any red wine would work!
Serve the sangria with a splash of brandy and freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Regular orange juice or Italian sodas will also do the trick.
Don't forget about the two kombucha bottles! You can use any kombucha flavors, but we recommend citrus, cherry, or berry. Garnish a lot of fresh fruit in there. Whatever you have in hand.
Best Kombucha Cocktails FAQ
How much kombucha does it take to get drunk?
You'd have to drink about 8 bottles of commercial kombucha to get the same effects as one beer. While drinking too much kombucha is unlikely to harm your body, you will almost certainly experience irritating digestive side effects such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
How do you add carbonation to kombucha?
To add more carbonation to your kombucha, follow these steps:
- Fill a resealable glass bottle with kombucha, leaving about 1 inch of headspace. We recommend using swing-top bottles. If your vessel lacks a spigot, use a funnel to avoid spills and wasted kombucha.
- Allow the kombucha to carbonate for 1-4 days at room temperature. If you prefer more carbonation, allow the kombucha to ferment for longer.
- Sample your kombucha regularly to ensure the proper level of carbonation. Continue to the next step if you're okay with the carbonation level.
- When the desired fizziness is reached, place the bottles in the refrigerator. This will prevent further carbonation of your kombucha.
What is the best kombucha on the market?
If you’re looking for a healthier, low-sugar kombucha, GT's Synergy blend will be a good fit for you and your gut.
But if you want something tangy, GT’s Aqua Kefir with ginger flavor is the perfect combination of sour and sweet. Suja Organic Kombucha is the best if you want a citrusy sweet blood orange flavor.
Will kombucha show up on urine test?
"Other fermented beverages, such as kombucha, a drink made of tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast, may contain up to 3% alcohol despite being labeled as non-alcoholic and produce an unexpected positive result."
Which kombucha has the most probiotics?
Better Booch Organic Kombucha is made in small batches to ensure quality and flavor. It is an excellent probiotic-packed, refreshing beverage with 25 calories and 5 grams of sugar per 16-ounce can.
If you love kombucha and cocktails, there is no reason why you can't have both in a single glass. Whether trying these recipes out this summer or next spring, these tasty drinks are sure to be healthier than your average alcoholic beverage.
Which kombucha cocktail is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.