August 30, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

2 Kombucha Cocktails + 1 Kombucha Mocktail = Your Labor Day Drink Menu.

Fizzy, zingy and totally delicious, Kombucha has infiltrated supermarkets and now that the health benefits have been realized, there’s no going back. Many people don’t know Kombucha tea is fermented, which is how it gets its wonderful carbonation and the health benefits everyone has been raving about.

With the last weekend of summer sadly approaching, it’s time to pop those Kombucha lids and get the party started. These drinks will be a hit with any crowd and we’ve included an alcohol-free option to make sure everyone can enjoy. If you’re interested in making your own original Kombucha for these drinks, we recommend this tutorial by Cultures for Health, which is easiest made with our Pickle Pipes. Our Pickle Pipes are perfect for the second fermentation round, which is when you add fizz and flavor to your Kombucha. Without Pickle Pipes to automatically release CO2, your jars make explode... watch out! 

1. Pomegranate Kombucha Margarita

Margaritas are an easy sell at parties, so this flavor-loaded drink is sure to be an automatic hit. Made with tequila, Kombucha and pomegranate juice + lots of lime, it’s an easy refreshment that any adult crowd will enjoy.

 Ingredient List (serves 1)

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz Original Kombucha
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 lime wedges (squeezed)

This recipe is made for a tall rocks glass or large margarita glass. Get the full recipe, including pictures, from Cooks with Cocktails.

2. Minty Lime Kombucha Cocktail

Nice and refreshing, this cocktail is ideal for cooling off in hot summer weather and has a sophisticated twist thanks to the whiskey. This contest-winning recipe will really bring something new to your gathering and help make the evening one to remember (or forget, depending on your level of enjoyment).

Ingredient List (serves 1)

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 4 oz Original Kombucha
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon honey or agave
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Learn how to make this recipe on FOOD52 and remember you can make your own Kombucha with our Pickle Pipes.

3. Strawberry Orange Mango Kombucha Mocktails

Although Kombucha can be a nice complement to alcohol, it can also be used in substitution. This recipe calls for original/unflavored Kombucha, orange-mango juice and fresh strawberries and mango. It’s a family-friendly virgin twist on sangria that will be greatly appreciated by DDs and non-drinkers.

Ingredient List (per pitcher)

  • 32 oz Kombucha
  • 2 cups orange-mango juice
  • 1 chopped mango
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries

Prep time is 10 minutes and the full recipe is available at The Roasted Root.

Once you become addicted to Kombucha (which you inevitably will), you’ll realize the only downside to the beverage is the price tag. Save yourself some extra coin by picking up our Pickle Pipes so you can brew your own Kombucha. It’s extremely easy to make and will save you hundreds of dollars a year if you’re Kombucha-crazy like us.