By: Brew Your Bucha Posted: March 11, 2018 in Kombucha
If you like to host parties then you know that an important part of the festivities is having a nice selection of food and drink! To keep your guests (and yourself) engaged in laughs, smiles and great conversation, a few libations can liven the atmosphere and even more so if the beverage has a story to tell.
Enter kombucha cocktails. A mystery health drink to all your friends which not only tastes good, but also cuts the sugar consumed while drinking, keeps you digestive system firing, AND prevents the looming hangover? What magic is this!?!
Tell them.. "it's my elixir of immorality.. in cocktail form."
That's right. Kombucha cocktails are becoming the new and exciting breed of cocktail which you can make with store bought kombucha or your very own home brew kombucha. The tangy, sour, sweet, floral and fruity flavors are a natural pair with traditional mixology which relies heavily on these properties.
The options are limitless and people around the world are experimenting with combinations of liquor and flavored kombucha. So if you are going to drink alcohol, why not make it as friendly to your mind and body as possible?
So join us in exploring the 6 Kombucha Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party.
#1 - Kombucha Mojito
The Mojito is a refreshing cocktail which is a deeply rooted in Cuban history. One of the nation’s oldest cocktails, the mixture of white rum, mint, sugar and lime juice has been time tested and approved by many.
While it has existed for a long a time, it is a cocktail easily adapted to modern times. Kombucha has a nice way of changing the flavor profile of a Mojito without dominating it's lovable characteristics. Old meets new in a beautiful way.
It's the type of cocktail that is made in to a big pitcher, shared with friends and is finished as quickly as it is made. The sweet and citrus taste paired with the smell of mint and rum instantly puts you in a relaxed state of mind. Reminiscent of lazy beach days of the past and future. Patios and good friends. Sunglasses and warm radiating heat. Wait where am I again? and where did my Kombucha Mojito go?
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Mojito
#2 - Kombucha Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule is a staple cocktail in bars and restaurants all across the world. Infamously served in a copper Moscow Mule mug to keep it ice cold. It has a spicy and citrus flavor that you love to sip on over dinner. So where did this great liquid invention come from? Russia right? Not quite. Would you have guessed that it was originally created in the USA?
A very confusing background considering the name and ingredients. But one thing is clear. This is a cocktail that can be enhanced from both a flavor and health perspective using kombucha! Most kombucha lovers have some form of ginger kombucha sitting in their fridge. Let's put that kombucha to work!
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Moscow Mule
#3 - Kombucha Whiskey Sour
The Whiskey Sour is a crowd favorite for its pleasing balance of flavors. Typically made using bourbon or rye whiskey, the smoky taste of bourbon is well complimented by the sour and sweet ingredients.
The first recorded history of this drink was in the 1862 book by Jerry Thomas called The Bartender's Guide. However, it is well noted that for a century prior, the basic recipe was used to combat the challenges faced by sailors during sea travel. Malnutrition, scurvy, and sea sickness were a serious issue to contend with and a captain's solution was to assist their ailing crew with liquor, sugar, and lime/lemon juice. What a medicine!
Like many food or drinks made from necessity, it has carried forward over the years as a fan favorite. To this day we savor the simple but delicious concoction. In this day and age where health consciousness has become the necessity, we like to add kombucha cocktails to the mix to fix what ails ya!
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Whiskey Sour
#4 - Kombucha Sangria
When you think Summer patios you think Sangria. The fruit chunks, combinations of aromas and flavors, the sweet but not overly sweet taste, the tartness of wine and citrus. The fact that you can get your vitamin requirements while drinking alcohol. What's not to love?
Only one thing could make this lovely drink even better, kombucha. Conveniently, kombucha already has the fizzy, tangy flavor that a good Sangria requires. Any pre-made, fruit based kombucha will do the trick.
But why stop there? it's a drink where you can use any seasonal, fresh and abundant local fruit to create your own twist. The more variety the better and you can create your own piece of artwork in a pitcher!
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Sangria
#5 - Kombucha Champagne Cocktail
Another classic cocktail with deep roots in the mid 1800's. The original champagne cocktail used a sugar cube, aromatic bitters, cognac, filled up with champagne and garnished with a lemon peel. Many variations have surfaced since then and who doesn't love a little bubbly mixed with their orange juice for a delectable Mimosa.
The Champagne Cocktail is a drink to celebrate with. Why not celebrate the flavor and hang over preventing benefits of kombucha? Using kombucha as a staple ingredient in this cocktail works magically and you will thank yourself in the morning after the big event.
Your guests will be surprised by your outstanding mixology and by the fact that they just had kombucha cocktails!
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Champagne Cocktail
#6 - Kombucha Margarita
Nothing says party like a Margarita does. A latin inspired creation in the early 1900’s using tequila, lime juice and liquer. Enjoyed by a wide range of people from sorority girls to suave businessmen. Rest assured that you do not need to be one of these two to appreciate the simple yet extraordinary flavor of the Margarita.
So throw away your pre-made Margarita mix and learn how to make a Kombucha Margarita worth the effort. Bask in the glory that is serving a unique drink that makes your friend say, wow!
People all over the world enjoy this beverage, and now you can too without the guilt. Add a healthy twist to your party drink using kombucha.
View the full recipe here: Kombucha Margarita
Kombucha Cocktails: Your Friends Will Thank You!
Have we convinced you that there are enough exotic, delicious kombucha cocktail recipes to try? It's only a matter of getting your best kombucha and giving it a shot! Be the talk of your next party and serve something different.
Let us know how your kombucha cocktails turn out! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or suggestions.
The Brew Crew