In just a few years, kombucha has gone from being an obscure
Whole Foods oddity to a trendy health-adjacent drink to a beverage
that lines grocery aisles and is even served on tap. Thus,
it was only a matter of time before
kombucha cocktails became A Thing™. If there is a
way to spike something, the internet will find out how.
As you may know, kombucha already has a very small percentage of
alcohol. However, that percentage is typically only about 0.5%
though some have a 3% ABV, depending on their fermentation process.
O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer has about a 0.5% ABV and most
low-calorie beers have around 4% ABV. So, if you’re wondering
whether kombucha can make you drunk on its own, the answer is
probably not. There are brave souls who have
tried to get drunk off kombucha alone, but, after drinking
nearly a gallon of the stuff, were left with a 0.01 blood alcohol
level and bad gas. In other words, if you want to get tipsy on
kombucha, your best bet is just to add your alcohol of choice to
Whether you’re new to the kombucha game or you’re looking to
spice up your cocktail repertoire, there is a kombucha cocktail on
this list you’ll want to try. Pour yourself a glass of that stinky
fizz and enjoy.
Kombrewcha’s “New Year, New Brew-Cha”
kombucha is, as its name suggests, already alcoholic with a
4.4% ABV. But if you’re looking to make it into something ~fancy~,
they have a recipe for a new year-inspired drink that will have you
feeling at least 4.4% more celebratory.
– 1 can of Kombrewcha Berry Hibiscus
– ½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
– Orange Bitters
– Sparkling Wine (they recommend either brut or prosecco)
– Pomegranate seeds to garnish
To make your drink, pour your elderflower liqueur into a
champagne flute and add three dashes of orange bitters. Then, add
in a 50/50 split of both the Kombrewcha Berry Hibiscus and
sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and enjoy.
For a twist on a traditional old fashion, GT’s
Kombucha recommends combining their Synergy Golden Pineapple
Kombucha with orange juice, lemon juice, tequila, and bitters.
It’ll be your new happy hour go-to.
If you’re looking for a drink that does the hard lifting — pun
intended— for you, you’ll want to check out JuneShine’s
Backcountry Booch. At 6% ABV, it doesn’t require any additional
alcohol (but a little bit of rum would pair nicely with this
tropical ‘booch). Top the bright blue drink off with some pineapple
and mentally whisk yourself to an island vacation.
Spicy Kombucha Bloody Mary
Up your brunch game with this kombucha bloody mary recipe from
The Kitchn. It combines your standard bloody mary ingredients with
your ginger-lemon kombucha of choice. Check out the full recipe on
Pumpkin Moscow Mule
Next time you pick up a bottle of Health-Ade kombucha, make sure
to grab an extra bottle of grapefruit for this spritzer. It
combines their grapefruit kombucha, rosemary, and tequila for a
light and fresh cocktail. Check out the full recipe on Health-Ade‘s
The Jiant Whale
In partnership with Gray Whale Gin, hard kombucha company Jiant
Whale has created the aptly named Jiant Whale. Per
their Instagram post, it combines gin, Aperol, lemon juice, and
Jiant Hicamaya grapefruit & hibiscus kombucha.
3-Ingredients Kombucha Cocktail
If you have rum, lime juice, and kombucha, you’ve got a simple
twist on a dark and stormy. The recipe recommends using ginger
kombucha since it’s taking the place of ginger beer. You can see
the full recipe on
Perfect for spring (or just mentally willing warm weather to
come soon), this kombucha mojito works with most fruity flavors of
Health-Ade’s Bubbly Rose has floral notes that would pair
perfectly with the drink’s hibiscus simple syrup. Check out the
full recipe from Half Baked
Didn’t have the rum required of the last 3-ingredient cocktail?
No worries because this drink also has just three ingredients and
uses vodka instead of rum. See the full recipe from Cookie and
A fun twist on a piña colada, this drink uses mango kombucha,
rum, and coconut water. See the full recipe on GT’s
Ginger Kombucha Cocktail
You can’t go wrong by combining ginger and kombucha. This vodka
cocktail is garnished with mint and is perfect if you’re looking
for something light. See the full recipe on Love and
Margarita with Cherry-Berry Lime Kombucha
Yes, you can even make a margarita with kombucha. In lieu of
sweet and sour mix or triple sec, this cocktail uses cherry and
lime-flavored kombucha. Check out the full recipe from
Kick your standard mule recipe up a notch by adding kombucha.
Gingerade Mule combines 4 oz. of GT’s Gingerade Kombucha, 1 oz.
Vodka, and 2 tablespoons of lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
Shake, strain, and garnish with lime, basil, and blueberries.
If you love a mimosa, you’ll want to try a cham-bucha. You just
combine champagne or sparkling wine with your kombucha of choice
— any citrus flavor would work great — and enjoy. Check out the
full recipe on Cooking
If all else fails, try adding some kombucha to your wine of
choice for a tangy, spritzer-like cocktail.
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