As a bartender, I've always been fascinated by the world of kombucha. This ancient drink has been around for centuries, and it's gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years.
Kombucha is a fermented tea that's made with a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), sugar, and tea. The result is a slightly fizzy, tart, and sweet drink that's packed with probiotics and antioxidants.
But what happens when you take kombucha and add a bit of alcohol to it? You get hard kombucha, a drink that's taking the cocktail world by storm.
Hard kombucha is a low-sugar, low-calorie, and gluten-free alternative to beer and traditional cocktails. It's perfect for those who want to enjoy a drink without the guilt or hangover.
As a bartender, I've experimented with different hard kombucha brands and flavors to create some of the best hard kombucha cocktail recipes.
I've found that the subtle flavors of kombucha pair well with a variety of spirits, fruits, and herbs. Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day or a cozy cocktail for a chilly night, hard kombucha has got you covered.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite hard kombucha cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home.
So, grab a bottle of your favorite hard kombucha, and let's get mixing!
1. Kombucha Cocktail
The Kombucha Cocktail is a refreshing and low-sugar cocktail that is perfect for summer gatherings. Made with hard kombucha, tequila, cherry juice, and pineapple juice, this cocktail has a subtle sweetness and tang that makes it an ultimate mixer. The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Strainge Beast Watermelon, Sea Salt, Lime & Mint Hard Kombucha adds a cool and crisp flavor to the cocktail, making it perfect for summertime.
The cocktail is also naturally gluten-free and has a lower alcohol content, making it a healthier option for those looking for a delicious alcoholic beverage. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Kombucha Cocktail is a must-try!
2. Low Carb Sangria
Looking for a refreshing and low-carb cocktail? Look no further than the Low Carb Sangria made with Kyla Hard Kombucha! This delicious keto-friendly cocktail is perfect for celebrating and has less than 4g of carbs per serving. Made with Kyla Hard Kombucha, which is brewed without any added sugars and lightly sweetened with stevia extract, this cocktail is a great way to enjoy a drink without worrying about the carbs.
The kombucha adds a unique flavor to the traditional sangria recipe, making it a hit with guests. Whether you're looking for a cocktail for a summer party or just a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot day, the Low Carb Sangria is a great option.
3. Chili Ginger Kombucha Cocktail
The Chili Ginger Kombucha Cocktail is a fiery and refreshing drink that combines kombucha with bold flavors of chili and ginger. The chili lime syrup adds a sweet and spicy element to the drink, while the ginger kombucha adds a tangy and effervescent touch.
The rim of the glass is coated with a mix of coconut sugar, chili powder, and cayenne, which adds an extra layer of flavor and texture. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful kombucha cocktail, the Chili Ginger Kombucha Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
4. Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria
The Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria is a refreshing and unique cocktail that combines the tangy flavors of rhubarb and kombucha with the sweetness of fresh berries and a lovely rosé. The addition of fresh strawberries and lime juice gives the cocktail a bright and zesty kick.
The use of kombucha, a bubbly fermented tea that is full of probiotics and enzymes, adds a delicious berry flavor to the mix. Overall, it's a perfect drink for sipping on a hot day and impressing your friends and family at your next summer gathering.
5. Frozen Strawberry Malibu Kombucha Cocktail
The Frozen Strawberry Malibu Kombucha Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious drink perfect for a hot summer day. This cocktail combines the unique flavors of frozen strawberries, Malibu Caribbean rum, and Kombucha to create a slushy cooler that is both sweet and tart. The Kombucha, a fermented tea with natural probiotics, adds a healthy twist to this cocktail while the Malibu rum provides a sweet coconut flavor.
The frozen strawberries give the drink a smooth and refreshing texture, making it a perfect summer treat. This cocktail is easy to make and can be made virgin for those who do not drink alcohol. Overall, the Frozen Strawberry Malibu Kombucha Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy cocktail option.
6. Hard Apple Cider Kombucha Punch
The Hard Apple Cider Kombucha Punch is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that combines the flavors of hard apple cider, pumpkin spice, dark rum, and sparkling ginger kombucha.
It's perfect for fall parties and is easy to make with only five ingredients. The addition of kombucha not only adds a bubbly texture but also offers health benefits. It's a must-try drink for anyone who loves the taste of fall and wants a healthy option.
7. Hard Cider Cranberry Kombucha Mimosa
The Hard Cider Cranberry Kombucha Mimosa is a unique twist on the classic mimosa that combines the flavors of hard cider, cranberry juice, and cranberry kombucha. The cocktail is bubbly, fruity, and not-too-sweet, making it perfect for fall sipping or holiday parties. The use of Blake’s WakeFire Hard Cider, which is infused with cherries and orange peels, adds a deliciously complex flavor to the drink.
The addition of frozen cranberries adds a fun and festive touch to the cocktail. Whether you prefer a tart or sweeter drink, this cocktail can be easily adapted to your taste by using either 100% cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail. Overall, the Hard Cider Cranberry Kombucha Mimosa is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and delicious hard kombucha cocktail.
8. Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mule
The Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mule is a refreshing and unique twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Made with just three simple ingredients – kombucha, vodka, and lime – this cocktail is perfect for those looking for a low-sugar, gut-friendly option. The tangy, slightly sweet flavor of kombucha pairs perfectly with the spicy kick of ginger, creating a delicious and satisfying drink.
Plus, the lower sugar content of kombucha may help ward off those pesky hangover symptoms. Whether you're sipping it at a party or enjoying a relaxing night in, the Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mule is a must-try for anyone looking for a tasty and health-conscious cocktail option.