Everyone’s talking about it like it’s something new.
Kombucha has actually been around for over 2,000 years in the eastern part of the world. It is made by combining green or black tea, bacteria, yeast, and sugar and then allowing the mixture to ferment. The fermentation process causes a mushroom-like blob to form in the tea.
Although Kombucha is not exactly delicious (to say the least) it has been proven to provide numerous health benefits and is even aptly named “Health Tea” “Vitality Tea” “Miracle Tea” and “Elixir of Life” in various languages. It is so packed with antioxidants that we even use it in our skincare products! Kombucha’s uses are endless. Here are some of its benefits:
Contains B Vitamins and Antioxidants
Detoxes the liver
Helps to prevent and aid in the management of arthritis
Aids in digestion and digestive health
So with all of the benefits of Kombucha, how can we make it delicious and irresistable?
Kombucha cocktails are all the rage on the ‘health scene’ this summer. Fruity, alcoholic, tangy, and packed with antioxidants and vitamins? Count me in! Of course, to write this article, I had to do some research on Kombucha cocktails… which was really a chore let me tell you. After much due diligence, here are some of my favorite recipes:
Strawberry-Ginger Kombucha Cocktail
- 20 Medium Strawberries
- 3 Tbsp. Honey
- The Juice of 5 Limes
- 32 oz Ginger Kombucha
- 8 oz Vodka
- (Optional) Candied Ginger
1. Combine strawberries, honey, and lime in a blender to create a puree
2. Into each glass, pour 1/4 of the vodka, 1/4 of the kombucha, and strawberry puree to taste
3. Add ice, stir, and enjoy!
Kombucha Peach Daiquiri
- 6 medium peaches, sliced
- 4 Tbsp Agave
- 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
- 4oz Vodka
- 4oz Rum
- 8oz Kombucha
Blend all ingredients, pour into glasses, and enjoy!
- 1 Bottle of your favorite white wine
- 1 Orange, sliced
- 1 Apple (green or red), sliced
- 2 cups mixed berries
- 16oz your favorite flavor Kombucha
1. Combine wine and fruit into a large pitcher. Put into refrigerate and let sit for at least 4 hours
2. Pour out into glasses, add a splash of Kombucha, and enjoy!