Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Kombucha Margarita aka “The Blue-Bucha-Rita”

The Kombucha Margarita
The “Blue-Bucha-Rita”

Kombucha’s greatest strength is its versatility: healthy beverage, marinade, salad dressing and even hair tonic to name a few uses. How about “Drink Mixer” too?! Yes, the tangy flavor of Kombucha pairs perfectly with liquor, plus the organic acids support a healthy liver. Just one delicious example: The Blueberry Kombucha Margarita!

But don’t feel limited. Not sure where to start? Choose your favorite liquor or mixed drink; swap out the sour element for Kombucha; add fresh fruit as a garnish or a splash of simple syrup.

My favorite liquor is gin (this is my brand of choice), my favorite booch is Elderflower lemon – combined with a touch of grapefruit juice and simple syrup (or triple sec if no simple syrup is available) and voila: classy Kombucha Kocktails!

Makes Great Mocktails Too!

Even if you don’t drink, Kombucha makes excellent Mocktails as well as a delicious drink for the designated driver. It’s also a wonderful pint to mix in with other pints of beer to help sober up or to slow down the impact of the alcohol. Adding Kombucha to your drinking plans will help you enjoy alcohol more responsibly.

Hannah Crum, the Kombucha Mamma!KMAMMA SEZ…
I love Kombucha Kocktails! It’s an excellent way to marry the unique flavor profile of Kombucha with your favorite bitters, alcohol and aromatics. Especially because when I add Kombucha to the mix, I get a little antidote with my poison. The next day, I don’t feel the same negative impact as when consuming alcohol alone. Plus I can enjoy more than one cocktail in an evening if it has Kombucha. Without the booch, I feel woozy and gross. Check out these other Kocktail and Mocktail recipes!

More Kombucha Kocktails, Mocktails & Drinks:
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Dark & Devoted
Cold Shrub Recipes with Kocktails & Mocktails

Sparkling Kombucha Party Punch
Hard Kombucha Round-Up

The margarita is considered the iconic drink of Mexico. While it’s origins may belong to more than one story, the enduring fact is that it marries sweet, sour, bitter and salty into one curvy cocktail glass. It has also evolved into a plethora of tasty, fruity iterations and really hits the spot on a hot summer day when frozen.

Whether you enjoy yours straight up, on the rocks or frozen, adding Kombucha will increase the flavor and reduce the hangover time.

Follow this recipe to take Kombucha south of the border anytime:

Kombucha Margarita

Kombucha Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 5 Blueberries
  • 1½ oz El Tesoro Tequila
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • 1 oz Kombucha
  • ½ oz Lime Juice

Directions:

  1. Fill a Low Ball glass with ice. Dump the ice into a shaker.
  2. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.
  3. Cover & shake vigorously.
  4. Pour back into Low Ball.
  5. Garnish with lime or fresh blueberries.

Have a favorite Kombucha Kocktail recipe to share?
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Responses to Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Kombucha Margarita aka “The Blue-Bucha-Rita”

  1. Just had a Ginger Kombucha Shandy (or three)

    In a tall glass, combine in equal parts:

    Shiner Red Rubybird
    Ginger Kombucha

    We found a crisp slice of braeburn apple was a nice garnish.
    The Red Rubybird is great because the grapefruit and ginger really makes it stand out as a summer beer.
    Enjoy!

  2. Kombucha cocktail recipe….

    1.5 oz vodka
    2.5 oz orange blossom oolong kombucha
    1 mandarin orange
    Juice of half a lemon
    .75 oz of basil simple syrup
    half an egg white

    In a martini shaker muddle mandarin and syrup until pulp.
    place rest of ingredients into a pint glass, slowly pour and stir into the martini shaker mixing everything with a spoon as you go.
    Then vigourously shake everything! When you see the foam of the egg white forming, shake it again!!
    Pour everything into a small rocks glass, no rocks!
    Garnish with lemon and mandarin zest
    Sip and enjoy!
    This kombucha flavour acts as a minor bittering agent (bitters in cocktails are for the best)
    the syrup cuts the tartness of the citrus, the basil neutralizes and helps to smooth the finish off on the palate. The egg white gives it a smooth and creamy texture and thus makes a delicious cocktail!!
    Enjoy

  3. has anyone tried it without the alcohol and was it good? I thought I would try it for my kids. I will let you know.

  4. This is not a “recipe,” but I just poured a bit of gin into my ginger/black pepper ‘buch and it is better than any gin and tonic I’ve ever had. 🙂 Happy Friday Mamma!

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