Some theorize the word punch comes from the Sanskrit word for 5 as it typically contained 5 ingredients: sour (lemon or lime), sugar, spirit (rum, brandy), water and spice (nutmeg). Others believe it comes from the name of the vessel it was mixed in and to this day a “puncheon” is a short, squat barrel used in the rum industry. By the time the Victorian age rolled around, teetotalers took over the punch bowl and removed the alcohol but added sherbet to the mix.
Punch is Usually a Sugar Bomb
Punch has remained a popular party potable but as mentioned, most recipes are loaded with sugar, sherbet, and soda which can lead to the usual crash and burn meltdown cycle. Switching out the soda for bubbly booch (or JUN or water kefir!) is one of the easiest ways to give your favorite punch recipe a healthy makeover. Plus, if it ends up spiked or for adults only, the organic acids in Kombucha which support a healthy liver allow for a healthy buzz with reduced hangover symptoms or as we like to say “a little antidote with your poison.”
No matter the season or the reason, we have a party punch recipe for you to share and enjoy with your family & friends! Check out this video for a quick, easy Sparkling Kombucha Party Punch.
And then try any of the variations of the recipe below, or make up your own and share your recipe in the comments below!
Kombucha Party Punch Recipe Video
with Hannah Crum the Kombucha Mamma
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!
Kombucha Party Punch Recipe
The recipe for this Kombucha Party Punch is simple and can be easily varied.
Here is the basic recipe shown:
- 2 parts Summer Breeze or Ginger Punch KT (ginger & hibiscus)
- 2 parts sparkling wine
- 1 part sparkling water
- Sliced orange & lemon
Here are just a few variations:
- KT Cider Punch
- 1 part Apple Pie Kombucha
- 1 part spiced rum
- 1 part warmed apple cider
- Fresh or dried apple slices
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Tropical Punch
- 2 parts Pineapple Ginger KT
- 1 part vodka, sparkling wine or rum for spiking or use sparkling water for a virgin version
- 1 can or 1 whole Fresh pineapple in chunks and the juice or mango or guava or papaya
- Sliced oranges
- Shredded coconut for garnish
- Festive Punch
- 2 parts Cranberry Ginger KT
- 1 part Vodka
- ½ part Orange Juice
- ½ part Lemon Juice
- 1 part sparkling water
- Lemon slices
- Sprigs of mint for garnish
Have you tried incorporating Kombucha
into a party punch or other cocktails?
Leave a comment below describing your concoction!