Kombucha cocktail recipes

Adding kombucha to your cocktail adds a gut-friendly twist to any special occasion, whatever the season. In the summer, we add this fermented fizz to crushed summer berries and a handful of fresh mint. As the festive season approaches, we like to heat things up with cinnamon, star anise, cloves and nutmeg for a spiced apple mocktail punch. Whatever the weather, read on for our favourite kombucha cocktail recipes:

Berry and mint gin kombucha cocktail

With summer berries and fresh mint, this kombucha cocktail is the perfect drink for those looking for something more exciting than a glass of Pimms during the warmer months. Use frozen berries for a truly refreshing treat.

Makes 2

  • 50g mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 2 shots of gin
  • 200ml kombucha
  1. Place the berries in a jug and mash them with the back fo a fork or a pestle until they form a paste. Rip up the mint leaves and mix into the berry paste.
  2. Add the gin and kombucha and stir gently. Pour into tall tumblers or highball glasses to serve, add in a few cubes of ice per glass and top up with kombucha as necessary.

Spiced-apple kombucha mocktail punch (non-alcoholic)

As cooler weather creeps in, we turn to this spicy, non-alcoholic kombucha mocktail punch. It always goes down a treat with a side of our moreish honey and fennel roasted nuts.

Fills one large punch bowl

  • 1 lemonkombucha punch liz earle wellbeing
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 litre of cloudy apple juice
  • 2cm fresh ginger root, grated
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • 1 litre of chilled kombucha

To serve

  • Small cinnamon sticks (optional)
  1. Zest the lemon and orange, then cut the fruits into quarters. Place all the ingredients, apart from the kombucha, in a large pan.Heat gently and let it simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat.
  2. Depending whether you like bits in your punch, filter using a sieve and leave to cool.
  3. To serve, ladle the spiced apple juice into a cup and top up with kombucha. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

Kombucha martini

Best stirred and not shaken (sorry Mr. Bond), our zingy kombucha martini is a timeless classic that can be served year-round.

kombucha martini liz earle wellbeing

Makes 1

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 3 shots of kombucha
  • 1 lemon peel
  1. Pour the vodka into a martini glass and top up with the kombucha. Stir gently.
  2. Cut a thin slice of lemon peel and twist it, before placing the twist on top of the drink. Add ice if desired.

 

Want to make your own kombucha? Follow Liz’s step-by-step guide…

Ingredients

  • 50g mixd berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 2 shots of gin
  • 200ml kombucha

Method

  1. Place the berries in a jug and mash them with the back fo a fork or a pestle until they form a paste. Rip up the mint leaves and mix into the berry paste.
  2. Add the gin and kombucha and stir gently. Pour into tall tumblers or highball glasses to serve, add in a few cubes of ice per glass and top up with kombucha as necessary.