Ginger Kombucha Cocktails

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I just realized that I have a pattern of only posting cocktails on Fridays. I don’t know if it feels more socially appropriate that a cocktail should be a pre-weekend treat or if I’m trying to cover up the fact that I’m known to have a glass of wine (or two), on any given day(s) throughout the week. I like to celebrate the little wins in life, even if a “win” is just getting through an ordinary Monday.

This week, however, is not about ordinary Mondays. I just about fell off my chair two days ago when I found out that we’ve been nominated for Best Cooking Blog in Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards!

I really have no words… (literally, I’ve been sitting here staring at a blank cursor for longer than I’d like to admit). Thank you to all of you who nominated us… and for reading and cooking along with us day in and day out. If you want you can click over and vote for us (voting ends April 9th). Win or no win, I’m over the moon to be included on the list among such amazing talent.

Ok now let’s celebrate! Kombucha cocktails… sounds contradictory but it works. (As I like to say: “detox while you re-tox”). These are perfect for weekdays because they require just 2 main ingredients. If you’ve been afraid of kombucha, here’s where you have to start. It’s sweet, gingery and sparkly… the perfect mixer. Plus, the healing powers of kombucha make them half-healthy. Which means, go ahead and have 2. Cheers!

ginger kombucha cocktails

  • crushed ice
  • vodka
  • ginger kombucha (any brand)
  • mint
  • lemon
  1. Fill a small glass with crushed ice. Pour in 1 part vodka and 1 part kombucha (or whatever ratio you like).
  2. Add a few sprigs of mint and a lemon slice.


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  1. Megan from

    This drink made me fall in love with Kombucha! Thanks so much for sharing. Since then, you’ve inspired me to try more variations with Kosmic Kombucha’s Salty Dog + Vodka and Holy Kombucha’s blood orange. Your blog is amazing and I always admire your posts, pictures, and recipes. Plus you’re a fellow Austinite 🙂

    • jeanine

      Ha, I’m so glad!

  2. Elizabeth

    So sad I didn’t see this post before April 9th 🙁 I totally would have voted for you, as this is definitely one of my favorite cooking blogs on the web! Your “detox while you re-tox” saying reminds me of a guy I knew when I used to bartend. He’d always order a vodka & water and say, “I like to rehydrate as I dehyrdrate”. Always gave me a good laugh!

    • jeanine

      Ha – love it. Thanks, that means so much!

  3. Ashley from

    Okay, this is hilarious. I am JUST now seeing this post and what do I have on the blog today? Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mules! Love this idea for a cocktail. It sounds super fresh!

  4. I make these all the time but use rum instead of vodka!

  5. OK first of all, I was sooo happy to see your nomination and of course voted for you immediately. So totally deserved!! This cocktail looks like THE perfect way to celebrate. My kinda drink. Congrats, lady! xo

  6. ann

    Hello, I am new to your lovely site. Is there anywhere here about brewing Kombucha? I started a batch an on the top of the mushroom are small round bumps. About 2 weeks in. Not fuzzy so I am hoping they are not mold. Is this part of the process? Thanks, Ann

  7. I’ve been brewing Kombucha for about 5 years, but never made ginger kombucha. Do you add fresh ginger to it or how do you make it?

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