Kombucharita Punch. A refreshing summer cocktail recipe made with rum, tequila, and ginger kombucha!
I bring you the kombucharita! If you’re wondering what a kombucharita is, I’m here to explain. It’s not actually a thing (*however, I’m sure someone on the internet has tried it before), but it probably should be. It is too good not to be a thing.
Margarita + kombucha = kombucharita. My favorite kind of math. There’s essence of mojito in there too. This past Fourth of July, I threw caution to the wind and put all of my favorite things into a cocktail shaker: fresh raspberries, mint leaves, tons of freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, rum, and a touch of agave syrup. I finished it all off with fizzy ginger kombucha.
This delicious, incredibly refreshing summer cocktail was the end result. I’m in love. [Connor loves it too!]
If you haven’t tried kombucha before, it is a naturally effervescent fermented tea. It has become extremely trendy as of late, but I genuinely love the stuff. It is bubbly, refreshing, and not at all sweet – and has made a major dent in my wallet over the past year.
I love almost ever flavor of kombucha, but GT’s gingerade kombucha is an all-time favorite. It is what I used to create this cocktail.
Think ginger beer, but better!
I’ve been dying to make a cocktail with kombucha ever since I saw this kombucha moscow mule a few years ago. It might seem a little backwards to combine a healthy, probiotic drink with booze (ok, maybe it is), but it really is a perfect match.
Instead of using homemade simple syrup to sweeten the cocktail, I used a touch of this agave syrup, which might be my new favorite cocktail trick. It makes this drink even easier to throw together.
This drink comes together so well, has just the right amount of sweetness, and isn’t overly strong at all. In fact, the alcohol is barely detectable in this, so try not to accidentally drink a pitcher of the stuff. And yes, you should absolutely make a pitcher of this!
Let’s make kombucharitas a thing!
- 2 ounces fresh raspberries plus more for garnishing
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnishing
- 1½ ounces fresh lime juice roughly 2 juicy limes
- 1½ ounces blue agave silver tequila
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 tablespoon blue agave syrup
- 5-6 ounces ginger kombucha I recommend GT's Gingerade
- lemon or lime twists for garnishing
- Combine the raspberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to crush the berries and mint leaves together. Add the lime juice, tequila, rum, and agave syrup. Add fresh ice, cover, and shake until chilled.
- Strain the mixture over crushed ice into two lowball glasses - the mixture will reach about halfway up the glass. Top each glass with ginger kombucha and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh raspberries, citrus twist, and mint sprigs. Serve.
Tips for Success:
- I like to use blue agave syrup in cocktails, because it is less sweet than traditional sugar and easier than making simple syrup. If you do not have blue agave syrup, add simple syrup to taste or even a small spoonful of fine sugar.