Kombucha Margaritas

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It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and it feels nothing like May or the time for summery drinks. But I had plans to blog about a kombucha margarita and I am following through with those plans, margarita in hand.


I discovered my love for margaritas under equally freakish weather conditions. Does anyone remember the warmest St. Patrick’s Day known to man? It was 2012, I was living in Syracuse and it was 80 degrees. Though I’ve travelled a lot, it was in Syracuse (of all places) on St. Patrick’s Day (of all holidays) that I discovered how much a good – not too sweet – margarita hits the spot.


I’ve always liked to add a splash of sparkling water to my margarita but since I’ve been on a kombucha kick lately, I’ve added that here instead. The kombucha makes this margarita a bit fizzy, tangy and tart: properties I’ve always liked in an alcoholic drink. Kombucha also adds an extra element of health which, of course, means you can enjoy more than one.


Kombucha Margarita | ourfourforks.com

WHY IT’S HEALTHY// Kombucha is a lightly effervescent fermented food and, while there are many healthy claims associated with it, I drink it because it’s fermented. All fermented foods contain probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria needed for digestion and proper nutrient absorption. Fresh lime juice is high in vitamin C, which is great for the skin, digestion and is anti-inflammatory. Most commercial margaritas use a ton of refined sugar; this kombucha margarita is slightly sweetened from the kombucha and a pinch of stevia or honey, if desired. //


Some other healthy Cinco de Mayo options:


Kombucha Margarita | ourfourforks.com


Kombucha Margaritas
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Kombucha margarita: a healthier take on the classic margarita. Made with fresh lime juice and kombucha, these are fizzy, tart and just a tad sweet; the perfect summer cocktail!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
  • sea salt or flaky kosher salt for the rim
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 3 oz triple sec or Cointreau (see notes)
  • 3 oz fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • stevia or honey to taste
  • 6 oz plain kombucha
  1. Run a lime wedge along the rim of the glass and dip in the salt.
  2. Shake all the ingredients except the kombucha with ice in a cocktail shaker until the exterior frosts.
  3. Add the komchua and give a quick stir.
  4. Strain into a glass over rocks, or into a cocktail glass without ice. Garnish with a slice of lime, if desired.
Use 100% agave tequila (“100% de agave”). Otherwise, you may be drinking 49% fermented cane sugar.

Cointreau is more alcoholic than Triple Sec. Either will work, but use Cointreau if you like a boozier tasting margarita.

Trouble squeezing the limes? Try these tips and tricks.





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