Kombucha Cocktails

A refreshing change from the usual carbonated sodas, Emily Ienzi, co-owner at two six {ate}, in Ottawa's Little Italy, regularly includes a kombucha-based cocktail on the bar menu. It's a healthy balance of alcohol and probiotic tea.

March 26, 2017

Preparation

Dr. Greenthumb
Makes 1 cocktail

1¹/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup small handful cilantro
1/4 of a Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
Buchipop original kombucha

Muddle the rum, lime, simple syrup, cilantro and apple (muddle it really well). Add ice and shake. With a fine-mesh strainer, strain into a collins glass filled with ice and top with kombucha.

Garnish with green apple slices and cilantro.

Cold Blooded
Makes 1 cocktail

1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Amaro Montenegro
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce blood orange shrub syrup*
Buchipop original kombucha
2 basil leaves
brandied cherries or brandied grapes
blood orange slices

Add gin, Amaro, Aperol, lemon and blood orange syrup to a mixing glass and stir. Pour it into a collins glass filled with ice and add the basil, grapes or cherries and thinly sliced blood orange. Top with kombucha.

*Bring the juice of 2 blood oranges, 3 cups water, 2 cups sugar, 4 sprigs oregano, 1 ancho chili, 1 teaspoon allspice, ¹/4 cup apple cider vinegar and a pinch salt to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then cool and strain.

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