Flavored Drinks and Recipes from Kombucha
As promised! Notes from Candy’s Kombucha class. Check out the Intro to Kombucha post HERE.
And Make your own – save money! – Continuous Kombucha Brewing – HERE.
After you have your Kombucha continuously brewing, consider experimenting with flavors! You can make fizzy fruity or spicy drinks, mocktails, and even delicious salad dressings!
Add below additions to a 16oz bottle of Kombucha. Refrigerate immediately or allow to ferment for an additional 1 to 2 days, remembering to burp each day. No kidding! Burping prevents explosions!
Ginger Lime Kombucha Tea Recipe
- ½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- fresh ginger slices or ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
- ¼ tsp of powdered gota kola
- ¼ tsp of powdered gingko biloba
- 1 Tbsp of lemon or lime juice
Orange Blast Off Kombucha
Soothing Sunrise Kombucha
Flavored Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea can be flavored if desired using juice, crystallized ginger, fresh fruit, etc. Flavoring is optional—Kombucha tea is quite tasty even without additional flavoring. Be sure to complete the brewing process and remove the Kombucha culture (scoby) before adding any flavorings!
One part juice to five parts Kombucha Tea is a good ratio to start with.
If a more carbonated beverage is desired, give your Kombucha a
second fermentation by mixing the Kombucha tea with juice or fresh fruit, bottle in truly air-tight bottle (e.g. Grolsch-style bottles or similar) and allow the Kombucha to sit for several days at room temperature before refrigerating. Start with one part juice or fruit to four parts finished Kombucha tea. The sugar in the fruit or juice will feed the active yeast and bacteria in the Kombucha tea (even though the original culture has been removed). Use caution when opening the bottle as a significant amount of gas will normally build during the process.
Mix one part finished Kombucha Tea with one part coconut water and one part pineapple juice. Serve cold over ice. If a true cocktail is desired, add vodka or gin prior to serving.
Kombucha Salad Dressing or Marinade
Replace the vinegar in your favorite salad dressing or marinade recipe with an equal amount of Kombucha. This works particularly well with Kombucha that is a bit over-fermented and has lost all its sweetness but Kombucha at various stages of fermentation can be used depending on your taste preferences.
Click here for Candy’s instructions for Continuous Brewing!
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