Oh Kombucha. You magic, stinky, weirdo...how I love thee. But seriously isn’t Kombucha amazing? When I’m looking for something that’s refreshing, but a little edgy, like almost alcohol-y, but really healthy, I reach for Kombucha. Easy move. Lately though, it’s been real hot here, like reeeeeal hot (+ humid) and all I’ve been craving to do is be in the water drinking an insanely refreshing alcoholic beverage. Yet, I still want to keep my health intact this summer, so I decided to mix my two favorite things…
Kombucha and Champagne.
I first discovered this duo in a restaurant in Denver (they referred to it as “Champagne Tea”) and I’ve been recreating it on my own ever since. It’s brilliant and may be my favorite drink ever. The two fizzy drinks combine for a refreshing burst of “oh my gawd it’s summer” and it may very easily have you running to a pool near you. One great thing about these “Kombucha Mimosas” is that you can customize them with any of the amazing flavors of Kombucha out there. The ones I have here are more of a French 75 flavor, or lemon mimosas, and they’re so so delicious, refreshing, and easy. Other great combinations are:
- ginger & lemon
If you are looking for a more classic Mimosa taste or wanting to make it even healthier, then you can leave the champagne out and just use Original (Plain) Kombucha and Orange Juice. Sooo yummm.
In case you aren’t familiar with the many benefits of Kombucha let me share.
- improves digestion
- boosts your energy
- detoxifies your body
- contains polyphenols and acetic acid that aide in weight loss
- helps your cells fight cancer with glucaric acid
- contains glucosamines which help prevent arthritis and ease joint pain
- contains antioxidants that help strengthen your immune system
So let’s get to the recipe.
Lemon Kombucha Mimosas
A delicious, healthy, refreshing twist on the classic mimosa.
- 1 bottle lemon kombucha
- 1 bottle champagne
- 1 lemon
- Mix 1 part kombucha and 1 part champagne and stir. I did about ½ of each and then added more champagne to taste ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Then top off with a squeeze of lemon, garnish with a lemon twist, and be in love!
If you’re looking for more Kombucha refreshers, check out this list of Kombucha Cocktails.
Do you have any interesting kombucha cocktail combinations? I'd love to know your creations.