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It’s important to buy a kombucha that will work well with the other flavors in this drink. If you can’t find a plain citrus Kombucha, opt for one labeled “original.”
- 3 tablespoons Simple Honey Syrup
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) blanco tequila
- 1 cup citrus kombucha (such as GT’s Enlightened Organic Raw Citrus Kombucha)
Hands-on: 5 min.
Total: 5 min.
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- Combine the honey syrup, lime juice, and tequila in a cocktail shaker, and add enough ice to fill the shaker. Cover with the lid and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds.
- Fill two glasses with ice and strain the tequila mixture evenly into the glasses. Top evenly with the kombucha, and stir.
Serving size: 1 drink, calories: 144; fat 0g (sat 0g, unsat 0g); protein 0g; carb 9g; fiber 0g; sugars 6g (added sugars 5g); sodium 6mg; calc 0% DV; potassium 0% DV
Kombucha is made by fermenting tea, usually black tea, to create a fizzy beverage that’s tart and slightly sweet. Variations may be flavored with fruit, herbs, spices, or a combination. Drinking kombucha has become a mainstream craze that touts some pretty good health benefits. The fermentation process used to make it means the beverage has live cultures — which you may hear more commonly referred to as probiotics — that promote good gut health. Two tips for when you try:
- Don’t be tempted to shake the bottle. Similar to soda, the fizzy drink will expand and overflow once opened if shaken.
- Choose one with 4g or less of sugar per 1-cup serving (8 fluid ounces). All kombuchas require a little sugar to initiate fermentation, but some have sugar added post-fermentation to sweeten them.
Also from Meals that Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less:
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Curious about kombucha?
- Browse kombucha products, including starter kits, in the Fermentation store online.
- Kombucha for Health and Happiness: Learn about the origins of this popular probiotic beverage and how it could benefit your body, mind and budget.
- Home Brewing Kombucha: How to brew kombucha tea at home by the gallon.
- MOTHER EARTH NEWS Podcast: Kefir and Kombucha: Brewing with Bacteria
- Peach Kombucha Lassi Recipe: Combine two types of fermented components to make this fresh, delicately sweet drink that has double the probiotic power.
- Lavender-Mint Kombucha Recipe: These two edible herbs give your summer brew a fragrant, soothing effect and support a healthy digestive system.
Reprinted with permission from Meals that Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD and published by Tiller Press, 2019.