Let’s continue with this fermented foods theme, shall we? I recently had kombucha (fermented tea) for the first time, and I was blown away by how good it actually tastes. I always figured it was something hippies drank for the health benefits, and never mind the taste, but I am a convert now.
So, why not take something so healthy and mix some booze with it? It’s already fermented anyway — I’m just taking it up another notch. I’m definitely not the first one to have this idea (check out this list of kombucha-based cocktails), but a good idea it is.
Kombucha tends to be mixed with ginger anyway, so, naturally, I thought I’d pair it with my very own ginger-infused vodka. I figured ginger kombucha (though it is my favorite by itself) would be a bit too much ginger all at once, so I went with a blackberry, raspberry and ginger blend (called Black Magic) from Austin-based Kosmic Kombucha instead. It was lovely, and even my kombucha-loathing hubby admitted it was pretty good. Cheers!
- Fill a shaker with ice and shake the vodka until very cold. Strain into a cocktail glass.
- Top the glass with the kombucha. Sip and enjoy!