From its origins as a niche health beverage to its current prevalence on the shelves of mainstream supermarkets, kombucha has hit the big time. And despite the fact that the market is saturated with various iterations of the effervescent drink, one brand stands apart from the rest for its slow, considered methods and commitment to remaining naturally no-sugar. Remedy Kombucha uses single origin, organic tea as the base for its brews, which are fermented for 30 days using a SCOBY (the live culture needed to kick-start the fermentation process) that has been brewing kombucha for over 40 years — a marker of its quality.
With flavours like Apple Crisp, Raspberry Lemonade, Ginger Lemon and Cherry Plum, drinks from Remedy Kombucha’s line-up are regular fixtures in our fridges, especially as the warm weather settles in, and although we love sipping on them as they are, there is another way to enjoy this drink that is ideal for silly season — the kombucha cocktail.
A markedly healthy alternative to high-sugar mixers, using kombucha to compose your favourite cocktail will result in a drink that is as bubbly and refreshing as its conventional counterparts while being inherently better for you. In light of this, we decided to outline one of our favourite cocktails to make with kombucha. The Citrus Kombucha Margarita combines lime, chilli and tequila with Remedy Kombucha’s Original brew to become something perfectly suited to sipping in the sun. Meet the new drink of the season.
Citrus Kombucha Margaritas (serves 2)
-2 teaspoons of chilli powder
-2 teaspoons of salt
-1/3 cup of 100% agave tequila
-1/4 cup of Cointreau
-1 orange, juiced
-2 limes, juiced
-3/4 cup of Remedy Kombucha, Original flavour
-pinch of ground turmeric (optional)
-mint leaves to garnish
Mix the chilli powder and salt on a small plate before rubbing a lime wedge along the rims of 2 glasses and dipping them in the salt-chilli mix. Use a cocktail shaker to mix all the ingredients with ice except the kombucha and mint. Place large cubes of ice in each glass before pouring the mixture over, filling about 3/4 of the glasses. Top up with Remedy Kombucha and garnish with mint.