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Kombucha Mocktails for New Year’s

We’ll soon be ringing in the New Year and this year we’re planning on fancy pre-drink mocktails with live bacteria culture. Luckily for us and you, Soki Choi is letting us share her best kombucha drink recipes to accompany our New Year’s festivities!

Perhaps the world’s most perfect alternative to beer and wine, kombucha also makes an excellent base for fancy drinks. If you’ve been following along since Step 1 you may have some bottles of homemade kombucha standing in the fridge, otherwise you’ll just have to buy some the next time you’re at the store.

Kombucha Mojito
(1 glass)

10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime
1 tablespoon of raw sugar
Crushed ice
½ cup cold kombucha (preferably flavored with apple and mint)
club soda
Mint for garnish

Muddle mint leaves, lime wedges and sugar in a glass. Fill with ice and kombucha and top with a splash of club soda. Spruce up the drink with a mint sprig and serve to your New Year’s guests.

Kombucha Cosmo
(2 glasses)

½ cup cranberry juice
½ cup cold kombucha
2 tablespoons lime juice (juice from about 2 limes)
ice
Lime peel for garnish

Shake all ingredients (except the lime peel) in a shaker and pour into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with lime peel. Cheers!

Is kombucha alcohol-free?
Yes, homebrewed kombucha contains about 0.2-0.5% alcohol, which is below the regulations of what is considered alcohol-free. Soki Choi’s book “Kimchi and Kombucha: The new science of how intestinal bacteria strengthen your brain” is currently only available in Swedish however you could watch her Ted Talk, which is in english, here.

After the New Year we will publish a summary of the entire kombucha guide here on FP. You’ll be able to learn how to make your very own kombucha start to finished drink.

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