I am pretty impressed with this margarita recipe mixed with kombucha and pomegranate. It’s the first of many Kombucha cocktails to come, I am certain of this.
I have been drinking Kombucha for about 6 months now and I love it. I have a big jar with my Kombucha SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast) mushroom floating on top that gives Kevin the heebie jebbies and I get a right kick out of that. This fermented tea has started to become more well known in the last little while, but my mom has been drinking it for years! Kombucha is tea that’s mixed with sugar and then fermented by the SCOBY over 7 – 21 or so days. It becomes a slightly effervescent probiotic drink that is said to have a ton of health benefits, but I drink it mostly for its probiotics. All fermented foods have probiotics. If you ever find yourself with digestion issues, fermented foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and keifer can really help.
You can also do a second ferment with your kombucha after it has finished brewing. You add a little fruit juice to it, screw a lid on tight and let it sit for another day. It takes on the flavor of the fruit juice and becomes quite effervescent and fizzy, just like pop. That is my favorite way to drink it. Kids love it too and it’s a fabulous, healthy alternative to pop.
This kombucha margarita recipe is made with kombucha that I made myself and I did a second ferment with pomegranate juice, but don’t let that deter you. You can just as easily use store bought unflavored or original flavored kombucha and maybe add a touch more pom wonderful to enhance the pomegranate flavor. You can get kombucha in most supermarkets these days but certainly from stores like whole foods or grocery stores geared towards health.
Debbie and I both love the slight fizziness that the kombucha gives to this margarita recipe. This is going to open up a whole new world of cocktails for us!
In case you are interested in making your own kombucha, Cultured Food Life or Cultures for Health are two great sites with lots of information and you can purchase your starter SCOBY from them too. I encourage you to give it a shot. Its really easy and a whole lot cheaper and better for you than buying store bought kombucha.
- 2 oz tequila
- 4 oz pomegranate kombucha (or unflavored kombucha)
- 1 oz pom wonderful
- 2 lime wedges, squeezed
- Salt for the rim
- Dip the rim of a glass in water or run a lime wedge around it. Dip it in coarse salt.
- Fill the glass with ice. Add the tequila, kombucha, pom wonderful and squeezed lime wedges.
- Mix well and serve.