Light and refreshing, this vodka kombucha cocktail is perfect for any occasion. Made with a pink peppercorn-cardamom syrup and lemon-ginger kombucha, this drink has incredible depth of flavor and festive flare.
How to make a kombucha cocktail
Kombucha is a great ingredient for cocktails! Effervescent and flavorful, it adds a depth of flavor unlike any other ingredient. Here is an outline of how to make a kombucha cocktail.
- 1 ½ ounces liquor (vodka, gin, tequila are all great)
- 2 ounces kombucha
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- ½ ounce fresh citrus juice
- 3 dashes bitters
How to make a simple syrup
Making a simple syrup is, well, simple!
As a rule of thumb, simple syrups are made by dissolving 1 part sugar (granulated) into 1 part water (1:1).
To dissolve the sugar into the water you bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the mixture is boiling, and the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from heat and let the syrup cool completely.
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This vodka-kombucha cocktail. It’s light and refreshing yet has an incredible depth of flavor from ginger, pink peppercorns, and cardamom. It’s great anytime of year and would be a wonderful addition to any get-together or holiday party.
Cardamom-Pink Peppercorn Syrup:
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 8 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, crushed
- Pinch salt
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- 2 ounces lemon-ginger kombucha
- ½ ounce Cardamom–Pink Peppercorn Syrup
- ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine water, sugar, cardamom, peppercorns, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute, remove from heat and cool completely.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add vodka, kombucha, syrup, and lemon juice. Secure lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain cocktail into a coupe glass and finish with bitters. Garnish cocktail with pink peppercorns and a lemon twist.