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Vodka-Kombucha Cocktail with Cardamom

  • Author: Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1/4 cup syrup) 1x


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

Per Cocktail:

  • 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.

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