We've been noticing a burgeoning trend in the happy-hour corner of cyberspace. Lately our Pinterest feeds have been featuring a slew of health-centric cocktails for summer entertaining. Maybe it's the encroaching bikini-awareness vibe the warmer climate invites, but whatever the reason, we're all for toasting to health when the clock strikes five. These beautifully concocted cocktails all feature one star ingredient: kombucha. The probiotic-filled beverage is naturally fermented, making it a no-brainer for mixers. We can't believe we didn't think of this first.
Lindsey Johnson for Café Johnsonia
The next time you cruise to the farmers' market, keep this delectable blackberry basil kombucha shrub cocktail in mind. The combo of aromatic herbs paired with tart, fresh-picked fruit is the epitome of a chill summer companion. Where's the porch party at?
Among the more inventive of the recipes that caught our eye, this enticing spiced rum fig kombucha cocktail has us daydreaming of island hopping in the sun. We're especially loving this one for Indian summer. It's just the sort of thing to ease the transition between seasons.
Tieghan Gerard for Half Baked Harvest
Kombucha mojitos—need we say more? This summer, all-star needs no introduction. Pairing zesty kombucha with refreshing mint and rum is a clever twist on a seasonal fave. We're also loving this one for mocktails.
Put an ultra-fresh spin on a summer favorite with this berry kombucha sangria recipe. The prep is essentially the same as classic sangria, soaking fresh stone fruits and berries in white wine overnight. Adding a kick of kombucha for a flavorful finish brings an extra layer of depth.
Chris Miller for Keep It Kind
Making the sangria game even more chill, this kombucha sangria smoothie is the ideal foil to a summer heat wave. The next time a record humidity high hits, we'll be reaching for the blender.
Mariela Alvarez Toro for Honest Cooking
This sweet and tangy kombucha whiskey cocktail recipe pair offers up two options: pomegranate and minty lime. The simple combo is as easy and refreshing as summer entertaining gets.
Abby Thompson for Oh My Veggies
Channeling all the sugar-and-spice vibes, this elegant strawberry ginger kombucha elixir is composed of strawberry-infused vodka, fresh berries, kombucha, and a splash of bitters. The result is a mellow and refined beverage we're teeing up for poolside hangs.
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