Kombucha Cocktail, Adapted from Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit magazine ran this recipe in a very fun story about a low- lift dinner party.  Think of it as a hipster twist on the negroni.  I tried a couple variations.

This cocktail is: Bitter, citrusy, aromatic, fizzy, batch- friendly

Original Recipe:

  • 2 cups gin, tequila, or mezcal
  • 1½ cups Aperol
  • 1 16-ounce bottle chilled kombucha, preferably ginger or lemon flavored
  • 4 12-ounce cans chilled club soda
  • 2 tangerines or oranges, halved through stem ends, thinly sliced

Combine gin, Aperol, and kombucha in a large pitcher or glass jar and stir well.

To make each cocktail, fill a small glass with ice and pour in gin mixture to come up halfway. Top off with club soda and finish with a few dashes of bitters and a tangerine slice or 2.

My take (single- serving)

  • 1 part gin
  • 1/2 part Campari
  • 1 part Health- Ade Ginger Lemon Kombucha, available at most grocery stores
  • 1 part ginger ale, club soda or sparking water
  • Citrus fruit slices (orange, lemon or tangerine)

Pour gin and campari over ice.  Add kombucha and sparkling water.  Garnish with a citrus slice.  Stir if desired.


  • 1 part ginger beer
  • 1 part kombucha that tastes good with ginger beer, like lemon ginger or cayenne
  • 1 part gold tequila

Pour over ice. Garnish with a citrus slice. Cheers!


1 comment on “Kombucha Cocktail, Adapted from Bon Appetit

  1. Pingback: What I Learned From My First Four Months Brewing Kombucha | CRITIC OF EVERYTHING

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