Best Cocktails With Your Own Brewed Kombucha

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Lately, kombucha has been gaining attention not for its health benefits but its role in creating delicious cocktails that take any cocktail party to the next level. This fermented tea beverage offers a combination of tangy, fizzy and sweet flavours that mixologists can use to revolutionise their cocktail recipes for your party menu. If you're excited about trying kombucha in your cocktail creations, the first step is to brew it yourself. Here's a complete guide to brewing kombucha at home so you can infuse the enchantment of kombucha into your house party’s party checklist.

Kombucha Cocktail Party Checklist

Let’s look at everything you need to throw the best Kombucha cocktail party.
What You'll Need:

Ingredients
- 4-6 green tea bags
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- A SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)
- 1-2 cups of made kombucha (store-bought or from a previous batch)
- Filtered water

Equipment
- A glass jar or container
- A cloth or coffee filter
- Rubber bands or string
- A thermometer
- A stirring utensil
- pH test strips (optional but recommended)

The Process Of Brewing Kombucha For Your Next House Party

Step 1

Tea
- Prepare the Tea. Boil four cups of water and steep the tea bags for 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards, remove the tea bags. Stir in the sugar until it completely dissolves. Let the tea cool until it reaches room temperature.

Step 2

sugar
- Combine Ingredients; Transfer the sweetened tea into a glass jar. Add your SCOBY with either premade kombucha or some starter liquid from your batch or store-bought kombucha. This helps the fermentation process get going.

Step 3
- Cover and Wait. Securely cover the jar with a cloth or coffee filter using a rubber band or string. This allows airflow while preventing any debris or insects from entering. Place the jar in a spot at room temperature, away from sunlight.

Step 4
- Fermentation Time: The fermentation process usually takes seven to fourteen days, depending on your desired flavour and environmental temperature. During this period, the SCOBY consumes sugar. Transforms the tea into kombucha. Taste it occasionally to determine your level of sweetness and acidity.

Step 5
- pH Level Adjustment: If you have pH test strips, aim for a pH level between 2.5 and 3.0 for results.

Step 6

glass jar
- Bottling and Adding Flavor (Optional): Once you are satisfied with its taste, it's time to bottle your kombucha.

You can also enhance the flavour of your kombucha by adding fruits, herbs or spices during this step. Close the bottles tightly. Allow them to rest at room temperature for 2-7 days to achieve carbonation.

When your kombucha has reached the desired level of carbonation, place it in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process.

Once you have freshly made kombucha, it's time to get adventurous and try incorporating it into cocktails for your house party’s party menu or any other general cocktail party. The fizzy nature and unique flavour profile of kombucha can truly elevate cocktails to heights. Whether you opt for a Kombucha Mojito, a Ginger Kombucha Mule, or even a Kombucha Margarita, prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the twist Kombucha adds to your drinks.

Wrapping Up
In summary, While brewing kombucha may initially seem complex, with some practice, it becomes a creative process. So get ready to roll up your sleeves, dive into the brewing journey, and impress your guests with the enchanting charm of homemade kombucha at your house party. Here's to the art of crafting kombucha and unforgettable moments with cocktails! Don’t forget to follow The Bar for more such interesting DIY brewing techniques.