8 months ago

Limeade Kombucha Cocktail

On a very hot day, we love a glass of limeade. It has that juicy, sweet mid-tongue pucker that’s so refreshing and addictive. Here, we’ve combined it with GT’s Unity kombucha, which tastes like cherries and coconut — it gives the cocktail a punch-like flavor, a light fizz and a very pleasant acidic bite. (Not into coconut? You can use any flavor of kombucha you like.)

What about the booze? There’s plenty of vodka in there, too, but it kind of disappears in the bright, fruity flavors. By which we mean, this is the kind of thirst-quenching cocktail you want to guzzle. It’s perfect for large, outdoor gatherings because you can make a pitcher, put it out and let folks help themselves. No shaker, no fetching drinks all evening long!

Tips: If you think you’ll go through several pitchers worth of drinks, you can make the boozy limeade ahead of time, keep it in the fridge and add the limes, ice and kombucha just before serving. If you don’t end up using it all, the leftovers can go in the freezer ‘til the next party.

6-8 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes


6 limes
½ cup sugar
1 quart cold water
2 cups ice
6 ounces vodka
1 16-ounce bottle kombucha (we used GT’s Unity Kombucha)


  1. Juice 5 of the limes into a pitcher. Slice the remaining lime into rounds and set it aside.
  2. Add the sugar and water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Drop in the ice and lime slices.
  4. Add the vodka and stir.
  5. Add the kombucha, gently stir and serve immediately.