By now, kombucha has become so trendy that nearly everyone on the West Coast is familiar with this fermented tea, which provides a crisp tang that is said to mitigate digestive ills, energize the mind and support the immune system.
Slightly vinegary, kombucha lets you play with effervescent acidity and fruit flavors on top of the health benefits the beverage already provides. This makes it the perfect foil for nearly any spirit.
“Being a fermented beverage, kombucha is really able to complement a mixed drink, adding a fun, fizzy and nutritional aspect to your drinking,” said Tim Stanton, who handles Humm Kombucha’s sales and marketing. “We call it ‘detoxing while you retox.’ In addition, Humm has a ton of naturally occurring B-vitamins to help with the potential hangover the next day.”
Find recipes for cocktails and mocktails using Humm Kombucha on the company’s blog, or by visiting the taproom and picking up a cocktail card.
The Humm Mangorita
1 ounce passion fruit pulp
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 to 4 ounces mango passionfruit kombucha
1 shot good-quality tequila
1/2 lime, squeezed
Run a lime around the rim of your glass and dip it in 50/50 kosher salt and Tajin (chili lime salt). Combine ingredients and pour over ice.