Kombucha Moscow Mule is an updated twist on your average Moscow Mule. Replacing the ginger beer with kombucha gives you a tangier flavor and added probiotics. Plus, you can easily turn this refreshing drink into a mocktail
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After the CBD Matcha Mule I had the other week at a restaurant in downtown San Diego, I’ve been craving a Moscow Mule. But I don’t keep ginger beer around the house.
I love it, but I don’t drink sweetened beverages all that often. Mainly because sugar-sweetened beverages don’t leave me feeling my best, and I prefer to enjoy them on occasion.
That being said, I always have kombucha since I brew it myself.
And the Recipe ReDux theme this month happened to be for Probiotic Cocktails and Gut-Health Mocktails, so I thought I’d try my hand at a Moscow Mule made with kombucha.
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What is a Kombucha Moscow Mule
Like regular Moscow Mules, this cocktail includes vodka, lime juice, and a wedge of lime for garnish. Unlike your average Moscow Mule, this one uses kombucha in place of the ginger beer.
I specifically use ginger kombucha, and I add ginger slices in here for an extra gingery punch because I love ginger so much.
It’s typically served in a copper mug, but you don’t need those to make a tasty Moscow Mule. I promise that your Kombucha Moscow Mule will be equally as delicious in a regular glass if you don’t have copper mugs.
However, I have these copper mug and really like them. I actually freeze the mugs before I am making the cocktail to get them extra cold.
How to Make a Kombucha Moscow Mule
It’s quite simple to make.
While you can simply just stir together the ingredients, I like to take the extra step up muddling the ginger slices with sugar and lime to bring out the gingery flavor. It’s entirely optional. You are also welcome to strain the mixture if you don’t want ginger pieces in your drink, but I don’t mind it at all.
Other than that, it’s a quick muddle then pour in the ingredients and ice, and stir well. Add a slice of lime on the edge of the glass, and you’re ready to enjoy!
Can you make a Nonalcoholic Kombucha Moscow Mule?
Yes! You can make a Kombucha Moscow Mule nonalcoholic.
To make a mocktail version of a Moscow Mule, leave out the vodka and add extra kombucha or lime juice for more flavor. Note that because kombucha is fermented, there is a trace amount of alcohol so be careful and check the labels of your kombucha.
Preparation tips for the recipe
- I like a large drink, so I add extra kombucha (about 8-12 ounces). Feel free to change the amount to your own taste.
- As stated above, you can strain the mixture or serve it as is. It’s totally up to you.
- You can make this in a cocktail shaker if desired, but that’s an extra thing that I have to wash. So I just stir everything together directly into the serving glass.
- Chill your ingredients before making the cocktail for an extra refreshing cold beverage… Except don’t refrigerate the lime; room temperature or warm limes are easier to juice.
Kombucha Moscow Mule
- In a copper mug or glass, add the sugar and ginger. With a spoon, muddle the ginger into the sugar.
- Pour in the lime juice. Stir together until the sugar dissolves.
- Add in vodka and kombucha. Stir well. Taste and add additional sugar or kombucha as needed. Strain if desired.
- Add ice, garnish with a lime slice, and enjoy!
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