How to do you make a healthier tequila and mezcal cocktails? Simple, just add a zippy flavored Kombucha! This Citrus Kombucha Mezcal cocktails recipe is one of my most made drink recipes in the cotter household. A healthy cocktail that adds a probiotic punch! Ditch the sugary cocktails with refined juice and syrups and make kombucha your mixer instead.
I know what you may be thinking, what the heck is Mezcal, what does it tastes like, and what is Kombucha doing in a cocktail?
What makes a healthy cocktail?
Well, my friends, I’ll get to all that, promise! But first, let me tell you how grapefruit mezcal cocktails became a favorite healthy cocktail recipe in the cotter household. Mmm k?
Do you remember that Paloma cocktail I posted back in December? Actually, I updated it from 2014 and then shared it again. It truly is delicious! Well, the kiwi and I loved making different versions of that cocktail but wanted to find a way to make it healthier or lighter in alcohol. Haha, is that even allowed with tequila cocktails? Yes, yes it is!
You see, my other favorite kombucha cocktail I make is with Rosé wine and a Berry or Lemon Kombucha. I love that wine spritzer recipe because it adds in natural sweetness and lightens the wine consumption without affecting taste. Whenever I added a sparkling water to the Rose, I almost always have to add a sweetener to “pump up” the taste. Well, not with kombucha! It adds the perfect sweet touch and bubbles.
Anyways…that’s when the idea hit! I should totally try this with tequila! Wam bam a healthy cocktail recipe was made! Better yet, a PROBIOTIC cocktail… kinda sorta. I have mentioned this before (in this Paloma cocktail post), but did you know that mezcal and tequila can be good for the gut? I know, shocker!
Tequila and Mezcal are made from fermented agave, and fermented foods are really good for the gut and brain. Now, combine that with probiotic rich fermented drinks (like kombucha), vitamin C rich fruit, and medicinal herbs (like mint), and you’ve got yourself a light and fresh drink to enjoy during happy hour!
What is the difference between tequila and mezcal?
I’m just going to quote the spirits writer himself, John McEvoy!
Cheers to the start of February my friends! What are you raising your glass to today? Make it good, make it healthy, make one for me. Ok?
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