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?
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?
What makes a healthy cocktail?
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!