I was at the grocery store this past weekend and saw a sign in front of the kombucha that said “try kombucha in a cocktail!” so I did that. These cocktails are made with freshly squeezed cara cara orange juice, ginger kombucha, ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka. Leave out the vodka out of this one for a mocktail.
It’s citrus season, which means lots of oranges! Cara cara oranges are seedless and have a red flesh. They are slightly sweeter in taste and less acidic than navel oranges, plus cara caras have undertones of red fruits like cherries and cranberries.
To make these cocktails, you’ll need:
- Cara cara oranges
- Ginger kombucha
- Ginger beer
- A citrus reamer or juicer
That’s it! This recipe is for one cocktail, but feel free to scale up and make a pitcher of them.
Questions and Tips:
I can’t find cara caras. Can I use regular navel oranges instead of cara cara oranges?
Yep! Navel oranges also work here. Blood oranges or even grapefruit would also be nice!
Can I make this a mocktail?
Absolutely. This makes a super refreshing mocktail, sans vodka.
Where can I find ginger kombucha?
Most grocery stores often put the kombucha near the produce section. Brands that make ginger kombucha that I’m most familiar with are GT’s, Health-Ade, and Kevita.
Cara Cara Kombucha Cocktails
- 1 cara cara orange juice of, about 1/4 cup
- 1/4 cup ginger kombucha
- 1/4 cup ginger beer
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- Fill a glass with ice. Pour in orange juice, kombucha, ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice.
- Stir and garnish with slices of cara cara orange or lime.