Kombucha Food Pairings
The Versatile Kombucha
Kombucha has a thing or two in common with fine wine: it’s fermented, has complex flavors and can be exquisitely paired with foods. Depending on the fruits and botanicals used, the delicate flavor profiles are quite unique. Whatever kombucha flavor you choose can be a perfect complement to the right dish.
You can easily pair kombucha with your favorite dishes and we’ll tell you how.
Think of The Flavors
When you think about your dish, try to break down the flavors. Is it spicy? Sweet? Tangy? Is it more Italian? Asian? French? What flavors stand out? Herbs? Garlic? Vanilla?
Now, it’s time to consider the Brew Dr. Kombucha flavors that pair well with those foods. You can go one of two ways: choose a kombucha with a similar flavor profile or go completely opposite to balance the experience.
For instance, if you have a spicy dish, you may want a more subtle kombucha so as not to overwhelm the palate with too much spice. Our Brew Dr. Love Kombucha would pair beautifully with a spicy New Orleans gumbo. The green tea, lavender and chamomile soothe the tongue after a bite of Cajun spices. Of course, if you like all things spicy, you could go the other direction and pair your gumbo with the heat of Brew Dr. Ginger Lemon Kombucha.
Speaking of Brew Dr. Ginger Lemon Kombucha, the lemongrass and ginger make most Asian dishes pop. The similar flavors complement each other perfectly.
Brew Dr. Strawberry Basil Kombucha pairs beautifully with a caprese salad with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. It’s also great with a spinach salad or a chicken salad sandwich.
Try Brew Dr. Clear Mind Kombucha with your favorite chicken dish or a roasted turkey. The rosemary, mint and sage in the kombucha were practically made for poultry!
Think of The Occasion
Kombucha is a fun option to add to your next event. Whether it’s a tailgate or a summer barbeque, offer your guests something unexpected and exciting. You can offer it in a bottle or can, or use it in your recipes to add a depth of flavor everyone will ask about.
We love Brew Dr. Mint Lemonade Kombucha with BBQ, burgers and grilled fish. It’s great in the summer as a cocktail mixer, too. So is Brew Dr. Superberry Kombucha. Try the Superberry in a smoothie to take a typical fruit smoothie to the next level!
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Have romance on your mind? Pair Brew Dr. Happiness Kombucha with chocolate and watch the sparks fly! Our Happiness Kombucha is simply subtle white tea and fragrant rose. What could be better?
When fall comes around, nothing pairs better with dessert than Brew Dr. Spiced Apple Kombucha. Just like it sounds, it’s like an apple pie in a bottle. We love it with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. It’s like a warm blanket on a crisp November night! Want the same feeling but in a more savory kombucha? Try our Brew Dr. Ginger Turmeric kombucha instead. It not only pairs well with vanilla, but it also goes great with Indian and Asian foods.
After you start experimenting, you’ll find our kombuchas are versatile and fun to pair with most any food. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional. Some of the best flavor combinations can be the most unexpected. Stock your fridge with all kinds of kombucha flavors and ave fun with it!