Simple Cooking with Kombucha

The Complex Flavors of Kombucha

Kombucha is an amazing thing. It consists of tea, a perfect balance of good bacteria, yeast and sugar, and then a little patience as it ferments. That’s the basic recipe. At Brew Dr. Kombucha, we don’t add flavors or any ingredients after fermentation, ever. All of our organic herbs, botanicals and fruit are added before fermentation. We let it all steep together so it produces a mellow, not-to-tangy, not-too-sweet, delicious kombucha that is perfect right out of the bottle or incredible in lots of recipes.

We offer a dozen unique flavors of Brew Dr. Kombucha, each with its own flavor profile. Every one of our concoctions can be used in various recipes. From cocktails and mocktails to dressings, marinades, baked goods and desserts, kombucha lends a depth of flavor to many recipes that you and your guests will love.

We’re happy to share some of the easiest recipes with you. In only minutes, you can transform a recipe from ho-hum to hell-ya!

Easy Mocktails with Kombucha

Vanilla Oak Mocktail

  • 1/2 spiced apple cider
  • 6 oz Brew Dr. Kombucha “Vanilla Oak”
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Simmer apple cider on low in a saucepan. while warming up, mix 2T cinnamon + 2T coconut sugar, wet the rim of the glass and roll in the mixture for a cinnamon sugar rim! when apple cider is warm, add to glass and top off with @brewdrkombucha. add in a slice of orange and cinnamon stick

 

Easy Cocktails with Kombucha

 

Vanilla Vodka Spritzer

  • 2 oz of your favorite plain vodka
  • 6 oz Brew Dr. Kombucha “Vanilla Oak”
  • 1 oz club soda or sparkling mineral water
  • Handful of ice
  • Orange slice or sliver of orange peel, for garnish
  • Small cluster of mint leaves or rosemary, for garnish

 

Gin Refresher

  • 2 oz Townshend’s Distillery Gin or other gin
  • 4 oz Brew Dr. Kombucha “Love”
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • Handful of ice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • ½ blood orange, sliced, for garnish

 

Kombucha Whiskey Sour

  • 1.5 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz Brew Dr. Kombucha “Ginger Turmeric”
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

 

Easy Dressings and Marinades with Kombucha

 

Lemon Vinaigrette with a Kick

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Brew Dr. Kombucha “Lemon Ginger Cayenne”
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Combine all in a jar. Shake and let stand at least 15 minutes before dressing a salad. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

Apple Honey Mustard Dressing or Pork Marinade

  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Brew Dr. Kombucha “Spiced Apple”
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Combine all in a jar. Shake and let stand at least 15 minutes before dressing a salad or pouring over pork. Dressing can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. If using as a pork marinade, let the pork sit in the marinade for at least 2 hours, up to overnight in the fridge.

 

Southwest Meat Marinade

  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • ⅓ cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Brew Dr. Kombucha “Love”
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over 1 lb of meat of choice to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

 

Easy Baked Goods and Desserts with Kombucha

 

Holiday Baked Apples

  • 2 Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Pink Lady apples, cored
  • ¼ cup Brew Dr. Kombucha
  • ¼ cup mix of dried cranberries and chopped pecans
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375°. Place cored apples in a baking dish. Pour kombucha into dish and fill center of apples with fruit and nut mix. Top each apple with a pat of butter and ½ Tbsp of butter. Cover apples with foil or a lid and bake until tender, about 30-45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, and drizzle the syrupy kombucha juices at the bottom of the pan over the ice cream.

 

Fall Irish Soda Bread*

  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour or spelt flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted, or neutral oil
  • ¾ cup agave or honey
  • 1 bottle Brew Dr. Kombucha “Harvest”

Preheat oven to 425°. Oil the muffin tin and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Pour melted butter and agave or honey over the dry ingredients, then pour in the kombucha. Whisk the mixture until just combined. Don’t overmix.

Immediately divide the mixture among the muffin wells and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375° and continue baking for another 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm with more softened butter. *adapted from Food Republic

 

These are only a few of our easy recipes using Brew Dr. Kombucha. Visit our blog site to find plenty more!

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