For our school silent auction I hosted a ‘How to make Kombucha party’. As I am a definite convert to kombucha since finding a favorite brand brewed closeby in Sonoma (my new favorite foodie place) – Revive, at Whole Foods. Since drinking the jugs of Kombucha and wanting to find out how to make it my friend in Seattle gave me a gift of a SCOBY from a friend. From that one SCOBY having many babies I have been experimenting with different teas and flavours. So for the party I did a lot of research with books on Kombucha from the local library. A favorite being this one by the crew at Kombucha Kamp.
The plan of the party was to show my guests how to make Kombucha and introduce them to what a SCOBY looks like. As we were waiting for water to boil and tea to brew, I had some snacks and drinks during the Q&A. The drinks I mixed included different flavours of Kombucha tea and alcohol and some Mocktails for those who don’t like alcohol, still throw a couple of shots in there and you are golden! The cocktails went down very well – I made a Limoncello from Everclear a while back and we had that with a Lavender Green Tea Kombucha, amazing! Here are some recipes if you want to make your own over the summer – it makes a very refreshing beverage!
(inspired by the book Kombucha Revolution)
cucumber, Lemon & basil (Serves 4)
8 oz Yerba Mate Kombucha
5 oz Vodka
4 oz Grapefruit or Lemon juice
2” of cucumber chopped
¾ cup water
Agave to taste
Place everything in a blender and blend to the prefered consistency. You will see lots of bubbles and foam on the top – that is OK as your ‘buch has bubbles!
Gin and Juice – of course you can always add more gin!
8 oz pomegranate
4 oz gin
4 oz green tea / lavender infused kombucha
Simple Syrup to taste
Place in the blender to mix thoroughly.
Limoncello and Lavender Cocktail
Make your limoncello from Everclear
Use Green Tea Kombucha 2 cups and mix in with an infusion of lavender by taking 1 cup of boiling water and infuse fresh lavender buds in a tea ball for 5 minutes
Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
1 cup blueberries
1 oz lemon juice (½ lemon)
¼ cup mint leaves
1 cup Water
2 ½ oz black tea kombucha
Maple Syrup to taste
Place all ingredients in the blender and mix.
Berry Basil Green Tea Mocktail
1 cup frozen mixed berries
Fresh Basil to taste
1 cup genmaicha kombucha
1 cup water and ice
Agave to taste
Put everything in the blender and till all the basil is distributed through then serve in a cocktail glass with a basil leaf.
|Cheers to these healthy cocktails – as the Kombucha has some fizz it creates some nice bubbles in the blender|
|Whoa now this is a beautiful drink with cucumber and basil|
|The SCOBY ready to go home to their new homes|
Sunday was our last pygmy goat meeting for the year at the farm. There are going to be little baby pygmy goats at the farm real soon so I cannot wait to see them!
|This little lady is due to have her 4 babies very soon!|
|Goat crafting and creating with model magic|
|The goat drying in the pen|
|The goat in it’s environment by the lake|
|Little 1 week old Nigerian dwarf goat – born on Mothers day|
|Mama goat and her two babies – a boy and a girl|
|10 day old goat|
|Proud mama goat in the sunshine|