Family Mixology with Kombucha can be a fun way to connect with each other!
When thinking of mixology, you probably are picturing one of two things. A very serious person standing behind a bar with their cocktail shaker in hand, adding their special mix of ingredients to make an interesting drink.
Or you might picture flair bartenders juggling their bottles, throwing them from one to another, and mixing up a cocktail.
Well, mixology doesn’t have to be like that. And, it doesn’t have to take place in a restaurant or bar. Mixology is a wonderful way to explore ingredients, experiment with process and create one of a kind drinks!
Kombucha is a trending beverage (that seems to be here to stay) that is both delicious and healthy. It is a great alternative to high sugar sodas and fruit drinks. Sweet tea is transformed into a probiotic-rich, bubbly, slightly tangy elixir. You can definitely find it in health food stores and most grocery stores are now stocking kombucha.
So, why not bring the family together to create healthy, non-alcoholic, kombucha mocktails that
can be served any time of the day!
Before you plan to get the family together, go to the grocery store and stock your mixology
Shopping list for Family Mixology with Kombucha:
- A few bottles of kombucha
- Herbs (mint, basil, rosemary)
- Fruit (lemons, limes, berries)
- A couple small bottles of pure fruit juice
Once the family is together, divide and conquer to search out your mixology equipment: ice in a
bowl, glasses/cups, measuring instruments, a cocktail shaker, wooden spoon.
A good starting point for a basic mocktail recipe is:
- 2 oz kombucha
- 1 oz fruit juice
- 2 herb leaves
- 1 squeeze of fruit (lemon or lime)
- 3 berries
- mixology techniques (shaking, straining, muddling)
As you and the family are mixing your individual mocktails, this is a great time to add an
educational component to the activity. Kombucha is made through a process called
fermentation. It’s very scientific, but even more magical!
Talk aloud about measurements to bring math into the activity. When adding the herbs and fruit, it’s a great opportunity to talk about farming, sustainability and where our food comes from.
About Drew Williams
Drew Williams is the co-founder of BOOCHFEST, the creator of the first International Kombucha
Festival BOOCHFEST is dedicated to sharing and celebrating kombucha with the world by
hosting kombucha events, competitions, contests and educational conferences all year round.