Last summer, some friends and I invented a cocktail we nicknamed ‘the Petticoat,’ which involved kombucha (a fermented probiotic tea) and St. Germain, an all-natural elderflower liqueur. It’s a great summer afternoon cocktail, when you want something cold, refreshing and only mildly alcoholic or sweet.
St. Germain is only 20% alcohol by volume, and because of the fermentation process, kombucha tea can contain trace amounts of alcohol. Bottled kombucha sold in stores is only supposed to contain .05% alcohol or under, but home-brewed kombucha can contain up to 2 or 3% alcohol, depending on how long it’s been fermenting.
If you need to kick it up a notch, try adding gin.
The Petticoat Kombucha Cocktail
1.5 oz St. Germaine
1/2 to 1 cup kombucha tea
1 teaspoon raw honey
Combine kombucha & St. Germaine, then stir in raw honey.
If that’s too light for you, try leaving out the honey and adding 1 oz gin and a sprig of rosemary.