Food & Drink

4 Kombucha Cocktails You Need To Try ASAP

By Kate Bartels
2nd Feb 2018


If we had to produce evidence that there is a benevolent would be the invention of kombucha cocktails. Finally, there’s an answer to staying (partially) healthy while living in Mellbourne—the city where all we seem to do is eat and drink. We can also feel 60% less guilty for having that extra mid-week cocktail, now that they also involve kombucha.

Bucha of Byron are the masterminds behind this awesome combo, and they're currently slinging these recipes at Garden State Hotel. We went along and did some field testings (someone had to).

Byron's Margarita

This one sends you straight to Mexico before you can say ‘enchiladas’.  It’s packed to the brim with goodies like lime and mint, making it perfect for a balmy Melbourne night and VERY Insta worthy. Did someone say boomerang?


  • 120ml El Jimador Reposado Tequila
  • 60ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 30ml Agave Syrup
  • 10-15 Mint Leaves


  1. Shake and double strain, top with Bucha Original Kombucha
  2. Glass: Jug filled with ice and two rocks glasses
  3. Garnish: 20-30mint leaves & 10 lime wedges


We didn’t think it was possible, but this one actually tastes even better than it looks. Plus there’s nothing more #ontrend at the moment than orange cocktails. You wouldn’t want to be out of the game, would you?


  • 30ml Campari
  • 30ml Maiden Sweet Vermouth
  • Top with Bucha Original Kombucha


  1. Built-in Glass
  2. Glass: Double Rocks
  3. Garnish: Orange Wedge

Kombucha Smash

With delish bits and pieces like lime juice to make you go ‘ahhhh’, this bad boy is almost fresh enough to be served at the breakfast table. Think lemon lime and bitters meets tropical punch. It’s 5pm somewhere, right?


  • 15ml Pineapple Pok Pok
  • 15ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 5 Mint leaves
  • Top with Lemon Myrtle or original kombucha


  1. Shake and double strain top with kombucha
  2. Glass: Collins
  3. Garnish: Pineapple Wedge

Fitroy Fizz

Don’t be scared off by the egg whites, guys and girls. It adds a yummo little twist and makes the perfect starter to Friday after-work (or lunchtime) drinks. If anyone asks, just tell them you’re having a nice gut-cleansing glass of Kombucha with a touch of gin.


  • 45ml Brookies Byron Dry Gin
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Simple Syrup
  • 15ml Egg White
  • 5 Mint leaves


  1. Dry shake, wet shake, double strain, top with Lemon Myrtle Kombucha
  2. Glass: Collins 
  3. Garnish: Lemon Wedge, mint spring

Did you hear? Golden Gaytime martinis are now a thing in Melbourne.

Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis 

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