- Kombucha basic brewed
- 6 Strawberrieswhole fresh or frozen
- 2 Tablespoons of gingerground
During the summer, you have access to all types of fresh fruits and berries available in stores, at orchards, and maybe even in your own back yard. If you have tasted kombucha but have never made your own, you are in for a treat. The process is really simple to do and you can find an easy-to-follow recipe here. The best thing about kombucha is you can personalize it to suit your needs. You can add fruits and herbs to compliment your drink and make it delicious to suit your taste. Kombucha has been a very popular topic on the internet because not only does it taste great, but it’s a healthy substitute for soda, juice, or other sugary drinks.
When it comes to flavoring, just like anything else, you have to balance the taste in order to create a delicious drink. Kombucha is no different so when your thinking about flavoring, consider the sweet/tarty taste of kombucha before it’s flavored. If you add something sweet, say strawberries, you will need to add something else to balance the flavor, like ginger.
Strawberries are always a great addition to flavorings because adding one or two strawberries is not going to overpower any other flavor. Strawberries are not strong like that. What they do is provide a wonderful sweet taste that is somewhat delicate to the taste buds.
Ginger is the opposite. Ginger comes at your taste buds proudly and the taste can be quite strong so when adding ginger, be very careful that you don’t add too much. It’s best to add a little and have to add more than to add too much and you can’t take it out.
Equipment you will need to make Strawberry and Ginger Kombucha
- 6-8 oz bottles that have been washed, rinsed, and allowed to dry. You can use soda bottles, water bottles, etc.
- Measuring spoons and forks
Make Basic Kombucha
Prepare the Strawberries
Prepare the Ginger
Add to the bottles
Add one whole strawberry to each of your 8 0z. bottles and add 1/4 teaspoon of ginger to each bottle
Start second Fermentation
Set bottles in a dark location for three days.
Refrigerate until you are ready to drink
Don't leave the bottles setting on the shelf because fresh fruits will cause the drink to spoil. Place the bottles in the refrigerator until you are ready to drink.