Bucha Buddha’s Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail Recipe

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Want to add an exciting twist to your kombucha brew? Consider turning it into a mocktail! Enjoy this simple fruity lemon kombucha mocktail recipe any time, especially during the summer heat. Besides its tantalizing flavor, this mocktail is healthy and filled with beneficial bacteria and enzymes.

This tart yet sweet recipe is highly addicting. It is similar to an Arnold Palmer but much healthier. In just a few minutes, and with just a few ingredients, you can enjoy this fizzy drink with your friends and family.


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Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 Servings 1x


Combining the sharp acidity of lemons and the mellow sweetness of honey nectar, this kombucha mocktail’s silky and balanced profile is a true treat for the senses. Add a few berries on top for more nutrients and flavor.



  • Juice of 2 lemons, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons raw clover honey
  • 2 handfuls of ice cubes
  • 1 cup black tea kombucha
  • A handful of berries of your choice


  1. Put equal amounts of lemon juice in two serving glasses.
  2. Put a tablespoon of honey in each serving glass. Mix until combined.
  3. Add equal parts of kombucha to each glass.
  4. Add ice to each glass.
  5. Stir again, then garnish each cup with berries.
  6. Enjoy!


The base of the raw kombucha flavor can be black, oolong, white, or green tea. Consider using flavored kombucha for a unique recipe.

Fresh fruits like blueberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, and cherries are great garnishes. You can also add ginger and make this a lemon ginger kombucha mocktail.

No honey? No problem. You can use agave nectar, maple syrup, or molasses as substitutes.

Want to add a slight alcoholic kick? Add a jigger full of bourbon or gin in each cup and mix thoroughly. Alternatively, you can use this as the base of a mojito by adding mint leaves, lime juice, and some white rum.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail Taste Like?

Lemon and honey are popular combinations in many beverages, and it’s not hard to see why. The sweetness of honey cuts through the lemon’s sharpness, birthing a flavor that’s floral, citrusy, and highly pleasant to sip.

For this recipe in particular, the fruity lemon kombucha mocktail carries a signature tangy-sweet taste with a tiny but ever-noticeable hint of tartness stemming from the kombucha base. The berries also enrich the mocktail, delivering a sweet and tart mix that’s easy to enjoy.

Does a Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail Have Any Health Benefits?

Kombucha is one of the most gut-healthy drinks due to its fermented and organic nature. It contains millions of live bacteria and probiotics that facilitate digestive processes. These bacteria make it easier for you to obtain nutrients and eliminate toxins from the body.

Furthermore, the berries, lemon, and honey in this kombucha mocktail are also filled with numerous health benefits.

Fresh lemon juice:

  • Is high in Vitamin C.
  • May aid in weight loss.
  • Can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Encourages a healthier and clearer complexion.

Raw honey:

The fruity lemon kombucha mocktail is an excellent addition to a health-conscious diet. It’s delicious, low in calories, and filled with beneficial nutrients.

How Much Caffeine Is In a Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail?

A fruity lemon kombucha mocktail contains 10-15 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving. The caffeine content is solely derived from the kombucha base, brewed from caffeinated tea leaves.

Kombucha tea typically has a caffeine content of about a third of its respective tea type. The fermentation process naturally reduces the tea’s caffeine content but leaves a small amount to give you a light, energizing boost.

How Many Calories Are In a Fruity Lemon Kombucha Mocktail?

A fruity lemon kombucha mocktail contains approximately 121-151 calories per 8-ounce serving.

Here’s a caloric breakdown of one serving of this bubbly mocktail:

  • Lemon juice: 12 calories
  • Honey: 64 calories
  • Kombucha: 15 calories
  • Berries: 30-60 calories

If you’re after calorie-conscious fruits, strawberries contain the least calories, with black and blueberries having slightly more. Regardless, all types of berries benefit you, so don’t be closed off to those whose calorie count falls higher on the list.

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Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

This recipe is best with sweet, young kombucha. The reason for this is simple: to counteract the sharp, citric kick of the lemon. While honey’s sweetness is noticeable, it’s not enough to eliminate the tartness of an older kombucha.

If you want to try more fun, easy recipes, check out our kombucha smoothies and alternative spins on traditional cocktails.


Joshua recently discovered flavored kombucha and has since become a fan of its taste and health properties. He's currently attempting to taste test at least 20 different kombucha flavors, and his current favorite is apple kombucha.

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