Bucha Buddha’s Kombucha Bloody Mary Recipe

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A bloody mary is a well-known hangover cure, providing salt and vitamins to help your body recover. This kombucha bloody mary recipe is packed with probiotics for even more healing. Add vodka to turn this fizzy kombucha mocktail into a brunch cocktail if desired. 

Have you ever added a splash of beer to your bloody mary? It makes it lighter and slightly fizzy. The kombucha in this recipe acts as a beer. As the ingredients ferment, they meld together, creating a uniquely refreshing and healthy version of this beloved beverage.


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Kombucha Bloody Mary

  • Total Time:
    2 days

  • Yield:
    4 Servings 1x


Make the recipe as directed below, or create a unique kombucha bloody mary using ideas from the recipe notes. Easily customize this recipe to satisfy your tastebuds.



  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups black tea kombucha, after the first fermentation


  1. Place the tomato and cucumber in a blender or food processor and puree for 5 seconds.
  2. Add the chili powder and pulse 3-4 times.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large jar or bottle.
  4. Add the kombucha to the jar. Leave a 1-inch headspace. Seal the jar.
  5. Let ferment at room temperature for 2 days.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.
  7. Garnish with a celery stalk, a beef stick, green olives, or jalapenos.
  8. Serve, adding ice cubes if desired.


Substitute 3/4 cup of tomato juice for the 2-3 medium tomatoes. Combine other ingredients as directed above. Or, use 3/4 cup of bloody mary mix instead of the tomato puree mixture. Divide your bloody mary mix among your bottles and top as directed with kombucha.

Make it boozy: add 1 shot of vodka to a cocktail shaker, then add your finished kombucha bloody mary. Shake until thoroughly combined. Pour into a serving glass, garnish, and enjoy.

For an extra probiotic punch, garnish with pickled veggies like pickled gherkins, onions, or green beans.

Add one or more of these additions with the chili powder in step 2: 1 tsp horseradish, 2-3 dashes of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce, 2 tbsp pickle juice, 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce, a few dashes of lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning, or 1/8 tsp ground black pepper.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 48 hours

What Does a Kombucha Bloody Mary Taste Like?

A kombucha bloody mary tastes like a classic bloody mary—salty, tangy, rich, and spicy. The exact taste of this kombucha recipe depends on which add-ins, if any, you choose. Some additions make it extra spicy, salty, or tangy. You’ll also get a hint of sweetness and tang from the kombucha tea.

Does a Kombucha Bloody Mary Have Any Health Benefits?

Kombucha is packed with probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins that help make your body healthy. Vitamin C helps support your immune system and helps you absorb iron. Antioxidants help protect the cells in your body. Kombucha’s probiotics help increase the health of your gut and support healthy digestion.

Fresh tomatoes are high in potassium, vitamin C, lycopene, and beta-carotene. Both vitamin C and beta-carotene help support a healthy immune system.

Tomatoes also:

  • Help support a healthy brain.
  • May help lower cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • May help prevent cancer.
  • Are high in fiber and water, which can help relieve constipation.

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How Much Caffeine Is In a Kombucha Bloody Mary?

A kombucha bloody mary has approximately 15 mg of caffeine per 8 oz serving. This is the same amount of caffeine in raw, unflavored kombucha. If you make your kombucha with green, oolong, or white tea, you’ll get about 8 mg of caffeine per serving.

How Many Calories Are In a Kombucha Bloody Mary?

A kombucha bloody mary contains about 45 calories per serving. Calculating the exact calories in homebrewed kombucha is difficult since each batch ferments slightly differently. Generally, unflavored kombucha contains 30 calories per 8 oz serving.

The other source of calories is the tomatoes, which bring 15 calories to this kombucha recipe. If you add 1 shot of vodka or tequila, you’ll add about 97 calories to this recipe, bringing the total to about 142 calories.

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

Make this recipe with younger, sweeter kombucha. Stop your first fermentation around day eight or nine. You’ll want to leave some sweetness in your brew so your second fermentation doesn’t make the tea tart and sour.

Use your older, sour kombucha to start your batch the next time you brew kombucha.

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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