Bucha Buddha’s Kombucha Fizz Mocktail Recipe

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The fizz was so popular in the 1950s that many bartenders specialized in making this gin cocktail. This kombucha fizz mocktail is a non-alcoholic drink, but the tart kombucha and lime juice combine to recreate the fizz’s original taste. Mint adds a freshness that makes the drink more complex.

While you can drink this mocktail from any glass you like, I prefer a large wine glass, or a rocks or collins glass. This beverage is a great afternoon or evening drink that won’t load you up with sugar, caffeine, or calories.


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Kombucha Fizz

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 Servings 1x


This kombucha mocktail recipe is a twist on the classic fizz. It’s bubbly, tart, and bright. Add a splash of gin, or try one of the creative variations below.



  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 5 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 1/2 cup black tea kombucha, divided
  • 1 cup sparkling water, divided


  1. Add half of the lime juice and half of the mint to each glass.
  2. Muddle the ingredients.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of kombucha to each glass.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sparkling water on top of the kombucha.
  5. Garnish each glass with a mint leaf and serve.


Add ice to each glass for a chilled kombucha fizz.

Add one shot of gin or scotch with the kombucha in step 3 to turn this fizz mocktail into a cocktail.

Instead of black tea kombucha, use green or white tea kombucha. Your drink will be slightly milder and a little more earthy.

Add more fruit or herbs for garnish. Try lime wedges, lemon slices, or pomegranate seeds.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Kombucha Fizz Mocktail Taste Like?

A kombucha fizz mocktail tastes tart and sweet. The sparkling water makes it fizzy. Mint adds freshness with just a hint of sweetness. If you find the taste too sharp, add flavored water or flavored kombucha as directed below.

Does a Kombucha Fizz Mocktail Have Any Health Benefits?

Kombucha has many health benefits. It is a good source of probiotics. Probiotics help improve gut health and digestion. They balance good and bad bacteria, increasing the diversity of your gut microbiome. Having a diverse gut microbiome helps both your physical and mental health.

Since this kombucha mocktail only has 1/4 cup of kombucha per serving, you likely won’t see many benefits from this drink alone. However, adding kombucha to your diet in other ways will help you discover the benefits of this living food.

Sparkling water helps keep you hydrated. Water is essential for keeping your body functioning. It helps regulate your temperature and lubricate your joints. Make sure your sparkling water is sugar-free to avoid consuming too much sugar.

Freshly squeezed lime juice contains vitamin C. Vitamin C helps you absorb iron and supports your immune system.

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How Much Caffeine Is In a Kombucha Fizz Mocktail?

If you make it with black tea kombucha, a kombucha fizz has around 4 mg of caffeine per serving. If you choose white tea or green tea kombucha, your fizz will have about 1 mg of caffeine.

How Many Calories Are In Kombucha Fizz Mocktail?

A kombucha fizz mocktail has approximately 15 calories per serving. The calories come from the kombucha and lime juice. Mint leaves and plain sparkling water don’t add any calories.

If you try one of the variations below, you’ll add additional calories. If you add a shot of gin, you’ll add 110 calories to your fizz.

6 Creative Kombucha Fizz Variations

  1. Add a splash of grapefruit, lemon/lime, or cranberry juice with the kombucha in step 3 for an extra burst of flavor.
  2. For an extra-rich mocktail, substitute ginger beer instead of sparkling water.
  3. Muddle a small rosemary sprig with the lime juice and mint leaves in step 1. Strain your cocktail through a fine mesh sieve before serving.
  4. Replace the sparkling water with sparkling white grape juice for added sweetness.
  5. Try flavored sparkling water in place of plain sparkling water. Citrus flavors like lemon, orange, and lime pair well with mint.
  6. Use different flavors of kombucha in place of plain kombucha. Try ginger, cranberry, or pomegranate flavors.

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

Make this recipe with young, sweet kombucha. The natural sweetness of younger kombucha will pair perfectly with the sharpness of the lime and mint leaves. Stop the fermentation process while your kombucha still has a balance between sweet and tart flavors, around day nine.

Use your older, sour kombucha to start your next batch of homebrewed 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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