Bucha Buddha’s Kombucha Margarita Recipe

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Kombucha doesn't have to be limited to its natural state—you can relish it in various forms. One such example is the kombucha margarita. This mocktail provides a zingy and delicious sweetness without any artificial flavoring. 

This kombucha margarita recipe is simple to make at home. It’s also delicious and healthy to boot. Featuring ginger kombucha and a couple of classic margarita cocktail ingredients, this drink is an effervescent delight that tastes as good as it looks.


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Kombucha Margarita

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 Servings 1x


This fizzy fermented mocktail is a delicious twist on a Cinco de Mayo classic. This recipe will likely become your new favorite, made with simple ingredients and plenty of versatility.



  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1⁄2 cups ginger kombucha
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces of coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • Two handfuls of ice cubes


  1. Sprinkle the salt onto a tiny plate.
  2. Rub the rim of the serving glasses with a lime wedge. Flip the glass and put the edge onto the tiny plate while turning it slightly until it’s evenly salted. Set the glass aside. Repeat for the other glass.
  3. Blend the ice cubes, ginger kombucha, fresh lime juice, coconut water, and agave nectar for 10 to 15 seconds. The liquid should approach a slushy consistency.
  4. Carefully pour the blended mixture into the two glasses.
  5. Garnish with lime slices, and serve.


While I strongly suggest you use ginger kombucha for this recipe, you may use black, green, or flavored kombucha instead.

Make it a mango margarita by adding a 1/2 cup of fresh mango to the blender in step 4.

Want to add an alcoholic kick to your drink? Add 2 oz tequila and 1 oz Cointreau to elevate the drink into a kombucha cocktail.

Serve it on the rocks: Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Strain it over ice into the serving glasses.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Kombucha Margarita Taste Like?

Kombucha margarita embodies a rich and complex flavor due to its multiple ingredients. It has a sweet, tart, subtly spicy flavor. The sweetness comes from the agave and coconut water, the tartness comes from limes, and the subtle spice comes from the ginger kombucha.

While there are a lot of notes you can experience in a single sip, the drink is well-balanced and smooth. The salted rim also provides a salty kick that pairs well with the sweet mocktail.

Does a Kombucha Margarita Have Any Health Benefits?

While most people choose to drink this mocktail for pleasure over health, there are some health benefits to be had with this drink.

For one, this drink enjoys a generous amount of kombucha. Drinking kombucha regularly is fantastic for your overall health. It improves digestion, reduces inflammation, and prevents the progression of cancers. It also contains probiotics full of healthy gut bacteria that fortify the body’s digestive tract.

This drink has no added sugars. This means you can enjoy this drink without worrying about gaining weight or excessive blood sugar spikes.

Additionally, lime juice contains abundant vitamin C, which can help with skin health, and coconut water replenishes the body’s electrolyte supply, which boosts your energy.

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How Much Caffeine Is In a Kombucha Margarita?

There are about 10 mg of caffeine per serving of kombucha margarita. Ginger kombucha is typically made with black tea. Black tea has notoriously high levels of caffeine, but much of that caffeine is used by the SCOBY during fermentation.

This small amount of caffeine will not likely keep you up at night.

How Many Calories Are In a Kombucha Margarita?

Kombucha margarita falls on the lower end in terms of calories. One serving of kombucha margarita contains about 45 calories. Adding a shot of white tequila will add approximately 100 calories, and the same goes for the Cointreau (or triple sec).

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

The only way you should make this recipe is by using a young kombucha. Ginger is an inherently tart and spicy ingredient, so having a young and sweet kombucha base can help mellow out the flavor.

If your current kombucha is old and soured, you can use it as a starter tea to make a fresh batch of kombucha or kombucha vinegar.


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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