Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kombucha recipes - alcohol

My batch of "bootch" is still brewing, but I'm getting ready for when it's ready to drink.  Here are some recipes to try:

Dark and Stormy
Fill a rocks glass with ice.
Muddle 1/2 inch slice of ginger in 1oz of simple syrup. Squish it good.
Strain 1/2 oz into rocks glass.
Pour 1.5 oz dark rum into a rocks glass.
Add .5 oz sour mix to same glass.
Fill with ginger kombucha.
Stir & garnish with a lime.

Blueberry KombuchaRita
Ingredients:
5 Blueberries
1 ½ oz El Tesoro Tequila
1 oz Triple sec
1 oz Kombucha
½ oz Lime Juice

Directions:
Dump the ice into a shaker.
Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.
Cover & shake vigorously.
Pour into Low Ball glass.
Garnish with lime or fresh blueberries.

How to make Blueberry liqueur:
Ingredients:
1 lb. fresh blueberries
3 cups vodka
1 1/2 cup  sugar

Directions:
Rinse and check the blueberries and place them in a jar, add vodka, cap with a tight lid and mix.
Stir daily during the first days, later at least once a week for 3-4 weeks.
Filter the mixture of berries and alcohol and transfer the liquid to a bottle.
Add sugar and shake until dissolved.
After three months strain the liqueur thru a cloth.
Add some more sugar if necessary.
The liqueur should mellow for at least 3 months before drinking, preferably for 6 months.
The color of the blueberry liqueur is dark red, and the flavor is delicious.

Stay thirsty my friend.