It’s the season for festive cocktails like this Kombucha Cranberry Bourbon Smash!
Using some of my favourite flavours of the season like cranberries and True Büch ginger kombucha, this bourbon cocktail is a lovely combination of Fall flavours.
I love a Fall cocktail and this one doesn’t disappoint!
True Büch Kombucha has become one of my favourite ingredients to use in cocktails.
So, what is kombucha? It’s a ‘bubbly fermented tea elixir’ that is full of many probiotics and enzymes that are good for your digestive system. And, kombucha is one of my go-to drinks!
You might remember I first used True Büch Kombucha in my summery Berry Rhubarb Kombucha Sangria. It’s one of my favourite local sips and I love to support Calgary businesses so we partnered on this new seasonal cocktail too!
In this Fall cocktail I use their Ginger flavour which brings all of the ingredients together plus a sparkling fizz.
The cranberries are smashed with honey for the perfect tart and sweet flavour combination. Then we shake it up with bourbon, one of my favourite spirits.
I used my favourite Bulleit Bourbon because of it’s notes of vanilla, apple and sweet spice. Those bourbon flavours complement the ingredients perfectly and make it a very smooth sip.
Topping the cocktail with the ginger kombucha and a sprig of thyme for that lovely festive touch.
Kombucha Cranberry Bourbon Smash
This cranberry bourbon cocktail with ginger kombucha and a touch of honey is the ideal Fall cocktail. A bit sweet and a bit tart, all of the flavours come together for a refreshing sip that’s perfect for Fall & Winter gatherings!
- 10-12 frozen cranberries Just defrost the frozen cranberries first by rinsing under cold water until defrosted.
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 oz bourbon
- 4 oz ginger kombucha
- splash of cranberry juice
- thyme sprigs for garnish
In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, add the cranberries and honey. Smash together with a muddler, wooden spoon or fork until the cranberries release their juices.
Add bourbon and shake well a couple of times until combined.
Pour into a glass and top with ginger kombucha and a splash of cranberry juice for that rosy colour.
Garnish with thyme sprig and enjoy!
**If you don't have fresh cranberries, you can use frozen. Just defrost the frozen cranberries first by rinsing under cold water until defrosted.
If you’ve been wanting to try a bourbon cocktail but have been unsure, I think this is the one for you! The honey adds a warming sweetness to the cocktail and the ginger kombucha keeps it nice and refreshing. It might just be Fall cocktail perfection in my books!
Cheers to the season friends!
Until the next cooking adventure,