Cheers to seasonal cocktails! We may be in the winter doldrums, but here’s something to make you smile: a tasty roster of creative jun kombucha cocktails and mocktails! 

Regardless of what you’re up to this winter, one thing’s for sure: you deserve a refreshing and delicious beverage. At Wild Tonic, we’ve fancied up some of our classic jun kombucha flavors to create seasonal cocktails and mocktails that are bound to suit every appetite.

Here, you’ll find two easy-to-prepare cocktails and two mocktails … but we welcome to choose your own adventure. Prefer to skip the added booze? You’ll find options for making one of our seasonal cocktails “virgin.” Wanna up the octane on our mocktails? You’ll see options for transforming them into cocktails below each recipe.

chai pear

Chai Pear Jun Kombucha “Cider” 

Extra spice is nice! This jun kombucha “cider” amps up the aromatic flavor of our seasonal Chai Pear flavor.

Too complicated? Skip the fancy garnishes and add Chai Pear to your favorite whiskey over ice with a lemon slice and you’re good to go on the fly!

Serves 2 (recipe can be scaled up or down)

  • 1 bottle Wild Tonic Chai Pear jun kombucha 
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 4 cloves (whole) 
  • 3 peppercorns (whole)
  • 3 ounces whiskey 
  • Lemon slices, to garnish 
  1. Pour the Chai Pear jun kombucha, cinnamon stick, anise pod, cloves, and peppercorns into a pitcher. Let “steep” for several hours or overnight in the fridge to let the flavors mingle. 
  2. Before serving, stir in the whiskey. Serve up or on ice.

Make it a mocktail: That’s easy! Simply skip the whiskey. 

Jun Cham-Bucha

Simple and festive, this champagne ‘cocktail’ comes together in less than a minute and acts as the perfect aperitif for any holiday party.

4 ounces Wild Tonic jun kombucha (your favorite flavor)

4 ounces champagne or sparkling wine

Fruit slices such as lemon, orange, or lime slices for garnish (optional)

  1. Pour the Wild Tonic jun kombucha in a highball glass. 
  2. Slowly pour champagne on top. 
  3. Garnish with fruit slices, if desired.

Lavender Lemonade Mocktail 

The bright, light flavor of lemon brightens up the darkest of wintry days! 

Serves 2 (recipe can be scaled up or down)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar (more or less to taste) 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1 cup Wild Tonic Lavender Love jun kombucha 
  1. In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. It’s not important for the mixture to come to a simmer, though it’s no big deal if it does.
  2. Remove from heat. Add the lemon juice. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to a heatproof container, and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until cold.
  4. To serve, fill two cups with ice. Fill halfway with the lemonade mixture. Top off the rest of each cup with Lavender Love. Garnish with lemon wedges or lavender sprigs.

Make it a cocktail: Add 1-2 ounces of your favorite spirit per serving — vodka, gin, or light rum all work well! 

Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail

Sweet, tart, and herbaceous, this elegant mocktail is the perfect aperitif at holiday parties.

Serves 2 (recipe can be scaled up or down)

  • 8 fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • About 10 fresh mint leaves 
  • Juice from one lemon 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle Wild Tonic Blackberry Mint jun kombucha
  • More blackberries and/or mint leaves, for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries, honey, and mint until well blended. You can also do this in a blender.
  2. Add the lemon juice and water. Shake to mix (or blend, if using a blender.)
  3. Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.
  4. Top each glass with Blackberry Mint jun kombucha. Garnish with berries and/or mint.

Make it a cocktail: Instead of using traditional non-alcoholic jun kombucha, use our hard jun kombucha 5.6% ABV variety of Blackberry Mint. Alternatively, add 1-2 ounces of your favorite spirit per serving — vodka, gin, or light rum all work well! 

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Which cocktail or mocktail recipe are you going to try first?