How to Make Alcoholic Kombucha From A Kombucha Tea & Yeast

hosted by Jeneth Blackert •

I love Kombucha and the health benefits are phenomenal!!!

I drink it every day and have been for several years. Doesn’t matter if it’s store bought (Health-Ade Kombucha) or Homebrew… I just love the taste and how it makes my body feel!!!!

Not only do I love kombucha, but I also make it as a cocktail with up to 6% ABV.

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What Do You Mean By Alcoholic Homemade Kombucha?

FIRST, if you’ve a kombucha tea drink, you may have noticed the FLOATERS! That’s from the mushroom-like blob called a SCOBY — which stands for S.ymbiotic C.olony O.f B.acteria and Y.east.The SCOBY is the culture required to make kombucha tea.

There are many different strains of kombucha cultures.

kombucha pomengrate

The Benefits

First, not all kombuchas contain the exact same strains of SCOBY bacteria and yeasts, but they all generally have the same benefits, which are:

1. Detoxification.

2. Joint care / inflammation.

3. Aid in digestion and gut health — which is also a benefit of ginger.

4. Replaces your alcoholic treat.

kombucha ginger lemon
5. Helps with constipation ( fun shit– literally ).

6. Amps immune system — which is also a benefit of lemon.

7. Aids in liver function.

8. I’ve also heard it also helps with candida (less with the alcoholic version.)

kombucha candida help

xo ~ Jeneth

You can start with a SCOBY starter kit – you can also start with using a good kombucha tea. (GTS and Heathade work great.)

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How to Make ALCOHOLIC Kombucha!

1: Make a regular kombucha tea first using a basic kombucha recipe + increasing the amount of sugar by about 50 percent! Allow 9-10 days to get your first brew complete.

2: After first kombucha tea brew create your yeast-sugar mixture: Bring the 1 cup water to a boil and stir into 1 sugar until dissolved. When the liquid has cooled so that it is still warm but not hot, add 1/3 teaspoon of the champagne yeast. When the yeast is fully hydrated and ready to use, it will be a little bubbly. If your yeast is not bubbly, it is not good and will not ferment the kombucha alcohol.

3: Pour the yeast/sugar water into the already made kombucha tea and then put into an k airlock container.

4: You can use a hydrometer to check the level of residual sugars, if you are not sure that fermentation has completely stopped. The hydrometer should show a reading of less than 1.

5: Siphon the kombucha alcoholic tea into clean bottles, leaving the sediment at the bottom of your brewing container.

6: Seal the bottles with caps or flip-top lids in a cold location for 3 weeks, depending on the flavor you’re looking for.