Lemon-Blueberry Kombucha Mocktail and the Evening Drink


This Lemon-Blueberry Kombucha Mocktail is the perfect drink for when you want something fun to sip minus the alcohol.


This post was inspired by this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge: Probiotic Cocktails and Gut-Health Mocktails. Check out all the other great recipes in the link below.

The Evening Drink

I love to sip on a glass of wine in the evenings as I cook dinner. And when I do, I’m pretty disciplined about making it just one 5-ounce serving. (Yes, I actually sometimes take out a measuring cup to make sure I’m not overpouring! Such a dietitian!)

Unless it’s a celebration, I tend to stick with just one drink, anything more and I risk stomach upset and interrupted sleep. I also try to be mindful of not having a drink every night, but rather keeping it to 2-4 nights of the week. In my opinion, this is not only a healthy habit, but it also makes it more special when you do have a drink. Additionally, it sends a message to my kids that you don’t need “a drink” every day.


Kombucha Mocktail Time

So how do I signal that shift from working to making dinner and relaxing come evening? I often put on some music and pour chilled sparkling water into a nice glass. Lately, I’ve also gotten into the habit of treating myself to gut-healthy Kombucha.

Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from black or green tea. This fermentation makes it a natural source of probiotics, live bacteria that are good for your gut and overall health. (Read more about probiotic foods and drinks here).

Kombucha is naturally bubbly, which is a plus for people like me who love fizzy drinks. And while it does contain some alcohol, it’s only around 0.5%. You could make your own, but I haven’t gotten there yet and instead opt to choose from the array available at our local grocery store.

My favorite flavor is ginger. I love the taste and the fact that it provides a double-dose of gut-health in the form of both ginger and probiotics.


Gut-Healthy Hydration

Kombucha is incredibly satisfying straight-up, but it goes further and is even more fun when you mix it with a little sparkling water and add some fresh fruit.

You could make this drink with any flavor and brand of Kombucha that you like. For this Lemon-Blueberry Kombucha Mocktail recipe, I used GT’s Original Kombucha and paired it with mint from a patio plant, antioxidant-packed organic blueberries, fresh lemon, and lemon-flavored seltzer water.

While this is a perfect drink for those days when you don’t want a drink, I also find that even on the nights that I do have a glass of wine or beer, starting off with something sparkling and hydrating helps me feel better all evening and night and sip my drink more slowly (because I’m already hydrated!).


Lemon-Blueberry Kombucha Mocktail and the Evening Drink
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This lemon-blueberry kombucha mocktail is a fun way to transition from work to relaxation. Not only does it hydrate, it's packed with gut-healthy probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants. Enjoy!
Recipe type: mocktail, beverage, drink
Serves: 2
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice and 2 thin slices of lemon (from 1 lemon)
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 bottle GT's original kombucha (or your brand and flavor of choice)
  • 1 can or bottle of lemon-flavored seltzer or sparkling water
  1. Place ice cubes into 2 glasses. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to each. Next, add the blueberries and mint leaves.
  2. Fill half of the cup with kombucha and then add seltzer water to the top.
  3. Garnish with lemon rounds and a paper or glass straw. Enjoy!




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