Strawberry Basil Kombucha Cocktail + VIDEO!

Fresh strawberries and basil muddled together and paired with vodka and basil, this healthier cocktail recipe is a match made in heaven!

This post is sponsored by Brew Dr. Kombucha. All opinions are 100% my own!

Give it up for kombucha cocktails!

Never thought kombucha could be used in a cocktail? Think again! This healthy carbonated beverage makes a lower sugar option as a mixer than most processed juices out there. Plus they come in a variety of delicious flavors – like this strawberry basil!

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea. Black or green teas are combined with sugar and left to ferment. Once the process is complete, it produces a fizzy carbonated beverage that’s pure delicious!

Benefits of kombucha

You probably see every health nerd out there drinking kombucha but there’s a reason for that! Kombucha packs in some health benefits:

Like any fermented foods, kombucha is full of live and active cultures. Kombucha also contains antioxidants which aide with healthy aging.

strawberry basil komcucha cocktail on white background

Ingredients in a kombucha cocktail:

For this cocktail, we use fresh strawberries and basil to bring out the flavors in the kombucha. Next, we need:

Agave – Or any sweetener. This brings out the sweetness and juices of the strawberries

Fresh strawberries + Basil – To bring out the fresh flavors!

Vodka – Can substitute with gin, tequila, or even rum!

Kombucha – Dr. Brew Strawberry Basil is used in this recipe.

strawberries, basil, and agave in mortal with pestle

How to make a kombucha cocktail:

Start by muddling the strawberry and basil using a mortar and pestle.

Don’t own a mortar and pestle? That’s okay! You can simply crush the strawberries and basil on a cutting board with the bottom of a mug or mason jar. Then add to a small bowl and mix in the agave.

This step just helps release the juices in the strawberries and basil.

instructions on how to make a kombucha cocktail

Divide the strawberry basil mixture among the glasses and add a few ice cubes. Measure and pour in vodka (or spirits of choice) and top it off with kombucha.

hand putting fresh basil in strawberry basil kombucha cocktail

Garnish with a strawberry slice and a sprig of mint and you got yourself a fancy healthy-ish cocktail!

Do you have to be 21 to drink kombucha?

There are actually some kombucha varieties out there that have an alcohol percentage as a result of their fermentation process. I won’t get into the specifics of how alcohol is made, but it starts with fermentation.

However, if you are mixing kombucha with alcohol anyways, it’s a given you need to be over 21! 🙂

What alcohol can you mix with kombucha?

Anything really. This recipe calls for vodka, but tequila, rum, gin, or even champagne would all taste fantastic too.

kombucha cocktail with strawberries and basil using dr. brew kombucha

Can I make this kombucha cocktail recipe virgin?

You sure can! Just omit the alcohol and add more kombucha for a healthy elixir.

However, if you want the strawberry basil in a smoothie form, check out this kombucha smoothie recipe!

kombucha cocktail with vodka, strawberries, and basil

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kombucha cocktail with vodka, strawberries, and basil

Strawberry Basil Kombucha Cocktail

Make this easy boozy beverage using fresh strawberries, basil, vodka, sweetener, and kombucha! This healthy drink recipe is a must try!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Cocktails
Keyword: healthier cocktails, kombucha alcoholic drinks, kombucha recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 3 ounces vodka or spirit of choice (2 shot glasses worth)
  • 1 cup Dr. Brew Strawberry Basil Kombucha
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar can substitute with maple syrup or honey if not vegan
  • 1/4 cup strawberries finely chopped (about 2-3 strawberries depending on size)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves finely chopped



  • Chop strawberries and basil and put in the mortar.
  • Add agave nectar and use pestle to release the juices of the strawberries and basil.
  • Divide strawberry and basil mixture into two cocktail glasses. Add ice and 1.5 ounces of vodka in each glass. Top with kombucha. Garnish with s strawberry slice and basil (optional).



If you do not own a mortar and pestle, you can muddle the strawberries and basil on a cutting board and use the bottom of a mug or mason jar as the pestle. Then transfer to a small bowl and mix with agave nectar.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9.3g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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