Homemade Ginger Lemon Kombucha Recipe

Ginger lemon kombucha is a perfect kick of a classic citrusy flavored drink that you can use for cocktails and margaritas at home.

Lemon ginger kombucha perfectly pairs with vodka, wine, and tequila. With a few shakes, you end up with a fresh, zesty cocktail that you can make for dinners, cookouts, or to wash off the week’s grind.

Lemon and ginger infused kombucha with honey is also a perfect remedy for colds, it’s a magical tonic to use when you are down with flu. If you have kombucha ready in your fridge, you can add it to your green tea or normal water for an instant healthy flavor.

So, kombucha, lemon, and ginger are a match made in heaven.

What is Lemon Ginger Kombucha Made Of?

Lemon ginger kombucha is made from 4 simple ingredients:

  • Kombucha: You can either use pre-fermented kombucha or do it at home with SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). To make that, you need water, white sugar, black tea bags, and store-bought kombucha. Its needs to be fermented for 3-4 weeks.
  • Ginger: To infuse the liquid with ginger flavor, you need freshly grated ginger.
  • Lemon: Fresh lemon juice is packed with antioxidants and gives the kombucha a fresh and zesty flavor.
  • Honey: Sweetness from honey balances our ginger and lemon flavor, and provides the sugar needed to carbonate kombucha. You can also use white sugar instead of honey.


How to Make Ginger Lemon Kombucha From Scratch?

Follow this recipe to make ginger lemon kombucha at home.

                    ⏱ Prep Time: 10 minutes | 🔥 Resting Time: 3 days | 🍽 Serving: 8


  • 1/2 gallon of kombucha, fermented
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Transfer the kombucha to a fermentation bottle, or any airtight jar. Leave 2-4 inches at the top empty.
  2. Add lemon juice, ginger, and honey to the mixture, seal the bottle and shake.
  3. Now, place the bottles in a dark room for 3-10 days for fermentation. The process will be faster if the room temperature is warm.
  4. Chill in the fridge before serving with cocktails. If sealed tightly, it can be stored for several weeks in the fridge.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sugars: 12g | Sodium: 10g

Using the same recipe with a few alterations, you can also make blueberry kombucha, ginger pepper kombucha, strawberry kombucha, and other flavors.

You can also serve this drink with chicken wings, smoked shrimp, and BBQ.

What is lemon ginger kombucha good for?

Ginger and lemon-infused kombucha is good for weight loss and it boosts your immune system. It can also help prevent cancer and heart disease.

You can prepare the kombucha beforehand, and use it in your drinks and tea as it can be stored for several weeks.

Is kombucha ginger lemon alcoholic?

No, homemade ginger lemon kombucha is non-alcoholic, sugar-free, and vegan. You can use it as it is, or you can add it to other drinks for flavor.

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