In Oregon, we see nothing but clouds and rain throughout the fall and winter seasons. So, when spring finally comes around and we get a little taste of the sun, we all have two things on our mind: beach bodies and day drinking. As you can imagine, those two things don’t go together very well. But we here at Oregon Spoon have a uniquely Eugene secret to share: try switching out the usual high sugar mixers like cranberry juice for… Kombucha!

Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. It is a great source of probiotics and vitamins, which aid in detoxifying the body. Here are some healthy and delicious cocktail alternatives to drink during that day-rager that will give you some awesome health benefits.

Cosmic Cranberry and Vodka

If you are a sucker for a vodka cran, try switching out the sugar-filled cranberry cocktail juice for GT’s Kombucha Cosmic Cranberry.


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Maqui Berry Mint and Rum

If you like a minty mojito, try adding some rum to a little Maqui Berry Mint Kombucha. Be careful though, this Kombucha variety has a higher alcohol content then the original Kombuchas because it ferments longer. Add mint leaves for an extra kick.


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Gingerade and Vodka

If you like it spicy, mix GT Kombucha’s Gingerade with vodka. Feeling extra daring? Try it with tequila, lime, and crushed ice for a new spin on the original margarita.


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These are just a few of the many concoctions creative day drinkers can come up with. Kombucha teas come in a plethora of flavors (and a variety of alcohol contents), just mix and match to create your new signature drink.