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kombucha rose and fresh citrus margarita


  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 margaritas

Description

Kombucha rose and fresh citrus margaritas! Can a margarita be both delicious AND good for you? I think these prove that yes, they totally can.


Ingredients

FOR ROSE SIMPLE SYRUP 

  • 1 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 cup cane sugar / coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup organic dried rose buds (make sure the rose buds that you are using are suitable for culinary use! Some dried roses may be sprayed with chemicals & fragrances)

FOR MARGARITAS

  • juice of 2 limes and 1 lemon (about 3 oz juice total)
  • 3 oz tequila 
  • 1 1/2 oz rose simple syrup
  • 16 oz bottle of your favorite kombucha (I used a “Love” flavor by Brew Dr’s which has rose as one of the ingredients. It’s made in Portland and is probably my absolute favorite kombucha company ever! They have the tiniest bubbles and most tasty flavors)

Instructions

FOR ROSE SIMPLE SYRUP 

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sweetener to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, add dried roses and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for another 5 minutes.
  3. Strain rose buds with a fine mesh strainer, pressing solids to extract as much of the fragrant syrup as possible. Set aside to cool.

FOR MARGARITAS 

  1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of two glasses and coat with salt. Add ice to glasses and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine fresh citrus juice, tequila, rose simple syrup and a handful of ice.
  3. Shake until very cold and strain into glasses, dividing evenly.
  4. Top with kombucha and garnish with lime wedges, more rose buds and a lemon twist (don’t miss the lemon twist!! it adds a lovely aromatic note that puts such an elegant touch on the drink!)