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Kombucha Cocktails

Guys! We’re giving away 3 cases of Remedy Kombucha in your choice of flavour, read to the end to learn how you can enter! 

It’s officially summer!! Yassss!

I know summer is going to look different for all of us this year. I had a trip planned, it’s now clearly not happening. This is going to be the summer of backyards, both our own and our metaphorical one.

Kombucha Cocktails

I have a rooftop where it looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time this summer, and our vacations are going to look more like staycations; shorter trips, exploring within BC.

If you need some cocktail recipes to help you out with your summer backyarding, I got you.

Today I have two kombucha cocktails for you, using Remedy Kombucha, which I love because it’s kind of like a light, refreshing bubbly summer drink, but low sugar and the health benefits of kombucha. It comes in loads of flavours, as well, so it’s great for using as a finishing seltzer or bubbles when making cocktails.

If you aren’t so much into the booze, try this Kombucha Agua Fresca Mocktail.

One of the kombucha cocktails is from me, the other is from my galpal Ghazal Elhaei, who is one of the most creative humans I know. She’s an artist, a bartender, a rockstar, she makes stuff, she does a podcast… she makes me feel tired.

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WINNER: @steph.mcphail GIVEAWAY CLOSED✨ ⁣ ⁣ I’ve teamed up with @rebeccacoleman to giveaway three (3) cases of @remedydrinks kombucha to 2 lucky winners! We both came up with cocktail recipes using the kombucha. Swipe to see my creation: ⁣“For Your Love” (yes, that’s a Yardbirds ref.) ⁣ ⁣ 1oz @stgermaindrinks ⁣ 1oz @russianstandardcanada Gold ⁣ .5oz Agave⁣ ⁣ Shake all ingredients with ice, pour, top with Lime, Lemon and Mint Kombucha and lemon expression. ⁣ ⁣ TO ENTER CONTEST:👇🏻⁣ 1. Follow @rebeccacoleman & @ghazalelhaei⁣ 2. Like this post.⁣ 3. Tag a friend. ⁣ ⁣ For an additional entry, tag a friend on Rebecca’s post. ⁣ ⁣ That’s it! We’ll randomly draw 2 winners from mine & 2 winners from hers on July 1, and all 4 will get three cases each of the flavours of their choosing! Stay hydrated, friends!

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For Your Love

  • 1oz St Germain
  • 1oz Russian Standard Gold
  • .5oz Agave
  • Lime, Lemon Mint Remedy Kombucha

Shake with ice, pour, top with lime, lemon and mint kombucha and lemon expression.

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Contest Alert! 💫✨ @ghazalelhaei and I are both giving away three (3) cases of @remedydrinks kombucha to 2 lucky winners! We both came up with cocktail recipes using the kombucha. Mine is a Bourbon Berry Smash, and you can find the recipe on my blog (link in bio). Ghazal’s is called “For Your Love” (yes, that’s a Yardbirds ref) and you can find it by visiting her profile. TO ENTER CONTEST:👇🏻 1️⃣ Follow me & @ghazalelhaei 2️⃣ Tag a friend 3️⃣ For an additional entry, tag a friend on Ghazal’s post. That’s it! We’ll randomly draw 2 winners from mine & 2 winners from hers on July 1, and all 4 will get three cases each of the flavours of their choosing! Ta-da! #contest #contestalert #kombucha #remedykombucha #booch #cocktail #drink #cocktails #drinks #happyhour #bourbon #yvrfoodie #drinkstagram #tasty #drinksporn #onthetable #delicious #yvrfrinks #cooking #beautifulcuisines #foodblogger #neverstopexploring #foodie #thirsty #instadrink #igersvancouver #yummy

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Bourbon Berry Smash

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 4-6 fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 mint leaves, 3 basil leaves or a combo of both
  • .5oz ginger simple syrup
  • juice of half a lemon
  • Ginger Remedy Kombucha

Place the blackberries, mint and basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the lemon juice and the simple syrup. Add the bourbon, a handful of ice, and shake. Strain into a pretty glass. Top with the Ginger Kombucha and garnish with mint.

Now! We’re hosting a contest so you can earn your own kombucha!

Head to my Instagram and comment on this post. For an additional entry in the contest, comment on Ghazal’s post. We will randomly draw one lucky winner at random who will get three cases of their choice of flavour on July 1. Here are the flavours:

  • Ginger Berry
  • Ginger Lemon
  • Apple Crisp
  • Lemon Lime Mint
  • Cherry Plum
  • Peach (my personal fave)
  • Raspberry Lemonade

Good luck!!

Empress 1908 Gin Cocktail {Vegan}

I am a girl who likes a good cocktail. I appreciate the ability to mix flavours and the creativity that comes with being a good bartender. It is, I think, an underrated skill. 

As Vancouver has become more and more interested in food, it’s also become more and more interested in locally-produced craft beer, wine and spirts, and this makes me really happy. I’d much prefer to support a local producer if possible. 

There are a few great spirits producers in the Okanagan (Legend is one of my faves), and here in Vancouver we’ve got Long Table, Sons of Vancouver, Odd Society, and Sid’s, just to name a few. 

Vancouver Island also has seen a crop of distilleries over the last few years, specializing in gin. Sheringham is killing it right now, winning tons of awards. I have long loved Stump Gin, which tastes like Christmas trees. And then a few years back, Empress 1908 Gin burst onto the scene, and got tons of attention for its delicate qualities and gorgeous blue-purple colour. 

I got to visit the distillery in Sydney and see how they make it. The colour comes from Butterfly Pea Tea, which brews up blue, but turns purple when you add acid to it. 

This is a classic “sour” recipe. That means you have a base spirit (in this case the Empress 1908 Gin), an acid (often lemon or lime juice), a simple syrup to sweeten (in this case I’m using a plain simple syrup, but it gives you an opportunity to be creative and add another layer by flavouring the simple syrup), and often it’s finished with egg whites. The egg whites foam as you shake the cocktail, making a creamy white foamy layer on the top of the cocktail. 

Now, some people have anxieties about consuming raw egg whites, and some people are vegan, so I used aquafaba instead. 

And in case you’re worried your cocktail will taste like beans, let me put your mind to rest. I’ve done side-by-side blind taste tests using egg whites and aquafaba, and there’s no way to tell the difference. 

a purple ombre cocktail garnished with flowers

So, here is my version of the Empress 1908 Gin Cocktail, but done vegan. 

Empress 1908 Gin Cocktail {Vegan}


  • 1 ½- 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ¾ oz aquafaba
  • Butterfly pea tea for garnish (optional)


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