On a hot day, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of Sparkling Kombucha Lemonade. This fermented and naturally fizzy beverage is delicious and so easy to make. Let me show you how to make this drink in less than 10 minutes.

pink lemonade in a jar with a slice of lemon.

Lemonade is a classic summertime beverage, but have you ever thought about trying Kombucha Lemonade? It’s a healthy upgrade that takes almost no effort at all.

With just a few ingredients, you can have yourself a naturally fizzy drink that is a great balance of sweet and tart. Summertime drinks have never been this yummy!

🍋 Recipe Highlights

  • The fizzy or bubbly aspect of kombucha is actually from the fermentation process, where healthy bacteria grows and multiplies in the tea. This means that kombucha is a source of natural probiotics.
  • This recipe uses bottled kombucha along with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup, and crushed ice to make a delicious sparkling lemonade.
  • Kombucha is naturally vegan, and this recipe is also gluten-free and low in added sugar.

🍋 Key Ingredients

bottle of kombucha and a lemon on a table to make kombucha lemonade.

This sparkling summertime drink is so easy to make. If you are using bottled kombucha, you’ll need a 16 ounce bottle for 4 servings.

You’ll also need freshly-squeezed lemon juice and a liquid sweetener.

Note: this blog post is NOT sponsored.

I like the GT’s brand, but there are many, many excellent bottled kombuchas that you can buy at the store. Look for kombucha in the refrigerated beverage section of your local grocery story.

🍋 Recipe Steps

Step One

Pour the kombucha into a serving pitcher. You can use a lemonade flavored kombucha, or just plain. The flavored versions tend to be a bit sweeter, but it’s a personal preference.

Ginger kombucha is also a nice flavor to pair with the lemon juice. Feel free to get creative with the flavor of kombucha you use.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Next, stir in the lemon juice and maple syrup. Depending on how sweet the kombucha is, you can add anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of maple syrup, or your favorite liquid sweetener. Stir the ingredients together.

Step Three

Lastly, add the ice to the pitcher, and serve.

jars of kombucha lemonade with lemon slices on table with pitcher.

🍋 Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If your kombucha is not very sweet, then you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Taste it first to see if you need more sweetness.
  • You can use cane sugar instead of maple syrup, but you will need to dissolve it in hot water first.
  • Note: there are some important reasons to avoid kombucha, including if you are pregnant or have an compromised immune system. Kombucha in general is also not appropriate for children because of its natural alcohol content. Read this article about the potential dangers of drinking kombucha.
  • Fresh mint is another way to dress up your kombucha lemonade. You can either muddle it in the pitcher or just use it for serving.
two glasses of kombucha lemonade with fresh mint.

🍋 Recipe FAQs

Can I leave out the sweetener?

Yes, but some brands of kombucha are not very sweet. So, you might need to add sweetener depending on how sweet you want your lemonade.

Can I use cane sugar instead of maple syrup?

Yes, but you will need to dissolve the sugar in hot water and then let it cool before adding to the other ingredients.

Can I store the leftovers in the refrigerator?

Yes, but if you aren’t planning to serve the sparkling lemonade all at once, then don’t stir in the crushed ice. Instead, make the lemonade and serve it over crushed ice. That way, your lemonade won’t become diluted when you store it in the refrigerator.

Can this recipe be made sugar-free?

Kombucha usually has a small amount of sugar in it. Check the nutrition label of what brand you are using for the sugar content. You don’t have to add extra sugar if you don’t want to.

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pink kombucha lemonade on tabletop.

Sparkling Kombucha Lemonade Recipe

On a hot day, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of Sparkling Kombucha Lemonade. This fermented and naturally fizzy beverage is delicious and so easy to make.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 16ounces bottled or homemade kombucha
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of lemon juice)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup*
  • 2 cups cubed or crushed ice

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the kombucha, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ice. Stir to combine.
  2. Serve cold.

Notes

  1. *If your kombucha is not very sweet, then you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Taste it first to see if you need more sweetness.
  2. You can use cane sugar instead of maple syrup, but you will need to dissolve it in hot water first.

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