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.

glass of sparkling pink lemonade with ice

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.

Recipe Highlights

  • Kombucha is a fermented tea that has quite a few purported health benefits.
  • 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 paleo.
  • 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.

Recipe Steps

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. Note: this blog post is NOT sponsored.

bottled kombucha with fresh lemon juice

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.

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 crushed ice to the pitcher, and serve.

two glasses of lemonade with crushed ice


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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Here is the printable recipe:


Sparkling Kombucha Lemonade Recipe

two glasses of sparkling pink lemonade with lemon

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.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 16-ounces bottled or homemade kombucha
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup*
  • 2 cups crushed ice


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


*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.

Keywords: kombucha pink lemonade, kombucha mocktail, sparkling lemonade recipe

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