Recipe: Any Fruit Juice Fizzy Kombucha

Flavoring kombucha is a fun way to keep your family excited about culturing. One of the easiest ways to make flavored fruity kombucha is to use fruit juice. Use any juice — store-bought or fresh squeezed. Here are a few ideas...
  • Grape juice
  • Apple juice
  • Strawberry or other berry juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Vegetable juices
If choosing vegetable juices, it may help to either mix the vegetable juice with a fruit juice, or add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to your bottle along with the vegetable juice, to get a more fizzy finished drink. Carbonation can only be created if there is sugar present for the second fermentation. Avoid any store-bought juices that are “light” or sweetened with artificial sweeteners that are not true sugar.


  • 2-3 Tbsp. fruit juice
  • Enough freshly brewed kombucha to fill a pint-sized container


  1. Add fruit juice to a pint-size vessel. Fill the rest of the bottle with freshly brewed kombucha, leaving about 1/2 inch headspace.
  2. Cap tightly and leave in a warm place to culture up to 14 days, depending on the temperature. Once kombucha is carbonated to your liking, transfer to the refrigerator.
  3. Serve cold, over ice if desired.

At A Glance

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 14 days
TOTAL: 14 days, 5 minutes
YIELD: One pint of kombucha