Recipe: Mojito-flavored Water Kefir

Mint, lime, and sweet-tangy water kefir come together to form this incredibly refreshing drink, perfect for a hot day. Pour over ice and serve it to your guests with a sprig of mint while you shoot the breeze on your front porch.


  • 3-4 cups cultured water kefir
  • 1 Tbsp. mint leaves, bruised to release flavor
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1-2 tsp. sugar (optional)


  1. Combine water kefir with mint, lime juice, and sugar in airtight bottles, leaving headspace in each.
  2. Cap tightly and culture 24-72 hours.
  3. Chill. Serve cold.

At A Glance

PREP: 3 days
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 3 days, 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes 3-4 cups.