An ice cold michelada makes a refreshing summer beverage alongside dishes like fajitas and grilled guacamole. If you don't drink beer, you might think this spicy, tangy cocktail is off limits, but here's an intriguing idea: make it with kombucha.
There's no one way to make a michelada, but in addition to beer, this cocktail often contains lime juice, salt, tomato juice, hot sauce, and spices. You could make a non-alcoholic version with near beer. However, Whole Living has what we think might be a tastier idea: kombucha. Their recipe substitutes kombucha tea for the cerveza and includes tomato paste for richness.
• Get the recipe: Michelada at Whole Living
You could also experiment with using kombucha in your own favorite michelada recipe. Do be aware that some kombuchas contain a trace amount of alcohol (or even more, if homemade), so if you or your guests are completely abstaining, this might not work for you.
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