Non-Alcoholic Michelada: Use Kombucha!

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.

Related: Make or Buy? Kombucha

(Images: Whole Living; Cambria Bold)

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Emily Han (formerly Emily Ho) is a writer, recipe developer and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food and herbalism. She is author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails (Fall 2015), co-founder of Food Swap Network and creator of Miss Chiffonade