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Kick Back & Relax: Summer Cocktail Recipes

Looking to add a little extra inspiration to your homemade cocktails his summer? Want to uplevel your cocktail game to really wow your guests - and yourself?

Here's a list of our favourite go-to cocktails (kombucha + spirit + garnish) and mocktails (kombucha + garnish, minus the spirit) for the hottest months of the year. These are healthy, hangover-free, and easy to make - so you can whip them up, head outside, and relax!

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Sweet Memories

it's a cocktail, it's dessert, it's your fantasies come to life! We love enjoying this sweet, creamy drink with loved ones on  warm summer nights.

- Fernie Alpine Springs' Love Always kombucha
- 2 oz. rhum
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (we particularly love the Happy Cow brand!)
- 1 lemon wheel
- A few chopped mint leaves
- 1 tsp. hot chocolate powder (optional)
- 1 tsp. organic cane sugar (optional)

1. Scatter the chocolate powder and sugar on a plate and mix. Rim the edge of a coup glass with a lemon wedge, and dip the rim of the glass into the mixture. 
2. Scoop the ice cream into the glass. 
3. Pour 2 oz. of rum over the ice cream. 
4. Fill glass up with kombucha
5. Garnish with thinly chopped mint leaves, lemon wheel, and (optional) dark chocolate shavings.


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Lavender Field


This delicious treat is inspired by peaceful summer picnics, surrounded by rolling lavender fields.
Did you know that lavender grows really well in the Kootenays? This plant - which has a wide array of healing, soothing properties - has an incredible scent that always brings us a dose of serenity.

- Fernie Alpine Springs' Dreamer kombucha
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. St. Germaine
- a few springs of lavender
- one lime wheel
- 1/2 oz lime juice

1. Add to a shaker the gin, St. Germaine, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and ice. 
2. Shake! (While thinking happy thoughts)
3. Strain over fresh ice in a coupe glass. 
4. Top up with Dreamer kombucha. 
5. Garnish with lavender springs and lime wheel. 

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The Spicy Smoky

It's like a savoury margarita, without the sweetness! Mezcal - a Mexican spirit made by smoking the agave plant - adds a unique flavour that's perfectly matched by the heat from the jalapeño, This drink is the perfect aperitif to a summer BBQ on a hot evening. 

- Fernie Alpine Springs' Live It Up kombucha
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. Mezcal
- 1.5 oz Cointreau
- 1.5 oz lime juice
- 2 slices of jalapeño
- 1 lime wheel
- a few mint leaves 

1. Add tequila, mezcal, cointreau, lime juice, and jalapeño into a shaker. 
2. Shake it like you mean it! 
3. Strain the mixture into a coupe glas
4. Garnish with slice or two of jalapeño, the lime wheel, and mint leaves. 

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Beet It!

Don't be fooled by the sexy appearance of this drink, as she's more than just looks: this is a powerful detoxifier, and works hard for your whole-body health. 

- Fernie Alpine Springs' Love Always kombucha
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 rosemary sprig
-  1 grapefruit quarter wheel
- 1 grapefruit wedge (optional)
- 1 tsp organic cane sugar (optional)
- 1 lemon wheel

1. Scatter cane sugar on a plate, and rim a Collins glass with the grapefruit wedge before dipping the rim in the sugar. (optional, for a little extra bitter and sweet!)
2. Combine vodka, a new needles of finger-twisted rosemary, and ice in the glass and stir. 
3. Top it up with Love Always kombucha. 
4. Garnish with rosemary sprig, grapefruit quarter-wheel and lemon wheel, and enjoy!


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The Southbound Train

This is the perfect cocktail to share around a bonfire with friends on a cool Kootenay evening. The name Southbound Train is inspired by the distant sound of trains that are so common in the mountain towns of the Canadian Rockies. 

- Fernie Alpine Springs' Dreamer kombucha
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 lavender sprig
- 3 inch piece of cucumber (2 thin slices for garnish and the rest for the shaker!)
- 1/2 oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1 lime wheel

1. In a shaker, add gin, lime juice, cucumber, and ice.
2. Shake it while dancing to your favourite music!
3. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. 
4. Top it off with Dreamer kombucha. 
5. Garnish with lime wheel, cucumber slices, and serve!