Raspberries, mango and ginger

Venus Mango Kombucha

If you like the naturally sweet taste of raspberries, you will enjoy raspberry-flavored kombucha. In the winter (and year-round, really 😅), I rely on frozen fruit to flavor my kombucha.

When thawed, frozen raspberries produce a magical, juicy mix of berry pulp. The concoction is perfect for kombucha. Both raspberry and mango, as featured in Venus Mango Kombucha, are readily available in your local co-op or grocer’s frozen section.

In astrology, the planet Venus rules all things love, romance and courtship in a person’s life. Where the planet was positioned at your time of birth determines some of these indulgent traits. Raspberry is ruled by the planet Venus, giving honor to this delicious, refreshing brew and love, beauty, pleasure… things like that ❤

Enjoy my Venus Mango recipe, which is nearly guaranteed to give you a dramatic fizzy opening. Small sips are known to help alleviate minor headaches and even hangovers!

  • Mango – thawed, frozen mango (1+ tbsp)
  • Raspberry – thawed, frozen raspberries (1 tbsp)
  • Ginger – fresh, one dime to nickel slices per bottle (powdered or crystalized ginger may be substituted)

To prepare the fruit, I typically fill a small glass jar with the amount of frozen fruit I need the evening before I flavor kombucha. Most fruit will thaw in 6-8 hours.

watermelon, blueberries and lemongrass

Moon Berry Kombucha

Watermelon, a luscious fruit, is ruled by the Moon. This brew is the ultimate in mid-winter when fresh fruit is scarce.

Remember the humid days of the summer, picking up a fresh watermelon from a neighborhood stand? Slicing into a juicy watermelon feels like sunshine! Pick up a small segment at the store to beat the winter blues, and dehydrate any leftovers.

Frozen, thawed blueberries are a hero to dehydrated leftover watermelon, giving a juicy amp to this recipe. Lemongrass adds a sophisticated layer; use fresh or dried. Are you overwintering lemongrass? Give your plants a clean-cut and put a few strands in your jar for a fresh, zingy addition you’ll appreciate.

  • Watermelon –  fresh, or dehydrated leftovers from a juicy summer farmer’s market purchase (1 tbsp)
  • Lemongrass – dried or fresh strands cut from overwintering lemongrass (2-3 strands)
  • Blueberry – thawed, frozen blueberries (from any retail store, market) (2+ tbsp)

Don’t have lemongrass? No prob – substitute a little squirt of lemon juice.

thawed dark red cherries, orange segments and local honey

Capricorn Sea Goat Kombucha

Capricorn Season is December 22 – January 19 and oranges are a perfect fruit for this driven, yet cautious and loyal Earth sign.

Thawed frozen cherries add a deeper flavor that combines well with the citrus leader. A little squirt of honey finishes off your bottle’s flavor. You may find that orange sections ferment well and hold a special fizz that’s satisfying to eat right out of the bottom of the bottle.

  • Fresh navel orange – peeled (3 sections cut into bottle-size pieces)
  • Dark Cherries – frozen, thawed (1 tbsp) 
  • Local honey (1 squirt)