In natural daylight on a purple tablecloth, a fresh pomegranate is cracked open. Next to it on a blue plate, a chunk of rock with a quartzite notch, fresh slices of lemon and 12 red grapes sit by a jar of honey.

Wheel of Fortune Kombucha

Give your wishes an extra lift, especially as a new year approaches! The Wheel of Fortune Kombucha features lucky fruits like grapes and pomegranates, that have a sweet and tart flavor.

As you prepare the Wheel of Fortune Kombucha recipe, place 12 grapes and 12 pomegranate seeds on a separate plate. Eat one grape for each month of last year – meditating on the past year. Eat one pomegranate seed for each month of the future year – and put your wishes out to the Universe.

Visit my Pom Pom Kombucha recipe for a demonstration of how to cut a pomegranate.

  • Grapes – sliced into bottle-sized pieces (1-2 tbsp)
  • Pomegranate seeds – fresh (6-10 per bottle. Use your lucky number)
  • Lemon juice – one squirt
  • Honey – one squirt

Imagine how much fun you’ll have enjoying this kombucha in the new year – a delicious reflection of your dedication!

The Wheel of Fortune is more than just a favorite TV game show – the Wheel of Fortune is a Major Arcana card in a standard tarot deck. When displayed, it asks the receiver to trust in the Universe, be optimistic, and let things take their own natural course.

This lesson is useful for high-achieving planners and organizers, especially as we approach a new calendar year. Let this recipe inspire you to take it slow and trust the Wheel spins in your favor!

A fresh pear, ginger, and starfruit appear on a multi-color scarf in natural light.

Starry Night Kombucha

Night skies, especially clear in the winter, are a treat to gaze upon. This special recipe calls on fresh starfruit and pears to create a delicious medley of flavors for Starry Night Kombucha. 

  • Starfruit – thin slices, cut into small pieces (2 tbsp.)
  • Fresh ginger – a dime to penny-sized slice (1 tsp.)
  • Pear – fresh and juicy, diced (1 tbsp)
  • Nutmeg – one dash

Starfruit is a tangy, somewhat sour fruit that is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and beta carotene. Starfruit can be expensive – be sure to look in your grocery store’s “day-old” section for over-ripe produce.

I found this starfruit at my local co-op for about a dollar. I washed the fruit well and cut off the brown spots.

Dehydrate any leftovers for a cute pick-me-up starry snack any time of year!

The handwritten recipe is featured with a crystal bowl filled with sliced pineapple. A rose and smoky quartz are scattered on the book with two shallow bowls of dried ginger and dried turmeric powder natural light.

Sagittarius Smile Kombucha

Sagittarius Season is November 23 – December 21 and those with a Sun sign in Sagittarius have super high emotional intelligence and can light up any room. With this in mind, I developed Sagittarius Smile Kombucha as a liquid representation of that happy-go-lucky exterior.

Sagittarius Smile Kombucha tastes a bit like ginger ale and is packed with antioxidants. Thanks to sweet and delicious pineapple, it also offers some Vitamin C. Boost this baby up with freshly or powdered turmeric and ginger root powder. Add just a crack of black pepper to finish Sagittarius Smile Kombucha for a perfect finish.

Cherry and rosehip and rose petals displayed

Love Potion Kombucha

My Love Potion Kombucha recipe uses items from the heart to provide a super-special touch to homemade kombucha. Gathering a rich taste from juicy, dark red cherries, homebrewers can make this potion with ingredients dedicated explicitly to love, affection, romance ❤

A small bag of culinary rose petals is terrific for making a perky tea or liven-up baked goods. A staple in my pantry, I like to use a few rose petals in kombucha when I want a delicate, slightly sweet, earthy taste. 

Dried hibiscus petals are robust and offer a tangy, nearly sour addition to kombucha. And a crushed, dried rosehip ties it all together with its sweet and tart taste.

  • Dried, culinary rose petals (1 tsp)
  • Dark red cherries – frozen, thawed (2 tbsp)
  • Hibiscus – dried culinary petals (3 petals)
  • Rosehip – Dried, crushed to release the good stuff (1)

Make this love potion kombucha with special intentions focused on the true love in your life, and listen to your heart. Enjoy each sip with thoughtful gratitude and appreciation for the love language you have created ❤‍

Blood Oranges, Honey, Pomegranate

Blood Bursts and Honey Kombucha

In southern Wisconsin, fresh pomegranates arrive at grocery stores and co-ops in late fall to early winter. Pomegranates are high in antioxidants and help promote heart health.

In Greek mythology, they are known as the ‘fruit of the dead’ and are often featured in the myth of Hades and Persephone. Hades, God of the underworld, used pomegranate seeds to trick Persephone into returning to the underworld for a few months of every year.

Blood oranges arrive in early to mid-February. The combination of the two cannot be beaten. Blood oranges and pomegranates both are well-known for their magical properties, considering Persephone, the Greek Goddess. I like to slice sections into small triangles for my bottle. When I drink this recipe, the blood oranges retain a fizzy burst, right along with the pom seeds. That combination is so special and delicious. I hope you enjoy it, too.

Blood Bursts and Honey Kombucha gives drinkers a light, special kombucha when the season strikes just right.

  • Fresh pomegranate seeds – about 6 seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Blood orange – 2 sections of freshly peeled blood orange, sliced to bottle size (1 tbsp)
  • Local honey (1 squirt)

Be sure to visit my previous blog post and Pom Pom Recipe that demonstrates pomegranate seed removal ❤

a handwritten recipe for Aquarius Margarita Kombucha

Aquarius Margarita Kombucha

Aquarius Season runs from January 20-February 18. People born under this sign have free-spirited tendencies. And Aquarians really love tart flavors, especially lemons and limes.

In honor of Aquarians everywhere, the Aquarius Margarita Kombucha is a juicy, tart, and unique kombucha. Juice from fresh citrus is important to help kombucha ferment and flavor well. Adding oranges can contribute to better insight, which is helpful one month into a new year ????

  • Fresh lemon- juice from one fresh lemon (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh lime – juice from one fresh lime (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh orange – OPTIONAL – juice from ½ fresh orange
  • Pink Himalayan salt- OPTIONAL – the teensiest dash of pink salt rounds out this margarita booch. 
  • Agave syrup – OPTIONAL – one squirt

Like a pineapple, strawberry, or mango margarita? Add a little of these frozen fruits (1 tbsp or less) for an extra pizzaz.

Feeling like a sassy witch?! Throw in a shot of tequila when you pour this special treat. Happy Aquarius season, you beautiful, original, progressive Air sign, you!

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)