Elderflower Kombucha

For a sweet, floral kombucha flavor, you’ll love this Elderflower Kombucha! Add mint for a refreshing kick.

Elderflower kombucha in bottles on a white background

After whipping up a batch of Hugo Cocktails this summer, I was left with a bottle of elderflower syrup awaiting inspiration. It obviously didn’t take long for this Elderflower Kombucha to be the result!

It’s refreshing, floral, and almost pear-like in flavor. It works great on its own, or paired with fresh mint! Let’s brew.

Mint and elderflower syrup on a white background

Ingredients for elderflower kombucha

How to make kombucha with elderflowers

There are two main fermentation phases when making homemade kombucha:

  1. First Fermentation: This is when you transform sweet tea into tart and delicious kombucha (see our guide to homemade kombucha here).
  2. Second Fermentation: This is when you carbonate the kombucha by adding flavor and sugars (like elderflower syrup) and bottling it.

In order to make this Elderflower Kombucha, you will need to have completed the first fermentation and have some kombucha that’s ready to be carbonated.

Elderflower kombucha in bottles on a white background

P.S. If you love floral flavors, you’ll also like our Rose Kombucha or Lavender Kombucha. Or step it up a notch by using hibiscus or butterfly pea flowers in your first fermentation!

Elderflower Kombucha

Elderflower Kombucha

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days

For a sweet, floral kombucha flavor, you’ll love this Elderflower Kombucha! Add mint for a refreshing kick.

Ingredients

  • ½ gallon kombucha from a first fermentation (this is not store bought kombucha, 1.9 L)
  • 4 tsp elderflower syrup (20 mL)
  • 8 fresh mint leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bottle: Evenly distribute elderflower syrup into bottles. Pour in first fermentation kombucha, leaving 1 to 2 inches free at the top. Optionally add mint to each bottle.
  2. Ferment: Place in a dark, room temperature area for 3 to 10 days, until it reaches the carbonation level you like. This process will go faster in warmer climates, and slower in cooler climates.
  3. Enjoy: Chill in the fridge before serving, optionally straining before serving. Can be stored in the fridge, tightly sealed, for several weeks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup (differs by fermentation length)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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