Fermented Pomegranate Orange Adrenal Cocktail

An adrenal cocktail is a drink containing key vitamins and minerals for optimal health. These vitamins and minerals come from fruit juices and sea salt, and are more bioavailable when fermented. This fermented pomegranate orange adrenal cocktail is ready to enjoy in just 4 days.



Primary Fermentation Ingredients

  • 40 grams activated water kefir grains
  • 50 grams organic cane sugar
  • 5 grams molasses
  • 2 grams sea salt
  • 1000 mL water

Secondary Fermentation Ingredients

  • 50 ml orange juice
  • 50 ml pomegranate juice
  • 50 ml coconut water
  • 1 pinch grated ginger


Primary Fermentation Instructions

  1. Prepare sugar-water mixture in a quart-sized mason jar. Add the sugar, molasses, salt and water to the mason jar and top with boiling water.
  2. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Allow the sugar-water mixture to cool to room temperature. 
  4. Add the activated water kefir grains.
  5. Cover jar with a cloth lid and secure with twine or a rubber band.
  6. Allow kefir grains to ferment the sugar water mixture for 24-48 hours. Taste and smell the mixture to see when it is pleasantly tart and sour.
  7. Strain the grains from the cultured water mixture, and reserve the liquid for secondary fermentation.
  8. Make a new batch of the sugar water mixture, and add it to the water kefir grains to start fermenting your next batch.

Second Fermentation Instructions

  1. Fill a 1-liter swing top bottle about 1/2 full with the liquid from primary fermentation. Add the pomegranate juice, orange juice, coconut water and ginger to the bottle. Top off the bottle with primary fermentation liquid, so that there is about an inch or two of headspace left in the bottle.
  2. Secure the bottle lid and allow it to ferment for 24 hours, then carefully open the lid to see if it is carbonated to your liking.
  3. After 24-48 hours, refrigerate immediately. 48 hours will be more bubbly.
  4. Enjoy over ice and garnish with thyme and fresh  pomegranate seeds.

Keywords: kefir, pomegranate, adrenal cocktail