How to Brew Refreshing Cranberry and Lime Kombucha

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Tart, citrus kombucha is my favorite! It’s fun to use as a cocktail mixer or to drink solo. This is an easy recipe for a kombucha second fermentation and flavoring. With just three ingredients and a good bottle, you can brew this refreshing cranberry and lime kombucha.


  • 1 Quart Fermented Sweet Tea
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Lime, Juiced


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the cranberry juice and lime to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Remove the cranberry lime mixture from heat, and allow it to cool.
  3. Using a funnel, fill your pressure-safe, swing-top fermentation bottles 3/4ths of the way full with fermented sweet sweet tea from your Kombucha Primary Fermentation. 
  4. Top off the bottle with the cooled cranberry lime juice mixture, leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace.
  5. Allow fermenting at room temperature (70-80° F) for 3-7 Days. Then refrigerate for 24 hours.
  6. Open the bottles carefully over the sink. Place one hand firmly on the cap before opening the metal swing closure.
  7. Pour over ice, garnish with fresh lime slices and enjoy!


*for an extra fizzy kombucha, you can allow the second fermentation to proceed for up to seven days. Be cautious though, you don’t want the bottle to explode. 

Keywords: kombucha, cranberry, lime