We have new friends in the valley offering an insanely delicious hard kombucha! JuneShine was started by a team of adventurers, artists, and creatives who share a passion and want to leave a positive impact on the environment. They are brewing a high-quality, healthy jun kombucha and you can get it in Arizona! Juneshine is now delivering in less than 2 hours in Tempe, Mesa, Guadalupe, Chandler, and Gilbert areas. You can order online and it'll be at your door before you know it.
Although delicious on its own, we're to using Juneshine to create flavorful, low ABV, and low-calorie cocktails with Iconic Cocktail handcrafted mixers. These recipes are perfect if you’re looking to cut back on spirit or if you are consciously drinking this summer. Combining tart and tangy Juneshine with Iconic Mixers, you’ll be able to create simple cocktails with complex flavors that are sure to impress.
Check out these three recipes featuring Juneshine and Iconic!
LIGHT AND CALM
An all-time favorite tiki cocktail is the Dark & Stormy. This is traditionally made with two kinds of rum and sugary ginger beer. We’ve modified this recipe to make it low ABV with Juneshine’s Honey Ginger Lemon Hard Kombucha and used black tea instead of rum. Iconic Ginga Syrup is a low-sugar ginger beer alternative and Iconic Spiced Honey will transport you to the Caribbean. So refreshing without any of the sugary storm clouds.
Light & Calm (46 calories | 7.3 grams of sugar)
- 1.5 oz Juneshine Honey Ginger
- 1/2oz Iconic Ginga Syrup
- 1/4oz Iconic Spiced Honey
- 2oz Black tea
- Peddle ice
-Combine all but the black tea over pebble ice
-Top with tea for a classic layered expression
-Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel
WATERMELON LESS SUGAR HIGH
If you’re looking for a lower ABV cocktail, replace spirit with any sort of flavorful tea. We created this delicate cocktail using a hibiscus tea, Iconic Watermelon Rose Tonic, and Juneshine’s Rosé Hard Kombucha. Lighter than a regular cocktail, this sipper is perfect for tea time. To make a showstopper ice cube, simply add some dried rose petal to your ice cube tray and freeze!
Watermelon Less Sugar High (43 calories | 6.3 grams of sugar)
-Combine all in a mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled
-Pour over a rose super cube
As much as we love a Pina Colada, they are usually packed with sugar and super sweet. Plus, you have to get out a blender. We are inspired by the flavors of this tropical tiki cocktail and came up with an easier way to make one (with hardly any sugar!) With some homemade coconut ice cream flavored with Iconic Lime Leaf Tonic ice cream and Juneshine Acia Berry hard kombucha, this float will be one to dream about.
Pinada Colada (262 calories | 8.4 grams of sugar)
- 1 scoop Lime Leaf Coconut Ice Cream*
- 1 can Juneshine Acia Berry
-Combine in your favorite glass and garnish with pineapple
To make Lime Leaf Coconut Ice Cream*
- 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk
- 4oz Iconic Lime Leaf Tonic
- Pinch of salt
-Combine all in a small bread pan and freeze
-Stir every 30 minutes to churn (or use an ice cream maker)
-Use after 4 hours for ultimate creaminess and scoopability
Note: After 4 hours, the ice cream will be a little icy and harder to scoop but have no fear, it’s still wildly delicious!
These are just three ways to enjoy session cocktails. If you ever find yourself in need of a break from spirit, turn to hard kombucha like JuneShine to use in place of spirit for your favorite cocktail recipes. Your cocktails don't have to be boring! Use Iconic Mixers to bump up the flavor and add something special to your low ABV drink. When you use products that start with honest and real ingredients like Juneshine and Iconic, you can create guilt-free cocktails to feel good about this summer!