It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that a drink as bold and vibrant as Plenty can taste even better with the right food pairing. After all, you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach, right?
Plenty Hard Kombucha is the drink of summer 2021 and we’ve put together some great food and snack pairings for each of our signature brews. Just imagine, sipping a chilled Grapefruit + Hibiscus Hard Kombucha with a light summer salad on the patio. Or sitting around the campfire with our Mango + Pineapple + Coconut brew in one hand, and flavourful hors d'oeuvres in the other.
With a taste as crisp and wildly refreshing as our Plenty Hard Kombucha, our team can’t get enough of how well these food pairings go with our two signature brews.
Recommended Food + Flavour Pairings for Grapefruit + Hibiscus
Our Grapefruit + Hibiscus brew is the lighter, brighter experience we just can’t get enough of! This signature brew is the perfect blend of citrus pink grapefruit and sweet apples, balanced with tangy hibiscus. Lightly carbonated, this handcrafted brew is crisp, refreshing, and comes in a gorgeous golden-rose hue.
The perfect complement to a citrusy beverage, consider designing recipes around the following flavours:
- Bell peppers
- Dark chocolate
- Soft tacos
- Roasted cauliflower
Full of simple, refreshing ingredients, like ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella slices, and fresh basil leaves, nothing screams summer like a homemade Caprese salad! Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over top and season with salt and pepper, then open-up a chilled Grapefruit + Hibiscus brew for a relaxing evening on the patio! Here is a great recipe from Food Network’s Ree Drummond for an easy-to-make Caprese salad.
Head to your local farmer’s market and grab some fresh fruit for a refreshing fruit salad. Our favourite thing about fruit salads is you don’t need a recipe. Simply pick your favourite fruits, chop them into bite-sized pieces, mix them in a bowl, and enjoy with a can of Grapefruit + Hibiscus hard kombucha!
Vegetable + Pesto Flatbread
When you make the right flatbread, it’s full of intense flavours that leave you wanting more. This veggie + pesto flatbread pizza recipe is undeniably delicious, and what’s more? It’s the perfect complement with our Grapefruit + Hibiscus hard kombucha too!
Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps
Quick and easy to make after a long day of hiking in the woods, freshly made ginger beef lettuce wraps are another great choice for dinner. If you struggle with the “wrapping” part with the lettuce, try chopping the lettuce into strips and turning it into a salad. Either way, the flavours of this meal are to die for when paired with our citrusy hard kombucha brew!
No one wants to be cooking in a hot kitchen in the summer, and who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? Charcuterie boards are our go-to party app when hosting friends and family, full of prepared meats, fruits, cheese, and crackers for nibbling. Visit your local market to find some unique additions, lay everything out on a wooden platter, and voila – the perfect finger food! Just be sure you’ve got a free hand to hold your Grapefruit + Hibiscus Hard Kombucha.
If you’re craving something sweet, try this Peach-Pecan Crisp recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Grilled peaches are a refreshing summer pairing for the floral and citrus flavours of our Grapefruit + Hibiscus hard kombucha. The best part? The softness and sweet notes of the peach are perfectly balanced with the crunchy pecans and crispy, buttery topping for a hearty, summer dessert.
Recommended Food + Flavour Pairings for Mango + Pineapple + Coconut Hard Kombucha
Juicy pineapple, sweet mango, and a hint of coconut make this brew taste like your sunny day in a can. In a vibrant golden hue, Mango + Pineapple + Coconut is smooth, lightly carbonated, and wildly refreshing.
Pleasantly sweet and delicately effervescent, our tropical brew tastes best when paired with the flavours of:
- Blue cheese
- Soft tacos
Add these recipes to your cookbook to enjoy with our Mango + Pineapple + Coconut hard kombucha!
BBQ Grilled Peaches
Grilled peaches are the perfect dish to manage any sweet cravings, and this recipe from Bobby Flay is simply to die for. He adds a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and butter, and grills them on the BBQ. It’s a great, quick-to-make dessert for the whole family, and tastes amazing with our Mango + Pineapple + Coconut brew!
Crab, Dill, and Mango Salad
Perfect for a summer meal on the patio, we are in love with how easy this mango and crab salad is to make. Just toss the ingredients in a bowl and serve. Or if you want to practice your plating techniques, press the mixture firmly into a small bowl and flip it upside down onto your plate – like making a sand castle with a bucket and sand! Sprinkle fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon on top to further enhance the flavours, and pair with a chilled can of Mango + Pineapple + Coconut hard kombucha!
Charcuterie boards are a favourite pairing for both blends of Plenty Hard Kombucha, but add more blue cheeses, olives, and mustards to your board when enjoying this tropical brew! Need some inspiration? Check out the boards from @charcuterievancouver (drool!)
If you’re an oyster fan, you have got to try them with this kombucha brew. If you find cooked oysters too strong, try them raw or less cooked because the flavour intensifies the longer they are cooked.
Grilled Summer Squash with Thyme
Summer produce is simply the best. Try summer squashes seasoned with thyme for a perfect pairing for our Mango + Pineapple + Coconut hard kombucha brew!
Grilled Chicken with honey, garlic, and thyme
A lighter alternative to beef for summer dinners, grilled chicken is flexible, delicious, and vibrantly flavourful. Season your favourite chicken cuts with a marinade of honey, garlic, and thyme, grill them on the BBQ, and enjoy with an ice-cold can of Mango + Pineapple + Coconut hard kombucha!
Mascarpone Ice Cream
Ice cream on a summer afternoon is always a good idea, but mascarpone ice cream paired with Plenty Hard Kombucha is like icing on the cake! If you have an ice cream maker, this recipe for fresh mascarpone ice cream is amazing. This particular recipe also suggests topping the ice cream with peaches...which just happens to be a good pairing for Mango + Pineapple + Coconut Hard Kombucha too.
This summer, experiment with these and other food pairings for our hard kombucha brews. You’re sure to find at least a few go-to recipes to enjoy with your Plenty Hard Kombucha this summer. Take the recommended ingredient pairings for each one and add them to your own recipes to create something new that you and your friends will love.