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Kombucha and Vodka

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2012 at 2:03 AM

I usualy have a few drinks on friday nights after a long work week. Last night I had a few Ceasers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(cocktail). Similar to a bloody mary and very popular here in Canada. Anyway, I recently started a continuous kombucha brew and last night I added a couple of ounces of it into my drink. It didn't really change the taste much and I may start adding it evertime. Does anyone else add fermented beverages,(kombucha, kefir, kvass) with alcohol? Do you think it may be beneficial while drinking alcohol seeing as it's already slightly alcoholic?

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on January 12, 2013
at 07:36 PM

Also, vodka does provide some cardiac health benefits in response to regular, moderate consumption.

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:17 PM

"The only "healthy alcohol" that I know of is red wine" --- Wine especially red wine has alot of methanol in it, which is significantly more toxic than ethanol (ie pretty bad for you). Thats why it causes worse hang overs, side effects like sudden nasea, especially for some. Wine and beer also contain lots of sugars, used for the fermentation. Id say that makes wine overall a bad choice of drink. Quality clear spirits on the other hand are much purer chemically, dont have sugars, and the methanol is filtered out. I dont drink BTW, but just thought id point all that out.

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on August 07, 2012
at 10:32 PM

I always thought vodka was made from potatoes as well. I guess that method is only used by the top shelf brands?

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on July 24, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Not all vodka is made from grains. Some is also made from milk sugar. The best stuff is made from potatoes.

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Oh, I see. Thanks for your comment. If you do not mind me asking - why not red wine? You don't like the taste? Unfortunately, I don't like any alcohol. I only like ice-cream and your Ceaser sounds way healthier than any ice-cream.

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Ok @VB i accept your explanation, but as usual when I ask something It gets misconstrued. I really just wanted to know if other people use thier fermented dirinks in coctails. Asking whether they add benefit was just a curiousity, I wasn't trying to suggest that it would counteract the negative effect of alcohol completely so I can become an alcoholic. I only drink once a week as it is, I wasn't asking permission to drink daily. Oh, and vodka is not always made with grains. It can be made from potatoes or fruit and I am still not suggesting it's paleo.

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:44 PM

@ and I was not trying to be judgmental or rude - I said what I usually say to my brother (okay, I know you are not my brother) but still - it is hard for me to look the other way.

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on June 03, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Oh, and I just remembered - I have read it somewhere that there is something you can add to vodka not to make it more beneficial but to counteract the negative effect. I think it was grape extract (or something from grapes). People who were drinking vodka with that added had less chance of developing alcoholism.

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on June 03, 2012
at 06:15 AM

tell you what to do. Beer has gluten and vodka does not, so that's a plus. The only "healthy alcohol" that I know of is red wine. Hope this is a more helpful answer.

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on June 03, 2012
at 06:10 AM

@missionman - to answer your question, vodka is not Paleo (made out of grains). There is nothing that you can add to it that will make it more beneficial. The alcohol content of kefir is no more than 0.5%. Kvass should not be more than 3%. Not sure about kombucha. If you want add them just for taste - go ahead. Adding them to vodka won't counteract the negative impact because ethanol is a toxin. Red wine, when it is consumed in moderation, has shown some benefits, just as much as grape juice (as far as I know). If you want to drink Ceasers - go ahead and drink them - nobody has the right to

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Thank you @jenna, I too notice these type of comments popping up frequently. I often don't even bother asking things here because they often get miscontrued or hijacked into something else. Do tell about your blueberry drink though. What portions...etc?

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:24 AM

@VB Just felt I need to chime in that your post is completely non helpful and slightly rude. If I wasn't on a Paleo forum I would have taken you for a Vegan. Is it just me or as time goes on more and more judgmental and "elitest" rhetoric is popping up in these forums. Sorry for the rant, might have had one too many tasty blueberry kombucha's and vodka's. Thanks for the great idea missionman!

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:37 AM

Thanks for the judgmental comment @VB, but that was not what I was asking. Many here enjoy alcoholic beverages even though not considered paleo. I would argue that a ceaser with or withought vodka would be one of the more paleo friendly drinks.

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:30 AM

How about... drinking kombucha/kefir WITHOUT the alcohol? Is there anything else you can do for fun? You only have one liver, you know.

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on June 03, 2012
at 02:12 AM

just read my own link for the Ceaser on wiki. The last line of the article references bacon infused vodka. Just found that interesting and my have to try that now.

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on August 08, 2012
at 04:36 AM

I dont' add alcohol but I add some carbonated mineral water to dilute my kombucha, which is way too strong. I used to drink kombucha straight but it tastes so much better whem mixed with some fizz.

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on April 21, 2013
at 09:53 PM

This is purely anecdotal but when I was visiting my sister once she made a cocktail with some of my kombucha thinking it was some other mixer and said it was the first time in a long time she hadn't had a hangover from drinking.

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on March 10, 2013
at 04:19 AM

Some vodkas are grain-free/gluten-free (Ciroc is made from grapes). Some Tequila is ok, too. Vodka/Tequila/red wine.

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on February 23, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Alternative option: kombucha beer, made in Ypsilanti, MI where I work.

http://unityvibrationkombucha.com/verify.php?redirect=/kombucha-beer.php

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on September 05, 2012
at 07:17 AM

In the past, I've used my homemade water kefir as a chaser before to make myself feel better about drinking alcohol.

But then I thought....hmm..what if I just bring this to parties and pretend like its alcohol?? And then not feel bad about not drinking? And it worked! It smelled enough like alchy for me to convince others I was getting just as smashed as they were :) So that's hopefully a novel strategy for those struggling to balance partying and paleo!

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on July 24, 2012
at 08:44 PM

yes! boochtini's..lol!

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:20 AM

@VB Just felt I need to chime in that your post is completely non helpful and slightly rude. If I wasn't on a Paleo forum I would have taken you for a Vegan. Is it just me or as time goes on more and more judgmental and "elitest" rhetoric is popping up in these forums.

Sorry for the rant, might have had one too many tasty blueberry kombucha's and vodka's. Thanks for the great idea missionman!

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