Kombucha has been making its way into the mainstream for quite a while now. The tangy, fermented drink, which is said to have a host of health benefits from improved digestion, immunity, and metabolism to heart health, is popping up on supermarket shelves worldwide. Now hard kombuchas, like JuneShine, are shaking things up on liquor shelves, offering consumers an exciting new alternative to beer, wine, or a typical cocktail.
JuneShine starts with a brew of organic green tea, honey, and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The alcohol content comes from a fermentation using honey and organic cane sugar, with the remaining sugar in the final product coming from organic fruit. June Shine adds organic juices and spices to create unique flavors without coloring, GMOs, pesticides, or processed corn or rice syrup. Like traditional kombucha, JuneShine contains probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins. The flavors range in alcohol content from 4.2% ABV to 6% ABV and have between 100 and 150 calories per 12 oz serving.
JuneShine Honey Ginger Lemon comes in a standard beautifully sleeved 12 oz can adorned with a soft yellow and teal tropical scene. With a blend of organic ginger juice, organic honey, and organic lemon, this flavor brings just the right balance of sweet and spicy. At 6% ABV, JuneShine Honey Ginger Lemon packs a punch while providing a smooth, pleasant sipping experience.
The label on JuneShine Midnight Painkiller is upside down. It’s not a mistake, but rather a reminder to flip the can over before opening to activate the charcoal. Activated charcoal has been speculated to trap toxins and chemicals in the stomach before the body has a chance to absorb them. In addition to the charcoal, Midnight Painkiller contains a blend of coconut, pineapple, orange, and nutmeg. The combination provides a distinctive sweet and zesty effervescence that finishes with a very subtle, slightly chalky charcoal finish. Like the unique black can it comes in, JuneShine Midnight Painkiller is a memorable, enjoyable drink.
JuneShine Hibiscus Lime is packaged in a sweet and subtle, mostly pink, 12oz sleek can. The liquid is a beautiful pink color and delivers the zippy effervescence of a typical kombucha. The initial aroma is heavier on the lime, but the soft floral notes come through with the first sip. Overall, this drink is light and refreshing. With only 100 calories and one gram of sugar, JuneShine Hibiscus Lime is a perfect summer drink and an easy-to-enjoy treat that is full of flavor.
JuneShine Pineapple Orange also comes in a sleek can, making it easy to slip into a beach bag or picnic basket. A simple blend of orange and pineapple juice come together nicely to make this hard kombucha very light, subtly sweet, and easy to drink. With a summery yellow and orange package, JuneShine Pineapple Orange is like a little bit of liquid sunshine. At 100 calories and one gram of sugar, JuneShine Pineapple Orange is an easy choice for anyone who is looking for a lighter cocktail that’s still full of fun flavor.
Summary: JuneShine Hard Kombuchas are fun, functional, and flavorful. The quality of the ingredients illustrates the care put into the craft of creating a truly unique and refreshingly clean alcoholic beverage. JuneShine’s transparency and commitment to sustainability make it a brand positioned to make an impact on the world.
For more information visit JuneShine Kombucha’s website.