How to Make Kava Taste Better
If you want to know how to make kava taste good, trying out some kava recipes is a great place to start.
Many people love kava’s amazing relaxation effects. Few however, are in love with its earthy taste. Kava is an acquired taste. Mixing kava with other nonalcoholic drinks: juices, teas, or purées and flavors can mask kava’s bitterness and create a more flavorful beverage.
Many kava bars recommended that first time kava drinkers start by trying the equivalent of a kava “mocktail.” By mixing kava with other drinks and flavorings they have created their own unique recipes to make drinking kava more palatable.
Kava chasers are also common. A kava chaser is a slice of fruit or nuts that you eat immediately after chugging down a shell of kava to quickly eliminate its’ unpleasant flavor and refresh your palate.
Below we share with you our favorite kava drink recipes. Some coming from our own Kalm with Kava kitchen, some coming from our favorite kava bars, and others sent to us by customers.
If you have a favorite recipe not listed here, feel free to share with us, and we'll add it to the list!
We love experimenting with how to make kava taste better. We hope you will too.
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Our Kava Recipes
Kava Arnold Palmer
This kava recipe is a customer favorite. It offers a twist on a classic, summer drink, the Arnold Palmer, a refreshing mix of iced tea and lemonade. With the addition of micronized instant kava this drink provides relaxation and refreshment on a sunny afternoon.View Recipe
Coconut Kava Hot Chocolate
You’ll adore the comfort and calm that comes from a cup of our Coconut Kava Hot Chocolate. Use coconut milk and coconut water to make a creamier kava tea. And, add a few spoons of chocolate syrup for sweetness. This is a good kava recipe for Valentine’s DayView Recipe
Creamy Pumpkin Spice Kava Chai
Pumpkin spice is a perfect pairing for a kava tea. They both have a slightly earthy flavor and strong spices mask kava’s bitter tang and, some say, make it more potent. It’s easy to see how a pumpkin spice kava chai recipe makes total sense.View Recipe
This Guava Kava Colada recipe is designed to give you a taste of the laid back island lifestyle. Drinking this tropical fruit flavored, nonalcoholic cocktail will transport you on a relaxing, mini-vacation to the South Pacific Islands, from the comfort of your house or backyard lounger.
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