Kava Bliss Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Kava Bliss cocktail is a unique blend of traditional Pacific Islander and modern mixology. The main ingredient, Kava, is a root native to the South Pacific, known for its calming and euphoric effects. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy exotic flavors and a relaxing, mellow vibe.

  • Kava has been used in the Pacific Islands for centuries as a ceremonial drink.
  • The Kava Bliss cocktail was created to introduce this traditional ingredient to the world of mixology.

How Kava Bliss Tastes?

The Kava Bliss cocktail has a unique, earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness from the honey. The kava provides a slightly bitter, peppery taste, which is balanced by the creamy coconut milk. The lime juice adds a refreshing, tangy twist to the mix.

Interesting facts about Kava Bliss

  • Kava is known for its calming effects and is often used to reduce anxiety and promote sleep.
  • The Kava Bliss cocktail is vegan-friendly, as it uses coconut milk instead of dairy.
  • Despite its relaxing effects, Kava does not contain alcohol.


Kava Powder

Kava is the star here, offering earthy and peppery notes, as well as its notorious calming effects. 1 oz is a balanced starting point—too much and you might find your drink becoming overpoweringly earthy or even a little numb on the tongue due to kava's anesthetic properties. If you omit it, well, it wouldn't be Kava Bliss, would it?

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Why honey? It's the sweet bridge between our bold kava and the creamy coconut–think of it as the diplomat in this flavor embassy. Too little and the cocktail lacks sweetness; too much and it's a sticky mess. No honey? Agave syrup could sub in, offering a similar sweetness with a lighter touch.

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Coconut Milk

Let's get tropical! Coconut milk brings a creamy, velvety texture and a hint of sweetness that whispers, 'beach vibes.' Swap it out for almond milk for a less rich, nuttier take on paradise.

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Lime Juice

Every sip needs a zing, and that's lime's gig. It cuts through the richness and complements the kava's spice. No lime juice equals a flat, one-dimensional drink. Lemon could stand in, but it's like replacing a tango with a waltz—similar, but not quite the same dance.

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Ice Cubes

They're not just chilling; they're diluting, mellowing, and blending. Four cubes are the Goldilocks number—not too watery, not too strong. Without them, you're sipping on a potent, room-temp concoction that might just be too intense.

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Recipe. How to make Kava Bliss Drink

  1. Add 1 oz of kava powder to a shaker.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey to the shaker.
  3. Pour 2 oz of coconut milk into the shaker.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of one lime.
  5. Add ice cubes and shake well.
  6. Strain the mixture into a glass and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully mix the kava powder.
  • For an extra refreshing twist, try adding a sprig of mint as garnish.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Island-Inspired Appetizers: Think coconut shrimp or taro chips to complement the tropical flavors.
  • Sweet & Savory Snacks: A mix of nuts glazed with honey or some sweet potato fries works well.
  • Seafood Dishes: The acidity of the lime juice cuts through richer seafood like salmon or tuna poke.

Drink Pairings

  • Hibiscus Tea: Non-alcoholic and refreshing counterparts.
  • Chilled Green Tea: The bitterness can balance the sweet and creamy cocktail.
  • Light Beers: They won't compete with the unique flavor of the Kava Bliss.

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What you could change in Kava Bliss

  • If you don't have kava powder, you can use kava tea bags.
  • Agave syrup can be used as a substitute for honey.

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And of course - twists🍹

Kava Spice

  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to the shaker.
  • Proceed with the original recipe steps.
  • This twist will add a warming, spiced dimension that cozies up with the kava and honey.

Coco-Lemon Bliss

  • Substitute lime juice with lemon juice.
  • Add grated lemon zest into the shaker.
  • This variation will give a brighter, more fragrant citrus profile. It's like spring in a glass, where lime is summer.

Vanilla Kava Dream

  • Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract along with the other ingredients.
  • The vanilla will layer in a rich aromatic sweetness that plays well with kava's earthiness.
  • This concoction could be the liquid form of a relaxing tropical spa day.

In case you forgot basics how to make Kava Bliss

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Kava Bliss

What type of glass is best for serving the Kava Bliss cocktail?

The Kava Bliss cocktail is typically served in a Highball glass. However, any glass that can hold the cocktail and its ice while having space for the shaken coconut milk froth would work.

Can I consume Kava Bliss if I am on medication?

As with any food or drink, if you are on medication, it's best to consult your physician first before consuming a Kava Bliss cocktail.

What is the best food to pair with the Kava Bliss cocktail?

Since Kava Bliss has an earthy and slightly bitter taste, you may want to pair it with something slightly sweet or salty. Asian or Pacific Islander cuisine often pairs well with this type of cocktail.

Can I prepare Kava Bliss in large quantities ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare Kava Bliss in large quantities but store it without the ice. When ready to serve, add ice and shake well.

How should I store unused kava root?

Store unused kava root in a cool, dark place. It can also be stored in airtight containers to retain freshness.

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