Wind down in a new way by mixing yourself a CBD-cocktail! These recipes are a great way to take the edge off with less calories. CBD is all the rage lately, and for good reason! Read my last post for all you need to know about CBD and its benefits. Although I use different forms of CBD, my favorite way to use it is in a cocktail. Unlike alcohol, CBD doesn't disrupt your sleep pattern-I can unwind and fall asleep without disrupting my REM sleep cycle and still feel refreshed (and not hungover) the next morning. Make these with or without alcohol for a flavorful way to unwind! My favorite brand for a CBD cocktail is DRAM CBD-sparkling waters, but you can also add your preferred flavor CBD, or of plain sparkling water and add a desired amount of CBD through a dropper.
Have I sold you yet? Let's get mixing:
Lavender Coconut Cooler
4 oz chilled coconut water
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
4 oz DRAM Lavender & Lemon Balm Sparkling Water
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir very well. Serve in Collins glass.
Fun fact: this recipe can also be the base for a smoothie!
Lemongrass Mint Sparkler
1/2 cup fresh mint
1/2 oz lime juice
1.5 oz vodka (optional)
8 oz DRAM Lemongrass CBD Sparkling Water
Muddle the mint in a pint glass. Add ice, sparkling water and lime juice. Stir well and serve in Collins glass.
Gingergrass Ranch Water
1.5-2 oz of tequila
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
4 oz DRAM Gingergrass CBD Sparkling Water
Put a lime wedge around the rim of each serving glass, dip in salt and pepper flakes. Fill glass with ice. Pour tequila in, top with sparkling water, and serve with lime wedge. Serve in rocks glass.
Beauty Bubbles Chilled Rose
1/2 champagne flute DRAM Beauty Bubbles Sparkling Water
1/2 champagne flute rosé wine (or more sparkling water)
Frozen raspberries and/or blackberries
Add equal parts rosé and Beauty Bubbles sparkling water in a champagne flute. Drop frozen raspberries and blackberries into the glass to keep the drink cold and add an extra hint of flavor. Serve in champagne flute. Additional option to add just sparkling water for a CBD-infused mocktail.
Black Old Fashioned
1 tsp sugar, simple syrup, or monk fruit sweetener
2 orange slices
2 oz bourbon
7 drops DRAM Black tea bitters
Muddle the oranges and sugar in the bottom of a glass. Add ice, bourbon and bitters.
Garnish with a cherry or orange slice. Serve in rocks glass.
I hope you enjoy relaxing and sipping on some of my favorite drinks to make- cheers!
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Recipes adapted from DRAM Apothecary CBD.