Cocktails are a fantastic compliment to any occasion, and we have 3 CBD cocktails that will blow you away!
There’s an endless number of cocktail recipes out there. People love to experiment and try different combinations of flavors and ingredients. You may be a tequila fan, or whiskey connoisseur, but cocktails exist in a category of their own. If a cocktail has intriguing ingredients, people will usually drink it regardless of the type of alcohol it contains.
One very special cocktail ingredient is becoming increasingly popular; Cannabidiol. Though CBD has only been on the market for a few years, it has already made its way into the world of cocktails.
CBD is well known for promoting a feeling of relaxation. Like cocktails, many people use CBD to relax after work, or loosen-up in social situations, so it makes perfect sense that these two complement each other well.
Cocktails and CBD are both wonderful ways to unwind, and when combined, they redefine what it means to “chill”.
We have a list of 3 delicious cocktails that are perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking to impress a date, or blow your friends away with your mixology skills, these CBD infused cocktails are sure to do the trick!
Basil Old Fashioned
Introduction: This drink puts a new twist on an old classic. An Old Fashioned is a simple drink for simple times. If you want to sip a cocktail with friends you haven’t seen in years, or tell stories around the fireplace, nothing beats an Old Fashioned.
History: The Old Fashioned has always been a popular drink, but saw a boom in popularity when it was featured on “Mad Men”. Though its recipe has changed slightly through the years, the history of this drink dates back long before Don Draper was sipping away at one.
As legend has it, that bartender and whiskey aristocrat John E. Pepper came up with the Old Fashioned in Louisville, Kentucky. He later brought the drink to New York where it was popularized in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel bar.
- 2 oz High-Quality Bourbon
- 1 Dropper of Unflavored CBD
- 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
- 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
- 1 Orange Peel
- 2 Basil Leaves
- 2 Cubes of Ice
- Splash of Water (Optional)
Prep and Serve: Pour 2 oz of your favorite bourbon in a mixing glass. Next add 2 leaves of basil and muddle it in the glass. This will allow all of the tasty juice from the basil to blend with the bourbon.
Allow the basil to soak in the alcohol while you step away to prepare your orange peel. Mix 2 dashes of orange bitters and 2 dashes of angostura bitters into your glass of bourbon. Add ice, a dropper full of CBD, and garnish with an orange peel.
These drinks look fantastic served in mason jars.
Introduction: There’s no cocktail that’s quite as refreshing as a Gin and Tonic. This is the perfect drink for relaxing on a hot day. The subtle effervescence of tonic water combined with the zesty flavor of lime is a match made in cocktail heaven! The only thing better than an ice cold G&T is one that’s infused with CBD!
History: Gin and Tonic is a classic drink with a fascinating history. In the 1700s, Quinine was used as a traditional cure for Malaria. The British East India Company combined with Quinine with tonic water and drank it medicinally. In an attempt to make the tonic water more palatable, soldiers added lime, sugar, and gin.
Like many of the medicines in the 1700’s, this didn’t actually work. A 2004 study proved that you would have to consume a considerable amount of Quinine to experience even mild therapeutic effects. If you want your G&T to be therapeutic, add some CBD!
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 Dropper of Citrus-Flavored CBD Oil
- ¼ Lime
- 4 oz Tonic Water (with Quinine)
Prep and Serve: Gin and Tonic is best served ice-cold. Chill the Gin and the Glasses that you’ll be using in the freezer for 15-20min. prior to mixing.
Fill serving glass with ice cubes. Pour 2 oz of your favorite Gin and 4 oz of tonic water over the ice, squeeze in the ¼ lime, and add a dropper full of citrus flavored CBD.
Serve in a tall, chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lime.
Introduction: If you’re looking to spice things up by the pool, or plan on spending the day at the beach, there’s no better choice than a Jalapeno Margarita. This drink combines sweet and spicy in the best way, and when you add CBD to the mix, it’s like a vacation in a glass.
History: No one really knows where the Margarita comes from, but many attribute its creation to Carlos “Danny” Herrera. As the story is told, Carlos invented the drink in 1938 at a small restaurant between Tijuana and Rosarito Mexico.
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 Dropper of Lemon-Flavored CBD
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Agave
- 1 Jalapeno
- Kosher Salt
Prep and Serve: This is a pretty easy drink to make. All you need to do is dice and de-seed a jalapeno, put all of the ingredients in the blender, and mix in a glass of ice. Simple preparation, and delicious results!
Serve this drink in a Margarita glass with a salted rim and garnished with a lime wedge.
CBD infused cocktails are a great way to relax and enjoy all that CBD has to offer. When you want a delicious beverage that’s packed with beneficial cannabinoids, these cocktails are an excellent choice!
If you’re interested in mixing it up with some CBD cocktails check out our full selection of CBD tinctures!