The Beverage Blog

At Colorado’s Best Drinks, we strive to meet the highest standards of quality in all that we do – from our products to our written content. The Colorado's Best Drinks Beverage Blog showcases the most impactful and interesting stories and events related to CBD, hemp and bubbly beverages like our own. We’re excited to bring you stories showcasing exciting developments in several industries on the rise.

With zero grams of sugar, Sparkling CBD Citrus Water and Sparkling CBD Hibiscus Tea are smart alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks. Many soft drinks these days contain unhealthy amounts of sugar which public health officials have linked to a v...

Lemons are an integral part of some of our most iconic beverages, pastries, desserts and assorted tasty knickknacks. They’re also the central ingredient in Colorado's Best Drinks' iconic Sparkling CBD Lemonade. But while you may well have known a...

Can't get enough tea? You're in good company. According to a recent report by the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc., Americans consumed over 3.9 billion gallons of tea in 2021 alone. On any given day, an estimated 159 million Americans are drink...

The history of watermelon is almost as rich as the fruit itself. The ancient Egyptians depicted watermelons in their art and there are mentions of watermelons in Sanskrit texts from the 6th century BC. Watermelons of old were in some ways quite...

The root beer float made using Sparkling CBD Root Beer is an iconic taste treat that’s sure to be a hit with people of all ages. Cool and creamy, it’s the ultimate soda-based confection and expertly balances the two main ingredients to create a w...

Here at the CBD Beverage Blog, we’re big fans of history and enjoy enlightening our customers about the various aspects of our industry. Today, we’re going to examine the origins of the humble aluminum can, the type of vessel we use to bring our...

If you’re a big fan of CBD Beverages, who generate quite a few empty aluminum cans, don't put them out in the trash for the city to pick up. Instead, put them to the best possible use by donating them to one of the charities we're about to profil...

Even in a world as politically fractured as ours is at the moment most people can still agree on at least one thing: there’s nothing like a nice cold lemonade on a hot day. Testament to that is the fact that our Sparkling CBD Lemonade is one of o...

Love the smell of lavender? You’re in good company. A recent analysis of U.S. search data concluded that lavender is the most popular candle scent in three American states. Countless lavender-scented products line the shelves of today’s big-name...

Why recycle your sparkling CBD soda cans when you can upcycle them instead?

If you have a garden, you know that the devil is in the details. That’s why we’ve put together this list of stunning ways to integrate old cans into your garden.

Gard...

Our CBD drinks only use the finest ingredients. And watermelon sure is a fine ingredient!

You may know it today for its popularity in the health and fitness world, its love of growing in the summer, or as the perfect snack in the sun. It’s ofte...

Making things from scratch is always a fun way to spend the afternoon. There’s something special about being in the kitchen with an exciting new project. If you’re a huge cola fan, it’s worth making it yourself at least once.

Here are our two f...

One of the most important parts of a barbeque is the drinks you’re serving. And our CBD drinks can help take those cocktails to the next level!

CBD beverages add a delightful fizz and flavor to cocktails.

Here are our favorite barbeque cocktai...

Ginger is a favorite flavor for many. It's great in chai tea, stir-fries, salads- and sparkling CBD sodas!

We only make CBD drinks using the finest ingredients. If it’s not of the highest quality, we want nothing to do with it! And ginger is a...

Our watermelon CBD soda is a fan favorite. Perfectly refreshing and not too sweet, this sparkling CBD soda is perfect for barbecues and the beach. Bring your pack wherever the sun is and you’ll be happy!

We based this CBD sparkling soda on our...

A refreshing cocktail made with Sparkling CBD Soda is a thing of beauty. But not everyone has mastered the art of the cocktail to the point where they can create great ones each and every time. Usually, when someone's mixed drink does not live up...

If you’re a painter you know the importance of adding the highlights before you declare the painting finished. If you are a chef you know the importance of garnishing your culinary creation. Likewise, if you hope to make cocktails people will remem...

Ever since we introduced our hibiscus flavored Sparkling CBD soda we have received numerous inquiries about hibiscus, with most people asking what it is and what (if any) are its various benefits. So, in the interest of transparency and out of re...

Before we get into our discussion about Sparkling CBD Soda and other outstanding gin mixers let’s take a step back and look at the history of what is now considered one of the most British of liquors.

A Brief History of Gin

Today's gin can tr...

Root beer is one of those "old fashioned" beverages that just refuses to yield to the modern world. It's maybe the most robust of all soft drinks with a musky, down-to-earth flavor that leaves a surprisingly appealing aftertaste, and it's one of ou...

Summer 2022 is just around the corner, and this year everybody is determined to make the most of it. So they're sprucing up the yard, washing down the deck, cleaning the pool top to bottom and planning Memorial Day and 4th of July get-togethers....

Our CBD drinks are always made of the highest quality ingredients- and our CBD Lemonade and CBD Lemon Iced Tea are no exceptions!

The spark behind our sparkling CBD soda is always when we are greatly impressed by an ingredient. When our team...

Sometimes, you just want a cocktail. There’s nothing better than laying back, relaxing, and sipping on a classic!

But if you’re on a diet, your cocktails may be doing more harm than good. So how do you indulge without taking on so many calories?

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Our Sparkling CBD Lemonade is a fan favorite- perfect for the beach or a barbeque. We came up with this sparkling CBD soda because we wanted to combine our love of CBD drinks with an American classic like lemonade.

But, if you’ve been followi...

One of our favorite sparkling CBD sodas is our watermelon flavor. It’s just so refreshing on a hot summer day, with a taste so sweet that your lips will pucker!

When we think about our Sparkling CBD drinks, we think about their shining ingred...

The CBD crowd and the sustainability crowd often overlap, so chances are you care about the environment. With climate change fast upon us, something as simple as reusing a soda can make a huge difference.

On top of caring for Mama Earth, nothing...

Watermelon is front-and-center in our CBD Sparkling Watermelon drink.

Designed as a summertime favorite for sunny days with friends and family, this sparkling CBD soda actually came to fruition when we learned about all of the incredible health b...

CBD is known for its calming effects, its ability to help sore muscles, sleep enhancement, and more.

But have you ever thought about making a cocktail with CBD sparkling soda?

Our CBD beverages are the perfect secret ingredient to bring your...

With each passing year, the need to act in an environmentally responsible manner becomes more acute. That means making sure the home is properly insulated, using LED lights instead of incandescents, recycling whatever can be recycled and finding ne...

The humble cherry plays a pretty big role in American cultural history, both from a mythological standpoint, and of course a gastronomic one as well. That goes double for the black cherry, which is the central ingredient in countless cake and pie r...

Ginger has been used by human civilization for centuries as a medicinal herb, necessary cooking spice, and cash crop. Today it's readily available and widely cultivated. It's even used to flavor one of our most popular CBD beverages: Sparkling CBD...

Whether you're making a treat for yourself or hosting a party, the last thing you want is to end up with a cocktail that burns your tongue or leaves you with an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Or maybe you've mastered a few cocktail recipes but want...

Watermelon can be a tricky flavor to come by in cocktails and an even trickier element to work with. That's where our watermelon CBD drinks come in. With a strong, juicy watermelon flavor, these CBD beverages can take your watermelon cocktails up...

Ginger ale and ginger beer have very similar names. They also contain similar ingredients and are used as mixers interchangeably in many circumstances. This can lead to some understandable confusion. Are these two really interchangeable? What are t...

Watermelon is one of the easiest to name summer flavors and a staple of family picnics and celebrations. Not only is it great tasting, but it also provides a big boost to nutrition - that's why it has a reputation as a “Superfood”. Beyond the fruit...

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family but they're also a time to unwind and sit back, cocktail in hand, to reflect on this year- and what a year it has been. Whether you're craving the heavy, spicy, comforting flavors of a lo...

2021 started out a bit rough, (and there are still some kinks to still work out), but things are finally getting back to something like normal. Please join those of us at Colorado's Best Drinks - creators of the best CBD beverages - in a big “h...

When it comes to root beer the thing that tends to generate more questions than anything else is the word “beer” in the name. “Why is it called root beer?”, “Is it just a marketing gimmick, or is there beer in root beer?” These are questions our C...

If you really want to start an argument between historians of food and beverage ask them who invented ginger ale. What you’ll discover is that they each tend to have their own pet theory about how long this now-iconic beverage has been around and w...

A great cocktail has structure, it has tension, it has balance. As you drink it you are aware of its component parts and appreciate how they wrestle with each other for prominence, with no single one ever quite assuming dominance over the others....

As much as we’d like to be able to claim that CBD beverages like the Sparkling CBD Lemon Iced Tea that we produce is the original iced tea, the truth is, the whole iced tea thing predates our company by a couple of hundred years. Hard to believe,...

First, the bad news. Most cocktails are not like zero-calorie CBD sparkling water. They’re caloric nightmares that can transform a trim, active 20-something into an immobile, overweight 30-something. Here are the calorie counts of various popular c...

There are any number of things related to food and drink that people tend to assume have been around forever but are actually fairly new. When it comes to utensils the fork comes to mind. As far as food storage goes, refrigerators were rare before...

Soda is one of those things that’s such an integral part of our lives that we either don’t think about its origin, or we tend to assume that it’s been around forever. But while most types of soda have been around longer than anyone currently alive...

Let’s start off with a few fun facts:

The Coca-Cola brand is worth more than Pepsi, Starbucks, Red Bull and Budweiser combined. Every year 1.7 billion Coca-Colas are consumed worldwide. That number does not include sales of any of the 3,500 o...

In 2017, bottled water became the most popular beverage in America, and in the years since consumption of bottled water has continued to climb; from 14.4 billion gallons in 2018 to 15 billion gallons in 2019, to 15.3 billion gallons last year. Stil...

If you don’t venture out to bars or clubs much you may not have heard of the Moscow Mule. Or maybe you did and were left wondering what mules and the Russian capital have in common. Not much, as it turns out because the Moscow Mule is not a beast o...

There is plenty to celebrate this year and with the summer season now in full swing, it's time to get the deck, patio, pool, and lawn ready to make up for last year's lost summer. If you're having guests over you'll need to serve cocktails. But thi...

“April showers bring May flowers,” the age-old saying goes. Unfortunately, here in Colorado, the month of May brought another snowstorm. We’re hoping that the cold and dreary days are finally behind us for the season. However, if life brings anoth...

As you may have heard, the Colorado’s Best Drinks recently introduced two bold new CBD beverage options. Like our five CBD soda flavors, CBD Hibiscus Water and CBD Citrus Water are both vegan-friendly and free of gluten, GMOs and preservatives. U...

It’s that time of year again – National Beverage Day! Colorado's Best Drinks believes that Sparkling CBD sodas and Sparkling CBD waters flavors are the best beverages on the market today (as you may have guessed). With that said, there are ma...

In addition to Sparkling CBD soda flavors you've known and loved for years, Colorado’s Best Drinks is now offering two fresh sparkling water options. Like our other CBD beverages, CBD Citrus Water and CBD Hibiscus Tea are vegan-friendly, glut...

April 22nd is Earth Day! There’s no better time to honor our planet and reflect on ways we can invest in our ecosystem, for the wellness of everyone alive today and for countless generations to come. In honor of the 51st annual occasion, the Co...

Colorado’s Best Drinks is proud to offer five delicious and carefully-crafted sparkling soda flavors – Lemonade, Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Cola and Black Cherry. With just 100 calories and five natural ingredients per BPA-free can, you can’t go w...

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day! Colorado's Best Drinks' Beverage Blog team previously explored some fascinating elements of ginger ale's history - along with five delicious cocktail recipes featuring Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale. However, if...

Everyone knows that it's important to eat enough fruits and veggies - but some varieties of both may be especially beneficial for your health or weight loss goals. Let's explore the distinctions between citrus fruits and alternatives, and three rea...

Colorado’s Best Drinks recently introduced two delicious sparkling water options – Citrus Water and Hibiscus Tea! You can't go wrong with either of our latest beverage choices, which both bring sweet and fruity flavor with every sip. Best of all,...

Love is in the air, Beverage Blog readers. That’s right - Valentine’s Day 2021 is right around the corner. There’s no better time to share a nightcap with someone you hold dear. To help you celebrate safely at home, the CBD Beverage Blog writers...

At long last, we can say it - the year 2020 is officially behind us. Last January, food and beverage industry experts placed a number of predictions for what the twelve months to follow would have in store. It goes without saying that the unexpecte...

Here at the CBD Beverage Blog, we’re big fans of history and enjoy enlightening our customers about the various aspects of our industry. Today, we’re going to examine the origins of the humble aluminum can, the type of vessel we use to bring our...

The final days of 2020 have finally arrived, and after an eventful year of unprecedented circumstances, a fresh start can’t come soon enough. Now more than ever, individuals everywhere deserve to celebrate a new year with a relaxing and refreshing co...

Christmas, Hannukah and New Year’s Eve aren’t the only holidays to celebrate this month. December 20th is National Sangria Day! There’s so much to love about this delectable fruity beverage which has persisted as a fan-favorite for centuries throug...

There's no need to say goodbye to some summertime favorites when the winter weather sets in. Colorado's Best Drinks recently introduced two delicious sparkling water options – Citrus Water and Hibiscus Water! Both Sparkling CBD Water options brin...

To put it lightly, 2020’s had some unexpected challenges and surprises we didn’t see coming. With the COVID-19 pandemic still rampant across the globe, we’ve done our best to adapt to unprecedented circumstances. Americans have opted for an increas...

Thanksgiving 2020 is just around the corner! Despite the many difficulties the past year has brought, there’s so much to be grateful for this season. Feasting with only your closest family members to keep safe from COVID-19? We’re right there with...

Colorado’s Best Drinks is excited to introduce our two delicious sparkling water options – Citrus Water and Hibiscus Water! Sparkling CBD Citrus Water and Hibiscus Water both bring sweet, refreshing flavor with every sip. Like our five classic CBD...

Why Is It Called Root Beer?

According to food historians, beverages similar to root beer known as “small beers” predated the soft drink’s origin. Like Charles Hines’ first recipe for root beer, they contained a mixture of herbs, berries and bar...

Root beer has been a beloved soft drink in the U.S. and beyond for more than a hundred years. Our Beverage Blog guide to root beer explores root beer's origins, fun facts about the delicious drink, and seven Sparkling CBD Root Beer cocktails you're...

Great minds think alike - and sometimes they drink alike, too. If you and your better half can’t get enough root beer, stock your shelves with Colorado’s Best Drinks’ carefully crafted take on the classic American soft drink. Our blend of tried-a...

ONE: Pass On the Plastic

Studies have shown that the carbon dioxide in carbonated water escapes from plastic bottles more quickly than alternative materials. This is because plastic containers are permeable and can expand and contract. This pro...

Our Sparkling CBD Cola may be the best option out there (in our admittedly biased opinion), but it's far from the first cola product to hit the market. Let's review the highlights of cola's unusual journey from its original form to our favorite m...

Many of us are currently spending our days indoors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. There's nothing more important than keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe while we all do our part to collectively flatten the curve and s...

The outbreak of Coronavirus 19, or COVID-19, has had numerous severe consequences for citizens and businesses across the globe. The World Health Organization officially dubbed the virus a pandemic last week, with numerous nations enforcing mandato...

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day! To honor this occasion (and ginger ale lovers across America), we’ve compiled a few of our favorite Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale recipes. If you’re a fan of ginger ale’s rich, aromatic flavor, you’re sure to love...

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day! In honor of this special occasion, we've explored the origin story of ginger and ginger ale throughout world history - and their journey to the local form we all adore today.

Ginger is known for its flavor...

February is National Cherry Month! To honor the occasion, the Beverage Blog team at Colorado's Best Drinks has cherry-picked our favorite fun facts about the fruit. We've also put our Sparkling CBD twist on six specialty cocktail recipes - ea...

That’s right readers, it’s finally here – February is National Cherry Month!

As we’ve discussed in a prior article, the National Day Calendar provides worthy causes with their own national holidays. Applicants with a vested interest in any give...

For centuries of global history, lemonade’s held a sweet spot in the hearts of beverage-lovers across the globe. Everyone knows the adage: "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Little else embodies the value of resilience and sticking it o...

Edibles Expanding

Traditional forms of CBD are a thing of the past, with consumers growing hungry (and thirsty) for new forms of consumption. That’s why innovators of products with cannabidiol or broad spectrum hemp extract are expected to thrive...

With a fridge full of leftover turkey and snow swirling past my window, I can say with certainty that the holiday season is here. Among other things, it’s time to consider what gifts we’d like to get to show our loved ones how much we care. Hemp’s...

The witching hour is lurking close at hand – with many of us counting down the days. Halloween indulges our inner children with celebratory dress-up and make believe, while channeling the thrills of fright and magic. Costume ready? Candy bought? Al...

Dynamite, cellophane, silk and engine fuel: it's hard to imagine but hemp can be processed into all these diverse products - and that doesn't even scratch the surface of the list. Avid readers of the blog (namely my mom) might be familiar with the 19...

Hemp and humans have been inseparable for centuries, and throughout, China has been a seminal location for a myriad of major developments with the plant. Followers of the CBD Beverage Blog might remember recent posts exploring the invention of paper...

Great Britain: The Empire On Which the Sun Never Sets

World empires rise and fall, but the shadow left by Great Britain continues to etch political boundaries across a global landscape to this day. The former British Empire once practically defin...

Sparkling water has been revered for centuries for its alleged healing qualities. Naturally occurring from a specific combination of minerals, sparkling waters are found throughout historical literature. Our first references to the therapeutic use of...

Thirty-three American states have now legalized cannabis to some capacity – with substantial variation state to state on the structuring and scope of cannabis’ approval. In other words, two-thirds of our nation’s states have granted their citizens...

Here at the Beverage Blog, we’ve discussed a variety of CBD drinks, as well as many hemp-based beverages – including our own delicious sparkling sodas with broad spectrum hemp extract. We recently reviewed the ins and outs of the 2018 Farm Bill ...

Sparkling soda, seltzer, or tonic - what’s your favorite? Some have a strong preference, others love them all - or never knew there was a difference between each type. While individual tastes may vary, one common thread is clear - the demand for ...

It goes without saying that the number of hemp and CBD industries has increased in the recent past. From coffee to cocktails, to our scintillating selection of sparkling sodas, the beverage industry offers a growing variety of hemp-infused products...

This year, over 2,500 Tennessee farmers are licensed to grow hemp within the state as of this Spring. That figure represents an increase of more than 1,100% in a single year. Five or more farms can legally grow more than 1,000 total acres of hemp....

Last week we reviewed the benefits of mixing a little CBD into your alcohol, and listed a few bars in America already catering to this craze. If you’re not lucky enough to live within driving distance for your next date night, have no fear – our...

CBD Cocktails, Anyone?

Let’s be honest: there’s nothing quite like a nightcap to unwind at the end of a long week. Or even a long Tuesday (no judgement here). Sipping a cocktail or two can bring some well-earned relaxation to our evenings. Still,...

Sparkling soda, seltzer, or tonic - what’s your favorite? Some have a strong preference, others love them all - or never knew there was a difference between each type. While individual tastes may vary, one common thread is clear - the demand for ca...