Pouring Sparkling CBD Can Into Cocktail

Love is in the air, Beverage Blog readers. That’s right - Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart of your circle of friends, there’s no better time to share a nightcap with those you hold dear. The writers of Colorado’s Best Drinks’ Beverage Blog are here with our favorite Sparkling CBD drink recipes. Sample this selection of specialty cocktails to find the perfect pick for you and yours.

Sparkling CBD Pucker Punch

Serves: 8

If you’re planning to entertain this Valentine’s day, there’s no better choice for your gathering than Sparkling CBD Pucker Punch. This sweet and simple crowd-pleasing cocktail takes just three easy steps to make, and it’s sure to be a big hit.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sugar (for rimming glasses)
  • Lemon, sliced into wedges (for rimming glasses)
  • Three cups pink lemonade
  • One (750ml) bottle moscato
  • One cup thinly-sliced strawberries
  • One can Sparkling CBD Lemonade
  • Eight ounces vodka
  • Ice

How It’s Made:

  1. Rim each glass with a lemon wedge, then dip into sugar.
  2. In a large punch bowl or pitcher, blend pink lemonade, Sparkling CBD Lemonade, vodka, and sliced fruit. Add ice and stir until the punch is well-blended.
  3. Divide Pucker Punch into glasses.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Black Cherry Caribenos

The rich, refreshing blend of flavors in Black Cherry Caribenos are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. There’s no better beverage to toast the sweetheart in your life.

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 ounces dark rum
  • ½ can Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Lemon wedge

How It’s Made:

  1. Pour lemon juice, lime juice, rum and Grand Marnier into a cocktail shaker with ice, then shake for five seconds.
  2. Pour into two chilled wine glasses or fluted glasses.
  3. Top off each glass with Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda.
  4. Add a dash of grenadine to each glass for color.
  5. Add a lemon wedge to the rims of each glass for garnish.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

The R&B

The R&B adds a creamy, boozy twist to our delicious Sparkling CBD Root Beer. Rum & Bailey’s perfectly complement Root Beer’s rich flavor, resulting in a decadent blend. Throw some R&B on the stereo and start your romantic evening with this instant classic cocktail of the same name. We’re confident that the R&B will be the second sweetest part of your evening - second only to your Valentine.

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 can Sparkling CBD Root Beer
  • 4 ounces dark spiced rum
  • 2-4 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Crushed ice

How It’s Made:

  1. Fill two glasses with crushed ice.
  2. Divide a can of Sparkling CBD Root Beer evenly between both glasses.
  3. Add two ounces of dark rum to each glass, stirring gently to blend.
  4. Top off each glass with Bailey’s Irish Cream, stirring gently.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Whiskey Me Away

This cocktail couples Sparkling CBD Cola and whiskey with the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavoring. Make this for your next nightcap - it’s sure to sweep you off your feet.

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 2 cans Sparkling CBD Cola (OR 1 can Sparkling CBD Cola, 1 can Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda
  • 1 pint cherries
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Empty ice cube tray

How It’s Made:

  1. In a mixing bowl, blend 1 ½ ounces of rye whiskey and a can of Sparkling CBD Cola. Cover bowl and let chill.
  2. Let the remaining Sparkling CBD soda flatten.
  3. Pour remaining Sparkling CBD soda into an ice cube tray, then freeze.
  4. Grab two old-fashioned glasses. Add five cherries and one ounce of the whiskey-cola blend to each.
  5. Muddle the cherries.
  6. Add plain ice, 2 ½ ounces rye whiskey and ½ ounce lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
  7. Strain the blended cocktail into both glasses with the muddled cherries. Add 4-6 cubes of frozen Cola (or Black Cherry) to each.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

The Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers is best known as an Academy Award-winning 1930s film star, whose showstopping performances made her a romantic icon of her day. While the stunning and talented actress married five times over forty years, she was perhaps best known for notorious on-screen romances with fellow film icon Fred Astaire. We hope our Sparkling CBD twist of her namesake cocktail is one for the ages as well.

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

For Syrup:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced and peeled

For Cocktail:

  • 4 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ ounce ginger syrup (made separately with above ingredients)
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 2 slices fresh lemon
  • How It’s Made:

    To Make Syrup:

    1. Mix the water, sugar, and ginger slices in a small saucepan.
    2. Heat the mixture to a boil, stirring throughout to dissolve sugar.
    3. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let the ginger be infused by syrup for thirty minutes.
    4. Strain the resulting syrup into a glass container. Refrigerate until cool. Syrup can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

    To Make Cocktail:

    1. Divide ginger syrup and mint leaves between two glasses.
    2. With a spoon or muddler, gently crush the mint leaves, releasing their oils.
    3. Add two ounces gin and ¾ ounce lemon juice to each glass. Stir.
    4. Add ice to each glass.
    5. Add a lemon slice and mint sprig to each for garnish.
    6. Serve and enjoy!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Toasting Cans of Sparkling CBD

    Whatever your plans this Valentine's Day, we're certain these Sparkling CBD cocktails will make your evening even sweeter. Our products all contain phytocannabinoid-rich, broad spectrum hemp extract and can be delivered right to your doorstep. All five flavors of our hemp CBD beverages are delicious and refreshing. Better yet, each sparkling CBD soda flavor is vegan, non-GMO, and free of gluten, sodium, and preservatives. PCR hemp extract is one of just five ingredients in every sparkling CBD soda can, and you’ll taste that sweet simplicity with every sip.

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