Two specialty cocktails in mismatched glasses on countertop of home for socially-distanced New Year's Eve celebration

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 cocktail. While our celebrations should be limited to our live-in loved ones, that’s no reason to forgo the celebration from the safety of our homes with streamers, music and delectable specialty cocktails to start 2021 off right. Colorado’s Best Drinks is proud to offer five delicious sparkling CBD soda flavors and two new sparkling CBD water options. We’ve added our own CBD-twist to seven delicious cocktail recipes - one featuring every sparkling CBD flavor - for the perfect addition to your upcoming festivities.

Black Cherry CBD Sparkler

Serves: Four

What You'll Need:

  • Six ounces pomegranate juice
  • Half of one can Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda
  • Two ounces berry-flavored vodka
  • Skewered raspberries or maraschino cherries(for optional garnish)

How It's Made:

  1. Add pomegranate juice and flavored vodka to two chilled champagne flutes.
  2. Top off each beverage with Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda.
  3. If desired, skewer several raspberries or maraschino cherries and drop one skewer into each beverage for garnish.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Sparkling Ginger Snaps

Serves: Two

What You'll Need:

  • One can Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale
  • Six ounces creme de menthe
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • Lemon peel (for garnish)
  • Ice

How It's Made:

  1. Divide creme de menthe evenly between two highball glasses.
  2. Divide one half can of Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale between both glasses, then stir gently to mix contents.
  3. Sip combination, and add additional Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale to taste.
  4. Add one-half teaspoon of lemon juice per glass, and additional lemon juice by the half-teaspoon until both beverages reach desired flavor.
  5. Add several ice cubes to both glasses, then garnish each glass with a lemon peel for added aroma.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Sparkling Root Beer Gin Fizz

Serves: Two

What You'll Need:

  • One can Sparkling CBD Root Beer
  • Three ounces gin
  • Three tablespoons lemon juice
  • Two teaspoons superfine sugar
  • Four maraschino cherries
  • Two mint leaves

How It's Made:

  1. Fill approximately one third of a shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice and sugar to shaker, then shake vigorously for at least thirty seconds.
  3. Add ice cubes to two collins glasses.
  4. Strain mixture into each glass, dividing contents evenly.
  5. Top off each glass with approximately one half can of Sparkling CBD Root Beer.
  6. Garnish each glass with two maraschino cherries and one mint leaf.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Sparkling Peach Mojitos

Serves: Two

What You'll Need:

  • One can Sparkling CBD Lemonade
  • Eight ounces loose mint leaves
  • Seven ounces hot water
  • Three ounces white rum
  • Three ounces sugar
  • One peach, sliced and pitted
  • Ice (approximately twenty-four cubes)

How It's Made:

  1. In a heat-resistant mixing bowl, combine sugar and hot water.
  2. Stir combination until well-blended to form simple syrup.
  3. Add peach slices, mint leaves and half of simple syrup mixture to the bottom of a large glass pitcher.
  4. Muddle contents of pitcher vigorously for at least one minute, then add remaining simple syrup.
  5. Add ice, rum and one can of Sparkling CBD Lemonade to pitcher, then stir until all ingredients are well-blended.
  6. Divide contents of pitcher evenly between two highball glasses.
  7. Garnish each glass with peach slices and mint sprigs. Add straws if desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Cola Merlots

Serves: Three

What You'll Need:

How It's Made:

  1. Serve and enjoy!
  2. Fill three pint-sized drinking glasses halfway with ice.
  3. Add Sparkling CBD Cola, red wine, lemon slices and ice to a glass pitcher.
  4. Stir contents of pitcher gently until all ingredients are well-blended.
  5. Pour contents of pitcher into two to three pint-sized glasses. Refrigerate any remaining contents.
  6. Garnish each glass with fresh mint leaves.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Sparkling CBD Citrus Spritzers

Serves: Two

What You'll Need:

  • Eight ounces water
  • Eight ounces sugar
  • Three ounces campari
  • One ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • One ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Half of one can Sparkling CBD Citrus Water
  • Lime wheel (for optional garnish)

How It's Made:

  1. To make simple syrup, add water and sugar to a small saucepan, then heat the contents on stovetop range over medium heat while stirring constantly. Continue until sugar is fully dissolved, then remove from heat and let cool for several minutes.
  2. Divide Campari, lime juice, orange juice and simple syrup evenly between two wine glasses.
  3. Add several ice cubes to each glass.
  4. Top off both glasses with Sparkling CBD Citrus Water.
  5. If desired, add a lime wheel to each glass for optional garnish.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Sparkling Hibiscus Sours

Serves: Two

What You'll Need:

  • Two cans Sparkling CBD Hibiscus Water
  • Six ounces water
  • One juicy pink grapefruit, halved, with one slice saved for garnish
  • One lemon, halved, with one slice saved for garnish
  • Two teaspoons sugar
  • Ice

How It's Made:

  1. Add water to a saucepan.
  2. Squeeze grapefruit halves and lemon halves into saucepan, then add remaining grapefruit zest.
  3. Add sugar to saucepan, then bring combination to a boil until sugar has fully dissolved.
  4. Let the contents of saucepan cool for several minutes or longer.
  5. Add several ice cubes to two pint-sized glasses.
  6. Once the saucepan has fully cooled, divide its contents evenly between both glasses.
  7. Top off each glass with approximately half of one refrigerated can of Sparkling CBD Hibiscus Water.
  8. Stir both glasses gently until well-blended.
  9. Divide both citrus fruit slices into halves. Add one lemon slice and one grapefruit slice to each glass for garnish.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Colorado's Best Drinks Wishes You a Wonderful New Year!

Well-dressed couple holding 2021 number balloons for New Year's Eve celebration

All of us at Colorado's Best Drinks wish you and your loved ones a wonderful new year. No matter the occasion, there’s no need for social distancing to stop you from enjoying sweet and satisfying blended beverages. It’s easy to craft your own Sparkling CBD cocktails and mocktails today and every day of the year! Visit our Sparkling Shop to order a twelve-pack or a forty-eight pack of Sparkling CBD Citrus Water, Hibiscus Water or our other delicious products today. We'll bring a case to your doorstep- ready to savor straight from the can or in these delicious drink recipes. All five flavors of our sparkling CBD sodas (and our two flavored Sparkling CBD water options) are delicious and refreshing. Our products all contain phytocannabinoid-rich, broad spectrum hemp extract. Better yet, each sparkling CBD beverage flavor is vegan, non-GMO, and free of gluten, sodium, and preservatives. PCR hemp extract is one of just five ingredients in every can of Colorado's Best Drinks, and you’ll taste that sweet simplicity with every sip.

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