CBD Cocktails

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 natural CBD sodas make it easier than ever before to spice up your next nightcap, and kiss that morning-after headache goodbye. With the tips we mentioned in mind, here are five delectable CBD cocktail recipes, worthy of your next romantic night in.

Coconut Float (serves two)

I'll never forget my very first taste of a root beer float, with my old man at an old-fashioned ice cream parlour. It's a classic for a reason. This "Coconut Float" is an adult twist on this timeless treat. Grab two large glasses and add three scoops of coconut iced cream to each. Then, add a shot of your preferred rum to the top of each. I personally prefer dark rum, but coconut-flavored varieties can amp up the ice cream’s flavor. Slowly pour up to one can of Sparkling CBD Root Beer over each glass and drizzle them with chocolate syrup if you’re feeling saucy.

Pimm’s Cup (serves two)

  • 3 oz Pimm’s No. 5
  • 1 can Sparkling CBD Lemonade
  • mint leaves
  • strawberry, orange, cucumber and/or lemon slices (for optional garnish)

Two centuries ago, James Pimm opened an oyster bar near the waterfront in central London. He crafted the original Pimm's No. 1 liquor and had it on standby to aid his customers' digestion of the questionably-revered date night dish. Sweet and fruity, with a deep blend of flavors, the Pimm’s Cup cocktail and variations of it prevailed as a summertime favorite to date. For our CBD-infused twist, just add your preferred garnishes to each, before filling each glass with ice (to your preference). Then, add a shot of Pimm’s No. 5 to both glasses, and fill them both to the top with Sparkling CBD Lemonade.

Caramel CBD Cola (serves two)

While lacking the historical charm of the Pimm’s Cup, this is a sweet and simple pleasure of my college days that I feel honor-bound to share. To make one for you and yours, simply fill two large glasses with plenty of ice, then add a shot of butterscotch Schnapp's to each. Fill them to the brim with approximately half a can of Sparkling CBD Cola each (or our Root Beer, if you’d rather).

Black Cherry CBD Smash (serves two)

With a rich, sweet cherry flavor, a splash of lime, and a shot of bourbon for my fellow whiskey lovers, the Black Cherry CBD Smash will hit the spot like little else. This was much easier to make than I’d expected, or than any guests would guess, taking just five minutes from start to finish. Simple, sweet, and strong, the Black Cherry CBD Smash is just that – a smash hit. It’ll make the perfect addition to your next romantic evening.

To make this drink, you must first slice your lime into halves. Squeeze the juice of one half into a cocktail shaker and set the second half aside. Next, muddle the cherries using a muddling spoon (the end of a rolling pin can be used if you don’t have one handy). Add ice to your cocktail shaker and shake well for thirty seconds.

Divide your cocktail evenly into two glasses, then fill up each with Sparkling CBD Black Cherry Soda. Slice the remaining lime half into two wedges and garnish each glass with one. And finally – enjoy!

Moscow Mule Refresher (serves two)

  • 24 blueberries
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced into 16 pieces
  • 2 sprigs of mint (for garnish) plus 12 mint leaves
  • ¾ cup crushed ice
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 can Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale
  • 2 mugs (preferably copper)

While historians are still debating the Moscow Mule's original creator, it rose to its American heyday in the 1940s. Bartenders have long appreciated the simplicity of its classic form, and its potential for a personal twist, while fans have sought its strength and distinctive flavor. If you've yet to try this beloved beverage, I highly recommend that you change that with this CBD-infused twist on an old favorite. Bonus points if you’re a tried-and-true fan with your own copper mugs on hand.

Add cucumber, berries, and mint into the bottom end of a cocktail shaker. Muddle thoroughly into a thick pulp.

Add vodka, lime juice, and ¼ cup of crushed ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a minimum of thirty seconds.

Divide the remaining ice into your copper mugs. Then, strain your cocktail from the shaker into the mugs. Fill the remaining space in each with Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale (approximately 4-6 ounces per mug, depending on their size). Garnish your beverages with a mint sprig, and enjoy them right away.

As you can see, sparkling CBD soda makes the CBD cocktail experience more accessible than ever before. With these recipes and last week’s tips in tow, you’re more than ready to find your new favorite nightcap. Here’s hoping that you enjoy these tasty drinks half as much as I did – and that your morning after is just as mellow.

Cheers!

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