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CBD Cocktails: Exciting Recipes To Mix Your CBD With!

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Cocktails are a great way to start a fancy dinner, get the weekend started, and a fun way to experiment with mixology. They popularly include alcohol and can also be made without alcohol for those who don’t prefer to drink spirits — but did you know that CBD cocktails are a thing, too?

 

CBD drinks and cocktails are a great way to enjoy your favorite mixed drinks while still enjoying the benefits of CBD! You can purchase them pre-made or make them at home if you like to get creative in the kitchen. Stick with us through this article to learn more about CBD-infused drinks, the benefits of CBD, and to learn some of our favorite CBD cocktail recipes.

 

 

What Are CBD Cocktails?

A CBD cocktail is a mixed drink that contains CBD! They can contain all sorts of ingredients — from juice to sodas to cream — and come in a wide variety of flavors to suit everyone’s tastes.

 

Pre-made CBD cocktails and beverages are usually made by formulating CBD extracts into a water-soluble solution. This solution is then implemented in seltzers, sodas, juices, and more!

 

 

What Are CBD Alcohol Drinks?

CBD alcohol drinks are essentially alcoholic drinks infused with CBD. You can find CBD-infused wine, craft beer, hard seltzers, and more. Since CBD and alcohol pair so well, the two can be used together in CBD cocktails! These drinks work best for those who like to drink alcohol-based cocktails and also like the effects of hemp-derived CBD.

 

Types Of CBD

Did you know that there are different kinds of CBD? Each kind has its unique benefits, making it suited for different preferences. Let’s break them down together:

 

  • Full Spectrum CBD: Full spectrum CBD contains all of the beneficial cannabinoids naturally found in hemp plants. This includes up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC, which can give you a mild, elevated boost to your day, and overall wellbeing.
  • Broad Spectrum CBD: Like full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum contains all-natural cannabinoids. The main difference is that broad spectrum does not contain any THC.
  • CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is special in that it only contains CBD — pure, powder CBD, to be exact! Since it’s completely isolated, this type of CBD is flavorless and colorless. This makes it especially easy to add to food and drinks.

 

 

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Benefits Of CBD

CBD products have a lot of positive short and long-term effects. When you incorporate CBD into your mixed drinks, you’ll get to experience:

 

  • Alleviation of soreness, achiness, or general discomfort
  • Halts worried thoughts and lifts overall mood and wellness
  • Maintains proper digestion
  • Improvement in your sleeping
  • And more!

 

CBD has also been proven to offset some of the more negative effects of drinking alcohol. Research has shown that it can help support the liver and brain and that drinking it along with your alcohol can help you have a more soothing experience overall.

 

 

Manufactured CBD Cocktails and CBD Alcohol Drinks

If you’re a novice in the kitchen, have no fear! Mixing your own CBD cocktails and alcoholic drinks doesn’t have to be tricky. By utilizing drinks that are already CBD-infused, you can create some wonderful drinks that require little to no effort. Grab your bottle opener because we’re about to get into some of our favorite, most simple recipes below!

 

Note: While CBD drinks are easy to find in some states, they may not be sold in others. If you’re having trouble finding these pre-made ingredients, you can substitute them with their CBD-free alternatives and add your daily amount of CBD isolate or preferred CBD tinctures to the recipe instead.

 

Red or White Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite red or white wine.
    • For Red: We recommend Pinot Noir or Grenache (also called Garnacha)
    • For White: We suggest Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Grenache Blanc
  • 3/4 cups or more of your favorite juice(s).
    • For Red: Orange, cranberry juice cocktail, pomegranate, cherry
    • For White: Grapefruit, white grape, orange, lemonade
  • 12 – 48 ounces of a CBD mixer of choice: We recommend using your favorite CBD seltzer or soda. Use seltzer if you prefer your sangria to be more naturally sweet or soda if you prefer a more sugary final product.
  • Assorted fruit.
    • For Red: Assorted berries, oranges, apples, or cherries
    • For White: Peaches, oranges, pineapple, or pears
  • 3 – 4 tbsp. Brown or cane sugar, or Stevia.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Add your assorted fruit and sugar to a pitcher, and muddle together for about a minute. If you prefer zero sugar, you can skip it altogether or use Stevia instead.
  2. Add your favorite juice and muddle with your fruit and sugar.
  3. Pour your wine into the mix, and stir until incorporated. If you leave your wine out of the fridge, it’ll be easier to combine it with the other ingredients!
  4. Add your CBD mixer of choice, and stir once again. We recommended 12 – 48 ounces because you can shift this based on how many people you serve and how much CBD you prefer.
  5. Adjust mixture to taste! At this stage, you can add more sugar, fruit, or wine until you achieve your preferred flavor.
  6. Add ice and stir to chill. You can garnish with fruit and serve immediately, or fridge your mix. We recommend consuming fresh sangria within 48 hours.

 

Mimosas for Brunch

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of your fave CBD-infused fruit drink! We love drinking our mimosas with orange, cranberry, or apple juices, but you can use any fruity juice or drink you’d like.
  • 1 bottle of champagne of your choice. “Dry” champagnes will yield a sweeter mimosa, while those labeled “brut” won’t add any extra sweetness to your juice.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Grab your champagne glass, and add ice.
  2. Fill 1/3 of the glass with your CBD fruit drink.
  3. Then, top with champagne — it’s that simple! Depending on how many people you’re serving, you can shift ingredient amounts to taste differently.

 

Craft Michelada

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of CBD-infused craft beer.
  • 12 ounces Clamato or tomato juice. Clamato contains clam broth, so some tomato is the way to go if you’re vegan!
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice.
  • 1 tbsp. Soy, Worcestershire, or Maggi sauce. Add them all, or only your favorites!
  • 1 tbsp. Hot sauce. We like to use Tapatio or Valentina.
  • Garnish. Traditionally, you can garnish yours with sliced citrus fruits and decorate the rim with chamoy and Tajín or your favorite chili seasoning.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Decorate the rim of your mug how you please — we like to add chamoy to a plate, roll the rim of our glass in it, and then add Tajín. The chamoy helps the Tajín stick to the glass and adds a sweet and spicy kick to our michelada. (Hot tip: If you don’t prefer chamoy, use a lime wedge to wet the glass instead!)
  2. Fill your prepped glass with ice.
  3. Combine your sauces into a small bowl, and mix well. We recommend a tablespoon of each, but you can measure your taste.
  4. Add your sauce, lime juice, CBD infused beer, Clamato, or tomato juice to your glass, and stir.
  5. Garnish, and serve! This recipe can serve two — remember to adjust ingredient amounts as needed, depending on how many you’re serving.

 

Can You Add CBD To Manufactured Cocktails or Alcoholic Drinks?

Yes, you can add CBD to pre-made drinks! The best way to do this is by combining some of your CBD oil or CBD isolate to your drink of choice and then mixing until well-combined. Since CBD oil isn’t as water-soluble as CBD isolate, we think it works better mixed with smoothies, milkshakes, and drinks with edible garnishes. On the other hand, CBD isolate will mix much more easily with water or alcohol-based drinks, as it comes in powder form.

 

 

Homemade CBD Cocktails and CBD Alcohol Drinks

Feeling festive? Whether you’re looking to practice your bartending skills at home or are hosting a get-together and want to show off a little, these classic recipes are the perfect way to get the party started!

 

Hot Tip: Building up your bar cart at home? Try making your own homemade CBD simple syrup to easily add sweetened CBD to your cocktail creations.

 

Zesty Margarita

Ingredients:

  • Some CBD isolate or CBD oil.
  • 2 ounces of silver tequila.
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of agave nectar to taste.
  • Lime wedge and salt.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass, and salt the rim. If you prefer a sweet rim, you can use cane sugar instead.
  2. Combine tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. If you’re using CBD isolate, add this to the shaker, too. Taste, and add agave nectar as needed.
  3. Serve over ice — if you’re using CBD oil, garnish with lime and float on top of your drink.

 

Minty Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of CBD sparkling soda.
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • 8 fresh mint leaves — save 3 for garnish.
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup or 3 tsp. Cane sugar.
  • 2 ounces white rum.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Muddle your mint at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Bruising it slightly will help it become more aromatic.
  2. Add your lime, rum, simple syrup or sugar, and ice to a shaker, and shake until combined!
  3. Strain, and pour your mixture 3/4 of the way into a glass of ice.
  4. Top with CBD sparkling soda, and serve. You should have some sparkling soda leftover — if you have guests, we suggest saving this to top their mojitos!

 

Spiced Old-Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. CBD infused water and some CBD oil.
  • 1/2 tsp. Sugar.
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
  • 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon.
  • Orange peel for garnish.
  • Ice.

 

How-to:

  1. Add the sugar, bitters, and CBD water (or oil) to a glass and stir until well combined
  2. Add your ice.
  3. Pour your bourbon over the ice, and stir gently until combined.
  4. Swipe your orange peel around the rim of your glass for aroma, and then add to your bourbon for garnish.

 

 

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Best CBD Oil & Isolate

Not all CBD is equal — some companies produce better oil and isolate than others. When you’re making CBD drinks, you want to make sure you’re mixing and consuming the highest quality CBD possible.

 

At Cheef Botanicals, we work hard to bring you the best of the best. All our CBD products are made from high-quality, hemp-derived CBD that we obtain straight from premium farms in Colorado. After obtaining the hemp, we extract our CBD using clean CO2 methods. Once we formulate each product, we have them tested at third-party labs to ensure potency and quality.

 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg — our products contain the highest quality ingredients, too. Stick with us to learn more about why our CBD oil and isolate come out on top!

 

Hemp CBD Oil Drops

Our CBD oil is made from high-quality cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp seed oil, which is used as a carrier oil to help the body digest CBD more easily. We also like using hemp seed oil because it may be good for and contains essential fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, and 9!

 

We package our Oil Drops in dark amber bottles to help preserve the CBD oil for longer, and each bottle comes with a convenient measured dropper tool. This is to ensure that you can measure your perfect amount with ease. Try our CBD oil drops in four potencies: 300 mg, 600 mg, 1200 mg, and 3000 mg.

 

CBD Isolate

Our CBD Isolate is 99% pure CBD and can be eaten, vaporized, or dissolved into your favorite mixed drinks! And since it’s flavorless, it mixes perfectly into all of your favorite beverages without affecting any flavor profiles. Each jar of our isolate contains 1000 mg of CBD, and you can buy 1 or in bundles of 3, 5, 0r 10.

 

Remember that a little goes a long way when determining your desired amount of isolate — we recommend using a cooking scale to measure your preferred amount. For more dosing recommendations, visit here.

 

 

Why Choose Cheef Botanicals?

We’ve already told you about how carefully we extract our CBD and all about our high-quality ingredients, but why else should you shop with us? When you choose Cheef Botanicals, you’re making a choice that’ll benefit your ultimate wellness. We want you to love all the products we use, but just in case you don’t, we offer a 30 day, 100% money-back guarantee to all our customers.

 

Our product quality and business standards are reflected in our customer reviews! We’re highly rated across all our products, for both our service and our goods, too.

 

 

Final Thoughts — CBD Cocktails

If you love to end your day with a classic cocktail and you love CBD, then a CBD cocktail might be the perfect mixed drink for you. Whether you’re serving up friends or spending a night in, adding CBD to your mixed drinks will provide you with the refreshing, calming twist you’ve been searching for.

 

Ready to be your own favorite bartender? Visit our Shop to round out your bar cart with the best CBD oil and isolate.

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