It’s that time of year again – decorations, gifts, family gatherings, special food and drink. If you find yourself hosting a gathering this holiday season, or just need to rewind after all the chaotic hustle and bustle, try relaxing and unwinding with CBD-infused cocktails.
Since cannabidiol (CBD) products do not contain any traceable amounts of THC (the psychoactive compound that gets you high), these cocktails offer only a relaxing, stress-free buzz that’s a perfect remedy for the busy holiday festivities.
With that said, because CBD and alcohol affects everyone differently, it’s wise to start slow when pairing the two. Pay careful attention to how your body responds to a CBD-infused cocktail and adjust your drinking habits accordingly.
Mixing CBD and alcohol is as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. The possibilities are endless! According to The Hemp Mag, some people enjoy creating simple CBD-infused syrups or even easier, adding a couple drops of CBD oil to their favorite drink.
When deciding what to mix together, be mindful that CBD tinctures, oils, and syrups have an earthy flavor to them and thus, pair well with herby spirits like gin and amaro. Citrus (think blood orange, pink grapefruit, and Meyer lemon) also helps round out the flavor by adding some brightness and sweetness to the drink.
There really is something for everyone this holiday season! Today we will share a CBD Cosmo recipe for those of us looking for more of a sweet drink.
2 oz vodka
1oz cranberry juice
¼ oz MTN CBD tincture
¾ oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz Triple sec
- Mix together the vodka, cranberry juice, CBD tincture, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds until the shaker is cold
- Strain the mixture into a martini glass
- Garnish with the orange twist