It’s going to be a hot one this year. Thankfully, one of the best ways we can start cooling off this summer is through CBD mocktails. These drinks are carefully crafted cocktails, but instead of alcohol, you have perfectly dosed CBD. With this kind of concoction, you’ll be sure to kick back, relax, and enjoy the summer sun right by the pool.
Below, we’ve listed five of our favorite CBD mocktail recipes we’ve come across this year. From fruity to savory and everything in between, there’s sure to be the ideal mocktail for your summertime fun. Let’s get started.
First, What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or better known as CBD is one of hundreds of chemical compounds found in cannabis. Like THC, it’s a cannabinoid that is one of the most well-known and well-studied active components in the plant yet it is mainly found in hemp — a non psychoactive
cannabis species. While THC is known for providing that popular “high” sensation, CBD is mainly used for medicinal purposes and therefore, will not cause an intoxicating effect in the body. CBD has been used as a natural remedy for a number of ailments including pain, anxiety, inflammation and many others.
As a result, CBD has become a loved health solution among consumers who wish to enjoy the power of plants without the high.
Papa’s Bloody Virgin Mary
We came across this recipe through Papa & Barkley’s site (hence the name). This mocktail is a mouth-watering version of a traditional Bloody Mary using your favorite CBD oil instead. If you tend to be a fan of spicy, more savory drinks during your time off, this recipe is for you. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
Serving Size: One drink
1 dropper of your favorite CBD oil
4 oz. of tomato juice
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
¼ oz. of lemon juice
A pinch of smoked salt
A pinch of coarse pepper
A pinch of celery salt
Celery, pickles, olives, lemon wedge, or cocktail onion for garnish
1. To make this super-simple mocktail, you’ll start by putting the tomato juice, Worcestershire, lemon juice, salts, and pepper over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, until all ingredients are seamlessly mixed.
2. Strain your mocktail over ice, and then add one full dropper of your go-to CBD oil. (If you want something more potent, you can always add more.) Using a spoon or stir stick, gently stir the CBD extract into the mix until it appears blended.
3. Garnish your Papa’s Bloody Virgin Mary with whatever Bloody Mary garnishes you prefer, and enjoy!
CBD Cherry and Kombucha Mocktail
Looking for something a bit fruitier than a virgin Bloody Mary? We got you. Luna came across this CBD Cherry and Kombucha mocktail from The Naturx, and it sounds absolutely divine for the summertime. This fruity, bubbly drink doesn’t contain any alcohol; instead, it has fermented tea stuffed with probiotics. This is how you’ll make this tasty CBD mocktail:
Serving Size: One drink