Hey guys! National CBD Day is August 8th!
We’re here to help you celebrate National CBD Day with some delicious and easy CBD cocktail recipes that highlight everything CBD has to offer- read on for 3 fab ideas on how to enjoy your CBD in style!
CBD has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason! People have loved the health benefits that come with cannabis use for a long time. Now that these benefits are available without the psychoactive component traditionally associated with cannabis use, many people are choosing CBD over other cannabis products on a regular basis. With CBD benefitting so many people for so many different things, it seems pretty clear that the CBD train isn’t slowing down any time soon.
We think that’s worth celebrating, y’all!
And what better way to celebrate than with CBD spiked libations?
Before we get started, let’s answer some questions you might have about making your very own CBD cocktails!
Q: What kind of alcohol works best with CBD?
A: The type of alcohol that you use to make your CBD cocktail won’t make that much of a difference- but the amount of alcohol that you use might! ABV, or alcohol by volume, can definitely impact how your CBD cocktail hits you. The more alcohol in your cocktail, the less you will notice the effects of CBD. That being said, putting too much CBD into your cocktail isn’t the answer to this problem, as CBD-heavy drinks are liable to make you sleepier than you’d like.
Q: How much CBD is the perfect dose?
A: The right dose of CBD is different for everyone. As high alcohol content makes it unlikely that you’ll notice the CBD, and high CBD content makes it hard to stay awake, the sweet spot for most people is probably a light dose of CBD (5-10mg) with a typical cocktail, and increase the CBD dose from there!
Have other questions on CBD? You can find our CBD FAQ page here!
Without further ado… CBD Cocktails!
CBD in the City
This cosmopolitan will give you all the classy, NYC energy that Carrie Bradshaw would want you to have, plus a dose of CBD for those cool, calm and collected vibes.
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
- .5 Tbsp Harmony CBD honey
- ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
- ¾ oz. triple sec
- Orange peel to garnish
- Mix vodka, cranberry juice, CBD honey, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, then shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
- Strain into a martini glass using a strainer or slotted spoon
- Garnish with an orange peel, if desired.
This simple and fresh cocktail goes great with CBD! Grapefruit juice and bourbon combine for a deliciously refreshing cocktail, and adding in some CBD honey just makes it all the more perfect.
- 1 Tbsp. Harmony CBD honey
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1 oz. bourbon
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients into a shaker and shake for 30 sec. to a minute.
- Serve and add soda water to taste, if desired.
Gin & Chronic
A CBD twist on one of the most classic cocktails of all time! This has got to be one of the easiest cocktails to make, ever, and it’s easy to customize with different fruits for a sweeter treat!
- 1.5 oz. gin
- 4 oz. tonic water
- 10-15 mg CBD oil
- Slice of orange or grapefruit to garnish (optional)
- Add a small handful of ice to a cocktail glass.
- Pour in gin and top with tonic.
- Add CBD oil and stir.
- Garnish with a slice of fruit if you’d like.
You may see droplets of oil on the surface of this drink- don’t be alarmed! Oil won’t fully mix with alcohol, so this is to be expected.
We hope you’ll join us this National CBD Day in whipping up a round of CBD cocktails to share with a group of friends, or just enjoy on your back porch.
Want to find some other CBD recipes? Check out our blog on 4th of July eats with CBD here!
You can find our recipe for CBD infused detox juice here!