When temperatures start to rise, and we can feel summer in the air, we know that Independence Day is closer than ever. We’re excited for safe festivities this year. We think that even with COVID-19 still around, we still have plenty of reasons to celebrate – especially when there’s CBD involved! So, stock up on some CBD goodies from your favorite vendor – Grassroots Harvest. Fire up your grills, and let this blog be your guide to spending the 4th of July 2021 in style!
CBD for Pets – Alleviating Stress from Fireworks
Although CBD is certainly adored for its multifaceted uses that include relaxation, stress relief, energy boost, better sleep, and so on, CBD can also find its way in our kitchen as a delicious addition to many recipes. But CBD isn’t just positive for us humans – in fact, CBD might be beneficial to our pets as well! 4th of July means fireworks are happening, and while there’s nothing better for us, fireworks can be stressful for pets. Fireworks trigger our pets’ fight-or-flight response, which means that their stress and anxiety levels skyrocket. They may act more aggressive than usual, feeling anxious, afraid, and unable to move or function normally. Luckily, studies have shown that CBD can be extremely helpful in preparing your pets for the fireworks as well as helping them de-stress and calm down afterwards!
Here at Grassroots Harvest, we have a lot of options when it comes to pampering our furry best friends – our CBD Dog Treats with a delicious bacon flavor, and 15mg of CBD per treat are the perfect combo for calming down your distressed puppy or kitty! Similarly, we also have our CBD Pet Oil that’s mixed with salmon oil to lure your pet to come out from under the bed and, hopefully, get rid of all the anxiety they may be feeling.
Of course, you should always consult with a veterinarian before administering CBD to your pet, especially if they are taking any other kinds of medication that might interfere with cannabidiols. Your pet’s safety and comfort are of utmost importance!
Red, White, Blue – and CBD!
Although the vaccines are here, and we are slowly starting to get back to our previous ‘normal’ way of living life, we think we can all agree that 2020 and 2021 have been pretty stressful, to say the least. With so many crazy things going on, sometimes we just need to take a little break from our hectic schedules and pay attention to things that really matter – family, friends, pets, and wonderful holidays that we can spend together! Independence Day is one of the most meaningful holidays in the book, and the fact that we are able to celebrate it with CBD makes everything so much more exciting!
You already know how much we love inventing new, creative ways to celebrate every holiday with CBD to boost our positive vibes, and the 4th of July is no exception! CBD pairs really well with the general theme for Independence Day, which is red, white, and blue to match the flag of the US! There are hundreds of ways to incorporate CBD into your festive day – but we think that CBD-infused recipes are the best way to go! CBD goes great with cocktails or mocktails and is also fantastic for our pets, who can especially use a lot of relaxation during the 4th of July! Without further ado – here are some of our favorite CBD-infused recipes for this year’s Independence Day!
Fourth of July just isn’t complete without some incredible drinks to lift your spirits just in time for the fireworks! Here are a few of our favorite drinks for your outdoor 4th of July parties!
1. CBD Layered Shots
Think that layered shots are a divine skill only bartenders have? Think again! Layered shots are actually one of the easiest ways to make a drink look cool – and taste even better! There are thousands of ways you can make a layered shot, but this year we’re sticking with red, white, and blue to really channel our creativity into celebrating this beautiful holiday – of course, with CBD!
- ⅓ grenadine
- ⅓ Blue Curaçao
- and ⅓ vodka
- A few drops of CBD Oil
- In a tall shot glass, fill up ⅓ of the glass with grenadine and add your Strawberry CBD Oil.
- Using a spoon, fill up another third of the glass with the Blue Curaçao liqueur.
- Top with some vodka, but make sure to add it carefully over a spoon in order not to mix up the layers. Alternatively, you can use some whipped cream or a mixture of both.
2. CBD Equator Fizz
Just a tad bit strong and a whole lotta delicious, this cocktail is the perfect drink for chilling out with your friends in the backyard and watching the fireworks! Plus, it’s CBD-infused, so it’s worth trying!
- 20ml whiskey of your choice
- 20 ml cognac of your choice
- Juice from ½ lemon
- A few drops of Austin Chronic Maple Brown Sugar CBD Oil
- About 100ml soda water or a soft drink of your choice
- Fill a tall glass with ice and lemon slices.
- Add all the ingredients one by one and top with soda water. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Prefer to stay alcohol-free and instead have fun with CBD only? Our CBD-infused mocktails are the way to go, and here is one we particularly like:
3. CBD Sunshine Mocktail
This CBD mocktail will make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine – and will certainly impress all of your guests! It’s a win-win situation, don’t you think?
- 1 dl pineapple juice
- 1 dl orange juice
- 5-6 drops of Austin Chronic Watermelon Gelato CBD Oil
- A dash of grenadine syrup
- Ice, cherries, and lemon slices for garnish
- Fill a tall glass with ice and add the pineapple juice, the orange juice, the Orange Cream CBD Oil, and top with a dash of grenadine syrup.
- Garnish with your favorite fruit slices, and enjoy!
CBD can definitely take the stress out of stressful to make room for fun, festive-filled days! Make sure to fill up your cart with some of your favorite CBD products, and get ready to showcase your patriotism for 4th of July 2021! Do you have any CBD-infused recipes you love to make for the 4th of July? We’d love to see them – share them in the comments below!