Summer is coming, and we’d be lying if we said that we aren’t most excited about this season! Apart from the obvious reasons why we adore summer here at Grassroots Harvests (including but not limited to warm weather, beaches, the smell of sunscreen, and light clothing), there’s one more pretty huge factor that makes us love this season even more – and that is CBD summer cocktails! When it comes to CBD cocktails, we always let our imagination run wild, which is why we’ve collected a few of the best cocktail recipes for the summer and gave them a dash of the Grassroots Harvest magic! Switch up your backyard parties or your summer nights spent at home with these fun, colorful, and yummy CBD cocktails – and remember to drink responsibly! Without further ado, here are 7 CBD summer cocktail/mocktail recipes to let your inner bartender come to life!
#1 CBD Champagne Sorbet
It’s not like we can’t eat sorbet any time of the year, but let’s be honest – summer wouldn’t be summer if it weren’t for sweet, cold treats like these. From our Grassroots Harvest CBD bar, we present you our very own version of the champagne sorbet recipe – enriched with CBD to make even the hottest days a lot more tolerable!
- strawberry sorbet (1 scoop per glass)
- 4-5 pumps of Grassroots Harvest CBD Spray
- your favorite champagne
In a tall champagne glass (or another glass of your choice), add one scoop of strawberry sorbet, spray 4-5 pumps of the Strawberry CBD Spray, and top with cold champagne of your choice. Decorate with a few fresh mint leaves and a thinly sliced strawberry and serve!
#2 CBD Gin Fizz
Out of all the options for a refreshing alcoholic drink on a summer day, fizzes have got to be the best ones yet! It’s the simplicity and convenience of a gin fizz cocktail that makes it such an enjoyable drink for many, but when it’s made with some CBD oil, you just know you’re in for a treat!
- crushed ice
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2-3 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 oz of gin
- 2-3 splashes of club soda
- 2-3 pumps of ZERO THC CBD Oil (Sativa)
Fill ¾ of a cocktail shaker with crushed ice (use a plain jar with a lid if you don’t own a cocktail shaker). Add the lemon juice, 2 ounces of gin, 2-3 teaspoons of sugar, and the club soda and shake vigorously for two minutes. Make sure that you mix it enough so that you get a fizzy texture. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and top with a splash or two of club soda, and enjoy!
#3 CBD-Infused Sangria
Is there anything more summery than sangria? Probably not! This is a classic drink that was practically made to be drunk in the summer, especially when it’s given a splash of CBD!
- 1 bottle of red wine (1 liter)
- ½ glass of brandy
- 1 heaping teaspoon of Inspire CBD Honey
- 1 glass of freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
- An orange, cut into thin slices
- A lemon, cut into thin slices
- A lime, cut into thin slices
- 1 apple, cut into thin slices
- 1 glass of club soda
Put the wine, brandy, orange juice, Inspire CBD Honey, and sugar in a large jug and mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the chopped fruit, then place the jug in the fridge. Leave for at least a few hours. Take the sangria out of the refrigerator, add the sparkling water and serve in tall glasses filled with ice cubes.
#4 Blue Gin Tonic with CBD
Gin + tonic = a match made in heaven. But gin + tonic + CBD? Now that’s what we call a summer cocktail!
- 4 oz. gin
- 1 oz. blue curaçao liqueur
- 1 cup tonic water
- 1-3 pumps of Austin Chronic Watermelon Gelato CBD Oil
Fill a tall glass with ice, add the gin, blue curaçao, tonic, and the Austin Chronic Watermelon Gelato CBD Oil. Top with tonic water and serve!
#5 CBD Sea Breeze
Step up your beach game with this classic CBD summer cocktail that’s perfect for sunny days, enjoyed with good friends and good music! Plus, the cocktail is a breeze to make (pun intended).
- 1 ½ oz. vodka
- 1 grapefruit, juiced
- 3 oz. cranberry juice
- 2-3 pumps of ZERO THC CBD Oil (choose your favorite flavor!)
Fill a tall glass with ice and add all the ingredients listed above. Give the mixture a quick stir and enjoy (preferably on a beach!).
Mocktails are a fantastic option during the summer, especially when you’re too exhausted from the heat and don’t need any additional sluggishness from the alcohol. When you’re in need of some refreshment & rejuvenation combined with Grassroots Harvest CBD, feel free to come back to this list of some of our favorite CBD mocktails for the summer!
#1 CBD Peach Lemonade
Lemons, peaches, and CBD make a delightful fusion of sweet, refreshing, and relaxing sensations in a cup – perfect for the summer!
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups chopped peaches
- juice of 4-5 lemons
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of ice
- 4-5 pumps of Austin Chronic Maple Brown Sugar CBD Oil
Put the water, peaches and sugar in a large pot and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, cook for 3-4 minutes to soften the peaches. Pour the liquid through a large strainer into another bowl, and mash the peaches with a spoon to remove the skins and the fleshy part. Then add the Maple Brown Sugar CBD Oil and refrigerate the liquid for a few hours. Add lemon juice and ice. Serve the lemonade cold. Garnish with a slice of peach, strawberry, lemon, or cherries and enjoy!
#2 CBD Blackberry Mocktail
Fruits are always the shining star in these mocktails because of their juicy flavors and their ability to pair well with all the other ingredients. This recipe not only looks fantastic but also tastes heavenly, especially with CBD inside! (Recipe adapted from Bowl of Delicious)
- 2-3 fresh blackberries
- 1 heaping teaspoon of Soothe CBD Honey
- ½ lemon or lime, juiced
- a splash of water
- ½ cup club soda
- a few fresh mint leaves
- crushed ice
In a cocktail shaker (or jar), add the blackberries, Soothe CBD Honey, and lemon juice and shake well. Then add the seltzer and the mint leaves, shake well again. Fill a lowball glass with crushed ice and pour the mixture into the glass through a cocktail strainer.
Here’s how we’re going to celebrate summer once it finally comes – somewhere on a beach along with these delicious CBD cocktails! Do you have any of your own CBD cocktails recipes? If so, share them in the comments!