Here at Grassroots Harvest, we love anything green; after all, green is the color of nature, and we appreciate nature’s bounty! What screams green more than St. Patrick’s Day? It’s the day of faith, hope, and love, which are things we all need right now, more than anything else in the world. Sure, the pandemic may have ruined our plans to celebrate outdoors, but as the old saying goes – east or west, home is best! Check out how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home this year with some CBD to make it all better. We’re whipping up a delicious CBD drink or two!
St. Patrick’s Day gives the phrase ‘go green’ a whole new meaning! For many years, it was thought that wearing green would make people ‘invisible’ to leprechauns and fairy creatures so they wouldn’t pinch them – this is why St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday when literally everything, from clothes to food & drinks, is green-colored (plus, Ireland is also called The Emerald Isle, so you get the picture.) Today, this practice means so much more than just a simple legend – it demonstrates respect towards the Irish culture and tradition and the importance of having even a little bit of faith, hope, and love in our hearts.
While this year we can’t join the St. Patrick’s Day parade or any other public events which are held every year on the 17th of March (thanks so much, COVID), we can certainly make the most out of this great holiday at home! No matter what your favorite way of celebrating is, we always have something to make it a little bit better – and that’s CBD!
A brand new way to celebrate
Although there are a few people who despise staying at home, this practice actually turned out to be pretty amazing for some! Staying at home doesn’t always have to be boring – plenty of people discovered new hobbies, learned how to take care of themselves properly, and even managed to learn some new recipes to surprise their family with! That being said, self-care definitely made its bold appearance during the pandemic, with people doing self-care nights more often than ever. We find the holidays to be the perfect time to pamper your mind & body with some relaxing practices and a little bit of CBD – and we’re definitely turning St. Patrick’s Day into a treat-yo-self session this year!
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Shamrocks & CBD
Shamrocks are a major theme for St. Patrick’s Day, and there are so many traditional practices that involve the shamrock so as to bring good luck and fortune. This year, we’re making St. Patrick’s Day as intimate as possible at home with our loved ones – and that includes CBD!
We don’t know about you, but for us, a self-care evening usually means making a tasty drink and rubbing some CBD lotion onto problematic areas. Although beer is a classic Irish staple, this St. Patrick’s we want to change things up a little bit by going alcohol-free to make space for CBD! Holiday parties are always fun, but celebrating responsibly is our top priority. That’s why this year we’re letting CBD mocktails be our drink of choice!
1. CBD Alcohol-Free Irish Coffee
You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without a classic Irish drink! Although the original recipe includes whiskey, we’re sure you’ll love this version just as much as the real thing! Perfect for starting off the day in Irish style. (Recipe adapted from Savor the Flavour)
- ⅔ cup of black coffee or decaf
- Sugar or stevia to taste
- A few drops of rum extract
- 4-5 drops of your favorite Grassroots Harvest CBD oil
- Some whipped cream
- Prepare your coffee.
- Add all the ingredients, except for the whipped cream, into a tall glass and give everything a good stir.
- Top with some whipped cream, and enjoy!
2. CBD Irish Mocktail
- ⅓ cup apple juice
- ⅓ cup ginger beer
- Some lemon or lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of Grassroots Harvest CBD Honey
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the apple juice, ginger beer, lemon juice, and CBD Honey. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, just use a jar with a lid!
- Pour the mixture through a strainer into a glass filled with a few ice cubes, add the cinnamon stick or decorate with some clovers, and enjoy!
Celebrating responsibly can actually be a super-fun way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day – what’s important is having those three main values we’d mentioned earlier: faith, hope, and love. We hope you’ll have a blast this St. Patrick’s with our CBD drink recipes, and if you have some tasty Irish mocktail recipes that you love, share them in the comments!