The Sun is out, the grill is fired up, and independence is in the air!
This 4th of July, throw the best cookout ever with these CBD infused recipes that are sure to have your guests coming back for seconds… and thirds!
Infusing food and drinks with CBD is one of the hottest food trends right now, with everyone from big-name companies like Ben & Jerry’s announcing plans to release CBD ice cream, to small, local bars adding CBD cocktails to their menus.
What’s The Point?
People are loving how CBD reduces their anxiety, and the idea of an added dose of calm in any snack is appealing to pretty much everyone. Plus, some people say that adding CBD to alcohol helps them feel less woozy throughout the night, without ruining their buzz. In one double-blind study, researchers found that people given a combination of alcohol and CBD had “significantly lower blood alcohol levels compared to alcohol given alone,” which suggests CBD may indeed have an impact on how those drinks will affect you.
Try CBD Honey!
CBD honey is a really easy way to add a dose of CBD to pretty much anything! These CBD-infused recipes all recommend using CBD honey, but if you don’t have any, using regular honey + CBD oil will work, too!
Impress your guests with these CBD infused recipes that are all fun takes on 4th of July faves!
Now, break out the cornhole, fire up the grill, and celebrate!
4th Of July CBD Cocktails:
We’re sharing two cocktail recipes with you today that are perfect for the upcoming festivities! Plus, both of these recipes can easily be made in larger batches and served as punch, so you don’t have to play bartender all day.
Perfect For Day Drinking- The Blue Lagoon
This deliciously refreshing cocktail ticks all the 4th of July boxes for us: 1. it’s bright blue, and you can garnish with maraschino cherries for that perfect red, white, and blue motif, and 2. its main ingredient is one of the most classic summer drinks ever- lemonade!
1 oz. shot of Curacao
1 oz. shot of vodka
1 teaspoon GRH Inspire CBD Honey
Maraschino cherries to garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice, add the Curacao, then the vodka. Top with lemonade, stir in CBD honey and add cherries.
Perfect For A Nightcap- The Hot Toddy
Hot toddies are a truly classic cocktail and super easy to make, but you might want to wait for the sun to go down before you enjoy one- they are hot, after all!
¾ cup of water
1 ½ oz. shot of whiskey
2 teaspoons of GRH Soothe CBD Honey
2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice, to taste
1 lemon round
In a teapot or saucepan, bring your water to a simmer, then pour the hot water into a mug
Add the whiskey, honey, and lemon juice. Stir together.
Garnish with your lemon round
Want a CBD infused option that’s non-alcoholic?
This agua fresca recipe is easy to make, easy to add CBD to, and best of all- easy to customize specifically to your tastes or for a specific event!
For the 4th of July, we think a watermelon agua fresca would be a sublime summertime option, or maybe pineapple?
Here’s a basic agua fresca recipe, which can be fine-tuned depending on the fruit you’re using. This recipe is super easy to make sweeter or more sour, but if you’re making it for the kiddos we’d recommend erring on the sweeter side!
CBD Infused Agua Fresca:
4 cups drinking water
2 cups fresh fruit
1/8 cup sugar
2 teaspoons GRH Inspire Honey
2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
lime wedges for garnish (optional)
In a blender combine water, sugar, honey, and fruit. Puree until smooth. Pour mixture (through a sieve for smoother texture) into a pitcher or serving container. Stir in lime juice. Taste, then add additional sugar, if necessary. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
CBD Infused Sauces:
CBD honey is a great way to infuse other things besides cocktails- these sauces are to-die-for, easy to make & customize according to your tastes, and goes great with just about anything off the grill!
4th of July CBD Honey BBQ Sauce:
Break out the grill & impress your guests with this sweet & simple honey BBQ sauce! It goes great with chicken or pork!
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons GRH Harmony Honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon molasses
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. That’s it! It’s ready to be served with all your favorite BBQ fixin’s.
CBD Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
For all the dippable, dunkable snacks at your 4th of July get-together, this is the ideal sauce to set out. Tangy, sweet, with a bit of spice, this honey mustard is CBD infused for the chillest sauce around.
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons GRH Harmony honey
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ tablespoon lemon juice
Mix together in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.
There you have it!
Our suggestions for CBD infused food and drink that’ll make any 4th of July party iconic: two sweet cocktails with an even sweeter dose of CBD, agua fresca with a twist, and two delicious sauces that we think pair well with just about everything!
Got an idea for a CBD infused treat that would be perfect for the 4th of July? Leave us a comment below!