The holiday season is upon us once more, and naturally, it’s the time of year you want to make the 2019 festivities your best celebrations. Given the new opportunities that have been realized thanks to the changing landscape of cannabis legislation, CBD mocktails could be the ultimate way to get the party started.
CBD mocktails are fun, refreshing, and may help you get into the festive mood without intoxication or the consequential hangovers. Sound good? Well, you can enjoy those benefits and many more by introducing the beverages to your 2019 festivities.
Firstly, though, you need to find a winning recipe. Here are four of the best holiday-themed CBD mocktails, all of which use premium quality CBD ingredients found here at Planet M.
Cranberries are a common feature throughout the period that runs from Thanksgiving through to New Year’s Eve, and this Cranberry Spice mocktail is the ideal alcohol-free tipple. Not only does it warm and invigorate you, but the red color is very festive.
The addition of the lemon full-spectrum tincture complements the fruity flavors of the strawberries, cranberries, orange wedge, and apple cider. It only requires a small amount of the CBD oil to achieve the desired taste while it may allow you to truly enjoy the festivities on a whole new level.
1.5 oz sparkling water
2 oz cranberry juice
4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2.5 oz apple cider
10 cranberries (plus additional for garnish)
Simply mix the orange, cranberries, and cranberry juice before adding the other ingredients, ensuring that the CBD is last. Give it one last stir before transferring to a tall glass for the optimal aesthetic appeal.
A coffee-like mocktail is a fantastic option for the late mornings and early evenings, providing an extra burst of energy while also giving you the cozy winter feelings that we all love around this time of the year. You might feel a little guilty having this at other times of the year, but the heavy cream is a natural part of the festive fun.
Lamplighter Inn drinks are particularly easy to make plus you can create a CBD-less version for kids or those that do not want a CBD-infused mocktail. The CBD acts with the receptors quickly too, meaning one drink can support you all day.
1.5 oz heavy cream
1.5 oz Torani coffee syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz egg white
Most people will be happy with the coffee and cream hints, which is why the flavorless CBD isolate is selected. However, some may prefer to opt for a CBD product with mint for another festive flavor.
The ginger-lime fizz is essentially a non-alcoholic twist on a Moscow Mule, and the citrus hints of the lime are complemented in this version by the lemon twist of the CBD. When added to the ginger beer, this is guaranteed to bring a hugely refreshing addition to brighten up the cold wintery afternoons and evenings.
When you are enjoying gingerbread houses and other festive treats, this is a great treat to be enjoyed on the side. This recipe takes just five minutes to complete and will yield two drinks. Obviously, you can adjust the quantities to suit your needs.
12oz ginger beer
4 oz seltzer
1 oz lime juice
10mg lemon CBD tincture
Lemon wedge and zest
Of all the festive-themed CBD mocktails, this is probably the one that can make an appearance throughout the year too. Its quick, easy, refreshing, and costs very little to create. It is the ultimate Sunday beverage.
As the name suggests, you’ll be using the lemon CBD tincture once more, although you can opt for a more subtle flavor with our natural CBD tincture too. It combines sweetness and citrus tones for a lovely taste. We love the idea of making a batch in an elegant glass bowl so that it can add to the table decoration. Your guests will surely be wowed.
The use of water rather than alcoholic drinks ensures that you stay hydrated while the CBD hit may relax the mind and body. It’s freshness is a great contrast to many of the rich and heavy foods eaten at this time too.
3 tbsp sugar
12mg lemon CBD tincture
4oz fresh basil leaves
4oz lemon juice
1 sprig basil
Combine the basil leaves with the sugar first, then add the water, CBD, and other ingredients. You will need to strain the mixture before serving, though, as to ensure the liquid remains consistent. Serve over ice while using the basil spring to garnish.
There you have it! Four CBD-infused mocktails perfect for the holiday season (and year-round if you ask us). Impress your guests and yourself with your mocktail crafting skills, plus the best part is that you can reap the benefits of CBD while sipping on a chilled drink at the dinner table.