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5 More Refreshing CBD Drinks Perfect for the Summer

CBD drinks

A few years ago, when CBD drinks became all the range, we got out our cocktail glasses, blender, and shaker and mixed up a few CBD cocktail recipes that really hit the spot.

And this week, just for fun, we did it again!

On a warm summer day, there’s nothing better than kicking back on a lounger, maybe with your feet dangling off the dock, and sipping a nice, refreshing drink – virgin or otherwise.

So, to expand your list of favored summer sippers, here are 5 more delicious CBD drinks to try!

CBD Drinks

These CBD drinks are all bursting with so much flavor from fresh ingredients. Plus, the added bonus of your daily dose of CBD doesn’t hurt either! Enjoy!

1. Raspberry, Gin & CBD Tonic

CBD drinks

What you need:

  • 6 whole fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz sparkling water or club soda
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Place raspberries and basil in a cocktail shaker and lightly muddle them together. Add the gin, fresh lime juice, and ice to shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds. Pour mixed drink in a glass and top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with lime wedge and fresh basil leaves.

2. CBD Sunrise

CBD Drinks

What you need:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz grenadine syrup
  • Ice
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • Orange slices (for garnish)

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the tequila, CBD, and organic juice and stir. Pour the grenadine into the center of the drink and it will sink to the bottom. Stir gently for the sunrise gradient effect. Garnish with orange slices.

3. Watermelon CBD Slushie

Watermelon slushie

What you need:

  • 4 cups watermelon, seeds removed
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 oz melon liquer
  • Lime zest
  • CBD oil

In a food processor, puree the watermelon. Pour the pureed watermelon into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, put watermelon ice cubes, simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and melon liquer in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass, add daily dose of CBD oil, stir, and garnish.

4. CBD Mojito

Mojito

What you need:

  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz clear rum
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Unflavored seltzer water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge
  • Slice of cucumber
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil

Place mint leaves in the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Add rum, lime juice, CBD oil, and simple syrup. Gently muddle these together until leaves begin to break down. Add ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, then fill the glass to the rim with seltzer water and garnish with a lime wedge and cucumber.

5. Pineapple CBDita

Pineapple margarita

What you need:

  • 1.5 oz tequila blanco or reposado
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz Cointreu or Triplesec
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • Kosher Salt (pinch)
  • Ice
  • Slice of pineapple
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil

Salt the rim of the glass. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake until cold. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and garnish with pineapple.

Worried About CBD Drinks with Alcohol?

Maybe you’re concerned about mixing CBD oil with alcohol, and that’s ok, you’re not alone. After all, CBD often brings to mind that little green leaf we’re all familiar with. 

But unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive. It won’t cause the high that’s often associated with marijuana. 

If anything, CBD might amplify the relaxing effects of alcohol, bringing about that calm, relaxed state with your buzz.

Still, if you’re worried, just start out slow. Cut your regular dose in half and start there. And if you’re indulging in more than one, just add the CBD to the first one. Everything in moderation, right?

And don’t forget, research shows CBD has antioxidant properties, so it might just make that alcoholic drink a little healthier. Ya, we’ll go with that! So, mix up one (or all) of these sweet CBD drinks and enjoy.