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Beat the Heat: 5 Summer CBD Cocktails

CBD cocktail recipes

Summer is here, and that means afternoons on the patio and weekends by the pool. For many of us, it also means a nice summery cocktail.

So, why not give that cocktail a boost? We’ve got 5 sweet summer CBD cocktails to try out!

The FDA may have put a kibosh on restaurants and retailers selling CBD infused food and drink, but nothing’s stopping you from making them at home!

CBD Cocktails

What’s better than a refreshing strawberry daiquiri or fruity sangria out on the patio? Here our 5 of our favorite CBD cocktails.

1. Strawberry CBDaiquiri

CBD Cocktail recipes

What you need:

  • 2 ounces light rum 
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • 1/2 cup ice 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also use fresh strawberries if you want. If it’s too thick, add a litter water and blend again. If it’s too runny, add a little more ice.

Pro Tip: Not sure how to make simple syrup? It’s really easy. Here’s a good recipe.

2. Classic CBD Margarita

Margarita Recipe

What you need:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • Coarse salt

Pour tequila, Cointreau, CBD oil, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Give it a good shake. Rub the rim of a chilled glass with lime juice and dip it in coarse salt. Strain the cocktail into the glass.

3. CBD Mint Julep

CBD Cocktail recipes

What you need:

  • 2 ½ ounces of bourbon
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • 10 mint leaves

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of glass and top with simple syrup. Gently muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down. Fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, then add the bourbon and the CBD oil. Give it a good stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

4. Sassy Sangria

Sangria Recipe

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons orange liquor
  • 4 ounces red wine
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • Club soda
  • Raspberries and orange slices

Take some of the raspberries and gently crush them in the bottom of your wine glass. Add the wine, the orange liquor and the CBD oil and gently stir. Top up the glass with club soda and add the rest of your berries and the orange slices.

5. Buzz-worthy Bloody Mary

CBD Cocktail recipes

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • Your regular dose of CBD oil
  • 1-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 4-6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp celery salt and lime wedge (for the rim)
  • Celery stick and lemon wedge for garnish

Rub the rim of a large glass with the lime and dip it in the celery salt. In a new glass, pour the other ingredients and mix well, then pour it into the prepped glass and garnish with the celery and lemon.

Pro Tip: What’s better – Full Spectrum or CBD Isolate? Find out here.

Worried About Mixing CBD 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 cocktails and enjoy.