CBD cocktails: explore the latest trend!
Today’s world is a hectic place. We’ve traded a world of slow-paced farm life for one where we commute to work and sit staring at screens for the better parts of our days. We love the lifestyle it all affords, but we now have so many places to be and things to do that our schedules can barely keep up. It can be a bit much to deal with at times.
CBD has become the go-to product to help alleviate some of the stress associated with our busy new lives. CBD is one of the most prevalent substances found in marijuana and hemp plants. It affects the endocannabinoid system, which controls things like our mood, memory, and pain sensation. It’s no surprise, then, that people use it to help with issues ranging from chronic pain to anxiety and sleeplessness. If you’re looking to take your stress relief up a notch, why not try a CBD infused cocktails to melt your anxiety away?
CBD + Alcohol – A match made in heaven
CBD and alcohol both help us relax, so they are quickly becoming a pair as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly, up and down, and, well, you get the idea. As the art of mixology is exploding all around the world, adventurous bartenders and home mixologists are creating concoctions that not only taste amazing, but add a little something special to our lives. Now that CBD has become readily available around the country, you can find some cool CBD-infused cocktails at your favorite watering holes, wherever you may live.
CBD doesn’t contain THC, the psychoactive chemical that produces the high most people associate with marijuana, so it doesn’t mix with alcohol in the same way. Many people who have mixed marijuana and alcohol find themselves facing a rough night. CBD, on the other hand, mixes with alcohol in such a way that it creates a pleasant, relaxing sensation. It may even help to ease any hangovers the next day, as CBD is good for helping with nausea.
Relax and entertain your guests
Anyone who has ever entertained knows that it can be an especially stressful endeavor. That’s why a solid bar is just as important to the host as it is to the guests. A stiff drink can help us focus on our friends and family, and enjoy the present. Adding a few drops of CBD to that drink can calm our minds and soothe our nerves, making the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Who knows, a CBD cocktail may even make the grumpy uncle in your family a just little bit nicer, and we can all get behind that!
When mixing your cocktails, be sure not to mix too much CBD into your drinks, or they may make you sleepy. Most bartenders suggest adding somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-15mg per drink for the best balance. It’s always a good idea to start with a smaller amount, and adjust your recipes as you see fit.
Our favorite cocktails with CBD twist.
One of the more popular CBD delivery methods is the flavored tincture, and those flavors drive many of the popular CBD-infused cocktails available today. Unlike CBD oil, a tincture is infused into an alcohol base, making them blend nicely into the drink. If you use oil, it is likely to sink to the bottom, meaning you miss out on the CBD at the bottom of your glass.
Flavors like mint, vanilla and orange are already staples in the cocktail world, so it’s easy to choose drinks that work well with whatever tincture you like. New recipes are being devised all the time, but there are definitely a few tried and true favorites.
The Mint Julep
Mint juleps are a popular choice, in part, because mint flavored CBD tinctures are very popular. Mint pairs nicely with the earthy flavors of the CBD, and fully round out the relaxing nature of this southern favorite. In fact, the term “julep” means a sweet drink, particularly used as a vehicle for medicine.
The cosmo has been a bar staple since the nineties, and it’s popularity isn’t going anywhere. This cranberry concoction pairs well with all kinds of fruity CBD tinctures, making it a favorite at many clubs. We suggest trying it with an orange tincture to complement the tartness of the cranberry.
The White Russian and the Colorado Bulldog
The world runs on coffee, and that doesn’t stop at the end of the workday. For those of us who just can’t get enough, cocktails that feature coffee liqueurs hit the spot at the ends of our longest days. Adding a vanilla tincture is a lovely addition to these coffee and cream drinks.
The Pourhouse is committed to exploring the extraordinary, and we’ve been working on a few CBD cocktails of our own. Bong Island and Miles High CBD cocktails are one of the kind. You will need to try it to appreciate their original taste. We appreciate your busy life. CBD is an exciting and delicious way to unwind, and we’d love to share it with you.