January is the fresh start to a new year, and a great opportunity to set intentions and goals to reflect a lifestyle focused on wellness. 

Along with incorporating healthier habits that benefit an overall mind-body balance, making CBD a part of your daily routine or nighttime ritual is one way to ensure that you maximize the plant's immune-boosting and calming properties. According to the 2020 SINGLECARE survey, 49% of CBD users take CBD for anxiety and stress, while 45% admitted to increasing their CBD usage since the pandemic began to help calm their nerves. Research does often, in fact, indicate that CBD can reduce the effects of fear and anxiety

So, whether you’re choosing to go Dry January or not, there's good reason to indulge in one of these CBD-infused mocktails while reaping the benefits of this botanical powerhouse, minus the hangover. 

*For dosing on these recipes, a base of one dropper of 500-700mg CBD full-spectrum tincture can be used. Our easy Dosing Guide can help you figure out your perfect dose.

Cosmotini
A tart, flavorful, crisp take on two gorgeous classics.

Ingredients
3 cups orange juice
1.5 cups tart cranberry juice
3/4 cup lemon juice 
3/4 cup lime juice 
1/4 cup simple syrup 
Chilled unflavored seltzer or sparkling water
Ice
Lime wedges (to serve)
1 dropper of CBD oil (We like Prismatic Plants’ Good Day or Good Night, depending on your mood.)

Directions
To make your simple syrup, add sugar and water to a pan on medium heat and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, let it stand for 30 minutes with the lid on. Once cooled, pour your syrup into a jar.

Combine the four juices, simple syrup, and CBD tincture in a pitcher. Add seltzer to the pitcher to taste. Stir ingredients. Serve over ice with lime wedges.

Sparkling Citrus Spritz
A refreshing thirst-quencher. 

Ingredients
1 one cup water
1 one cup sugar
1.5 cups grapefruit juice
1.5 cups sparkling water
1 dropper CBD oil 
Ice
Sprigs of rosemary
Grapefruit slices

Directions
To make your simple syrup, add sugar and water to a pan on medium heat and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, let it stand for 30 minutes with the lid on. Once cooled, pour your syrup into a jar.

Add 3 ice cubes to each glass and pour your grapefruit juice in. Add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup to each glass, adding more to taste. Stir to combine. Add your favorite CBD oil, like SERENE Cannabis’ 600, 1000, and 2000mg organic, full spectrum CBD tincture. Top off with sparkling water, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of grapefruit. 

Elderflower Gimlet
This particular mock-tail is perfect for cold and flu season, with the added immunity-boosting benefits of elderflower. 

Ingredients
1.5 oz gin
1.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1 dropper of CBD (We recommend the 1000mg Pure Plus Tincture from Wildflower.)
0.5 oz simple syrup
0.75 oz lime juice
Ice
Cocktail shaker

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake, then strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Spiced Delight
For those of you who love a warm, cozy beverage like a hot toddy, we’ve got something that will light up your night. (It’s also the perfect morning pick-me-up, and we don’t judge what time you’re reaching for that mock-tail!)

Ingredients
1 cup of hot black tea
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 lemon wedge
1 dropper of CBD oil (Like Moon Mother Hemp Co.’s Full Spectrum Cinnamon blend.)
Optional: 1 cinnamon stick

Directions
Add dry ingredients, honey, CBD, and lemon juice into a mug or heat tolerant glass. Pour hot tea on top, stir until all ingredients are combined, and add a lemon wedge to garnish. 

Cheery Cherry Kombucha
With the gut healing and balancing properties of the probiotics found in kombucha, this drink is clearly a superfood lover and biohacker’s dream. It’s also delicious!

Ingredients
¼ cup tart cherry juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup plain kombucha
Ice cubes, to serve
1 dropper CBD oil (Might we suggest High Falls Hemp NY’s CBD Isolate Tinctures?)
Optional: 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds, to garnish

Directions
In a glass, combine the cherry juice, lemon juice, and CBD oil. Add ice to the glass and top off with kombucha. Stir well. Garnish the drink with pomegranate seeds and enjoy.

 

January 06, 2021 — Meredith Schneider