Cannabis infusions are making their way into many an entertaining staple. We found some items that you might want to share with your best buddies to add a little more relaxation in these troubling times!
Now here’s a spirit of a different sort. Sono 1420 has taken the seeds and flowers of hemp plant and infused its spirits, resulting in a unique flavor profile. If you’ve ever eaten hemp seeds, you know they have a nutty taste. In these spirits, it takes on an earthy element. sono1420.com
Berry Mint Julep
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4-5 mint leaves
1/2 oz mint syrup*
2 oz SoNo 1420 Hemped BBN
1 oz blackberry puree
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Muddle mint leaves with syrup in shaker. Add remaining ingredients, shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
*To make the mint syrup: Bring to boil simple syrup (1:1 sugar:water) with a bunch of mint. Set aside to cool, remove mint.
2 oz SoNo 1420 Le Fresh Lemon Vodka
1 oz strawberry puree
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz orange liqueur
Add all contents to shaker, shake well. Pour into rocks glass filled with ice.
The hot ticket seems to be anything with CBD theses days. Here are four tinctures from Root 66 that zero in on specific themes: pain relief, sleep, focus, and holistic. Best of all they can be enjoyed in a cocktail, so as Julie Andrews sang: “Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down,” can be applied right here. Their formulations are 100% natural, made from only the finest organic ingredients. Here’s what it doesn’t have: THC, toxins, heavy metals, microbials, pesticides, or mycotoxins. Root 66’s oil is manufactured using Supercritical CO2 extraction, which means you receive the broad spectrum of compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids that make it so beneficial – with absolutely no fillers. Our products are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. Mixed in with these cocktails, they add the benefits without changing the taste. Shake up these combinations with ice, strain, and serve. root66brand.com
Raise the bar on your tea game by taking it down a notch for relaxation. Dose this soothing tea cocktail with Root 66 Sleep Formula for a surefire way to hit the hay!
2 oz bourbon
1 oz iced earl grey tea
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
1 tincture dose of Root 66 Sleep Formula
A fresh take on the standard Lemon Drop, this recipe highlights the floral notes of lavender and incorporates Root 66 Pain Relief Formula to keep painful pangs at bay.
1 oz gin
1 oz lavender simple syrup
.5 oz limoncello
.5 oz lemon juice
1 splash lavender bitters
1 tincture dose of Root 66 Pain Relief Formula
Body & Soul
Stay grounded by pairing the medicinal properties of Fernet with hints of citrus and rum. Adding Root 66 Holistic Formula brings this libation together, keeping you centered and balanced (unless you have more than one).
1 oz dark rum
1 oz Fernet
1 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz lemon juice
2 splashes lemon bitters
1 tincture Root 66 Holistic Formula
Spice things up, while staying on track, with a classic twist on this global favorite. Injected with Root 66 Focus Formula, this margarita will keep you on your toes and on the go.
1.5 oz jalapeno infused tequila
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz triple sec
.5 oz agave syrup
Dash cayenne pepper
1 tincture dose of Root 66 Focus Formula
Molly Jones are CBD-infused small-batch, handcrafted gumdrops in sophisticated flavors. Beautifully packaged, these confections come in a low-dose version of 25mg and a high-dose version of 50mg, for each gumdrop. Founder Shaina Kerrigan had mothers in mind when creating these goodies. She was taking a break from a tech career during her second pregnancy, and feeling the effects of many nights of interrupted sleep. She turned to CBD, and realized just how beneficial it could be for other new mothers.
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail CBD Gumdrops recall the taste of a cocktail without the alcohol—a perfect blend of sparkling wine flavor, pomegranate, and a splash of Grand Marnier. The Signature Sampler showcases three of their bestselling flavors: Signature Berry, Lemon Lavender, and Plum Cardamom. $45 – $65 for 9. If you just want to give it a try, go for the Mini Sampler, which has three gumdrops in different configurations. $15-$25 for 3. Makes a great gift for someone who needs a little relaxation in their lives.
If you decide this is the gumdrop for you, you can join The Club, for monthly deliveries. mollyjones.com
These mints don’t have any cannabinoid in them, but were formulated to counter the effects of partaking: dry mouth. Made with xylitol, they work to alleviate dry mouth while leaving your mouth minty fresh. Xylitol is a natural substance found in many fruits and vegetables which is low in calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar. It increases the flow of saliva, thus combatting cottonmouth. They can be used anytime a little refreshing mint hydration is in order. Sugar free. Gluten free. Vegan. Made in USA.
Founder Courtney Gilbert was experiencing an intense drymouth one day, and was inspired to come up with a solution. She worked with a candy manufacturer for over a year to perfect the ingredients, trying sample after sample till they got it right. The name Corkaya comes partly from Courtney, combined with the word Kaya, which is one of those words that means so many different and beautiful things in so many languages (if you are a Bob Marley fan, then you know Kaya also means weed). Since Courtney has dealt with depression over many years, she wants to end the stigma attached to depression, anxiety, and all mental illness. A percentage of all of their profits goes to benefit NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. corkaya.com
CBD Sparkling Water
Speaking of hydration, for those looking for a cbd source without calories, a new water from Colorado’s Best Drinks (CBD) comes infused in a couple of fruit flavors. Sparkling Citrus Water and Sparkling Hibiscus Water that each follow high company standards of natural flavors and clean ingredients. “It can be difficult to make things with no sweeteners taste good, especially with hemp extracts, so it’s all about sourcing high-quality ingredients and letting them shine. Andrew Fulton, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Soda. We are committed to creating unique flavors using all natural and organic ingredients.”
Both waters are crafted with 20mg of broad spectrum hemp extract and natural flavors for that clean and relaxed vibe you’ve come to love from Sparkling CBD. They have zero carbs, zero sugar, zero sodium, and are vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
CBD Sparkling Citrus Water uses the finest organic citrus extracts resulting in distinctive notes of lemon, lime, and mandarin orange.
CBD Sparkling Hibiscus Water is magenta colored—so makes a doubly-pretty presentation in a cocktail or just by itself. Each batch uses 80 pounds of organic hibiscus flowers which results in an elegantly tart sip with an exceptional floral finish.
In addition to these zero-cal offerings, CBD offers a full line of sparkling beverages, so you can substitute your favorite soda with an infused one. Black Cherry, Cola, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, and Root Beer – is crafted with just five ingredients: sparkling water, organic agave nectar, natural flavors, non-GMO citric acid, and broad spectrum hemp extract. Even better, each 12oz BPA free can contains only 100 calories and are all vegan, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of sodium and preservatives. sparklingcbd.com