These CBD Mixers Make Really Easy Cocktails
Now that hemp-derived CBD is legal in so many places in America, brands are jumping on the trend with everything from CBD-infused edibles to topical creams and oils laced with the cannabinoid. Of course, bars are getting in on the action too, with places like Gracias Madre in Los Angeles and Narcbar in NYC whipping up CBD cocktails for thirsty patrons. But if you’re not down to spend $20 on a drink and would rather make your own CBD libations at home, there are plenty of mixers infused with the cannabinoid that are available on the market. Here are five of our favorite CBD mixers to make easy, delicious and oh-so relaxing cocktails.
Aurora Elixirs ($8 each)
The first thing you’ll notice about Aurora Elixirs is the gorgeous packaging, but this CBD tonic is so much more than a pretty face. The aperitif comes in two delightful flavors—Lavender Spice and Grapefruit Rosemary—and both are made with all-natural ingredients without artificial flavors or sweeteners. Each 6.7 ounce bottle contains 15mg of hemp-derived CBD to deliver a relaxing sensation in a balanced, delicious package. We love using both flavors in place of regular tonic water in a classic Gin & Tonic.
Kickback CBD Cold Brew ($54 for a 6-pack)
We love coffee cocktails at Supercall because they have the power to relax and energize us at the same time. Kickback Cold Brew is taking those chill vibes to a whole new level with their CBD-infused products. Think delicious creations like cold brew coffee infused with cashew milk and agave, matcha with almond milk and monk fruit, and peach, ginger and honey tea. While each iteration is perfect on its own, we obviously love them when spiked with a little booze. Try one of their cold brew coffees in a Cafe Con Ron, or use the matcha in the Instagram-friendly Matcha Spritz.
Cannabinoid Creations Hemp Soda ($28 for a 4-pack)
Cannabinoid Creations has all sorts of delicious CBD treats, from hard candies and chocolates to even CBD tinctures for pets. We love their cold, crisp sodas, which are made with pharma-grade cannabinoid from sustainably grown and harvested hemp plants. They are sweetened with organic cane sugar and come in five flavors: Cartoon Cereal Crunch, Ginger Ale, Grape Limeade, High Tide Honeydew Melon and Orange Cream. Simply spike them with the spirit of your choice for an easy Highball. If you want to get a little fancier, mix the Ginger Ale with bourbon and bitters for a CBD Horse’s Neck, or pour two ounces of Campari into the Orange Cream for a simple but sophisticated cooler.
Extract Labs Hemp Tincture ($35-$60)
This Boulder, Colorado-based hemp extraction lab was founded by U.S. army veteran Craig Henderson in 2016, and they’ve grown to a 20 person operation with a second lab in Louisville, Kentucky in just two years. They use only the purest, American-grown hemp for their product line, which includes both ingestible and topical CBD remedies. Their Hemp Tincture can be used both ways, but we suggest adding one to two full droppers to your favorite cocktails. The extract does have a cannabis flavor, which we certainly don’t mind, but it’s best used in strong, stirred cocktails or heavily fruity libations if you’re new to the flavor.
Mountjoy Sparkling ($30 for a 6-pack)
People are already borderline obsessed with seltzer, whether it’s the cult classic Topo Chico or La Croix’s fruity flavors. Now, you can get your bubbly fix while chilling to the max with Mountjoy Sparkling. Available in plain and flavors like peach and blackberry, these sparkling waters turn any spritzy Highball into a CBD-infused treat. We’re especially keen on replacing the soda water with their unflavored seltzer in simple drinks like the Scotch and Soda and the Americano.