Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Fight the holiday stress with a CBD cocktail
Nothing beats the stress of a long day like undwinding with a cocktail. And mixing it up with a little CBD oil will surely ease you into the holiday spirit.
Hemp extracts come in many flavors that can complement a wide variety of beverages. Just be sure to use quality products made with food-grade essential oils. We're sharing two of our favorite CBD holiday cocktails, a Cinnamon-zest Old Fashioned and a Peppermint Martini, made with Canna Reserva tinctures.
Cinnamon Zest Old Fashioned
2 oz Bourbon
3 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters
2-3 tsp Cinnamon Zest Simple Syrup*
1/2 dropper cinnamon zest flavored Rose Quartz CBD (can add up to 1 dropper)
For garnish: Luxardo cherries and/or orange peel
*Cinnamon Zest Simple Syrup
1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar (can substitute honey)
3 cinnamon sticks
4 strips orange zest
1 star anise
Directions for the Simple Syrup:
Combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Discard solids and Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Directions for the Cinnamon Zest Old Fashioned:
To the bourbon, add bitters of choice, simple syrup and cbd. Swirl together. Place an ice block or ice ball into a highball glass and pour bourbon on top. Stir and garnish with orange peel and/or luxardo cherry.
4 Peppermint Canes
4 oz White Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 dropper of Pepperland CBD (can add up to one dropper)
Crush peppermint canes in a ziplock bag. Dissolve 3T sugar and 2T water in a bowl. Dip rim of martini glass in sugar water, then into crushed candy canes.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice and fill with white chocolate liqueur, vodka, peppermint schnapps and cbd. Shake until well mixed & chilled. Strain into martini glass and enjoy!
Another way to destress during the holiday season is with a cup of hot tea. Adding a dropper of cbd to your favorite cup of tea gives you an upper hand at battling stress and anxiety.
Peppermint acts as a natural sedative to help relax both your mind and body. Plus, peppermint has shown to be great for your digestive system, which can be helpful if your stress or anxiety levels tend to bring on tummy troubles.
So grab your favorite tea and try a dropper of Pepperland!