I’ve been trying to make more cocktail recipes per your request, and dang am I proud of this one. It’s SO tasty, and infused with CBD… could it really get any better?! This Peach Hibiscus Cocktail with CBD is the perfect thing to impress your guests, or to sip on after a long day of work. It’s really easy, so let’s get right into it!
I partnered up with CBDfx to bring you this recipe. They’re an amazing CBD company that ships nationwide from their site, www.cbdfx.com, & create some of the most high quality CBD I’ve ever personally tried. Their products are so clean, taste great, and they have a large range of products to choose from. Their unflavored tinctures are what I like to use for cooking, but you can also find gummies, flavored tinctures, vape pens, skincare, etc. from them! And most of their products are vegan!
Let’s talk about what the heck CBD even is, shall we?
It’s not a stretch to say that CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently undergoing rigorous medical and scientific research. CBD has made headlines in recent years for some pretty stunning results. Still, misinformation and confusion about CBD abounds due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this incredible compound. Let’s take a deep dive into what cannabidiol (CBD) is, and exactly what it does — and doesn’t — do.
CBD is simply short for “cannabidiol”, the second-most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. The most abundant molecule, of course, being THC: the psychoactive chemical famous for making users feel “high” (CBD does not have this effect). Keep in mind that your body already has an endocannabinoid system, an extremely important molecular system that your body uses to regulate and perform various critical functions. CBD binds to receptors in this system; our bodies were designed to interface with cannabinoids from the very beginning — we even naturally produce them!
But how does CBD work exactly? As we stated earlier, your body already has a wildly complex endocannabinoid system that affects several different areas and functions. That system is rife with “receptors,” sites that await cannabinoid molecules presence. When the cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding.
Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD does not make you feel high — but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effect means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern everything that CBD does, exactly, when the binding occurs. That’s where the research is at right now: trying to solve that very mystery. There is plenty of information on the internet, especially CBDfx’s website if you have any further questions on it!
First you’ll need to make some Hibiscus Tea. For this, in a small sauce pan, bring some water to a boil. Add your hibiscus tea and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain tea through a strainer. Discard tea leaves. Add your sugar to the tea and stir to dissolve. Chill tea mixture until completely cold, preferably overnight.
For each individual cocktail stir together your vodka, tea, and pineapple / peach juice in a cocktail glass. Top with ice and garnish with mint and a peach slice. Add in however many drops of CBDfx CBD that you’d like! And that’s it! You can obviously, double / triple / etc. this recipe to make multiple drinks, but it’s incredibly easy & insanely delicious.
You can also adjust the amount of CBD to your liking, making it less strong, or even stronger if you prefer… or even leaving it out all together. All of my CBD infused recipes can easily be made without CBD. The back of the package has all dosage instructions so follow those accordingly.
Big thanks to CBDfx for collaborating with me on this recipe, and make sure to check out their site for any of their amazing products! www.cbdfx.com. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @plvntfood or #plvntfood if you make this, so I can see & share your recreations! Love y’all from the bottom of my cold little heart.
CBD Infused Hibiscus Peach Cocktail
These Summery, Fruity, & Delicious VEGAN Cocktails are infused with CBD for the perfect after work treat.
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup loose leaf hibiscus tea or dried hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 2 ounces Tito’s vodka *or you can use rum
- 1/2 ounce hibiscus tea
- 1 1/4 ounces peach juice
- 2 tsp pineapple juice
- Mint sprigs for serving
- Peach slices for serving
- CBDfx Hemp + MCT Oil 500 series tincture
In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Add hibiscus tea and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain tea through a strainer. Discard tea leaves. Add sugar to tea and stir to dissolve. Chill tea mixture until completely cold.
For Each Cocktail
Stir together vodka, tea, and pineapple / peach juice in a cocktail glass. Top with ice and garnish with mint and a peach slice. Add in however many drops of CBDfx CBD you’d like.