CBD cocktails have been all the rage for quite some time, and I totally see why. Honestly, why not add CBD to everything?! It’s so easy to incorporate into recipes of all kinds & getting those added benefits is always A+ in my book. Y’all have also been asking for more cocktail recipes, so what better way to do it than combine the two?!
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!
Making this cocktail couldn’t be easier! Muddle the mint with your lime & lemon juice… then add your rum, simple syrup, CBD, ice, and club soda. Mix well, then add extra lemon / lime wedges & fresh mint for garnish if desired! To make it as a pitcher for a group of people (serves 8) just increase all the amounts and boom, you’re good to go!
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 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 Lemon Lime Mojitos
These CBD Infused Lemon Lime Mojitos are the perfect cocktail to keep you chill and refreshed!
- 10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 tsp simple syrup to taste
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2-1 dropper CBDfx Lemon Lime Mint Flavored Tincture
Pitcher for a crowd (8 servings):
- 80 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 2 cups white rum
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup simple syrup or more/less to taste
- 4 cups ice
- 8 cups club soda
- 6-9 droppers CBDfx Lemon Lime Mint Flavored Tincture
For A Single Serving: Muddle the mint with the lime / lemon juice (using a cocktail muddler or a wooden spoon in the bottom of a tall cocktail glass).
Add the rum, simple syrup, CBD tincture, ice and club soda, and mix well. Add extra mint or lime / lemon wedges for garnish, if desired.
For A Pitcher: Add the mint leaves with lime / lemon juice in a large pitcher and muddle (using a cocktail muddler or a wooden spoon). Add the rum, simple syrup, CBD tincture, ice and club soda, and mix well. Add extra mint or lime / lemon wedges for garnish, if desired.
Serve in tall glasses filled with ice, then garnish with extra mint or lime wedges, if desired.
Simple Syrup – 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup water, simmered for a few minutes so all sugar is dissolved and cooled