Two End Of Summer CBD Mocktails For The Labor Day Weekend

While we are glad that the kids are back in school, Labor Day weekend can bring out a hint of sadness as it signals the end of summer. 

The good news:  3-day weekend!  And that means, BBQ and drinks.  While some of us may like to booze it up on a holiday weekend, there are others of us who would prefer to wake up the next without a splitting headache.  So, here are two end of summer CBD mocktail recipes so you can have a refreshing drink, feel nice and relaxed, sans the hangover.

Lavender Cucumber CBD Lemonade

Nothing says Summer like a tall glass of lemonade, so why not kick that lemonade to the next level and show Summer who’s boss? Demerara simple syrup gives this lemonade a slightly darker look and fuller flavor while the lavender and cucumber give it a light and floral taste.

To make your own Demerara simple syrup, just add equal parts Demerara sugar and water into a pot, bring to a boil, whisk until the sugar is dissolved, let simmer for two minutes, and then cool. Add it to a squeeze bottle and leave in the fridge for up to a month. It’s better looking and tasting than normal simple syrup, and telling your friends you made it at home yourself is sure to impress!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 ounce Demerara simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 lavender petals
  • 15mg (one dropper) Grön CBD tincture, any flavor (adjust to your own preferences)
  • Ice
  • Soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle chopped cucumber in a shaker or pint glass
  • Add Demerara simple syrup, lemon juice, and lavender petals
  • Add one dropper of Grön CBD tincture
  • Shake vigorously
  • Strain into a fresh glass with ice
  • Top with soda
  • PRO TIP: have any Demerara sugar left after making simple syrup? Combine it with some lavender and line the rim of your glass.

Marionberry & Rhubarb CBD Mojito

This is the perfect recipe for anyone wanting to put a little Pacific Northwest twist on an old Cuban classic. Mojitos traditionally have sugar or simple syrup, but this version calls for marionberries instead, giving it a more natural and tart sweetness.

The marionberry, for those who don’t know, is a type of blackberry created by Oregon State University in 1956 by crossing the Chehalem and Olallie blackberries. They have a somewhat tart flavor with a touch of earthiness, making them a perfect pair for the mojito’s lime and mint.

Just to make things more interesting, we’ve also included some rhubarb, everyone’s favorite vegetable masquerading as a fruit. Include Grön’s amazing hemp-derived CBD, and you have a CBD mocktail that is as delicious as it is wholesome.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lime, cut into 3 wedges
  • 6 fresh mint leaves (more for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped rhubarb stalk
  • 3 juicy marionberries
  • 15mg (one dropper) Grön CBD tincture, any flavor (adjust to your own preferences)
  • Ice
  • Soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle lime wedges, mint, rhubarb, and marionberries in a shaker or pint glass with a little ice.
  • Add one dropper of Grön CBD tincture
  • Shake vigorously
  • Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice
  • Top with soda
  • Garnish with a couple fresh leaves of mint 

 

Written By:  Chris McVey.  Re-Posted from Grön website.

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