5 Vegan CBD Cocktails for the Dopest Holiday Party Ever

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The holiday season is officially here. Most of us have gotten gift shopping at least partially out of the way, we’re starting to consider which vegan holiday roast will be at the center of our table,  decorations are up, and it’s likely that there are one or two Christmas parties pending.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from marijuana or hemp and the latest wellness trend to be embraced by the mainstream, has been showing up everywhere as of lately. Its proponents list a wide variety of health benefits, from combatting stress, anxiety, and insomnia to reducing the number of seizures experienced by people with epilepsy. CBD is available in a wide variety of forms like tinctures and oils, body creams, bath fizzes, chocolates, and gelatin-free gummies.

CBD-infused cocktails have also been cropping up on the drinks menu of various bars across the nation.

“It gives you a different kind of ‘buzz’ for a relaxed state of mind,” Zsolt “George” Csonka, owner-bartender at Adriaen Block, a CBD bar in Astoria, Queens, told Food and Wine. “After two drinks, you should find yourself feeling calm and mellow.”

They’re also incredibly easy to make at home – all that’s needed is CBD oil and your recipe of choice.

5 Vegan CBD Cocktails for the Dopest Holiday Party Ever


1. Sour T-iesel Cocktail

This vegan CBD-infused cocktail comes from Maxwell Reis of Gracias Madre, a plant-based Mexican restaurant located in West Hollywood. This chilled drink combines tequila with fresh-pressed lime juice, agave, a touch of pink salt, fresh mint leaves, and CBD oil. Aquafaba, the brine from a can of chickpeas, stands in for traditional egg whites.

Get the recipe here.

2. CBD Mint Julep

This simple cocktail of bourbon, fresh mint, and simple syrup gets elevated with a dose of CBD. Serve over pebble ice with a garnish of mint leaves.

Get the recipe here.

3. Gin & Chronic5 Vegan CBD-Infused Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Parties

This Spanish-style gin and tonic is everything that makes the classic cocktail great, with the addition of CBD. Garnish with a lime wheel, grapefruit peel, edible flowers, herbs, and peppercorns.

Get the recipe here.

4. CB-Tea5 Vegan CBD-Infused Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Parties

This refreshing drink keeps it simple with peach whiskey, fresh mint, lemonade, and high-grade CBD oil. Serve in a Collins or any 12-ounce glass with ice and a mint garnish.

Get the recipe here.

5. CBD Pimm’s Cup5 Vegan CBD-Infused Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Parties

This Pimm’s Cup variation combined refreshing cucumber with spicy-sweet ginger beer, a squeeze of lemon, and a CBD tincture of your choice.

Get the recipe here.

Image Credit: Jakob N. Layman

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