However, we’re rather taken with its “no-lo” range, described as ideal mixers or non-alcoholic alternatives. Again named for functionality, the cranberry and lime “boost” is recommended served with vodka, lavender and chamomile “calm” can be paired with rum, orange and pineapple “recover” works with mezcal, and elderflower and lime “glow” mixes well with gin.
Nor is it addictive. But it is claimed that it can help balance the body and mind, regulating everything from anxiety and mood, help to boost concentration, reduce inflammation, and aid sleep through relaxation.
For its nuanced flavours, great value, easy canned format, high dosage of CBD and its versatility when it comes to mixing as well as occasions to drink them – be it a morning pick-me-up or evening cocktail – we love the Gibson’s Goodology range.
If you’ve ever tried a CBD oil however, you may be aware that it has an incredibly bitter taste. CBD drinks then, offer an easy way to make CBD a part of a daily routine, minus that intense bitterness. Tapping into health and wellness trends, there are a number of low calorie drinks or alcohol alternatives emerging, while other brands claim to be healthier alternatives to sodas, workout supplements, pre-meeting pick-me-ups, or vitamin supplements.
And though this gin is also flavoured with hibiscus, it’s still very much juniper-forward, like a good gin should be. There’s no specified quantity of CBD on the bottle – and no bitter earthy taste here – but we felt its effects were noticeable. Fresh and menthol at first, building to a really punchy big mouthfeel, there’s a pleasant but not overpowering burst of hibiscus towards the end.
As hops and cannabis belong genetically to the same cannabaceae plant family, they make great brewing partners, according to Green Times Brewing. Vegan friendly, gluten-free and brewed in the UK, this IPA is made with amarillo, mosaic, and waiti hops, and is infused with an unspecified amount of CBD oil.
Bored of gin and tonic, or rum and coke? This functionality-focused brand uses nootropics, adaptogens, herbs, nutrients and 15mg of broad spectrum liposomal CBD, which is said to be easier for the body to absorb. In fact its six-strong wellness drinks range, from cranberry and lime flavour to espresso and vanilla, is named for the purpose of each; calm, defence, sleep, recover, focus and glow.
Straight from the hemp-heaven of the Pacific Northwest, this woman-owned company is focusing on unique flavors in their line of CBD-infused sparkling refreshers that provide all the delight of a cocktail without its undesirable side-effects. From rosemary grapefruit to cayenne citron, these grown-up flavors would feel right at home in a cocktail bar, and will look even better in your fridge.
Cannabidiol or CBD seems to be the new cranberry, making its way into all sorts of drinks these days, from CBD teas to a variety of CBD coffee brands. If you’re wondering ‘what is CBD?‘ it’s a naturally occurring compound present in cannabis plants. According to the World Health Organization, it’s non-addictive, has a solid safety profile, and won’t get you high. In clinical trials it’s been effective in the treatment of epilepsy and shows promise in treating a number of other conditions.
This line of adult sodas from Cannabinoid Creations will make you feel like a kid again, with flavors like “High Tide Honeydew Melon” and “Orange Cream.” Their hemp is pharmaceutical grade, and sustainably farmed, so all you’ll have to worry about is what “Cartoon Cereal Crunch” actually tastes like.
And whether it’s a fad or a medical miracle, chances are you’ve come across it while trying to order your morning cup of coffee, tea drink, soda, or seltzer with lunch. The beverage market is flooded with CBD products promising to help you relax, sleep, de-stress, and mellow out, all without the hangover you’d get from booze (CBD is considered a controlled substance, and can’t be legally added to booze, at least not yet). We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below, from coffee to on-the-go drink mixes so you can work your relaxation into your daily routine no matter where you are.
Buddha teas began as an organic tea company, so the product was high quality before they jumped on the supplement bandwagon. CBD oil won’t extract in water (and would leave a weird oily film in your teacup), so the company utilizes a water-soluble CBD powder to integrate the Mary Jane into your Matcha, making sure that the good stuff doesn’t just end up stuck in your tea bag.
Sparkling adult beverages are everywhere right now, and you can drink this one while you drive. Gluten free and low-cal, Sprig is a grownup seltzer without the guilt, and their website is full of fun recipes that’ll let you add the guilt yourself (sweet tea sangria, anyone?).
Gluten free and vegan, Kickback’s CBD-infused coffee takes a holistic approach to achieving your morning balance. Their single-origin Mexican coffees are available in a couple of different CBD doses, so you can perk up or mellow out in the manner of your choosing.