What’s the best part about making drinks? There’s an opportunity in every glass to create a little magic. And when you add CBD to the mix, you’ve just taken that cocktail to a whole new level. Ready for the deets?
Ben Richardson of Cocktail Commons, a shop combining cocktail mastery and vintage glassware, joined us for the up-and-coming trend that’s on everyone’s radar: CBD cocktails.
“CBD is the new trend in the alcohol industry,” says Ben, who helped open the bar at Staplehouse (named the best new restaurant in America in 2016) where you can find him a few times a week. “Menus are now boasting drinks with more earthy undertones, and CBD is the innovative complement adding to it all.”
Cropping up in watering holes from L.A. to Chicago, CBD cocktails are more than just your average "new kid on the block" — they're transforming how the block even looks. CBD and hemp-based products continue to disrupt industries across the country as an all-natural way to help alleviate everything from sleeplessness to anxiety. And unlike marijuana, there's no "buzz" to worry about — just a seriously yummy calm.
So, what happens when you pair Reverie’s broad-spectrum CBD tinctures with one of Atlanta’s finest cocktail mixologists? A great reason to ditch #DryJanuary (or at least get ready for #BottomsUpFebruary). Here are two of Ben’s favorite recipes to kick off 2020 with a devil-may-care, CTFO attitude.
Hemingway’s CTFO Daiquiri
We all know Ernest had a bit of, well, earnestness about him. (He was a hell of a writer, but a bit of a live wire.) If his barkeep at La Floridita had clued him into the joys of CBD maybe he would have just, well, CTFO.
- 2 droppers of Reverie Broad Spectrum Lemon CBD oil
- .5 Luxardo maraschino liqueur
- .75 lemon juice
- .75 grapefruit juice
- 1.5 rum
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grapefruit wheel.
Whether you’re shaking up for a big bash or a party of one, don’t forget to tag us on the ‘gram (@feelreverie) with your recipes. We’d love to see (and share)!
P.S. Want to know more about our partner Cocktail Commons? You can visit their website to check out the work Ben is doing with the Atlanta community through his cocktail classes, cocktail catering, and beverage consulting.