What is a CBD Cocktail? Cocktail Commons shows us how it’s done.


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. 

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grapefruit wheel.

Paloma Diploma

Congratulations! You have graduated from Fresca and tequila to this delightful little number. Try this paloma riff after work or as part of your fav weekend brunch situation. (We’ve tested it, and guarantee it’s perfect for both.)
Add all ingredients (minus the soda water) to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake for 5-8 seconds. Strain into a Collins/rocks/tumbler. Fill glass with ice and top with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

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. 




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