CBD virgin cocktails might be must what you need for New Year’s Eve. Not everyone drinks but you might want a special beverage to celebrate. While you’re having some CBD appetizers, have the “bartender” mix you up a special cocktail made to your instructions. You can also be your own bartender. These CBD virgin cocktails feature specific Canna Trading Co. CBD tinctures and won’t leave you feeling left out of the party.
CBD Lemon Lavender Virgitini
This is a riff on a martini. It might fall into the category of girly-girl drinks but it’s full of flavor. For this virgin cocktail, we are suggesting the Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture.
1 dropper Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture
4 ½ teaspoons lavender simple syrup (instructions to follow)
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 dashes of good bitters
¼ teaspoon Grenadine
For the simple syrup, combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepot with a tablespoon of dry lavender. Allow it to boil and turn off the heat. Strain the lavender out after the liquid has cooled.
Place everything in a shaker with some ice and shake for about 30 seconds or so. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender and a mint leaf or two.
Frosty NYE CBD Lemonade
New Year’s Eve is typically frosty and frozen – for most parts of the country anyway. This is a great virgin cocktail that you can also share with the kiddos, with or without the CBD. We suggest the Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture for this recipe.
This particular recipe makes 3 servings.
3 droppers Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture
½ cup sugar
6 cups of vanilla bean ice cream
2 cups bottled water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (not the stuff in the green bottle, freshly squeezed juice)
3 thin lemon slices for garnish
Place the water, lemon juice and sugar in a blender and pulse to combine. Add in the Vanilla CBD Tincture and then pulse again. Now it’s time for the ice cream. Place that inside and blend.
Pour into 3 milkshake glasses and garnish each one with a thin slice of lemon.
Kombucha Sparkler with CBD, Rosemary and Cranberries
Kombucha is trending and CBD remains a trend. Let’s combine the 2 in this great CBD virgin cocktail. We are suggesting Canna Trading Co. Alchemy to pair with the flavor of the rosemary and tartness of the cranberry.
This recipe makes 4 CBD virgin cocktails.
4 droppers Canna Trading Co. Alchemy
1 sprig fresh rosemary plus 4 sprigs for garnish
1 inch of fresh ginger, plus a little extra for garnish
½ cup pure cranberry juice 24 oz. live Kombucha (ginger flavor preferred)
½ cup fresh cranberries
For this virgin cocktail you’ll need 4 double old-fashioned glasses or something similar. Fill them with ice.
Grab a pitcher and muddle the ginger and rosemary together. Once some of the ginger juice starts to come from the ginger and the rosemary is bruised, add the cranberry juice and kombucha. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the glasses. Add the Alchemy as a floater. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. If you want to make these a little fizzy, feel free to add a splash of seltzer water.
The 2020 French 75
We’re updating this one of the CBD virgin cocktails because it’s a classic, but we’re bringing it into the new year with a twist. This is the ideal virgin cocktail to use whatever Canna Trading Co. CBD tincture you have on-hand. It’s lemony, so our Peppermint or Vanilla tinctures would go quite well in this recipe.
This recipe makes a single cocktail
1 dropper Canna Trading Co. Tincture
½ glass of lemon simple syrup
¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon peel for garnish
If you plant to have several CBD virgin cocktails available at your New Year’s Eve gathering, feel free to borrow some of that delicious lavender simple syrup from earlier and use it in this cocktail. It’ll update this classic cocktail even more.
This CBD virgin cocktail is best served in a champagne flute. It has a fancy name, it needs a fancy presentation. Use the CBD tincture as a floater.
The New Year’s Eve Polka CBD Virgin Cocktail
Even though CBD virgin cocktails don’t contain alcohol, this one might just make you want to dance. It’s festive and has a flashy name.
This recipe is for a single virgin cocktail.
1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1 dropper Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture
½ oz. cold brew green tea
½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
Tonic water to fill the glass
¾ oz. vanilla simple syrup
Muddle 1 strawberry in a shaker. Add ice. Place the rest of the ingredients into the shaker except the other strawberry and tonic water. Shake.
Pour into the glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with another strawberry and, if you have it, a few mint leaves.
CBD Ginger Beer
For those that might be the designated driver, a CBD ginger beer might help you feel like you’re having a beer. The color is similar. The flavor is much better.
1 dropper Canna Trading Co. Tincture of your choosing
1 bottle of ginger beer
¼ inch slice of fresh ginger
Thin slice of lime
Place the slice of ginger and the lime in the bottom of a tall glass. Cover them with ice. Pour the ginger beer over the top and add your CBD tincture as a floater.
These CBD virgin cocktails are easy and delicious. They’re also great for kids that might be up enjoying the festivities. Of course, you can choose to omit the CBD tincture from theirs if you wish – it’s a parent’s choice whether to give their child CBD or not, but if there isn’t a health condition to treat, most parents choose to omit the CBD tincture. These are great ideas for gatherings all year long too.
Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve celebration! Happy New Year from Canna Trading Co.!
Set these CBD virgin cocktails out with a few plates of leftover CBD Christmas cookies.