The cannabis industry is on the brink of revolution with edibles, topicals, and beauty products exploding into the market. Cannabis products are making waves from the medical sector to the world of cosmetics and entertainment. The beverage industry is no exception and that includes cocktails. CBD-infused cocktails are the fastest growing addition to the world of wellness. It is well known that CBD can reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. CBD beverages already exist in the form of coffees, teas, and sodas. The restaurant and bar industry wanted in on the action and has begun to experiment more and more with CBD.
The CBD oil used in these beverages contains less than 0.3% THC and the consumer does not experience any form of high or hangover from the product. When blended with alcohols like sherry or vermouth, it can provide a feeling of relaxation. Bars who provide such cocktails typically set a two-drink limit. CBD also provides a unique taste to cocktails with many describing an earthy taste that goes well with spirits. Other cocktails seek to overpower this taste with stronger spirits like tequila and bourbon. Other spirits rich in terpenes, a substance found in all plants, pair really well with CBD such as gin.
CBD cocktails may or may not be something of interest but could easily become a beverage of choice for a night on the town. The idea of relaxation and calm are very appealing and in addition to the added taste and texture, are surely a trend to look out for.