Mix up your weekday with this mocktail that tastes as good as it looks. We are bringing you your favorite cocktails with CBD as the alternative. Just a warning, these may just make you swear off alcohol for good. This CBD spirit-free mojito is inspired by the original minty fresh mojito that was invented in Havana, Cuba.
Origins of The Spirit Free Movement
As healthy eating becomes more popular, so does the trend of drinking less. 52% of all Americans are trying to drink less alcohol, and a whopping 66% of millennial’s are following the same path. Our culture has made alcohol an avoidable center of our social lives, but that is changing, and fast. Pop up, and even permanent locations where you can purchase intricate and delicious “spirit free” cocktails are opening up all over the United States. These bars tend to stay away from the phrase “Mocktail” as the booze-free drinks they are offering are just as complicated in flavor as an alcoholic drink.
Ingredients like Angostura bitters falernum syrup are being used in the same way as a regular cocktail. New herbal spirits like the Seedlip Spice, an aromatic blend of Jamaican Allspice berry and cardamom, are emerging to satisfy the growing market.
The trend of giving up alcohol for an entire month has been gaining traction, as well. Dry January had become a popular way to recover from the booze-filled holidays from the year before. Now there are more months dedicated to sobriety, like Sober October.
People are speaking out in a variety of social outlets, and social influencers for a booze-free living are coming out of the woodwork. Sober influencers include the Sober Revolution, and food bloggers like Better with Booze, who focuses on the limitless possibilities to make sober a fun and delicious choice for anyone.
CBD Spirit Free Drinks
If you are still looking for some kind of effect when having a drink, but not willing to get intoxicated, a CBD spirit free drink might be the perfect compromise for you! Because CBD is not absorbed as well when dripped into food or drink, it can be a wonderfully light experience to use as a substitution for alcohol. As with any CBD regime, be sure to use titration when determining the best CBD dosage for you.
CBD Spirit Free Mojito Ingredients
- 1 cup club soda
- ½ of a lime; quartered
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 oz Monin blue curacao
- ½ cup ice
- 2 full droppers of No High peppermint CBD oil tincture
- 2 teaspoons of agave nectar
- Place 3 separated lime wedges and mint in the bottom of a shaker.
- Pour 2 teaspoons of agave nectar on top of the mix
- Muddle mint and lime and nectar
- Add simple syrup, club soda, Monin blue curacao, muddled mint and lime, and ice to the cocktail shaker
- Shake shaker gently until mixed
- Add ice to the glass
- Pour over ice
- Top with No High peppermint CBD oil tincture
- Garnish with leftover fresh mint leaves
- Enjoy your drink!
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