This Whiskey Summer Cocktail is refreshing, filled with CBD and is freaking delicious. Did we mention it is non alcoholic? So you won't have to worry about a hangover in the morning! Learn how to make this mindful cocktail below!
.75oz Everleaf Aperitif
1 dropper Turmeric by Dao Drops
1 oz honey lemon syrup from Bushwick Kitchen
Pinch of Black Pepper
MAKING OF HONEY LEMON SYRUP:
I love using honey in cocktails, but I do always like to make it a bit thinner by adding water to turn it into a syrup. Bushwick Kitchen has their phenomenal Bees Knees Honey Lemon. This is my go to for all of my tea drinking, so I knew I wanted to be able to use it in this mindful cocktail series. Because I am not prepping for an entire bar anymore, my measurements are for only a handful of drinks. I take equal parts honey and water and put in a pan. Stir on low heat and bring to a boil. This is just allowing it to make it less thick. Allow to cool and store in a closed container.
HOW TO MAKE THE MINDFUL COCKTAIL:
Get your mason jar cocktail shaker, and pour Whiskey, Elixir, Aperitif, Turmeric, Bitters, syrup & pinch of black pepper in. Fill with ice and Shake! Fill a new mason jar with ice and pour from the cocktail shaker. Top with Weller Tangerine CBD Soda. Garnish with an Orange Slice, grab your Stainless Steel Straw and you are ready to enjoy this refreshing summer cocktail. Learn more about our Zero Waste Candle to Cocktail Shaker kit here.
ABOUT THE MINDFUL INGREDIENTS:
TURMERIC | Curcumin is the main medicinal compound found in turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant and offers potent anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is commonly used in supplement form as a natural remedy for issues linked to chronic inflammation such as arthritis, brain fog, acne, neurological diseases, digestive issues and autoimmune diseases.
Since the curcuminoids found in turmeric are fat-soluble, pairing turmeric with healthy fats can improve the absorption of turmeric’s medical properties. Adding a pinch of black pepper to turmeric extracts also improves the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. This is why we add a pinch of black pepper in this recipe. Learn more health benefits here. We got our Turmeric from Dao Drops, they have really great buy one get one deals.
RITUAL | Zero Proof Liquor alternatives, that are phenomenal. Ritual whiskey alternative delivers the taste and burn of good whiskey, only with no alcohol or morning hangover. It mixes 1:1 in all whiskey cocktails, and you could count its calories on two hands. Any ingredient that allows us to say no to alcohol is a mindful ingredient to us!
CBD* | stands for cannabidiol, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” Click here to learn 7 benefits and uses of CBD.
Everleaf: Is a non alcoholic bittersweet aperitif company located in the UK. The aperitif is a complex infusion of botanical extracts and distillates inspired by founder, Paul Mathew's, conservation work around the world and all the drinks he’s made as a bartender. They include vanilla & saffron for richness, gentian & iris for wild bitterness and earthy warmth, as well as vetiver & orange blossom for freshness and vibrancy.
Owner Paul Mathew: "In Everleaf, I wanted to make something non-alcoholic, firstly to give people more choice when they don’t necessarily want to drink, but also to reflect that concept of sustainability - sustainable consumption as well as sustainably sourced.
It has taken over a year of experimenting to develop Everleaf, researching plants, sourcing, dehydrating samples, macerating and extracting to get the flavours I wanted; then there was the texture – something that’s missing from a lot of non-alcoholic drinks. Everleaf has a silky-smooth texture from the use of a rather unusual botanical - Voodoo Lily (konjac) from China."
Learn more about Everleaf here.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Our mindful cocktails are not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.
This information in our Mindful Cocktail Blog is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.