I wanted to start our mindful cocktails off with a great summer cocktail with a kick. This non-alcoholic version of a Spicy Strawberry Margarita is filled with CBD, Skullcap and Acai, allowing this drink to bring you health benefits along with a fun spicy taste. Learn about these amazing brands and how to make this mocktail below!
1 dropper of Skullcap Tincture
1 dropper of Shanti CBD BARE.
.25 lime juice
MAKING OF ACAI INFUSED SPICY HONEY:
Let me tell you as I jumped back into creating cocktails, I quickly remembered one of my favorite ingredients to use: Honey. It is an easy ingredient, that allows you to take a basic cocktail to the next level. I was so excited to learn that Bushwick Kitchen makes an amazing Spicy Honey. For this cocktail I decided to add some acai powder that I already had for my smoothies, to help break down the spiciness. Honey is very thick so in order to make it a little thinner and easier to mix into the cocktail, I always add some water. 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 along with a spoonful of acai powder and put in a pan. Stir on low heat and bring to a boil. This is just allowing it to make it less thick and infuse the acai into it. Allow to cool and store in a closed container.
HOW TO MAKE THE MINDFUL COCKTAIL:
Get your mason jar cocktail shaker, and put all ingredients in. Fill with ice and Shake! Fill a new mason jar with ice and pour from the cocktail shaker. Top with New Creations Strawberry Habanero Soda. Garnish with a Strawberry, grab your Stainless Steel Straw and you are ready to enjoy this spicy mindful cocktail. Learn more about our Zero Waste Candle to Cocktail Shaker kit here.
ABOUT THE MINDFUL INGREDIENTS:
SILKTREE* is a distilled non alcoholic Irish spirit. Silk Tree is not just a non-alcoholic, sugar-free, zero-fat beverage. It is a deliciously refined alternative for you to say yes to, which is why we consider it a mindful ingredient. A spirit made form Ceylon cinnamon, coriander seeds, orange peel, juniper berries and lemon verbena. Learn more about SilkTree Here.
SKULLCAP* is a medicinal plant in the mint family with a long history of use. It was used by Native Americans to treat rabies, stimulate menstruation, relieve breast pain and for purification ceremonies. Before the creations of pharmaceuticals, skullcap was the go to herb for relief of anxiety and nervous tension. Skullcap has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and can be used during the day to restore balance to an overworked individual, or in the evening to promote normal healthy sleep.We use this skullcap tincture by Mountain Rose Herbs.
ACAI* berries have a unique nutritional profile for a fruit, as they're somewhat high in fat and low in sugar. Acai berries have an incredibly high amount of antioxidants, edging out other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries and cranberries. The antioxidants in acai counteract the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in brain cells, which can negatively affect memory and learning. We ordered this Acai Powder from Amazon, to include in our smoothies, but it has come in handy for cocktails as well!
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.
Learn about the benefits of this product:
Stress Management: provides endocannabinoid system support which regulates essential body systems and response to daily stressors, producing a relaxed body and mind
Anti-Inflammation: supports circulation and cell function to reduce pain and inflammation
Cognition + Creativity: improved homeostasis allows for a relaxed, clear and open mind
Flavorless: allows total flexibility to use anywhere and anytime
New Creations Soda Works is a family owned and operated craft soda shop operating out of the old Thaxton's Turkey Hatchery in Bishop, GA. They create their own recipes and put a twist on old classics, which makes a lighter, fresher and creative alternative to conventional sodas. We absolutely adore the Strawberry Habanero soda, whether for this mindful cocktail, or even to drink on it's own! We suggest getting their four pack of assorted sodas! You can grab our favorite, along with a ButterPecan Cream Soda, a Hops Ginger Ale and an Old Time Root Beer.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS is ESSENTIAL. If you are a soda drinker, instead of supporting big corporate companies like Pepsi or Coke, try supporting a small business like New Creations Soda Works, you won't regret it!
* 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.