5 Best CBD Drinks for the Summer
By Space Coast Daily // May 22, 2021
The heat of summer is fast approaching, which means it will soon be time to break out all your favorite cold drinks so you can stay cool. Whether it’s some kind of carbonated drink, an iced tea or coffee, or alcoholic drink to enjoy at happy hour, everyone has their go-to beverage to relax on hot summer afternoons.
A new trend that’s growing rapidly in popularity are CBD drinks. This is because of all the health benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) has to offer, from treating specific health conditions or just improving your overall health and wellness. When you have CBD oil, or order bulk CBD isolate containers, you can mix in the oil and powder into your favorite drinks.
If you want to know how you can include CBD into your icy beverages this summer, here are five of the best ideas to get you started.
#1) CBD Seltzer
Seltzer has become very popular in recent years. It combines a lower alcohol content of beer with a healthier profile (gluten free and less sugar). As a result, it is easier for people to enjoy seltzer casually in the summer. The best way to combine CBD with seltzer is either to buy CBD seltzer drinks already made for you, or to pour the seltzer into a glass with ice and mix in the drops or powder yourself.
#2) CBD Iced Tea
Iced tea is another common drink that people turn to in the summer. The best way to make CBD iced tea is to do it yourself, and it’s easy to do! There are two ways to make your own iced tea. First, you can cold brew it. Take your favorite CBD tea bags and add to a pitcher of cold water — leave the pitcher to steep for eight to 12 hours in the fridge. If you want it sooner, you can boil and steep the tea like normal, then pour into a pitcher full of ice and put in the fridge for an hour.
#3) CBD Cold Brew Iced Coffee
You can follow a similar process to make cold brew coffee. Grind your coffee beans coarsely and mix with your CBD oil or isolate powder, and steep it in the fridge for eight to 12 hours. The coffee and CBD is slowly steeped with the water in that time, becoming more concentrated over time. This is not only strong and adds the CBD, but the cold brew process also draws out more of the bitterness of hot coffee. Just pour over ice, and you’re good to go!
#4) CBD Cocktails
Many people love cocktails for summer gatherings, or just for their own relaxing happy hour. CBD cocktails can be very enjoyable to enhance the relaxation. One thing to note is that CBD has a natural earthy flavor, which does not necessarily mix with most drinks. It’s subtle, but the best sorts of cocktails that work with CBD are things like gin, or other earthy alcohols and mixers. Remember to add a lesser amount in a cocktail you mix, unless you’re making a full pitcher.
#5) CBD Summer Sangria
CBD sangria can be fantastic in the summer. The sweetness of the fruit, juice and wine combined with some ice for added chill is very refreshing. Since you make sangria in a similar fashion as steeping tea or coffee, you just have to follow the same process. When you mix your sangria and add in all your juice, wine and bits of fruit, mix in the appropriate amount of CBD as well. Let it seep in the fridge until it’s ready, and serve over ice.
Just make sure that you don’t use too much or too little CBD when mixing your drink. The general rule you should follow is 1 mL of CBD oil (or isolate powder equivalent) for each serving. You can start smaller if you’re newer to CBD and see how it affects you, and slowly increase the amount until you find the sweet spot.