Culinary innovators and mixologists across the country have embraced cannabis, adding CBD tinctures to timeless cocktails. Tinctures concentrate the essence of hemp strains in alcohol. Much like vanilla or peppermint extract, a small amount packs a powerful punch, and it is capable of transforming a recipe. Adding CBD tinctures to a recipe, however, has broader benefits than just adding flavor. Arete Hemp’s Hash Rosin Oil Tincture contains high concentrations of incredible naturally occurring compounds including cannabigerolic acid (CBGa), cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCa). There is also naturally occuring Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, and the overall effects can be uplifting and energetic or relaxing and restful. Tincture can be medicinal or just a comfortable part of a nightly routine, in a cocktail or mocktail. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a delicious variety of CBD-infused cocktails! CBD Lavender Lemon Cocktail This cocktail from Tasty has deliciously complimentary flavors, combining citrus lemon and floral lavender with herbal tincture. The homemade lavender simple syrup is also a great addition to any home bar or kitchen, so feel free to make extra and keep it around for baking and mixology experimentation! LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP 1 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons culinary-grade dried lavender ASSEMBLY 1 cup ice 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 oz gin 4 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice 2 teaspoons CBD oil 2 strips Meyer lemon peel Make the lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the lavender. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat. Let the lavender steep in the syrup for 10 minutes, then strain into a glass jar. Let the syrup cool completely. The syrup will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. While the syrup cools, place 2 coupe or martini glasses in the freezer. Fill a large cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the rosemary springs, gin, Meyer lemon juice, 4 tablespoons of lavender simple syrup, and the CBD oil. Close the shaker tightly and wrap a kitchen towel around it to prevent spilling. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute. Strain the cocktail into the chilled glasses, dividing evenly. Garnish each cocktail with a lemon peel and serve immediately. CBD Dirty Martini The Dirty Martini is a classic and classy drink. It is versatile. A martini fits in at an upscale party or a post-work happy hour. Serve it with lots of green olives. 2 ounces dry gin 1/2 ounce extra dry vermouth 1/2 ounce green olive cocktail brine 1 dash fresh cracked black pepper Garnish: green olive Garnish: CBD oil Garnish: cracked pepper Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled Martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a skewered green cocktail olive, 3 drops of CBD oil and a dash of cracked black pepper. CBD Mint Julep This recipe for Mint Julep has more than one special green herb. This cocktail doesn’t require many ingredients, but the bourbon adds some beautifully complex flavors to the mix. 2 1/2 ounces bourbon 1/2 ounce simple syrup 6 cannabis leaves and 2 mint leaves or 8 mint leaves + extra for garnish 15 mg CBD tincture Muddle the leaves and simple syrup in a chilled julep cup. Add the bourbon and top with pebble ice. Swizzle, then top with more pebble ice. Garnish with 3 cannabis leaves or 3 mint sprigs. Readers, we want to hear from you! Have you tried CBD tincture in your favorite drinks? Leave a comment below, and share your favorite cocktail or mocktail recipe!