If you’re looking for an ultra-delicious drink to quench your thirst this summer, this Raspberry Rhubarb Palmer is a fantastic recipe to prepare at home. Made with fresh raspberries, raspberry tea, rhubarb syrup, and homemade cannabis-infused lemonade, this refreshing non-alcoholic drink will delight the palate with its sweet yet tart flavors.
If you haven’t made cannabis-infused lemonade before, it’s incredibly easy. All you’ll need is fresh lemons, simple syrup, and Care By Design 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops. Simply add all of the ingredients into a Mason jar and shake vigorously to combine. Once you’ve created the cannabis-infused lemonade, it’s a perfect addition to a number of different drinks, but I especially love using it to create Arnold Palmers. For this recipe, instead of using traditional iced tea, you’ll be using raspberry tea mixed with fresh raspberries and rhubarb syrup. I hope you’re getting thirsty!
To enhance this drink with a stronger dose of CBD and THC, I recommend adding a Care By Design 1:1 Raspberry Gummy to the garnish. If serving to others, be sure to let all of your guests know that the gummy contains phytocannabinoids so no one is over served! Enjoy, and be sure to stay tuned for more Herb Somm x Care By Design drink recipes as part of the new Elevated Elixirs series that we’ll be featuring all summer long.
Raspberry Rhubarb Palmer
with Care By Design Raspberry Gummy Garnish
Target Dose: 16 mg CBD | 2 mg THC per drink (using Care By Design CBD-Rich Lemonade, see recipe below)
Note: If you add a gummy, one Care By Design 1:1 Raspberry Gummy contains 5 mg CBD | 5 mg THC, making the enhanced target dose for this drink 21mg CBD | 7mg THC
Small saucepan or tea kettle
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1 ounce rhubarb syrup
4 ounces freshly-brewed unsweetened raspberry tea (chilled or room temp)
3 ounces Care By Design CBD-rich lemonade (see below)
Lemon wheels, rhubarb stalk, fresh raspberries, and an optional Care By Design 1:1 Raspberry Gummy to garnish
Begin by brewing the raspberry tea. Using a small saucepan or tea kettle, boil 1 cup of water, then remove from heat. Add two tea bags to the hot water and steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then let cool to room temperature or pop into the refrigerator to chill the liquid. Once chilled, add the fresh raspberries into the bottom of a shaker tin. Add the rhubarb syrup, then muddle the fruit until the raspberry juices release. Next, add the raspberry tea and shake the mixture together for 15 seconds. Fill a highball glass with cubed ice, then fine strain the raspberry rhubarb tea into the glass. Add the Care By Design CBD-rich lemonade, then stir together using a bar spoon. Add the lemon wheels and rhubarb stalk. Using a cocktail pick, add the fresh raspberries and an optional Care By Design 1:1 Raspberry Gummy to garnish.
How to Make Care By Design CBD-Rich Lemonade
Yield: 6 ounces (use the leftover lemonade to make a second round for you or a friend!)
Target Dose: 5.33 mg CBD | < 1 mg THC per ounce
8-ounce Mason jar
4 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces simple syrup
2 dropperfuls Care By Design 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops (32 mg CBD | 4 mg THC)
Using a citrus press, juice the lemons over an 8-ounce Mason jar (remove the seeds), then add the simple syrup and Care By Design 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops. Cover the Mason jar, then shake for 15 seconds or until well combined. Store in the refrigerator to chill and always shake well before serving.
How to Make Rhubarb Syrup
Airtight swing bottle for storage
2 cups rhubarb, chopped into pieces
2 ½ cups water
½ cup + ⅓ cup sugar
Using a medium saucepan, begin to heat the chopped rhubarb and water. Reduce to a medium simmer, then let cook for 25 - 30 minutes or until the water has absorbed most of the pink pigment. Remove from heat. Next, use a fine-mesh strainer to separate the rhubarb solids from the liquid, then discard the cooked rhubarb. Add the rhubarb-infused water into a clean saucepan and begin to heat again. Add the sugar and begin to stir until all of the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Funnel the liquid into an airtight swing bottle and store in the refrigerator until further use.
About the Author:
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm and author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. She is an author, entrepreneur, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over a decade of wine industry experience and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for her literary work and producing high-end events. She was also named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheHerbSomm.