During the warmer months, fresh fruit and summer berries are in abundance. When it comes to making a great cocktail or spirit free mixed drink, using the season’s juiciest ingredients is a great way to add refreshing flavors to a number of beverages. Raspberries and blackberries are among some of my favorite fruits to use because they not only contribute to a delicious taste, but they also add color! After muddling, these berries can transform any drink, delivering a gorgeous pink and purple hue.
If you’re a fan of Moscow Mules, this alcohol-free Summer Berry CBD Mule is a must-try. Blending fresh raspberries and blackberries with fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, a dash of tarragon, and a splash of ginger beer, this easy summer sipper will delight your palate while keeping you feeling refreshed when you’re in need of a thirst-quenching beverage. To infuse this drink, Care By Design 4:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops are the perfect addition. To integrate the CBD into the drink properly, I recommend adding the drops into the shaker tin before muddling to best emulsify the oil into your other ingredients so it doesn’t separate out. For an enhancement, try adding a Care By Design 18:1 Mixed Berry Gummy to the garnish.
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. Cheers!
Summer Berry CBD Mule
Target Dose: 16 mg CBD | 4 mg THC per drink (using Care By Design 4:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops)
Note: If you add a gummy, one Care By Design 18:1 Mixed Berry Gummy contains 5 mg CBD | <2 mg THC, making the enhanced target dose for this drink 21 mg CBD | < 6 mg THC
5 fresh raspberries
5 fresh blackberries
½ teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
½ ounce rich simple syrup
1 dropperful Care By Design 4:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops (or your preferred dose)
Ginger beer, to top and fill mug
Garnish with a sprig of fresh tarragon, lime round, fresh summer berries, and a Care By Design 18:1 Mixed Berry Gummy
Combine the raspberries, blackberries, fresh tarragon, fresh-squeezed lime juice, rich simple syrup, and Care By Design 4:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops in a shaker tin. Muddle the ingredients together until the berry juices release, then add ice. Shake for 15 seconds, then fine strain over a copper mug, making sure to remove all solids. Fill the copper mug with crushed ice, then top with ginger beer, slowly pouring until the mug is full. Give the drink a few stirs using a bar spoon, then garnish with a sprig of fresh tarragon, lime round, and fresh summer berries. For an enhancement, add a Care By Design 18:1 Mixed Berry Gummy to a cocktail pin for a garnish upgrade, then enjoy.
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.