Refresh Your Palate With CBD-Infused Watermelon Limeade
When it comes to classic flavor combinations, it doesn’t get much better than watermelon and lime. This refreshing duo is the perfect balance between sour and sweet flavors, making this dynamic blend an incredible addition to a number of summer drinks. The watermelon-lime mixture is also so flavorful that you don’t need to add many other ingredients to create a delicious beverage. This why I love creating Watermelon Limeade.
If you’re looking to avoid alcohol, this easy-to-make drink will quench your thirst, plus it’s effortlessly enhanced with CBD and CBDa by incorporating CBD limeade that’s been infused with Care By Design Hemp “Balance” Drops. Watermelon juice is also a handy mixer to have on hand. Whether you’re combining it into this recipe or mixing up a watermelon margarita, there are so many ways to use fresh watermelon juice.
Pro tip! When preparing this drink, to make the flavors pop, add a Tajin or salted rim to complement the watermelon and lime flavors. Enjoy, and be sure to stay tuned for more Herb Somm x Care By Design Hemp drink recipes as part of the new Elevated Elixirs series that we’ll be featuring all summer long.
CBD-Infused Watermelon Limeade
Made with Care By Design Hemp “Balance” Drops
Servings: 1 drink
Target Dose: 18 mg blend of CBD and CBDa per drink (using Care By Design CBD-rich limeade, see recipe below)
Blender or food processor
Fine mesh strainer
16-ounce Mason jar
Glass of your choice
½ small seedless watermelon
Tajin Salt Rim
1 tablespoon Tajin
4 ½ ounces watermelon juice, pulp removed
4 ounces Care By Design CBD-rich limeade (see recipe below)
Lime wheel to garnish
Cut the watermelon in half, then add the watermelon flesh into the bottom of a blender or food processor. Purée for 1 minute or until the watermelon chunks turn into juice. Using a fine-mesh strainer, separate the pulp from the juice over a 16-ounce Mason jar (save the extra juice to make more drinks!). Discard the pulp and then set the Mason jar aside.
Next, rim a glass of your choice with a lime wedge and then dip the top of the glass into the Tajin to create a salted rim. Set aside.
Add all ingredients into a shaker tin. Add ice, then shake for 15 seconds or until very cold. Strain into the salted glass filled with fresh cubed ice, then garnish with a lime wheel before serving.
How to Make Care By Design CBD-Rich Limeade
Yield: 11 ounces (use the leftover limeade to make another round for you or a friend!)
Target Dose: 4.5 mg blend of hemp-derived CBD and CBDa per ounce
16-ounce Mason jar
8 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces simple syrup (add more if you prefer a sweeter taste)
2 droppers full Care By Design Hemp “Balance” Drops (48mg blend of CBD and CBDa)
Using a citrus press, juice the limes over a 16-ounce Mason jar (remove the seeds), then add the simple syrup and Care By Design Hemp “Balance” 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.
*Sponsored By Care By Design Hemp
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.