You’re sitting on a back porch lightly swinging on a gliding bench, delicate beads of sweat form on your forehead threatening to trickle down, if only you had a refreshing beverage to cool you down from the inside out. You perk up as you remember, you made a pitcher of CBD Sangria and its sitting in the fridge perfectly chilled, calling your name to come and pour yourself a glass. Especially as the weather continues to warm up through spring, relaxing with a cold drink is a special ritual that can be so peaceful and calming. Alone, or during an intimate gathering, a fresh fruit sangria is sure to be pleasing in itself, though we decided to take it a step further and add one of our favorite cannabinoids to this recipe to enhance your experience. *see recipe below*
Adding a dose of CBD (cannabidiol) to your fruity cocktail may truly transform your experience, as it creates a little balance counteracting the effects alcohol has on the body. CBD has shown promising results protecting the body against alcohol induced cellular damage, easing withdrawals, as well as alleviating hangover symptoms. While CBD balances the effects alcohol has on the physical body, it can appear to enhance the sedating sensations of the mind.
*Caution is advised when consuming alcohol at any amount but even more so when combining larger amounts of CBD and alcohol together as they can enhance one another’s sedating effects. Studies have also shown that CBD will actually lower the blood alcohol content despite no perceived change in physical sensations.*
-1 bottle of crisp white wine such as, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
-1/2 cup of orange liqueur
-Juice of 1 lemon
-Sliced kiwi rounds for garnish
-Cubed mangos, strawberries, kiwi, red grapes, blueberries, oranges, and cantaloupe (have fun customizing this beverage with your favorite fruits or be exotic and try something new!)
-12 oz lemon/lime seltzer water
-1 bottle of ATLRx 900MG CBD Oil (Note: the bottle we used tested out at 951MG CBD. We will be basing the recipe off this dosing)
-Combine fruit and orange liquor into pitcher
-Mash fruit gently with the back of a wooden spoon until fruit releases juices
-Add wine and lemon juice, stir to combine
-Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
-Take out of fridge, add seltzer water and 8ML(253.6MG) CBD Oil making each glass contain about 31.7MG. Stir to combine
*If you would like a lower or higher dose, simply wait & add the desired dosing to each glass individually.*
-To serve, fill 8 glasses with ice and pour Sangria over top
-Garnish with kiwi and enjoy responsibly!
If you do not drink alcohol for whatever reason, don’t let it stop you from trying this recipe sure to restore and uplift your soul! A few very simple modifications can be made to transform this cocktail to mocktail. Opt for a sparkling apple or white grape cider for the base, and add an orange juice concentrate instead of the liqueur. If you prefer the alcohol free version of this drink, yet you desire a bit more mental uplift from your experience, try adding a Delta 8 THC seltzer in place of the traditional seltzer water. Take all the creative liberties to tweak the recipe as you experiment with this summer sangria to suit your taste and needs! Rest easy as you sit back and sip this elevating elixir, allow yourself to breath deep and feel the coolness blanket over you. Enjoy Mindfully!