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Try These CBD Mocktails to Keep You on Track During Dry January

Written on December 26, 2021

While there are many ways one can celebrate the New Year, toasting champagne to another year having survived our new reality will be in our plans. But once we’ve finished our bubbly and cleaned up the confetti, we’re looking forward to starting the New Year with a little…. less bubbly. Have you heard of Dry January? For many people who have gotten a little too comfortable with daily glasses of wine and a nightcap or two, January is a great time to dial back on the alcohol and detox the body from toxins. CBD mocktails and CBD mixed drinks are the perfect way to do it! 

If you know a night without a delicious beverage just won’t be sustainable – making it hard to commit to a month without alcohol, we understand. Habits are hard to break but are much easier to manage when we have a similar replacement. We’ve put together some easy alcohol-free CBD mixed drinks that not only taste delicious but have the added bonus of our favorite ingredient, CBD, which helps to support your endocannabinoid system and provide some stress relief. 

In our experience, the best New Years’ resolutions aren’t lofty goals that require absolute perfection required to forego failure. Instead, with small steps toward goals and grace in the process, goals can be achieved. So let’s get into 2 delicious CBD mocktails you can make right at home for dry January. 

1. Real Food Cranberry-Lemon Spritzer

This paleo, low-carb recipe from allthenourishingthings.com checks more than one thing off our no-no list! With the alternative sweetener option, those of you on a low-carb or keto lifestyle can enjoy this tasty mocktail without feeling like you’ve cheated. And, while it’s not inherently a CBD drink, we’ve suggested adding 1-2 droppers of our Daily Drop in Pure Plant flavor, so your dose of CBD won’t impact the other flavors of the beverage. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh organic cranberries
  • ½ cup low-carb sweetener such as stevia leaf extract or monkfruit sweetener
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup lemon juice, bottled or fresh
  • sparkling mineral water
  • 1-2 droppers of Hapsy Daily Drop Pure Plant

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, add the cranberries, sweetener of choice, and water. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and use a potato masher to mash the cranberries.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  • Place a fine-mesh sieve over a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Pour the cranberries into the sieve, then use the back of a spoon to press the liquid through the sieve, catching it in the bowl or measuring cup.
  • Discard remaining cranberry solids. You may notice that the cranberry has begun to “gel”as it cools. This is normal and due to the natural pectin in the cranberries.
  • Add the lemon juice to the cranberry mixture and stir to combine.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of the cranberry-lemon concentrate in the bottom of pretty low-ball glasses and add ice.
  • Pour sparkling water over the ice and garnish with lemon and/or fresh cranberries.
  • Add 1-2 droppers of Daily Drop Pure Plant to each glass 

2. White Chocolate Peppermint Mocktini

This yummy mocktini from Thyme For Cocktails uses the flavors of the season to keep you warm, and the best part is that they can be shared with the kiddos for a fun and festive holiday treat. Keep the Daily Drop Pure Plant CBD for the adults and add 1-2 droppers to your beverage at the end for a fun and low-stress evening with a CBD mocktail.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup white hot chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons peppermint mocha coffee creamer
  • White chocolate syrup
  • Crushed peppermints for garnish
  • 1-2 droppers of Daily Drop Hint of Mint or Pure Plant

Instructions:

  • Dip edge of a chilled martini glass in white chocolate syrup, then dip in crushed peppermint. Repeat with additional glasses.
  • Add white hot chocolate and coffee cream to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously, strain into glasses and serve immediately.

One thing we love about mocktails and mocktinis is that you can get creative, try new flavors, and add a little Hapsy at the end for a delicious CBD drink you won’t want to put down. We wish you the best this dry January. Cheers to better choices for our health and wellness in the New Year.