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    Tame Social Anxiety with a Zero Proof Cocktail at the Next Party

    Written on May 9, 2022

    If you’re anything like us, the last two years have been a combination of wonderful and awful, fun and scary, heartwarming and heartbreaking. The hiatus from the rat race was freeing, yet the isolation it brought felt crippling. Now as we re-enter into a new way of life, many of us are feeling the heartburn of social anxiety as we head out the door to in-person gatherings. Instead of relying on old habits that don’t support our wellness (can you say social and physical hangover?), we want to provide you with a secret weapon to help handle the stress and anxiety that comes with social gatherings. If you’re at all sober curious, this is the place to start. Let’s talk about how to tame social anxiety with a spirit free, zero proof, CBD cocktail — aka CBD mocktail — at your next party.

    CBD Mocktails — a Different Kind of Buzz

    We know people use this misnomer when they talk about liquor, wine, or any other type of alcohol… but “liquid courage” is a far stretch for what alcohol truly is. You know what IS courageous? Putting your health and wellness first by making an intentional change to support your mental health — when the easier (more damaging) option is the unfairly titled “liquid courage”. You deserve to have options that still allow you to be a part of the party, drink in hand, but with beneficial ingredients like CBD that allow you to find a sense of calm instead of numbing out.

    Look, we’re not passing judgment or shame. We totally understand the desire to feel a little buzz. With the pressure of adult life, caretaking, running a household, and building a successful career/business, it’s normal to crave the temporary relief from feeling stressed or anxious. However, alcohol may not be the solution you think. Alcohol impacts the production of serotonin (natural happy chemicals) and impacts the way neurotransmitters in the brain work. Not only is the relief truly temporary, but it may actually make your anxiety worse when the alcohol wears off. In fact, research has shown that the natural levels of serotonin are much lower in adults that are dependent on alcohol.

    If these facts are making you sober curious, you’re not alone. Alcohol consumption has decreased by 7% over the last 10 years. It could be the prevalence of healthier mindsets or the normalization of therapy that’s helping — we don’t really know. What we do know is that people need better zero proof options. Enter CBD.

    CBD Cocktails for the Sober Curious

    You can still have a delicious beverage without causing additional anxiety. A spirit free, zero proof, CBD mocktail still delivers the refreshing flavors that mimic your favorite bevs, but lack the downfalls of alcohol. Substituting CBD helps to support your endocannabinoid system instead of impacting your body negatively. Anecdotal reports from CBD consumers are especially promising when it comes to anxiety reduction. This is one of our favorite reviews from a customer who started using our Hapsy Daily Drop Hint of Mint to manage her anxiety in 2021:

    “I’m an architect, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, school PLO president, and habitual over committer. I’m constantly juggling too many different balls, and I run high anxiety on a good day, much less in the middle of a pandemic handling all the curveballs life is throwing at us. I had never tried CBD oil before Hapsy Hint of Mint, but I gave Hapsy Daily Drop Hint of Mint a try and I have to say, I LOVE IT! On days I get overwhelmed, a squirt of Hint of Mint into my tea boosts my confidence, takes away my feeling of being overwhelmed, and I noticed I yell less, my emotional edges are smoother, I feel more confident and capable and less frazzled. I’m definitely incorporating Hapsy Daily Drop into my self-care routine, because we all have days we need a little help handling all there is to be handled! Hapsy Hint of Mint has a lovely light mint flavor, it doesn’t overpower my tea flavor at all! I love it!” –Stephanie M., verified owner

    Are you ready to give spirit free CBD cocktails a try? Here are three delectable zero proof recipes to try out this weekend (or right now).

    Calming Citrus CBD Cocktail

    ❇️ 1.5 oz fresh orange juice

    ❇️ 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

    ❇️ 0.5 oz fresh lime juice

    ❇️ ⅛ tsp simple syrup

    ❇️ 40mg (1 full dropper) Hapsy Daily Drop Pure Plant

    ❇️ 5 oz sparkling water

    ❇️ Lime or orange slice for garnish

    In a cocktail glass with ice, pour shaken juices, simple syrup, and Hapsy. Top with sparkling water and garnish with an orange or lime slice.

    Hapsy Hint of Mint Julep CBD Mocktail

    ❇️ 2 cups crushed ice

    ❇️ 20 mg Hapsy’s Hint of Mint Daily Drop

    ❇️ 1/2 oz simple syrup (DIY or @stirrings)

    ❇️ 5 mint leaves + 1 for garnish

    ❇️ 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

    ❇️ 1/8 tsp vanilla extract

    ❇️ 2 oz apple cider

    In a mint julep cup, muddle 5 mint leaves with simple syrup. Fill cup with crushed ice. Pour apple cider, vanilla extract, and lemon juice over ice. Top with Hapsy’s Hint of Mint Daily Drop, stir, garnish with mint, and enjoy!

    Cranberry Lemon Spritz CBD Mocktail

    ❇️ ½ cup fresh organic cranberries

    ❇️ 1 lemon, sliced

    ❇️ ¼ cup water

    ❇️ ½ cup fresh lemon juice

    ❇️ ½ cup low-carb sweetener (such as stevia leaf extract or monkfruit sweetener)

    ❇️ sparkling water

    ❇️ 1-2 droppers of Hapsy Daily Drop Pure Plant

    In a large jug, mix together all ingredients. Add ice or pour over ice. Enjoy!

    Whether you’re sober curious or just love a crisp and refreshing beverage throughout the day, we hope you try these delicious beverages and feel the powerful difference between drinking a CBD mocktail and an alcohol-filled cocktail. Already hooked on the wonderful sensations of our Hapsy CBD Daily Drop? Sign up for Hapsy on subscription and choose your frequency of delivery every 30, 60, or 90 days — all while saving 20%. Shop now!