Finally, a fever is here that we all want to have-spring fever! As the days grow longer and we are able to again feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, we are renewed, invigorated. It is a time to shed the comfort foods and habits that we leaned into to temper the blustery days and dark nights. Spring is jubilant, and what better way to be celebratory than a cool, sparkling drink, crafted from ingredients that hint at the luscious abundance of herbs and fruits that thrive and ripen in spring and summer.
Cocktail making is such a ritual act, steeped in tradition, and capable of bringing folks together to relax, enjoy, and be present with one another. And yes, lots of us really love a little alcohol to loosen things up and forget about our worries. But woefully, there are so many undesirable consequences for imbibing the hooch. Disturbed sleep, headaches, feeling less than optimal the next day….need I say anymore? Instead, can we find a way to carry on this keen and most important tradition, without punishment? For all of those curious readers, I do have good news for you, because the answer is a resounding YES we CANNA!
If you haven’t tried your hand at making cannabis cocktails sans alcohol, there has never been a time that’s better than right now. Cannabis cocktails are fun and flavorful, and you will also be blessed with the added benefits of feelings of euphoria, relaxation, a great night of sleep, and the ability to start your next morning feeling fine without any hitches. As a busy mother and business owner, I can tell you firsthand that these perks are worth the switch, and there really isn’t a single sacrifice besides an old habit.
While any tincture can be added to a canna cocktail, we highly recommend our botanical tinctures in an alcohol base. These tinctures are the only alcohol-based tincture available in California cannabis dispensaries and they dissolve uniformly into your drink with no greasy oil slick like you might experience with an oil-based product. The highly complex botanical flavors are reminiscent of traditional drinks that commonly pair botanical notes for an elegant and unique flavor. So don’t be shy, get out your favorite cocktail fixings and delight in the possibilities. Below are a few of our favorite seasonal recipes to try out! But don’t stop there, get creative. Let’s raise our glass to ingenuity, inspiration, and feeling fine now that spring has sprung.