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A toast to CBD: 4 CBD-infused beverages you need to try

From oils to gummy sweets, the rising popularity of CBD means you’ll now find cannabidiol (the feel-good compound in cannabis) in all sorts of products. This wellness wonderdrug, derived from the non-psychoactive element of marijuana, is often hailed for its medical properties, offering relief from both mental and physical pain. According to one recent report, the CBD edibles industry, in particular, is projected to be worth $4.1 billion by the end of 2019.

For those who want to reap the chemical’s therapeutic benefits away from a medical setting, the CBD drinks industry is definitely worth exploring. Adding CBD oil means your beverage could do more than be a refreshing drink or delicious cocktail and, thanks to the growing interest in the market, there is no shortage of exciting new tipples to try.

Top Beverages’ CBD Craft Spiced Rum

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, there really isn’t a classier way to consume a dose of cannabidiol than in a luxury rum. Top Beverages’ CBD Craft Spiced Rum is a premium spirit made with orange peel, ginger, Indian vanilla pod and, of course, CBD, which is grown organically on certified European hemp farms. A delicate balance of sweetness and spice, this concoction is best drunk straight in order to really appreciate its depth and range of flavours. Alternatively—as with any quality rum—pair it with craft mixer. Bottled by hand in Italian glass, it looks as good as it tastes and is sure to take pride of place in your drinks cabinet.

Green Times Brewing’s High Flyer Session IPA

Green Times Brewing is responsible for creating the first craft beer brewed with Cannabis sativa L. oil extract in the UK. The company sourced high-quality, water-soluble cannabidiol by teaming up with CBD Ultra, one of the most trusted online stores in Britain. Easy to drink and packed with refreshing citrus notes and an exotic tropical aftertaste, the 330ml bottles are stocked in stores and bars in London, Manchester, Cardiff and other British cities. The product can also be purchased from CBD World Online—though, at the time of writing, it’s proven so popular that you have to join a waitlist to get your hands on a bottle.

CannaWine Red

Established in 2010, it took five years for CannaWine to develop and present its innovative new vintage to the world. This bottle of red, made from an equal mix of Grenache and Carignan grapes, was the first Spanish wine to be blended with CBD and hemp extract. These are complemented by red and black fruits for a sweet treat that makes a perfect dessert accompaniment. And while you’ll hopefully enjoy some of the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol after a couple of glasses, you should be able to smell it too! The subtle final scent easily distinguishes CannaWine Red from any other bottle you have at home.

Mountain Elixirs’ CBD Bitters

Drinkers and teetotallers alike will be wowed by Mountain Elixirs’ CBD Bitters, which are the ultimate way to jazz up any drink. The brand’s herbal range includes orange and lavender, as well as an aromatic mix of spices like turmeric and cardamom, and a natural bitter with no added sugars or flavourings. If you’re more interested in alcoholic cocktails, however, we recommend trying the delicious new blend made from organic cherries soaked in seven-year-old bourbon. Whether you’re sipping whisky, gin, tea or soda water, just five dashes of a CBD bitter will totally transform your beverage. And thanks to that all-important cannabidiol, you’ll be in for a better night’s sleep and less of a hangover the morning after.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of EconoTimes.

By Sheena Jordan
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