This Ginger Rose CBD Mocktail recipe combines beneficial herbs with honey, vinegar, and full-spectrum CBD oil for a specialty drink without the hangover.
This blood-red CBD mocktail looks like something you’d see at a vampire’s dinner party (winning!). Crafting mocktails is a fun way to get witchy in the kitchen by infusing herbs, honey, bitters, vinegars, and CBD extracts for a non-alcoholic drink that leaves you feeling restored and refreshed. In fact, it’s damn near medicinal.
This DIY CBD non-alcoholic recipe is built around a grounding, heart-centering blend of ginger rose syrup infused with hibiscus to achieve the captivating, ruby-red hue. This mocktail is so hypnotizingly red that you may even find yourself using your cocktail glass as a crystal ball.
If the bewitching color and floral, sweetly spiced flavors aren’t enough to convince you, then consider the many health benefits of this mocktail’s ingredients:
Honey: We used honey rather than white sugar to take advantage of honey’s antibacterial and antiviral properties. (If you prefer a vegan mocktail, then substitute white sugar.)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Ginger is a warming herb that helps stimulate circulation and boost energy.It also helps fire up digestion – making this mocktail a great choice before or after dinner. Ginger is also an antiviral, so this non-alcoholic drink is especially helpful if you’re starting to feel signs of a cold or flu.
Rose (Rosa spp.): Ah, sweet rose! Energetically, rose helps us set healthy boundaries with a strong heart that is open yet protected. This dynamic is symbolized by rose’s sweet, inviting smell but sharp thorns. Rose is also an anti-depressant, helping us see the beauty and love in our surroundings.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa): Hibiscus is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, so it will help boost your immune system. It also helps regulate hormones and relieve menstrual cramps, which make us love this cheerful, tropical flower even more.
CBD oil: Take your mocktail recipe to the next level by floating a few drops of full-spectrum CBD oil on top. A few of the most popular reasons to reach for CBD oil is for help relieving pain or anxiety. However, the list of CBD benefits just keeps growing as more research comes to the table.
You can get all of your ingredients online from Mountain Rose Herbs too.
Ginger Rose Mocktail Recipe (Yield: Four 8-ounce drinks)
1 cup water
1 cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup ginger, sliced
3 tablespoons dried rose petals
3 tablespoons dried hibiscus
¾ cup honey
20 oz. carbonated water
1 oz. full-spectrum CBD oil
Combine the water, white wine vinegar, and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat, then add rose and hibiscus. Cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain to remove the flowers and ginger from the liquid, then return the liquid to the pan. Turn the heat on very low, and then add the same amount of honey as you have liquid in the pot (approximately ¾ cup). Stir to combine the liquid and the honey, then remove from heat. Chill the syrup for at least one hour before using.
To serve, combine 2.5 ounces of ginger rose syrup with 5 ounces of sparkling water in an 8-ounce cocktail glass. Float 10 to 15 drops of CBD oil across the top. Garnish with raspberries or cranberries on a toothpick, or with a twist of orange peel.