A CBD-Infused Sleep Cocktail to Bring On the Zzz’s

Most people don’t realize the importance of proper sleep. From overwhelmingly excessive blue light exposure to all-nighters, we’ve messed up our sleep routine in more than one way. 

To get better sleep, CBD has emerged as a widely trusted ‘sleep aid.’ Among all other benefits, its sleep-inducing effects seem to make the consumers the happiest. That’s why you’d easily find CBD gummies, tinctures, and capsules specially made for sleep. 

If you’d instead make a CBD drink at home, we’ve got just the recipe for you. Make it for yourself every other day, or impress your friends with this delicacy any day!

CBD Recipes for Sleep

While there are many CBD remedies to get better sleep, the ones that end up being most effective almost always have a melatonin-releasing or some other vital ingredient – often melatonin itself. For example, the recipes below have ingredients such as tart cherries that naturally contain melatonin. 

Cherries growing on tree branch.

In addition to this, tart cherries contain valerian roots, known for their positive effects on sleep. Therefore, if you have insomnia or tend to toss in bed due to added stress from work, you can try these recipes to give your mind some rest.

Plus, these are delicious drinks that are quite a treat before bedtime. 

1. CBD Cocktail With Tart Cherry

You only need four ingredients to make this CBD cocktail: 

  • A ¼ cup of tart cherry juice
  • 1 Dose of CBD
  • A ⅓ cup of white grape juice 
  • Half a dropper of valerian root tincture

Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, mix them. Finally, drink this cocktail before bed to drift into a beautiful and undisturbed slumber.

2. CBD-Infused Cocktail with Mell Vodka

Mixing alcohol with CBD may amplify the effects of CBD. The reason is that alcohol reduces inhibitions and promotes feelings of relaxation. In comparison, CBD tends to reduce anxiety and calms your nerves. 

Therefore when you mix alcohol with CBD, the effects of CBD are heightened. So if you wish to have a good night’s sleep, a cocktail with vodka shots is just what you need!

Here are the ingredients.

  • 1 oz espresso (single shot)
  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • ½ oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Mell Vodka
  • ¾ oz Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
  • Egg white
  • Two dashes of chocolate bitters
  • 12 mg CBD Oil

Once you have all the ingredients, add everything except the CBD oil into a blender or a cocktail shaker. Shake well to create a frothy head. Then strain the drink into a glass.

Add CBD on top of the foam to enjoy a delicious after-dinner drink that tastes like a latte.

3. CBD Tea

If cocktails aren’t exactly your thing when it comes to bedtime, you can opt for a cup of CBD tea instead. Some teas, especially chamomile tea, are known for their sleep-inducing effects. So here’s a recipe for making CBD chamomile tea. 

The ingredient list for this tea is a bit long, and, likely, you may not have all the components in your pantry at all times. However, as long as you have chamomile, CBD, and almond milk, you’re good to go. 

  • Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • A dropper full of CBD oil (or your preferred dose)
  • Two chamomile tea bags (or two tablespoons of loose tea powder)
  • A pinch of ground ginger
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Two tablespoons of maple syrup 

Start by adding the milk and tea bags to a saucepan. Next, put the stove on medium heat and cook until hot. 

However, don’t let the tea come to a boil. If you’re using loose tea powder, strain the tea at this stage.

Otherwise, take the tea bags out. Now, whisk in ginger, nutmeg, CBD, and maple syrup. You can use a milk frother to make this process easier. 

Add as much foam to the drink as you like and enjoy it in bed. If you’re making the tea for someone else, you can also garnish it with chamomile flowers for presentation!

Chamomile should be your priority when making tea for sleep. However, if you don’t have chamomile tea at home, green tea is a great alternative.

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4. CBD Smoothie to Combat Insomnia

You can mix CBD oil with orange or mango juice to make a refreshing drink. According to research, mango can intensify the effects of cannabinoids as they share a compound called myrcene. 

Myrcene is a terpene present in cannabis and mango. Therefore, blending the two would help you get an intense effect. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make a CBD smoothie.

1 cup of mango juice (you can substitute for another fresh juice if you wish)

  • ⅓ cup of fresh coconut milk
  • The specific dose of CBD oil 
  • ½ cup ice
  • Two sliced, partially frozen mangoes 

Add the fresh juice, coconut milk, and CBD oil to the blender. Blend until it forms a creamy, thick liquid. Then add the frozen mango along with the ice. 

Blend until icy. Serve immediately to enjoy a refreshing smoothie!

What’s Different about CBD Drinks?

You can now order CBD drinks from the comfort of your home. Or, if you’re spending the night at the bar to blow off some steam, then you could try your luck by ordering a CBD-infused drink.

You’ll find CBD in just about everything, from beauty products, edibles to coffee and tea. Many bars in the US have also begun to experiment with cocktails.

But what is different about these CBD drinks? Firstly, drinks like sherry and vermouth help you achieve the most relaxing effects. Moreover, CBD adds a different taste to the drinks. 

It gives the drinks a better texture with a more viscous feel. Besides this, CBD adds an earthy flavor that brings out the taste of spirits, such as gin and whiskey.

Furthermore, if you wish to overpower the earthy notes CBD adds to the drinks, you can use stronger spirits like bourbon or tequila. These spirits are rich in terpenes, just like cannabis extracts. Therefore they blend to work well. 

Some of the bars in the US also have many cocktails made by a variety of methods. Other than CBD oils for cocktails, these CBD mixologists use CBD tinctures, teas, and edibles like gummy bears to prepare the most soothing drink! 

How to Dose A CBD-Infused for the Cocktail?

Typically, you’d have to use the exact dosage daily to add to your cocktails or teas. However, you can increase the amount if you’re making a large batch for long-term use. 

Many of us are still confused about dosing CBD since there’s no standard to follow. Also, there is no fixed dosage for each person as it affects everyone differently; therefore, it isn’t easy to know what may work best for you.

We suggest beginning your CBD journey with the lowest amount and then building your way up as your body becomes accustomed to it.

You can also gradually increase CBD tincture if you feel that your current dosage isn’t doing you any good. But we recommend that you consult a doctor first.

Is it Safe to Use CBD for Sleep?

Research shows that CBD might help against insomnia when taken an hour before bed. Many other findings of this sort have also come to the surface. 

Most of us are reluctant to use CBD despite the scientific backing because we’ve heard about its psychoactive effects. So let’s ease your worries by proving that CBD doesn’t make you high. 

It’s the THC in cannabis that’s responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with consuming cannabis. However, the federal limit for THC in CBD products is less than 0.3% – not enough to make you high – so there’s no need to worry when using CBD oil for sleep. 

Secondly, CBD seems much safer than most other natural remedies for sleep since it doesn’t pose many side effects. On top of that, it’s tolerated well by the body, even in doses over 1000mg. 

Yes, it’s entirely legal to use CBD oil for sleep in the US. However, this was decided on the federal level. As the state laws are still different in some parts of the country, it’s in your best interest to read the local laws before using CBD remedies for sleep. 

CBD oils in various bottles and cannabis leaves.

Moreover, you should only buy CBD oils with less than 0.3% THC content for them to be legal for use. On the other hand, if you need more THC content for medicinal reasons, you’ll have to get a prescription from your doctor. 

Again, medicinal cannabis is not legal in all states. Thus, it’s always important to check your local regulations and laws before purchasing CBD for sleep. 

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Since CBD’s benefits are coming to light, the consumers are intrigued to discover new ways of using the product. At the moment, it seems companies are using all their resources to bring new CBD products to the market. 

While you wait for those, you can make CBD solutions at home, like the cocktail and tea recipes we’ve discussed in this article.

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