Here is our official list of the Best Cannabis Cocktails & CBD Mixers.
After literally years of trying out different cannabis cocktails and CBD drinks, we’ve compiled the following list of our favorite mixers by category. Nothing makes it on this list without a rigorous review and the UNANIMOUS approval of ALL our judges.
Bear in mind that this list is a work in progress too, it’s always changing as new mixers become available. So if you would like to suggest a new product for us to review then let us know and we’ll tell you if we’ve already tried it or not: Contact Us
Hemp CBD & Cannabis Cocktails: Product Reviews
THE BEST OF THE BEST!
CATEGORY: Best Original CBD Cocktail Mixer
PRODUCT: Tru Elixirs Ginja
DETAILS: Ginja is awesome. Our whole panel of judges was blown away. It’s super tasty, and you can mix it with just about anything. First off, you need to shake it good because it has a lot of separation since they use all-natural ingredients. As the label claims, they “start with a flavorful reduction of ginger root, lemon juice, cane sugar, and caffeinated teas”. Then they add 100mg of pure CBD and a potent broad spectrum extract which comes from sustainable Colorado hemp. The Ginger Ninja, or Ginja, is a concentrate too and it’s meant to be mixed with things at a 1:3 ratio (for instance, 1oz Ginja with 3oz sparkling soda). So we tried it with a bunch of different spirits including vodka, whiskey, and rum, as well as a bunch of different beverages ranging from hard seltzers to hot tea, and this product was amazing with almost every combination we could come up with. Coffee may have bee the one thing we decided was no good, but that was it. Ginja was great with teas, fruit juices, flavored soda waters, wine, kombucha, and even sessionable beers. It’s perfect for spiking hard seltzers to give them some much needed flavor. Oh, and it’s just as good served hot as it is cold! A warm whiskey Ginja on a cold winter’s day would be a dream. We also all loved the logo. One of our judges pointed out that the “Ginger Ninja” logo was a ninja with red hair and we got a laugh out of that. Overall, this is the best original concept for a cannabis cocktail mixer that we’ve come across. We can’t get enough of it!
CATEGORY: Best CBD Margarita
PRODUCT: Freshies CBD Fresh Lime Margarita
DETAILS: There aren’t a lot of CBD margaritas out there that we’ve seen, but this one is by far the best. One of our judges said it may even be the best margarita he’s ever had. Freshies is a company known for producing very high-quality, small-batch cocktail mixers. They’re one of the oldest and most established brands in Colorado (been around since 1994), and they haven’t made it this far by making inferior mixers! The label claims that they’re made with fresh squeezed citrus juices and sweetened with a hint of agave. Then, perhaps most importantly, they have 100mg of pharmaceutical-grade CBD and broad spectrum extract in each bottle (20mg/serving). They say it’s extracted from sustainable Colorado hemp, and that they use a “nanoparticle formulation that increases bioavailability and absorption”. All of that makes Freshies CBD Margarita our #1 choice in this category.
CATEGORY: Best CBD Bloody Mary
PRODUCT: Freshies CBD Bloody Mary
DETAILS: There are multiple CBD-infused bloody mary’s out there right now, but this one stands out. And if it seems like we’re picking favorites here, it’s probably because we are. Freshies delivers over and over again with their high-quality products, and there’s a reason they’re the top mixer company in Colorado. And we’re not being bias here either…they’ve had to EARN our respect! We’ve all tested and used various Freshies cocktail mixers over the years and they never disappoint. Their owners are an executive chef and a bartender from Telluride who take a lot of pride in the recipes they create, using nothing but fresh ingredients and doing everything in small batches. And that love and commitment to the craft really shows. You’ll need to shake this bloody mary well to separate all the chunky deliciousness (they use fresh shaved horseradish root!), and they recommend to garnish with celery, lime wedge, spicy green beans and/or bacon. The CBD they use is a broad spectrum extract from Colorado hemp and each bottle has 100mg, which is about 20mg per serving. It’s the perfect drink for Sunday brunch!
CATEGORY: Best CBD Shooter
PRODUCT: Tru Elixirs CBD Picklebacks
DETAILS: We’ve only seen a handful of shooters out there with CBD, and most of them aren’t very impressive. But Tru Elixirs came up with an interesting concept…CBD Picklebacks with 20mg in each 2oz bottle. They’re little shooters with CBD and pickle juice, and not just any pickle juice. Theirs is a sweet and spicy brine that tastes great as a chaser or “pickleback”. Our favorite combination quickly became a shot of vodka or bourbon with a CBD pickleback shooter to chase. And the BEST part about picklebacks and pickle juice in general is that it has 10x THE ELECTROLYTES of sports drinks. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s insane! Tru calls their CBD Picklebacks a “Hangover’s Worst Enemy”, which hits the nail right on the head. If you take a few pickleback shooters throughout the course of a night you’ll thank yourself in the morning. We love these little guys, and the pickles riding piggyback is a fun logo too, earning them the #1 spot in the Best Shooter category.
CATEGORY: Best CBD Cocktail Seltzer
PRODUCT: Rhythm “Awake” (Grapefruit Rosemary)
DETAILS: So we made a promise not to review sodas and other beverages on this website because they are A LOT of them out there, but by popular request we decided to add a category for best cocktail seltzer. And the winner here is California-based Rhythm with they’re “Awake”, which has grapefuit/rosemary flavor, 50mg of caffeine, and 15mg of CBD (COAs available on the website). We found this to be a very tasty and healthy alternative and the company also makes an effort to market these products for use in cocktails, which is why they made it on our list. We all really liked their Staycay Vacay cocktail recipe, and “Awake” was also great for making Palomas. They have 2 other CBD seltzers as well called “Recover” and “Dream”, both very functional beverages that can be mixed into countless fun cocktails depending on your mood.
CATEGORY: Best CBD Chaser
PRODUCT: Chaser Co. Sweet Tangy Lime
DETAILS: Another interesting and innovative new CBD drink is made by Chaser Co. in California. It’s called Sweet Tangy Lime and it comes in an 8oz bottle with 20mg of CBD. The company claims to have made the perfect health-conscious compliment to your favorite spirits, using premium ingredients and infused with anti-hangover electrolyes and hemp CBD. In their own words, “We’ve developed the first ever healthy shot chaser – formulated to replace the aftertaste of alcohol (no matter how crappy it is).” The only problem we had with Chaser Co. is that unlike the other companies listed here, they don’t seem to offer up much info about the source or potency of their CBD. The website isn’t terribly informative and they don’t appear to very transparent with their COAs, which typically raises some red flags with us. But they do use all-natural ingredients and the Sweet Tangy Lime still made our list as a great zero sugar, zero calorie CBD chaser.