CDB tonics and shots is brimming with focused nutrition and great flavor. It’s filled with both smarter takes on classic wellness drinks like wheatgrass shots as well as new brews like a “bone broth” from roasted root vegetables. Remember, wellness doesn’t have to taste bad!

And while healthy tonics and shots can feel overwhelming in the constantly changing wellness world, this chapter is packed with simple, easy recipes that will help you compound the benefits of CBD oil to reduce inflammation, improve sleep, reduce anxiety while boosting mood, and protect against chronic stress.

CDB tonics and shots changing wellness world

Here you’ll learn which ingredients can help you get a great night’s sleep, which ones will wake you up fast, what you need to order ASAP for cold and flu season, and what punchy root vegetable will become a staple in your house. The drinks offer wellness at its best—and most delicious!—so tip back that shot or savor that tonic and feel empowered to use nature’s medicine.

Honey Rosemary Switchel

Switchel is essentially American colonial-era Gatorade. This tangy, sweetened vinegar drink with ginger was a way to replenish electrolytes during the summer heat. To switch up the flavor, swap out rosemary for thyme or even add extra smashed fresh fruit. If the flavor is too concentrated for your liking, dilute with an extra ½ cup of water when serving. Want to save time? Use a mandolin to slice a lot of ginger (or any other item) quickly. Just watch your fingers!

½ cup thinly sliced ginger pieces
3 tablespoons Standard CBD Honey (see recipe in Chapter 2)
½ cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 cup water

Crushed ice, for serving

4 (1″ × 1″) honeycomb cubes for garnish
4 sprigs fresh rosemary for garnish

1. Add ginger, Standard CBD Honey, vinegar, lemon juice, and rosemary to a medium-sized glass jar with a lid.
2. Heat water to a boil and pour into jar. Stir to combine.
3. Cover jar with lid and refrigerate overnight.
4. Strain and pour over crushed ice.
5. Put each honeycomb cube on a cocktail pick. Garnish each glass with one pick and one sprig fresh rosemary. Serve immediately.

Calories: 59 – Fat: 0g – Protein: 0g – Sodium: 1mg – Fiber: 0g – Carbohydrates: 14g – Sugar: 13g

Wake-Up Shot

The Wake-Up Shot: Because sometimes one cup of coffee isn’t enough. This CBD drink is concentrated energy in true shot form. It’s a perfect combo of espresso, ginseng (an energy drink favorite), and the Magic Latte Starter from the Base Recipes chapter that combine to create a delicious spiced beginning to your morning.

1 (0.7-milliliter) serving ginseng extract tincture
2 teaspoons Magic Latte Starter

1 (1-ounce) shot espresso
1. Add ginseng and Magic Latte Starter to an espresso cup with espresso shot.
2. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Calories: 29 – Fat: 0g – Protein: 0g – Sodium: 3mg – Fiber: 0g – Carbohydrates: 6g – Sugar: 6g

Cayenne Tonic

If you’re looking to decrease inflammation and get a dose of throat-soothing CBD Hot Honey, this cayenne tonic will be your new caffeine-free sipper. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne, has anti-inflammatory properties. To keep the cayenne from just floating on the top of the water, make sure you stir it into the honey base, then add water to dissolve. Also, a word to the wise…this is just a step away from being a great boozy hot toddy.

⅛ teaspoon cayenne powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ ounce CBD Hot Honey
1 cup boiling water

1. Add cayenne, lemon, and CBD Hot Honey to a large mug. Stir to combine.
2. Pour boiling water over the top and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Calories: 86 – Fat: 0g – Protein: 0g – Sodium: 0mg – Fiber: 0g – Carbohydrates: 23g – Sugar: 22g

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