DIY: Herbal CBD Cocktail By Velveteen Rabbit’s Christina Dylag

Written by BlackbirdGo December 8, 2017
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Las Vegas spirits maven and co-founder of the acclaimed Velveteen Rabbit, Christina Dylag, crafted an awesome herbal CBD cocktail for you to make yourself. "Chi Chi," uses a mezcal from the Mexican village of Chichicapa, features lemon and rosemary notes and is easy to make even for the most novice of mixologists -- a light and airy rebuttal to the heavy flavors of this season.

We're sick of Christmas music already, but baby — it really is cold outside. Not only are we officially in the throes of freezing winter temperatures and the mania of the holidays, but Mercury went retrograde this week. If that doesn't mean anything to you, just know that it's an appropriate excuse for anything that goes haywire in the next three weeks. It's also Friday.

What does all of this mean, you say? Well, a celebration is in order! You've successfully completed your 49th week of work in 2017, Noam Chomsky turned 89 and we curated the perfect chill evening for you to share with friends or enjoy by your lonesome.

And that's not all, folks. We have a mixtape to pair with your soothing cannabinoidal evening elixir by obsessive crate-digger, Jammal Tarkington aka. DJ Stax of Wax. Jammal mixed dub and instrumental tracks for an uplifting listening experience to match your effervescent imbibing.

So, whether you're feeling social enough to share this Friday's eve, or would prefer to spend it alone, we hope you find some time to enjoy our TGIF input. If you want Christina to make you something tasty, visit the Velveteen Rabbit on Main Street — they open at 5 o'clock.

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Chi Chi

1 oz. Chichicapa mezcal

3/4 oz. simple syrup

3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

5 drops Canna Hemp CBD Euphora Elixir (or tincture of your choice)

Soda water

Garnish: lemon slice + rosemary sprig

Combine mezcal, simple syrup, lemon juice and tincture in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda water, garnish and enjoy this terpene dream of a cocktail.

Simple syrup: Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Keep refrigerated.

Notes: Mezcal maybe substituted for other clear spirits like gin or vodka if it floats your boat.

Christina Dylag, Velveteen Rabbit, Las Vegas, Nevada

Instagram: @velveteenrabbitlv

Jammal Tarkington, Keyser Soze Ska, The Thermites, Reno, Nevada

Instagram: @jrudeboy