Your New Favorite Genepy CBD Cocktail

Written by Haleigh Hoff February 1, 2021
The Product

Let's face it, quarantine has been here longer than expected. Days are long and we are all looking for new ways to unwind. Most of us who imbibe alcohol have our go-to homemade cocktails or favorite bottles of wine. But if you're like me, you are sick of them and interested in trying something new.

Or maybe you are more of a CBD fan when it comes to relaxing, but you want to spice up the way you consume it. Well, this CBD cocktail recipe combines the best of both worlds to deliver a light and refreshing cocktail with flavors that will spice up your normal routine.

Is it okay to mix alcohol and CBD?

Yes! If you're new to CBD, allow us to give it a quick introduction. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a therapeutic compound produced by cannabis. CBD won't give you that psychoactive high that THC does, but it has a wide variety of benefits such as helping manage stress, anxiety, and pain.

Adding CBD to cocktails became a trend as soon as CBD started to gain attraction. Drinks containing CBD help promote focus so that we remain relaxed but present. Why? CBD offers light sedation and relaxation while keeping your mind clear.

Another benefit is how the combination of CBD and liquid allows the onset of cannabinoid activation time to be quicker, making CBD cocktails a great avenue if you want to feel the effects faster.

What is Genepy?

Genepy (or Génépi) is a traditional herbal liqueur popularized in the Alpine regions of Europe. The specific liqueur used in this recipe is Genepy by Alpe Distillery. Alpe's Genepy is made in north-western Italy and on the other side of the Alpine border in south-eastern France. Made primarily of Genepy (the local name for a herb called Artemisia, a type of wormwood), with the addition of other botanical ingredients such as true cinnamon, oregano, lemon balm and mint. This liqueur has a distinct flavor that falls somewhere between absinthe and chartreuse; sweet with a strong herbal quality that is nicely balanced.

CBD Sparkling Water

For this cocktail we used CENTR's Sparkling CBD Drink. CENTR's canned Sparkling CBD Drink is a refreshing carbonated water with a light lemony citrus flavor. They offer two varieties of their sparkling water drink, a 15mg and a 30mg. We tried the lower count of 15mg and found it to be the perfect amount of CBD to pair with the Genepy.

Instructions

In a glass with ice, combine 1 1/2 ounces of Genepy with 4 ounces of CENTR's Sparkling CBD Drink. Give a brief stir, and garnish with a lemon slice or two, squeezing some into the drink before you drop it in.

Need a replacement product for CENTR's Sparkling CBD drink? Swap it out for your standard tonic water and add your personal dose of a CBD tincture like this one by EPC - Experience Premium Cannabis.

Reading this in Reno, NV? You can find all the ingredients mentioned in this recipe at Craft Wine and Beer in Midtown Reno.


Sources

Caskstore: https://caskstore.com/spirits/liqueur/herb-and-spice/alpe-genepy-750-ml

Skurnik Wine & Spirits: https://www.skurnik.com/sku/genepy-herbetet-distilleria-alpe/

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