#3 – Green Roads CBD Coffee
Green Monkey’s CBD drink is the ultimate way to stay hydrated while also incorporating CBD into your diet. Each 250ml can is packed with 10mg of rich, completely THC-free CBD, perfect for boosting your cannabinoid levels throughout the day.
#1 – EVO Coffee
So, where can you find the best CBD drinks in 2020?
#2 – CBDfx Chill Shots
Of course inspired by the pina colada cocktail, this lightly sparkling tipple really does taste like the real thing. Although sweet, the tang of fresh pineapple upfront gives way to a creamy coconut finish. What really makes the Little Rick range – which also includes raspberry coconut and lime and mint – standout though, is its high CBD content, at 32mg per 330ml can. The brand also claims that its production methods allow the active ingredients to be absorbed into the bloodstream more effectively, helping absorb up to four times more cannabinoids. Flavour-wise, this one also works well with rum.
How much? If you’re used to paying under £10 for your cocktail bitters, then the price of premium CBD brand OTO’s non-alcoholic ones might come as a bit of a shock. If you’re used to buying CBD oil, then it probably won’t. But factor in that this 100ml bottle contains 2500mg of CBD (equating to around 25mg per serve, and 100 serves a bottle) then the reasons behind its price tag become clearer.
Fruity and warming, this ginger and turmeric sparkling water hails from a brand started in a Battersea kitchen, with recipes designed to help deal with the challenges of modern life. The refresh and relax sparkling water is intended to be a low sugar alternative to soft drinks, and is gluten-free and free from artificial ingredients, contains 10mg of CBD, and is sweetened with maple. If you’re looking for a festive winter warmer, this may be it.
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However, the OTO CBD bitters deserve a special mention too. Though pricey, we think they represent good value when compared to the price of buying a CBD oil, as well as being exceptionally tasty and easy to add to your favourite drinks.
Launched in 2019, Trip was created when the co-founder Olivia Ferdi’s husband Dan underwent knee surgery just before their wedding. Upon finding CBD, the oil helped him make it to the dance floor and the couple set about making a CBD product that fits into people’s everyday lives, minus that intensely bitter taste. Intended to balance functionality with flavour, the range uses no added sugar, is vegan-friendly, gluten-free, low calorie, and is enhanced with adaptogens to support immunity, focus and stress-relief.
There is a discernible earthiness and thick mouthfeel from the CBD, which is a little more overt here than in a number of other products, but overall the beer is balanced with some tropical fruit notes and a lingering dry finish. And for those not drinking, a low-alcohol version, at 0.5 per cent ABV, is available. The company has also partnered with a reforestation charity called Eden Reforestation Projects to plant a tree for every order received.
“Right now, people want to take the edge off,” says Olivia Ferdi, co-founder of CBD drinks brand, Trip. “What CBD does is help balance any excess stress or tension you might be feeling. It is a molecule that interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body which regulates and balances many processes.”