With holiday parties coming up, we know that things can get overwhelming. Make spending time with those distant relatives more tolerable or celebrating with friends more lively with some of these cocktail and mocktail recipes! Whether you like to get boozy or keep it zero-proof, we’ve got an option for you and all of your guests.
Red Wine Passion Fruit Spritzer
If you’re craving wine during the holidays but want something a little bit lighter, this Red Wine Passion Fruit Spritzer is for you. Sweeten up this classic beverage with our Passionfruit CBD Seltzer and fresh berries!
- 1 part red wine
- 2 parts Passion Fruit CBD Seltzer
- Frozen blueberries or raspberries
In a glass with ice, combine all ingredients. Stir and enjoy!
Cranberry Passion Fruit Vodka Soda
Make your underwhelming vodka sodas a little more noteworthy by adding a hint of passionfruit, cranberry juice and sugared cranberries. Your holiday guests will definitely ask for seconds (or thirds).
- 3 oz cranberry juice
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 1 can Queen City Hemp Passionfruit CBD Seltzer
- Sugared cranberries for garnish
In a shaker with ice, combine cranberry juice, vodka, and seltzer. Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour into a glass and garnish with sugared cranberries. Enjoy!
Passion Fruit Cooler (Non-Alcoholic)
Don’t feel like drinking during the holidays but want a beverage to keep in-hand? This Passion Fruit Cooler is zero-proof and zero-calories, so if you’re watching your waistline you can keep it in check.
- 6-8 mint leaves for garnish
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- Queen City Hemp Passionfruit CBD Seltzer
In a glass with ice, combine seltzer and lime juice and stir. Toss in mint leaves and enjoy!
CBD Guava Fizz (Non-Alcoholic)
If you’re trying to avoid a holiday hangover, this CBD Guava Fizz is the way to go. Sip your way into 2020 with this festive beverage!
- Mint Infused Guava Juice (2 oz)
- Raspberry Puree (1-2 oz)
- Lime Juice (1/2 lime)
- Queen City Hemp Guava CBD Seltzer (4 oz)
In a glass, smash raspberries to a pulp at the bottom. In a shaker with ice, combine seltzer, lime juice, and mint-infused guava juice and shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour over raspberry puree and serve!
Vodka Guava Ginger Cocktail
Turn a simple vodka tonic into a tangy and vibrant cocktail by incorporating bitters, lime, and mint. Treat your holiday guests to this beverage during pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres.
- 1 oz vodka
- ½ tbsp lime juice
- Dash of bitters
- Mint leaves for garnish
- Queen City Hemp Guava CBD Seltzer
In a shaker with ice, combine vodka, lime juice, bitters, and seltzer. Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour into a glass of your choosing and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Blackberry and Guava Fizz (Non-Alcoholic)
In need of a non-alcoholic beverage to serve but short on time? You’re in luck – this Blackberry and Guava Fizz takes nearly 30 seconds to make and get into the hands of your holiday guests.
- ½ cup lemonade
- Blackberries for garnish
- Queen City Hemp Guava CBD Seltzer (½ cup)
Mix lemonade and seltzer together and pour into a glass with ice. Throw in some fresh or frozen blackberries as a garnish, and serve.
Flower to the People – by Fireside Pizza
This satisfying gin and lavender lemon cocktail was crafted by Fireside Pizza in our home base – Cincinnati! You can get this cocktail in their restaurant or make it yourself.
- 1 oz Gin
- Queen City Hemp Lemon Lavender Seltzer
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- Rosemary for garnish
- ½ tsp Simple syrup
Mix gin, seltzer, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds to one minute. Pour into a glass of your choice and garnish with fresh rosemary!
Lemon Lavender Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic)
During the season full of indulgence in hearty meals, sometimes you need a light and refreshing beverage to balance things out. This Lemon Lavender Spritzer will surely quench your thirst and lighten up those heavy meals.
- 2 parts Queen City Hemp Lemon Lavender CBD Seltzer
- 1 parts fresh lemonade
- Lavender sprigs and lemon slices for garnish
Stir together seltzer and lemonade. Pour over ice, garnish with fresh lavender sprigs and lemon slices and serve.
Blueberry Lavender Fizz
This Blueberry Lavender cocktail is definitely an eye-catcher, and the mix of lavender, lemon, and blueberry will have your holiday guests asking if they can get the recipe from you to make themselves later.
- Blueberries for garnish
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 oz vodka
- Queen City Hemp Lemon Lavender CBD Seltzer
Put all ingredients besides blueberries into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds to one minute. Gently pour into a glass and garnish with fresh blueberries. Enjoy!
Blood Orange Gin & Tonic
This classic beverage has a fruity-twist with the addition of our Blood Orange CBD Seltzer, and is taken to the next level with fresh blood orange slices and rosemary leaves as a garnish. Don’t like gin? Feel free to swap it with your favorite vodka.
- Fresh rosemary leaves for garnish
- Sliced blood oranges
- 1 oz gin
- Queen City Hemp Blood Orange CBD Seltzer
In a shaker with ice, combine seltzer and gin. Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour into a glass and garnish with blood orange slices and fresh rosemary!
CBD Sparkling Orange Juice
Mimosas are always a popular cocktail of choice. Although if you’re not feeling champagne at holiday brunch, this zero-proof version with our Blood Orange CBD seltzer is the way to go.
- Queen City Hemp Blood Orange CBD Seltzer
- 1 oz fresh orange juice
- Orange slices for garnish
Stir together seltzer and freshly squeezed orange juice in a glass until well combined. Garnish with orange slices and serve!
Blood Orange Spritzer
Give your glass of sauvignon blanc a bit of sparkle with our Blood Orange CBD seltzer and garnish with fresh slices of your favorite citrus!
- 3 oz sauvignon blanc
- ½ can Queen City Hemp Blood Orange Seltzer
- Blood orange and lime slices for garnish
Stir together wine and seltzer in a glass with ice. Slice up some blood orange and lime and use for garnish. Enjoy! Whenever you choose to make any of these festive drinks, be sure to put photos up on social and tag @queencityhemp! We’d love to see which ones you recreate.