Creating drink recipes is new for me in my blogging life, but I've been playing mixologist with cocktail and mocktail creations for quite some time now. I had the opportunity to join another fun food photography collaboration on Instagram recently that was focused on cocktails and mocktails, so I jumped at the chance to share something a little different with you this holiday season.
While I do drink alcohol, and there are plenty of low FODMAP friendly alcohols out there, I decided to create a mocktail this time with the flexibility to be turned into a cocktail if you so desire. I've been decreasing the amount of booze I allow myself because recently I've noticed I don't tolerate it so well anymore. This happens to me most notably with wine (I said goodbye to beer almost a decade ago!) but I don't find my body metabolizes much more than one cocktail very well, so that's where mocktails come into play.
Although I won't be attending holiday parties this year like I normally would, I will still be enjoying celebrations at home with my husband, and festive meals always call for a festive drink! This festive cranberry pomegranate mocktail is my new favorite go-to, but sometimes I do miss the chill factor a cocktail brings, which is why I've added my favorite CBD seltzer water into the mix. They have a pomegranate hibiscus flavor that is absolute perfection in this festive cranberry pomegranate CBD mocktail. You can also use your favorite lime or cranberry lime seltzer as well, but I highly recommend trying out CBD seltzer for the extra added chill factor it brings.
Muddle in a little fresh thyme and you'll transport yourself to a joyous holiday season in seconds!
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2oz Cranberry Juice (the real stuff!)
1 can Recess CBD Seltzer
Fresh Thyme Sprigs for Garnish
Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in equal parts cranberry juice + pomegranate juice and shake to mix. To make this a cocktail, add in 2 oz vodka or gin + shake to mix.
Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Top with CBD seltzer + garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.