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How to Make CBD-Infused Drinks [+ Bonus Power Smoothie Recipe]

There's a new favorite drink in the spotlight, and it's time to join in on the fun. Whether you choose to enjoy it as a cocktail or a mocktail- CBD-infused drinks are here to add to the party. Have you been wondering how to make CBD-infused drinks? We've got you covered.

As the legalization of hemp and cannabis continues to spread, CBD cocktails are hitting the bar scene. Bartenders and mixologists continue to broaden their patrons' horizons by creating new CBD-infused cocktails. But it’s not just for the social scene; home bartenders can add a new ingredient to their repertoire—CBD cocktails.

However, there are still many questions about CBD cocktails for both the outside sipper and home brewer.

What Is a CBD Beverage?

CBD drinks are made by infusing cannabidiol (CBD) from marijuana/hemp plants into drinks, whether it be plain water, coffee, tea, or a cocktail.

CBD, unlike marijuana and alcohol, doesn't get you high—though it may help relieve anxiety when drinking.

Bartenders and mixologists are finding CBD cocktails to be a natural fit for low-alcohol drinks as well as for mocktails, especially amongst sober patrons.

Why Drink a CBD Cocktail?

Because CBD may interact with naturally occurring cannabinoids in the body, it could potentially increase their effects.

Many people take CBD to help their endocannabinoid system to function optimally. The ECS helps regulate the body's internal environment, keeping its systems functioning properly. Some believe CBD interacts with receptors in your body responsible for modulating pain, inflammation, and other internal processes. The endocannabinoid system is also responsible for regulating the central nervous system and all of its functions, including memory, mood pain regulation, and appetite.

Will CBD Change the Taste of Your Drink?

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If you are using CBD and simply adding it to a liquid, then it will absolutely change the taste of your drink. But besides that, it will be largely ineffective. That is because CBD oil will not mix well with liquid, as anyone with a basic knowledge of science knows: oil and water are incompatible.

For this reason, it is essential to get CBD specifically formulated for mixing into drinks. This is done through nanotechnology, which you can read more about here.

Use CBD Instant Powder or CBD Sparkling Water for your Drink

In fact, it’s best to use water-soluble CBD when adding it to your drink.

Water-soluble CBD

The water-soluble form of CBD is a relatively recent development in the world of CBD products. It allows users to enjoy CBD whenever they want by simply mixing it with H2O or any liquid they choose.

If you love the taste of sparkling water, then buy some CBD Sparkling Water. Or else just mix your CBD powder into your regular bottled beverage—it will dissolve in no time! CBD Water is an excellent option for anyone who wants to enjoy the potential benefits of CBD while not having to worry about the taste of hemp.

While there are some flavored options available on the market, most people find that they don't like them. This makes CBD water an ideal choice for those who want to use CBD but aren't fans of its earthy flavor.

You can choose the unflavored mix Instant Powder for mixing into your lunchtime soda, select the Recover Instant Powder for your post-gym shake, or enjoy it in your morning caffeine to mellow out the caffeine jitters- it's totally up to you!

However you choose to enjoy it, CBD Water and the CBD Instant Powders are flexible ways to enjoy your day the CBD way.

Bonus: Smoothie Recipe

Here's some inspiration for your next CBD drink.

Berry Power: Antioxidant Delight

Try this berry banana smoothie when you want to get an extra kick of antioxidants.

Serving size: makes one smoothie
Prep time: five minutes


  • One cup of water (or you could opt for organic coconut water, the unsweetened version). You could also use a cup of almond or macadamia milk for extra creaminess.
  • One and ½ cups of organic berries. These could be strawberries, blueberries, and even raspberries.
  • One banana (ripe).
  • One sachet of Instant Powder (choose your flavor)
    If you're looking for a bit of pep in your step, you could opt for the Recover Instant Powder, which is packed with electrolytes, antioxidants, adaptogens, and vitamins.
  • Extra: throw in a scoop of your favorite protein powder for extra power.
  • Top Tip: Use frozen fruit instead of ice. But if you don’t have frozen fruit, you could simply use fresh fruit and throw in a couple of ice blocks.

The method is pretty self-explanatory. Place your ingredients, besides the powder, into the blender and blend until smooth. Add your powder and blend again until the powder is mixed in with the smoothie.


Got Enough on Your To-do List? Purchase CBD Drinks Instead

If you want a tasty (and convenient) way of drinking CBD, dislike the hemp taste associated with many oils, or want to avoid alcohol, try a CENTR product today.

Some CENTR products, like CBD Sparkling Water, can be enjoyed without further preparation. Others require you to mix them with other beverages before consuming them—like our Instant Powders. These powders are easy to use and take just seconds to mix with water. Simply add a sachet of Instant Powder to your chosen liquid and stir it up until the powder is fully dissolved. Voila! You have an instant CBD beverage that is ready for drinking.

You can enjoy CENTR’s natural 5-fruit blend CBD Sparkling Water or add Instant Powder to any drink you choose. They're all naturally vegan and have third-party lab reports to back them up. Check out the CENTR store today; you're a few sips away from finding your CENTR amidst the chaos of modern life.