Looking to break from booze? While Dry January is behind us, the trend toward reducing or eliminating alcohol is going strong. Some choose to cut back on alcohol consumption during this time, while others choose to quit drinking altogether, which is often referred to as a ‘sober’ lifestyle. It ends up being a personal choice based on your preferences and lifestyle. However, more are choosing to abstain from alcohol and find alternatives to promote relaxation and peace – all without the hangover.
But what’s a cocktail enthusiast to do? Perhaps become a mocktail enthusiast.
Not just any mocktail, but a FOCL Fusion. Making your favorite fusion using Premium Full Spectrum CBD Drops from FOCL, you can expect the same quality, transparency, and value.
Because feeling better is everything.
And in order to feel better in a potentially new and exciting way, we decided to put together 4 refreshing mocktail recipes (infused with some of our best-selling Full Spectrum CBD Drops) to get you started. Read on to see more about the rise in this latest mocktail movement.
Citrus Mule – Citrus Ginger Fusion
Named the Citrus Mule, this mocktail perfectly highlights the light, balanced flavor of our Citrus CBD Drops. A go-to choice for when social drinking doesn’t appeal to you. Make a fun night of it and serve this drink to friends and family looking to abstain from drinking, but still have a nice time. Ease into those social gatherings with this zingy fusion concoction!
- Fill your glass with ice
- Add 3 oz pineapple juice, 2 oz orange juice, and ½ oz lime juice
- Add 1 Dropper-Full of FOCL Full Spectrum Citrus CBD Drops
- Top with 3 oz of Ginger Beer
Optional: Try mixing and serving in a copper mug for extra appeal – everyone loves a fun drink in a fun glass!
CBD Sangria – Orange Cream Fusion
With this orange cream fusion we’re thinking of sangria, CBD Sangria to be precise. With our delicious Orange Cream CBD Drops, this sangria is the perfect pairing for decompressing while cooking or lounging on the couch (there’s too much to watch!).
Plus, a wonderful use of that fruit you’ve been telling yourself to eat – waste not, want not in this case! So make use of what you have and relax along the way.
- Cut up fruit you would like to use (we love apples, oranges, and blueberries) and place in a pitcher
- Fill your pitcher with ice
- Add 1 cup sparkling water, the juice of 1 lemon, ¾ cup apple juice, 1 cup orange juice, and 3 cups cranberry-pomegranate juice
- Add 1 Dropper-Full of FOCL Full Spectrum Orange Cream CBD Drops
- Stir and enjoy!
FOCL Fact: Our products are vegan, organic, cruelty-free, AND our Premium Full Spectrum CBD Drops are made in 4 delicious sugar-free flavors!
Cucumber Cooler – Cucumber Lime Mint Fusion
Who needs a mint julep or a mojito when you have a cucumber lime mint mocktail – called our Cucumber Cooler whether it’s still Dry January or a rough Tuesday? So while the beach may be calling, this CBD mocktail is a great alternative for keeping cool, calm, and collected.
With simple ingredients, you can enjoy greater focus and feel at ease throughout the day, even as the emails pour in.
- Add ¼ cup of fresh sliced cucumber and 1 tablespoon of fresh mint to the bottom of your glass
- Add 2 oz of water and muddle the cucumber and mint with the back of a spoon
- Add 1 Dropper-full of FOCL Full Spectrum Mint CBD Drops
- Fill the glass with ice
- Add ½ cup of limeade and top with ½ cup of sparkling water
- Garnish with cucumber and mint!
FOCL Fact: Our Full Spectrum CBD Drops come in 2 strengths: 1,000 mg or 3,000 mg and can be purchased as a single item or in a 3 pack and variety pack – endless options for the CBD connoisseur looking to try more than one flavor!
Spicy Jalapeno Margarita – Spicy Mocktail
Imagine it, the weather is awful, your day has been awful, and it’s not even close to the weekend. Your heart sings for a margarita but the tequila, well that evokes a less than pleasant memory – cue the Spicy Jalapeno Margarita fusion!
This is a great choice to unwind after that awful day without worrying about a hangover the next day. Have fun with it and top off with sparkling water and frozen fruit – add a straw and umbrella, why not?
- Rub a slice of lime around the rim of your glass and dip in salt
- Fill your glass with ice
- Add 4 slices of jalapeno
- Pour 1/2 a cup of orange juice and ¼ cup lime juice
- Add 1 Dropper-Full of FOCL Full Spectrum Natural CBD Drops
Optional: Top off with sparkling water and/or pomegranate seeds to jazz things up.
Why A CBD Mocktail?
Mocktails are everywhere. In fact, many restaurants have jumped at the opportunity to provide the fun of a mixed drink, minus the alcohol. But let’s say you want to become an at-home mixologist. With so many mocktails in existence, why add CBD into the mix?
For one, CBD calms the nervous system, so it’s a healthy way to take the edge off without turning to alcohol. A great way to relax at home, away from life’s stressors. But let’s say you want to go out with friends, only you’re dealing with social anxiety. Why worry about what you’re going to say or how you’re going to interact when you can ease into the night with CBD Drops?
The trick here is to make your mocktail work for you! Our recipes were designed to feature our highest quality MCT oil, mixed with premium hemp CBD which may help to:
Relax & Recover
Calm Your Mind
Ease Everyday Stressors
Relax & Fall Asleep Quicker
Our premium hemp is grown in the USA, using organic farming practices. This means all products are made with organic ingredients, have no GMO, pesticides or herbicides, and all products are third-party tested.
Whether you’re choosing to slow down your drinking habits or quit drinking completely, there may be an enticing mocktail in your future. Read on to see how the FOCL products match up to our mocktail recipes!
What Is Dry January?
Dry January is a rising trend as people choose to reduce or remove alcohol for the entire month. While it may sound new to some, the term originated in the UK in 2013, when Alcohol Change UK started raising awareness for alcohol abuse and treatment.
While many still drink throughout the year, the movement has gained notoriety worldwide to start a conversation around being conscious of alcohol consumption.
No matter your preference, Dry January provides an opportunity to evaluate your choices and decide if cutting back on alcohol makes sense for your wellbeing. With growing options in the wellness industry, CBD may be an option worth exploring.
At FOCL, we are a modern wellness brand with an understanding of how important it is to know exactly what you’re putting in your body and what it will do. We’re committed to Quality, Value, and Transparency so that means no quick fixes, temporary boost, or false promises.
It’s about building a better baseline for your health, so you can truly show up to your life. That’s why our mission is to use mother nature’s best ingredients to help you feel better, sleep better, and perform better.
How Often Should I Use FOCL CBD Drops?
When beginning with CBD it’s best to start small and see how your body responds before dosing up. Many people start with 20-40mg per day. That’s about 1 dropper of our 1000mg strength, or about 1/4 of a dropper of our 3000mg strength.
CBD Drops can be taken with or without food or beverages.
Everyone’s body is different and will respond to CBD in its own unique way. Some people feel the effects of CBD immediately, while others tend to notice the effects more gradually as they incorporate it into their daily routines.
The key is to listen to your body and find a balance that works best for you. Check out our How To Use FOCL Products page for more information!
Final Thoughts: Dry January And Beyond
Whether you’re jumping on the Dry January bandwagon or simply curious about sober living alternatives – a mocktail is an easy start! Try out our CBD mocktail recipes as a way to enhance your typical daily routine, allowing you to:
- Focus: Enjoy greater focus thanks to the fast-acting formula – easy, under the tongue application (or drops into a mocktail in this case!).
- Calm: With whole-plant extract, you can calm your mind and soothe your body.
- Sleep: Restful sleep is essential to any good day. With sugar-free flavors, there are no worries about counting sheep all night long!
So, if you’re looking for alternatives to alcohol, check out what CBD is and learn about how FOCL products may suit your needs. We have a variety of products from additional Drops to Gummies, Topicals, Daily Supplements, and even FOCL Pet for your best buddy!