One of the first—and some would argue, most polarizing—forms of CBD cocktails to emerge was the CBD float. Popularized by innovative bartenders, floating CBD oil works best when it’s paired with strong acidic flavors that cut through its piney tones. The olive brine in this CBD version of a Dirty Martini does the job nicely. Using raw CBD oil rather than a syrup also ensures you’re getting the maximum flavor (and any terpenes) from the CBD as it has been minimally processed or heated.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “3 Simple CBD Cocktails Anyone Can Make.”
- 2 oz Dry gin
- 1/2 oz Extra dry vermouth
- 1/2 oz Green olive cocktail brine
- 1 dash Fresh cracked black pepper
- Garnish: Green olive
- Garnish: CBD oil
- Garnish: Cracked pepper
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled Martini or coupe glass.
Garnish with a skewered green cocktail olive, 3 drops of CBD oil (such as House of Spain) and a dash of cracked black pepper.