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CBD Moscow Mule

cbd moscow mule cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

CBD is very earthy, which can make it tricky to pair with other ingredients. Luckily, the freshness of ginger complements it perfectly. Throwing some much needed citrus into the mix evens out the whole ensemble, which is why a Moscow Mule is a great CBD drink pairing. The end result is a cocktail that’s refreshing, easy on the stomach and ideal for minimizing next-day hangovers.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “3 Simple CBD Cocktails Anyone Can Make.”


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 ounce CBD-ginger syrup*
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Fill a chilled copper mug with ice.

  2. Add vodka, lime juice and CBD-ginger syrup and stir briefly to combine.

  3. Top with ginger beer.

  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wedge.

  5. *CBD-ginger syrup: Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Add 3-inch stem of fresh ginger and 2 g ground decarboxylated dried cannabis (CBD) flower**. Cover and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through cheesecloth into jar and seal. Store in refrigerator up to one month.

  6. **Decarboxylate dried cannabis (CBD) flower: Loosely break up cannabis flower and place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 240 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes. Set aside and let cool.