By: Jamie Evans, The Herb Somm
If you’re looking for an ultra-delicious drink to quench your thirst this 4th of July, this Raspberry Rhubarb Palmer is a fantastic recipe to prepare at home. Made with fresh raspberries, raspberry tea, rhubarb syrup, and homemade CBD-infused lemonade, this refreshing non-alcoholic drink will delight the palate with its sweet yet tart flavors.
If you haven’t made infused lemonade before, it’s incredibly easy. All you’ll need is fresh lemons, simple syrup, and 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops. Simply add all of the ingredients into a Mason jar and shake vigorously to combine. Once you’ve made the lemonade, it’s a perfect addition to a number of different drinks, but we especially love using it to create Arnold Palmers. For this recipe, instead of using traditional iced tea, you’ll be using raspberry tea mixed with fresh raspberries and rhubarb syrup. Are you feeling thirsty?
To enhance this drink with a stronger dose of CBD and THC, you can add a 1:1 Raspberry Gummy as a garnish. If serving to others, be sure to let all of your guests know that the gummy contains CBD and THC! Enjoy, and stay tuned for more Herb Somm + Care By Design drink recipes as part of our new Elevated Elixirs series that we’ll be featuring all summer long.
Target Dose: 16 mg CBD | 2 mg THC per drink (using the 8:1 CBD-Infused Lemonade, see recipe below)
Note: If you add a gummy, one 1:1 Raspberry Gummy contains 5 mg CBD and 5 mg THC, making the enhanced target dose for this drink 21mg CBD and 7mg THC
- Small saucepan or tea kettle
- Shaker tin
- Highball glass
- Bar spoon
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
- 4 ounces freshly-brewed unsweetened raspberry tea (chilled or room temp)
- 3 ounces CBD-infused lemonade, (see below)
- Ice cubes
- Lemon wheels
- Rhubarb stalk
- Fresh raspberries
- Care By Design 1:1 Raspberry Gummy (optional)
Begin by brewing the raspberry tea. Using a small saucepan or tea kettle, boil 1 cup of water, then remove from heat. Add two tea bags to the hot water and steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then let cool to room temperature or pop into the refrigerator to chill the liquid. Once chilled, add the fresh raspberries into the bottom of a shaker tin. Add the rhubarb syrup, then muddle the fruit until the raspberry juices release. Next, add the raspberry tea and shake the mixture together for 15 seconds. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, then fine strain the raspberry rhubarb tea into the glass. Add the CBD-infused lemonade, then stir together using a bar spoon. Add the lemon wheels and rhubarb stalk. Using a cocktail pick, add the fresh raspberries and an optional 1:1 Raspberry Gummy to garnish.
How to Make CBD-Infused Lemonade
Yield: 6 ounces (use the leftover lemonade to make a second round for you or a friend!)
Target Dose: 5.33 mg CBD | < 1 mg THC per ounce
- Citrus press
- 8-ounce Mason jar
- 4 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 2 dropperfuls Care By Design 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops (32 mg CBD | 4 mg THC)
Using a citrus press, juice the lemons over an 8-ounce Mason jar (remove the seeds), then add the simple syrup and Care By Design 8:1 CBD-Rich Sublingual Drops. Cover the Mason jar, then shake for 15 seconds or until well combined. Store in the refrigerator to chill and always shake well before serving.
How to Make Rhubarb Syrup
- 2 cups rhubarb, chopped into pieces
- 2 ½ cups water
- ½ cup + 1/3 cup sugar
Using a medium saucepan, begin to heat the chopped rhubarb and water. Reduce to a medium simmer, then let cook for 25 - 30 minutes or until the water has absorbed most of the pink pigment. Remove from heat. Next, use a fine-mesh strainer to separate the rhubarb solids from the liquid, then discard the cooked rhubarb. Add the rhubarb-infused water into a clean saucepan and begin to heat again. Add the sugar and begin to stir until all of the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Funnel the liquid into an airtight swing bottle and store in the refrigerator until further use.