3 CBD-Infused Cocktails From a Few of Dallas' Top Restaurants

Holly Haber, Valerie Jarvie, Elaine Raffel, Kristie Ramirez, Rhonda Reinhart & Rosie Roberson | August 26, 2019 | Food & Drink

The hottest new ingredient to make an appearance on cocktail menus can actually help you chill: Cannabidiol, or CBD, the nonpsychoactive chemical found in cannabis, is enjoying its day (and night) in the limelight.

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DOLCE RIVIERA
Bar manager Adrian Morales named his Coconut Bay Dream cocktail for its star ingredient, CBD. Choosing a tincture with a more earthy flavor, he pairs it with coconut rum, simple syrup, lime juice, muddled cucumbers and a sprig of rosemary strained into a highball glass and finished with a dash of black pepper. The response? Regulars love it, according to Morales. “They’ve heard the buzz about CBD. They say it’s calming, like sipping from a coconut on the beach—only with a kick.” 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 115, 469.458.6623, dolceriviera.com

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SUZE
Tanqueray gin is the spirit of choice for bartender Kevin Covert’s A Love Field, named for Dallas’ in-town airport. He pairs it with an all-natural CBD tincture flavored with a hint of citrus to create a cocktail that provides a “cool, chill feeling.” Other ingredients include Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, Lillet aperitif and fresh-squeezed lemon juice—served in a chilled martini glass and garnished with a lemon twist. The result is a crisp, refreshing, superbly sippable drink perfect for a relaxing summer evening. 4345 W. Northwest Highway, 214.350.6135, suzedallas.com

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THE BOTANIST
Due to the growing success of oil-infused offerings, it was only natural for Exxir Hospitality Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Hargrove to try his hand with CBD oil. The fruit of his labors is The Florist’s Dram, a mezcal-based cocktail with Chartreuse, pastis, herbal-infused simple syrup and a splash of what he calls “CBD magic.” While the immediate instinct was to go green (“because isn’t that what anything cannabis-derived makes you think of?”), Hargrove says it's the mezcal that makes it, providing a heady, smoky flavor evocative of, well, smoking. 308 N. Bishop Avenue, paradisodallas.com



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Photography by: dolce riviera photo by Rebecca Adler; suze photo courtesy of braNd; the botanist photo by kevin marple