As the Kentucky Derby draws near, many of us are now beginning to think about how we can make this year’s party celebrations even more memorable. For those of you planning a derby-themed soiree, why not add something new and innovative to your bash? We have the perfect suggestion: CBD or Delta 8! This year, step up your typical derby party menu with some tasty cannabidiol-infused recipes that are sure to bring guests back for another sip (or bite) throughout the day. From infused cocktails and tea, to desserts like derby pie and brownies – we’ve got you covered when it comes to creating the ultimate edible Derby experience. Continue reading our blog post for tips on top CBD/Delta 8 recipes tailored specifically for making an unforgettable Kentucky Derby party!
Introducing CBD Oil and Delta 8 to Your Kentucky Derby Parties – What is it and How to Use It
Kentucky Derby season is here and it’s time to start planning your parties and gatherings. And what better way to elevate the experience than by introducing CBD oil? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has been gaining popularity for its various possible health benefits. But don’t worry, it won’t get you high! Adding CBD oil to your cocktails or appetizers can make for a unique and relaxing addition to your party. Just remember to use a high-quality product and always inform your guests of its inclusion. So why not give your Kentucky Derby parties a refreshing twist with the addition of CBD?
Delta 8 is a relatively new cannabinoid that has been gaining popularity in recent years. While it is similar to Delta 9, the psychoactive component of marijuana, it has milder effects and is legal in most states. Delta 8 also has some potential medicinal benefits, such as reducing nausea and stimulating appetite. The compound is often extracted from hemp, which means that it is also a more sustainable and eco-friendly option compared to traditional marijuana. Although research on Delta 8 is still ongoing, there is no doubt that it has already made an impact on the cannabis industry and could be a game-changer for those who seek a more natural alternative for pain relief or relaxation.
Try These Unique Delta 8-Infused Drinks
1 oz Grape Vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Grape Drip Delta 8 Syrup
Grab a highball glass. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Pour in the Blue Curacao, Grape Drip Delta 8 Syrup, Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Add in the lemonade until approximately ¾ of the glass is full. Carefully pour the Grape Vodka onto a teaspoon and into the highball glass, making sure the Vodka sits nicely on top of the mixture. Give it a little stir! Sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Grape Escape Frozen Daiquiri
½ cup of frozen seedless black grapes, or concord grapes
1 ½ cup of ice cubes
4 oz of grape-flavored soda, or soda water
1 ½ oz of dark rum
1 oz lemon juice
2 tbsp of powdered sugar
1 tsp of Grape Drip Delta 8 Syrup
Splash of lime juice
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, and put the squeezed lime on top. Straw in. Enjoy!
Strawberry Prosecco Smash
Three strawberries diced
1 oz cream of coconut
1 tsp Strawberries Drip Delta 8 Syrup
½ tsp honey
½ lemon, squeezed
Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker until juices release. Squeeze lemon, add Strawberry Drip Delta 8 Syrup, honey, and cream of coconut. Add a little ice. Shake vigorously for ten seconds and pour into glass. Top with champagne and enjoy!
Strawberry Lemonade Spritz (Mocktail)
3 strawberries diced
1 tsp Strawberry Drip Delta 8 Syrup
1 tsp granulated sugar
Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker until juices release. Squeeze lemon, add Strawberry Drip Delta 8 Syrup, honey, and cream of coconut. Add a little ice. Shake vigorously for ten seconds and pour into glass. Top with club soda and enjoy!
Orange You Glad It’s a Margarita
Makes one pitcher
1 ½ cups tequila
1 ½ cups tequila
1 ½ cups orange juice
1 cup Triple Sec or Cointeau
1 cup lime juice
4 tsp Orange Drip Delta 8 Syrup
3 handfuls ice
Place tequila, orange juice, triple sec, Orange Drip Delta 8 Syrup and lime juice in a pitcher. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into a margarita glass and enjoy!
Dream on Dreamsicle
1 ½ oz vanilla or whipped cream vodka
½ oz triple sec
1 oz half-and-half
1 oz orange juice
1 tsp Orange Drip Delta 8 Syrup
Orange slice, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, triple sec, half-and-half, and orange juice. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy!
MAKE IT FROZEN!
Enjoy a frozen dreamsicle: Blend the recipe’s vodka, triple sec, Orange Drip Delta 8 Syrup, and orange juice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or orange sherbet.
Try These Unique CBD-Infused Recipes
Kentucky Derby comes with an array of favorite recipes and drinks unique to the fastest two minutes in sports. Derby pie is among the favorites. We love derby pie, but making crust not so much. We made it easy on ourselves and you with an indulgent CBD pie dip recipe. No finicky crusts, gooey chocolate, and cookies!
We do have some switch-outs. In our video, we opted for condensed coconut milk. It’s a sweeter milk than traditional cows milk which balances the dark chocolate chips. Bourbon can be added to the dip but we opted for our Bourbon flavored CBD oil. 4 mL of bourbon CBD oil allows for an approximate 20-25 mg of CBD per half-cup serving. You can increase the total mL in the recipe if needed. Bourbon whiskey can be added too. However, since alcohol can intensify the effects of CBD, do decrease the mL of Bourbon CBD oil added to the recipe.
It’s derby pie made simple.
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup butter (melted)
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 mL of Bourbon CBD Oil
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Favorite shortbread cookies to dip
Add condensed milk, sugar, yolks, melted butter, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over low to medium heat. Whisk slowly and often. Once at a low boil, remove from heat. Add dark chocolate chips and pecans. Stir. Add 4 mL of Bourbon CBD oil. Stir. Serve with your favorite shortbread cookies.
Healthy CBD Brownie Recipe
Brownies don’t need to have a bad reputation. Make your dessert and eat it too with no guilt. How is our CBD brownie healthy? First, no sugar. We substituted sugar with maple syrup. Maple syrup has a glycemic index of 54 whereas processed and unprocessed sugars can range from 65 to 103. This can help prevent quick and high spikes of blood sugar.
Depending on the type of pure maple syrup, it can contain zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Additionally, pure maple syrup contains quebecol which is an anti-inflammatory. Even better, it has lots of antioxidants. Pure maple syrup is superior to the processed version. Processed maple syrups often contain artificial sweeteners or sugars that cause physical damage and no health benefits. Another natural sweetener in our healthy CBD brownies is the plain applesauce. This helps reduce the egg count and butter thus needing less cholesterol heavy ingredients. Plus, it helps to support moisture in the brownie and adds fiber.
The second part of our healthy CBD brownies is dark cocoa. Dark cocoa is rich in antioxidants and may help increase the good cholesterol HDL. Another bonus, dark cocoa enhances blood flow and could reduce blood pressure.
1/2 cup of dark cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 cup of flour or 1:1 gluten-free flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
A pinch (1/4 tsp) of salt
4 oz of plain applesauce
1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3.5- 5 mL of Bourbon CBD Oil
some extra butter for greasing pan
Extras: 1-2 tbsp of Bourbon*, 1 tsp of mint extract, 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
Turn on the oven to 350° and let it reach full temperature. Mix all dry ingredients and set aside. Dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Separately mix all wet ingredients: apple sauce, eggs, butter, syrup, and vanilla extract. Combine wet and dry ingredients together and mix. Add in 3.5- 4 mL of 750 .Bourbon CBD Oil. Add in extra ingredients. Apply butter to an 8 x 8 pan. Place mixed ingredients in the 8 x 8 pan. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Check with a sharp knife or a toothpick. Poke in the middle and if they come out clean, it’s done! With 750 mg Bourbon CBD oil baked into the brownies, there is a slight taste. If you want to add more CBD and bourbon taste, mix 2 mL and 1/4 chopped walnuts. Then add them on top before you bake the brownies. This is a great CBD snack with plant-based omega punch too!
Each brownie serving (one of nine) has approximately 20 mg of CBD per serving. With bourbon CBD walnut addition- each serving is approximately 25 mg of CBD.
* Combining alcohol like bourbon with CBD can heighten the effect of either alcohol or CBD. You may experience dizziness or intense symptoms. Keep the amounts of alcohol low. Please use caution when adding alcohol to this recipe.
Citrus Bourbon CBD Tea
This CBD citrus uplifted beverage tackles the heat of summer. The recipe calls for 4 mL of Bourbon CBD oil which makes each cup (8 ounces) have an approximate serving of 25 mg of full-spectrum CBD. If you want to decrease or increase your CBD dose per serving, check out How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
favorite large black tea bag
1 navel orange
1/2 cup of raw sugar
4 cups of water
4 mL of Bourbon CBD Oil
Brew black tea bag in one cup of hot water. Mix in 1/2 cup of raw sugar to hot water. Allow tea and sugar water to cool at room temp. Juice lemon and orange. Add cooled brewed black tea and juiced lemon and orange to 3 cups of water. Add 4 mL of Bourbon CBD. Mix well. Serve immediately or within 24 hours to maintain freshness.
Mint Julep CBD Limeade
Mint Julep is a distinct Kentucky derby tradition. Follow this recipe for a twist on a tradition that all ages could savor.
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup hot water
3 cups cold water
4-5 mint leaves crushed
4 mL of Mint Julep CBD Oil
Juice two limes and set aside. Juice six lemons and set aside. Mix 1/2 cup of raw honey in 1 cup of hot water. Let it cool. In 3 cups of cold water, pour in hot water with honey, lemon juice, and lime juice. Add crushed mint leaves. Add 4 mL of Mint Julep CBD oil. Mix well. Serve immediately or within 24 hrs.
Both recipes call for hot water to dissolve sweeteners. Allowing them to cool afterward not only allows for a cool drink, but keep the CBD from being altered by high heat. To maintain peak freshness, serve your simple CBD derby drinks immediately or within 24 hours. Mix the drinks before serving for a better approximate serving of CBD. Don’t wait for the derby, get your 502 Hemp Kentucky flavored relief any time of the year!
In conclusion, incorporating CBD or Delta 8 to your Kentucky Derby party can be the perfect way to make your gathering a success. From classic Mint Juleps with a CBD twist to delicious Derby Pies, there is an abundance of recipes to choose from! Furthermore, adding CBD or Delta 8 to some of the more traditional dishes adds a unique and delightful element that will surprise and delight your guests. Ultimately, be bold and creative with your ingredients – you just might be on the edge of discovering your own iconic new recipe. So leave behind any reservations, throw a memorable bash and make sure to liven up the celebration with some CBD or Delta 8!