It’s hard to find a more “autumn” drink than cider. So, as we went into full fall, we thought it would be appropriate to use this ingredient for a fun game on the famous mojito. While cider isn’t part of Cuba’s cocktail heritage, we don’t think Cubans would be interested in popping this fruit over their great drink.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to add a few CBD Oil drops to your apple mojito. You don’t need a lot of high-quality cannabis extract to take a mixed drink to another dimension.
CBD Apple Cider Mojito Recipe
I’m not 100% sure where the cider originated from, but most would agree that 55 BC was a pivotal year for this drink. In this year Roman forces stormed what is now the United Kingdom. Apparently, the original Celts had been making cider for centuries, and the Romans really liked it.
Soon after this conquest, Roman soldiers brought cider back to the Eternal City – and the rest is history! Cider became more popular in the early American colonies as it was easier to grow apples than cereals in New England.
However, it should be noted that all early versions of cider were alcoholic. Not only did this give them a lot of fun to drink, but it also helped kill bacteria. Only in the post-Prohibition era did people have the option to purchase non-alcoholic brands of cider.
You can learn more about the history of hard apple juice in our website CBD Jack Rose recipe.
- 2 ounces apple juice
- 1 ½ ounces rum
- Half an ounce of lemon juice
- 2-3 sprigs of mint
- 1 dropper CBD oil
- cinnamon stick (optional)
- Pour apple juice, rum, lemon juice, and a sprig of mint into a cocktail shaker
- Gently mix the mint leaves
- Add ice and shake it for a few seconds
- Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass
- Top with CBD gummies and cinnamon sticks
If you’re aware of the latest health trends, you’ve likely seen a completely different form of “apple juice” in supermarkets. Of course, we’re talking about the old-fashioned “cure-for-all” (also known as ACV) apple cider vinegar.
While apple cider vinegar and apple juice are similar, you cannot use them interchangeably. In fact, the flavors of these two ingredients are so different that most chefs do not recommend substituting one for the other. If anything, you should just replace the apple juice with apple juice, or vice versa.
Unlike regular apple juice, apple cider vinegar must undergo a fermentation process that produces the chemical acetic acid. This compound appears to be responsible for the health benefits of ACV, but it gives ACV a very citrusy flavor.
In fact, apple cider vinegar is so harsh that it can erode your tooth enamel if you’re not careful. If possible, try drinking apple cider vinegar with a pipette if you are going to test this product.