What makes the Rosemary and Lemons such a special combination with CBD? It is said that terpenes present in both can increase the efficacy of CBD.
Rosemary contains the BCP (beta-caryophyllene) terpene. It is said that BCP interacts with receptors in the body and in the brain, potentially improving circulation and cognitive clarity.
Lemons contain a concentration of limonene, another beautiful terpene known to relieve stress, elevate moods - and potentially increase the absorption of other terpenes.
Together, enhancing clarity and presence in a simple refreshing summery beverage seems like a win-win to me. No reason you couldn’t turn this into a happy hour cocktail by adding a spirit or substituting champagne for the other bubbles!
Lemon twist maker (or knife)
INGREDIENTS // SERVES 4 Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup of water
1 fresh sprigs of rosemary
1/4 cup agave
2/3 cups fresh lemon juice (use fresh lemon so you can use the peel for garnish) (about 5 large lemons)
In a saucepan, gently heat the lemon juice and agave
Gently rolling the rosemary sprigs between your hands to release the essential oils, release them into the saucepan. Stir until aromatic.
Simmer for 2-4 min with the lid on.
Remove from the heat and let cool.
Once cooled - remove the rosemary. (place it in the fridge to speed up the process)
Make a whole batch by adding all the syrup to the sparkling water and ice, stirring gently and serving immediately.
Serve individually by filling 8 high ball glasses with ice and putting 2-4 oz of syrup atop the ice, followed by sparkling water.
Add ¾ dropper full of Verté Essentials Rise Vital Oil to the top of each glass poured - creating a float on the glass.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and lemon twist.
MOOD ELEVATING – STRESS RELIEVING – LIGHTENING
SHOP OUR COMPLIMENTARY INGREDIENT: RISE VITAL OIL HERE Why is the Rise Vital Oil the best compliment to this spritz?
Rise is a combination of botanicals with complimentary terpenes designed to create an uplifting experience, making you feel a little bit lighter and brighter.
Active Ingredients: Lemon Zest, Orange Peel, Blood Orange Essential Oil, Lemon Zest, Orange, Coconut and Almond Extract.
These ingredients all contain various combinations of terpenes which are essential oil molecules present in all plants including the cannabis plant. Myrcene, Limonene, Alpha & Beta -pinene, Linalool, B-caryophyllene, Caryophyllene oxide, Terpinolene and Humulene are among them.