Recipe: Sarah Turbett’s CBD Highballs

Recipe: Sarah Turbett’s CBD Highballs
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Bartender Sarah Turbett, a star in the mixology world, has been thinking about the opportunity for the bar scene to serve a wider array of concoctions designed to deliver more nuanced effects than alcohol alone for several years. As it turns out, that future is alive and well in her advanced cocktail world and could be just around the riverbend for the rest of us. Turbett says she started adding CBD to cocktails at home well before taking her recipes out into the bar world. “I personally feel like CBD elevates that ‘feel good’ sensation you get from a drink, and with the added benefits of reducing stress, anxiety and inflammation, it seemed like a no-brainer to incorporate it into a drink,” she says. Her next-level CBD craft cocktail recipes are standouts in Nashville’s famous bar scene. Turbett’s made her mark on several top-tier bar menus and is now bringing her talents to Wilburn Street Tavern and a honky tonk called Ole Red while being on the board of the Nashville Bartenders Guild, freelancing as a bar consultant and launching her own company, Saatuurn Cocktails. Turbett shares some of her expert tips for making your own CBD-infused cocktails at home. The first rule is balance. “Making sure that CBD plays its role without overpowering the flavor or texture of a drink is important,” she said. Turbett advises starting with small amounts: typically, 5mg if using powder or oil, or 3mg for a mist or spray. When serving to others, always disclose the presence of CBD in the drink, especially full-spectrum CBD, which contains trace amounts of THC. Another important fact Turbett shares is that “large amounts of alcohol paired with large amounts of CBD can amplify the effects of each other and can lead to motor impairment, not to be…

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