Fall-Inspired CBD Mocktails For Your Health


Here for a good time without the buzz? These CBD mocktails are sure to get you in the spirit for all things change of seasons, regardless if you are a Pumpkin Spice lover or hater (we’ll take a poll later). There’s plenty to love about alcohol-free mixed drinks, regardless of your reason for abstaining. And you already know we have some killer recipes up our sleeves that include your favorite CBD products. But if this is your first time experiencing a CBD mocktail, here’s a little guide to get you up to speed just in time for Sober October. 

Why CBD Mocktails? (or Functails as We Call Them)


If you’re looking for good vibes without the expense of alcohol or the risk of hangovers, CBD mocktails could be the answer. These sippable drinks deliver all the benefits of CBD while enjoying all of your favorite fall festivities. Not to mention, they’re so delicious you won’t even miss the booze. Curated with our favorite fall flavors, these drinks are meant for pulling out at a bar top to impress your sober-curious friends with your showstopping mixology skills. 

CBD Ginger Mule Mocktail with Cardamom Sugar

To all the spicy ginger fans out there—we see you. A sprinkle of cardamom sugar for intrigue, black pepper for sass, and sea salt lends a fun balance of opposites for this spice-forward fall kick-off. Enjoy this at a tailgater and bring more to share (you’ll have guaranteed taste-testers.)



  • 1 TBSP white sugar 
  • Ground cardamom to taste (a little goes a long way)
  • 1 Pinch black pepper
  • 1 Pinch of sea salt


  • Finely chop candied ginger with a knife
  • Combine candied ginger, Ablis Lemon Ginger, and ice in a glass, lightly swirl and set aside
  • Mix a dash of cardamom, a pinch of sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper into the sugar ( or make ahead in a portable container if you’re on the go) 
  • Pour the sugar and spice mixture onto a plate
  • Wet the rim of your glass with a dampened paper towel, and dip it into the sugar mixture
  • Use a filter to strain your ginger concoction as you pour it into the rimmed glass 

CBD Cranberry Sour Mocktail

Cranberry, ice, and everything nice with this remix of an old favorite. This drink favors the sour tanginess of cranberry with a mild vanilla finish. It’s the perfect cool-down transition out of the summer months without even noticing it.


  • 6oz Cran-Blood Orange
  • .5 oz vanilla syrup
  • ½ lime, squeezed
  • Ice (if you wish) 
  • A few frozen cranberries for garnish
  • Twist of orange rind (if you’re feelin’ fancy)


  • Pour the vanilla syrup into your tumbler
  • Add Ablis and lime juice and stir
  • Add ice (we prefer crushed)
  • Float the garnishes on top, transfer the drink into a glass and enjoy!

CBD Strawberry Mint Pimm’s Cup 

If your version of fall is slipping into the season cool as a cucumber, then this is the drink for you! While strawberry is a fruit-forward memory of summer, this twist on a Pimm’s Cup is jumbled with cooling savory garnishes of mint and cucumber, ideal for that final paddle on the river. I mean, it’s still too warm for sweater weather anyway, right?


  • 6oz Ablis Strawberry Mojito
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ½ oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed 
  • A few thin slices of cucumber
  • Fresh mint leaves


  • Add a few mint leaves to the bottom of a tumbler and muddle
  • Pour the crushed ice into a tumbler 
  • Add Ablis and give it a light swirl
  • Float a few thin slices of cucumber on top (why not)
  • Transfer the drink into a glass and top it off with another mint sprig!

Let the Good Times Flow with a Functail

No stress if you didn’t find a recipe here that suited your palate! Here at Ablis, we’re all about you doing what makes you happiest. Try experimenting with your own CBD mocktail recipes, or as they are known around here, functails. Your body will thank you for that extra hit of Vitamin C, fresh juice flavor, and Emulsified Hemp CBD concentrate in your glass. If you’re taking some time away from alcohol for your health but don’t want to miss out on the familiar cold-drink feel of your favorite cocktail, consider using our Keto and Paleo-approved MCT Oil concentrate as a base for any of the drinks you enjoy and create your own.

CBD Education Recipes

MCT Oil + CBD: A Power Couple

At Ablis, optimizing beverages to supplement an active lifestyle is what we are all about, so MCT oil was a natural fit for our line of products.

So, what’s all this hype about MCT oil? 

It’s just coconut oil, right? 

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. These “shorter chain” fatty acids are more beneficial than coconut oil in its basic form because they are digested differently. This is achieved by a refining process that isolates the MCTs in MCT oil. 

Your body uses them primarily to burn fat and aid in brain function by targeting immune responses, which affects pretty much every aspect of your health. 

Benefits of MCT Oil

You may have heard about the Keto diet that has gained popularity over the last couple of years. That’s because MCT oil promotes the production of ketones in the body, which are what burns fats efficiently, curbs appetite, and gives you that little boost. 

Although the ketogenic diet is what made MCT oil famous for its fat-burning properties and ability to curb cravings, I was a lot more interested in what it could do for my gut health and cognitive function if I were to use it for bulletproof coffee. Maybe this will give me that extra boost of energy in the morning! 

MCT Oil and CBD

We put CBD in EVERYTHING. And why wouldn’t we? It’s pretty great! 

By combining CBD isolate with MCT oil, you can enjoy a healthy dose of essential fatty acids with the balance and calming effects of CBD. 

We have two MCT oil products in our essential line:

The bigger, eight-ounce bottle has 500 milligrams in the whole bottle and is great to add to your skincare routine.

We also just came out with a smaller MCT concentrate. It’s an MCT oil with 2000 milligrams of CBD in an ounce. This one is good for bulletproof coffee recipes if you want to add more CBD. 

Related: Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s the difference between them?

A Few Ways to Use MCT Oil 

After I jumped on the bulletproof coffee train (I, too, can be trendy), I realized this was not my favorite way to use Ablis MCT oil (even though I was excited to see how it would help with gut health and cognitive function). As a mom of two young children, I could never really enjoy this process since I was reheating my cup in the microwave 5 times an hour. 

I realized my routines work best at night and that I have many favorite uses for the MCT oil outside the beloved bulletproof coffee (but keep reading for bulletproof tips). 

1. Skincare

I use the MCT oil mostly for spa days (which can be every evening once the kids are asleep). I love having a skincare routine and adding CBD to it is so much easier. 

  • It’s an amazing moisturizer after a shower. (If I’m in a pinch, I’ve even used it as a shaving cream substitute. Because it’s so slick, it works great with your razor.)
  • I like to put it in face serums to hydrate your skin and keep it feeling soft.  
  • Bath bombs are another favorite of mine. They are super easy to make and are perfect gifts for the holidays. (See my favorite recipe below.)
  • For foot soaks, I like to use Epsom salt with a mixture of essential oils dispersed in the MCT oil. It’s an efficient “carrier oil” for essential oils so it blends with them seamlessly. 

NOTE: I recommend looking into dilution ratios when combining essential oils to any carrier oil (for they can be added to the MCT oil in the above skincare hacks). Essential oils can cause skin irritations if not diluted properly. I am not an aromatherapist so please consult one with questions (I recommend for EO safety resources). 

2. Oil Pulling

If you’re new to oil pulling, you’re not alone, but it’s certainly not new! It is an ancient technique flushing the teeth and mouth of bacteria (bacteria that can be harmful to gut health) with coconut oil. 

“Pulling toxins” with MCT oil a couple of times a week (still brush your teeth everyone!) is easy and can be done anytime during the day. 

Whether it truly works or not, I honestly do not know (but I hear coconut oil is a natural antibiotic). But, I do love the clean feeling afterward!  

  • Take a tablespoon of Ablis MCT oil and swish for about 5-10 minutes, then discard (use toilet, not bathroom sinks for oil can build up). Repeat 2-3 times per week.

3. Baking 

During the holidays, I love to bake with my friends. Adding MCT oil to your recipe makes for super fluffy, highly delicious baked goods! 

So far, we have made muffins, banana bread, and cookies with MCT oil/coconut oil. The banana bread was my favorite! A couple of things to note:

  • I exchange the oil recommendations in recipes with MCT oil (8oz 500 mg). Take how much vegetable oil the recipe requires and swap it out for the same amount of MCT oil. 
  • If you would like to add a little more CBD to your baking, you can grab the MCT oil concentrate (with 2000 milligrams) to add to the oil that is recommended (whether in the original recipe or if you have already swapped it out with the MCT oil). 
  • You can’t go wrong with this oil, but you can go wrong in many other ways when baking. Start with easy recipes and work your way up! 
  • Cooking in general! Oh, the possibilities… (So far, I’ve found you can’t go wrong using it in a stir fry).

4. Bulletproof Coffee

How do I describe this drink? It’s a blended mixture of coffee, ghee (clarified butter), and MCT oil. Using the blender (frother wand) creates this incredible, creamy consistency that is not only a big energy boost, it’s also super filling. This drink has many possibilities!  

I personally do not need to eat less or fast in a day. It just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. Also, the maintenance it requires is not ideal with my own schedule, but for others reading, here are my tips when it comes to bulletproof coffee (and how to actually enjoy it):

  • Ablis MCT oil concentrate is what I would recommend for bulletproof coffee single cup recipes. It doesn’t take much MCT oil when adding to your cup (it’s 2000mg of CBD in 1floz).
  • Look into a frother wand!!! Genius, I tell you! 
  • My go-to recipe is .5 teaspoon of ghee and .5 teaspoon of MCT oil in 4 oz of coffee. You can also add almond milk and sweetener (I used stevia). 
  • Even if you drink more than 4 oz of coffee, do not ingest more than one teaspoon of MCT oil a day. While MCT is good, too much too fast can be distressing inside your body, always introduce something new to your body gradually. 
  • Got a sweet tooth? Look into adding cocoa powder (I hear there are keto chocolate syrups out there). 
  • Make sure you have time to sit and enjoy it while it’s hot! 

There are so many ways to use Ablis MCT oil. Whether it’s to start the day with a bulletproof coffee or to end it with a refreshing soak, MCT oil with CBD is the power couple we didn’t know we needed in our daily routines. 

I have created some DIY recipes that I’m excited to share with you! I hope you’ll give them a try and enjoy it! Cheers!

Related: CBD Cocktails: How to Make a CBD drink At Home Using Ablis

Favorite DIY Recipes

Bath bomb


1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup Epsom salt

1/2 cream of tartar (for sensitive skin)

1/4 cup cornstarch

2oz Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500mg per bottle)

1 tablespoon vitamin E

Essential oils

For essential oils, I use 6 drops tangerine, 6 drops grapefruit, 6 drops cypress, 10 drops frankincense. I recommend doing research for dilution as well as sensitivities before using essential oils.


  1. Mix dry ingredients and introduce oils (blended together) very slowly. You don’t want to create a fizzing mixture. 
  2. Pour and mix until the consistency visibly binds.

Face serum


1 tablespoon rosehip

1oz Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500mg per bottle)

.5oz sweet almond oil

5 drops grapefruit

4 drops frankincense

3 drops cypress


  1. Mix together and apply to the skin.

Stretch mark cream


1 bottle of Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500g)

2 tablespoons of vitamin E

15 drops lavender oil

15 drops frankincense oil


  1. Mix together and apply to the skin.


*The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



CBD Cocktails: How to Make a CBD drink At Home Using Ablis

It’s summertime, but, because of COVID, it doesn’t quite feel like it. 

Social distancing is hard, and I think we’re all starting to feel a little worn out. But don’t let stir-craziness turn into anxiety!

It’s healthy to take a break from everything that’s going on. At Ablis, we recommend getting outside and staying active, before heading into full relaxation mode. 

That’s why I’m sharing five CBD cocktail recipes that you can make right at home using Ablis! We also got a little help from our sister company, Crater Lake Spirits, to really amp up the flavor in each of these drinks. 

So grab your tumbler, and then sit back and relax Ablis-style!

1. CBD Strawberry Mint Julep

This cocktail is our twist on a springtime classic, the mint julep. It’s the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, and, as a Louisville native, it’s always first on my list during the spring. The Derby was postponed to the fall this year, but this drink will take you there!



  • Pour the crushed ice into a tumbler 
  • Add Ablis, along with the whiskey and give it a light swirl
  • Add a squeeze (or two or three) of lime and stir
  • Transfer the drink into a glass and top it off with fresh mint!

2. Spicy CBD Vodka-Cran

This one is a favorite at Ablis Experience in Portland. And using Crater Lakes Spirits’ one-of-a-kind Hatch Green Chili Vodka takes it to the next level. We balance out the spice with some acidity from Ablis Cranberry Blood Orange, along with a little extra sweetness from the vanilla. 



  • Pour the vanilla syrup into your tumbler
  • Add Ablis, hatch green chili vodka and lime juice and stir
  • Transfer the drink into a glass and garnish with the orange rind

3. The Ablis Pain Killer

I like this one because it’s a creamy, fruity cocktail that packs a punch. Pairing coconut cream with Ablis MCT Oil, which is extracted from coconut oil, leaves a nice, smooth foam on top. Plus, you still get the added benefits of CBD. 

The Pain Killer is perfect for being outside on a hot, sunny day. We often make this one at events for Crater Lake Spirits, and it’s a crowd favorite!


  • 1 TSP Ablis MCT Oil
  • 6oz Spiced Rum
  • 1 TSP Coconut Cream
  • Crushed Ice
  • Orange Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Nutmeg (freshly grated or ground)


  • Combine Ablis MCT Oil and coconut cream in a tumbler, and shake until fully blended
  • Add splashes of orange and pineapple juice, along with a handful of ice
  • Shake until frothy and transfer into a glass
  • Sprinkle nutmeg over the foam to garnish

4. CBD Triple Ginger Mule w/Cardamom Sugar

This one is for all the ginger lovers out there. This cocktail combines three forms of ginger to make one spicy meatball… I mean, cocktail. Topping it off with cardamom sugar, black pepper, and sea salt lends an intriguing aroma and unique taste to this drink.

Our customers in Bend, Oregon, will recognize the rim salt’s spice profile because it’s inspired by another local favorite, the infamous Ocean Rolls from Sparrow Bakery.



  • Finely chop candied ginger with a knife or food processor
  • Combine candied ginger, Ablis Lemon Ginger and ginger vodka in a tumbler
  • Lightly swirl and set aside
  • Mix a dash of cardamom, a pinch of sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper into the sugar
  • Pour the sugar and spice mixture onto a flat surface
  • Wet the rim of your glass with a dampened paper towel, and dip it into the sugar mixture
  • Use a filter to strain your ginger concoction as you pour it into the rimmed glass 

5. CBD Berry Seltz 

This is the easiest cocktail of the bunch! It’s like a light alcoholic seltzer, but with CBD too! Using Crater Lake Spirits Northwest Berry Vodka gives you the fullest berry flavor with our signature blend of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and marionberries– all natives of the Pacific Northwest. 



  • Combine Ablis Blood Orange with the berry vodka in a tumbler
  • Gently stir until fully combined
  • Cut the lemon in half
  • Add the juice from one half of the lemon and stir
  • Slice the other half of the lemon into wedges and use for garnish

Ablis makes it super easy to incorporate CBD into your favorite cocktails, and there’s something for everyone on this cocktail list. We love hearing from our customers, so let us know what you think of these recipes!