Isn’t it high time to forgo the champagne and red wine headaches on February 15? We vote yes, and join “the future of drinking,” by taste testing Flora Hemp Spirits, the world’s first cannabinoid based alcohol alternative.

We are in receipt of the best kind of flowers this Valentine’s Day, in the form of a bottle of Flora Essence, which contains approximately 25 mg of water soluble CBD per 2 oz serving. This “spirit” undergoes steam distillation in copper pots to acquire the enticing essence of rosemary, juniper, hemp, lavender and fresh citrus which can be mixed, sipped or tossed back like any other familiar Jack, John or Jose. Crafted from all natural herbs and botanicals, Flora products are made from 100% domestically sourced hemp and third party tested for cannabinoid potency with zero alcohol, zero sugar and zero calories.

For a sans sauce night cap, we encourage checking out the Mocktail Monday recipe library on IG @florahempspirits or, for a low key combo add Flora Essence to bubbly water, tonic or ginger beer to effortlessly ease your evening into chill mode.

Flora Essence Strawberry Smash

Recipe Yields Two Mocktails: 20 mg CBD


  • 3 oz Flora Essence
  • 1 1/2 oz Strawberry Syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 6-8 Fresh Strawberries


  • In two separate rocks glasses, add 3-4 whole strawberries and muddle.
  • Combine Flora Essence (or Flora Delta 8 for a little buzz), strawberry syrup, and lemon juice in your shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously to chill, strain equally into your rocks glasses over ice and enjoy.

*Header image courtesy of Flora Hemp Spirits