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5 Hemp-Infused Cocktails Worth Trying

Aplós, July 13th, 2023

After the whirring buzz of a long work day or at the shy start of an intimate gathering where the night ahead is still an infinite stretch of possibility, enter a realm where the art of drinking transcends mere taste and evolves into a sensory journey with Aplós.

We weave together the wisdom of nature and the sophistication of spirits, crafting hemp-infused, non-alcoholic cocktails that dispel the tired notion that alcohol is a prerequisite for social gatherings. Each sip invites you into a mystic dance of flavors and experiences.

Immerse yourself in our five hand-picked cocktails, and let every moment savored become a unique narrative awaiting your exploration.

What Are Functional Spirits?

As more research reveals the harms of consuming even low amounts of alcohol, the non-alcoholic spirits market continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. One category that is particularly drawing attention is functional spirits. These beverages carry not just the essence of traditional spirits but also contain added functional ingredients that can enhance overall wellness.

Functional spirits are a testament to the innovation and creative reimagining of traditional drink formulas. The popularity of this category is fueled by the desire for a healthier lifestyle and the pursuit of unique sensory exploration.

Our use of hemp demonstrates our commitment to using natural ingredients that add a new dimension to the drinking experience. In this blend of science and nature, we create spirits that offer more than just taste — they bring balance, rejuvenation, and calm.

What Are the Benefits of Hemp-Infused Spirits?

The incorporation of hemp into our functional spirits adds a blossoming layer of wellness and clarity to the act of drinking. It fills your spirit without requiring the sacrifice of tomorrow in return. Of course, there are many other benefits as well.

What Is Hemp?

Hemp, a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species, has long been revered for its array of beneficial properties. Bearing the heart of hemp is CBD, or cannabidiol, a naturally present compound celebrated for its extensive health and wellness benefits.

Lauded for its potential to nurture relaxation, alleviate discomfort, and bolster overall well-being, CBD offers these soothing attributes without the intoxicating effects often associated with THC. Its influence may manifest uniquely in each individual, yet consistently weaves a narrative of balance and tranquility.

Hemp’s Effortless Support

Broad-spectrum hemp extract carries on the centuries-old legacy of beneficial properties, which the hemp plant is renowned for.

However, the true enchantment unfolds when this broad-spectrum hemp extract is interwoven into our drinks. Here, the beneficial compounds are seamlessly absorbed by the body, crafting a delightful and convenient path to savor CBD's calming essence. Each sip of a hemp-infused drink extends beyond merely the refreshing ballet of flavors on your palate; it becomes a nurturing ritual for body and mind, imparting the balance and serenity CBD may bring.

Exemplifying this philosophy with poise is our signature product, Calme. More than a promise of a sensory indulgence, Calme is a tantalizing journey, a dance of taste and tranquility to experience from within. It seeks to sculpt a sanctuary for your senses to luxuriate in, a serene space where the body can renew and the mind can find solace.

Five Hemp-Infused Cocktails Worth Trying

As the hush of the evening falls, and the universe unfolds its secret splendors, surrender to the soft wind whispering secrets in your hair, to the evanescent touch of hands passing the bottle in moonlight-drenched rooms. In these fleeting, quiet interludes that transform themselves into memory, we present an ensemble of hemp-infused cocktails – elegantly crafted to elevate every moment worth slowing down for and dwelling within.

1. The Lovely Loneliness of Washing Dishes

In the soft afterglow of a dinner party, there exists a subtle and undisturbed tranquility in the act of washing dishes. There's a certain charm that introverts often find in this quiet chore — a peaceful solitude beautifully juxtaposed against the distant murmur of fading conversations. This is the essence that our first cocktail, The Lovely Loneliness of Washing Dishes, captures.

Crafted for those who appreciate solitude as much as they do company, this cocktail mirrors the simple, unassuming act of washing dishes. It's a nod to the task that goes unnoticed, yet its impact reverberates through time, making a difference in its quiet, humble way.


  • Aplós Calme, 2 oz.
  • Ginger juice, 2 oz.
  • Grapefruit juice, ¾ oz.
  • Celery syrup, ½ oz
  • Garnish with celery leaves

The secret ingredient that enhances the depth and body of this cocktail is the celery syrup. To make it, blend equal parts of celery juice with ½ tsp of superfine organic sugar.

2. Love in Low Light

The immortality of love might be a literary darling, but the practicality of its longevity eludes many of us. Yet, we find solace in the myriad, ephemeral love stories we write ourselves into: a warm sunbeam breaking through the winter gloom, the simple joy of an unblemished seashell gifted by the roiling tide, or a stranger, momentary and meaningful, sharing wisdom that burns brightly before receding into the soft dusk. Perhaps the real charm lies not in eternally loving one thing but in the intermittent intensity of loving many things.

Our Love in Low Light cocktail is a poetic nod to these transient yet powerful connections, a tribute to the sporadic yet intense encounters of love.


  • Aplós Calme, 2 oz.
  • Lychee juice, 1 oz.
  • Ginger juice, ¾ oz.
  • Lemon juice, ¾ oz.
  • Fresh rosemary sprig for garnish

In a shaker, gather Aplós Calme, lychee juice, ginger juice, and lemon juice, accompanied by the crisp clatter of ice. Execute a vigorous shake, a symphony of elements within a confined cosmos, and strain the resulting blend into a coupe or martini glass. Adorn this delicate creation with fresh lychee and a sprig of rosemary - a silent whisper of the forest, an echo of the wild within the sophistication of your glass.

Savor this drink as an ode to love, in all its fleeting, fragmented, and fascinating forms.

3. Laundry Day

In the sanctity of the home, there's an unspoken dance — a graceful waltz of the mundane, a symphony orchestrated by chores that often go unnoticed, yet hold a quiet allure. Take, for instance, the therapeutic cadence of laundry day, an unassuming spectacle of soiled linen transformed back into comforting, familiar artifacts of daily life.

The soothing swish of soapy water as it cradles and cleanses your lived-in garments, the patient rhythm of hanging socks on pegs, indulging their whimsical independence. Sublime in their imperfections, garments carry the essence of the days lived. Rejuvenated by the cyclical cleansing, they find peace under the open sky, swaying in the rhythm of the wind. Embrace the inherent romance in this quiet act with our Laundry Day Cocktail.


  • Aplós Calme, 2 oz.
  • Lime juice, ¾ oz.
  • Lavender syrup, ½ oz.
  • Cucumber slices, 4
  • Soda water, 2 oz.

First, stir up a calming lavender syrup. Combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mix to a spirited boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, introducing a tablespoon of dried culinary lavender.

Let it steep for 12 minutes, allowing the lavender to whisper its gentle essence into the syrup. Strain the infusion through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl and discard the solids. Cool completely for about ten minutes, like a moment of respite between washing and drying.

Next, in the vessel of a cocktail shaker, mash the cucumber slices with a muddler, releasing their fresh, green notes. Pour in Aplós and your crafted lavender simple syrup. With a rhythmic shake, marry the elements and strain them into a highball glass.

Crown it with soda water, stirring gently. Garnish with a cucumber slice or a sprig of wild lavender, an echo of the laundry line swaying in the breeze, if you wish.

4. A Mellow Margarita

There's a profound delight in the most minute of rituals, the subtle gestures that transform the commonplace into a special celebration. A tender swipe of lime around a glass's rim, a gentle dance in a saucer of salt — a transformation, a revelation, an awakening. Thus begins our experience of the humble yet uplifting Mellow Margarita.

This concoction is more than just a drink — it's a tribute to the joy of the simple and the significant. It's the magic that unfolds when the zest of lime meets the sweet whisper of agave, the refreshing undercurrent of Aplós Calme, and the exotic scent of orange flower water.


  • Aplós Calme, 1 oz.
  • Agave nectar, 1 tsp.
  • Lime juice, 1/2 oz.
  • Orange flower water, A splash

Begin by running a lime wedge around the outside of the glass, then roll the rim in a layer of salt. Savor the transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary.

In a cocktail shaker, combine Aplós Calme, agave nectar, lime juice, and a splash of orange flower water over ice. Shake it with conviction — pour your heart into it. Strain over fresh ice cubes into the salt-rimmed tumbler.

Bring out your peeler and delicately carve an orange twist. Garnish with a lime wheel and add a layer of desired heat to taste. The Mellow Margarita is not just a cocktail—it's a celebration of life's little rituals, a testament to the beauty hidden in the ordinary. Enjoy it slowly, savor the harmony, and embrace the quiet revelry it brings.

5. Monday 5:15

How does one distract oneself when engrossed in the mechanics of a career? The ceaseless ticking of the clock, the mantra of 'carpe diem' echoing through the hallways of capitalism, the urge to convert every moment into a potential opportunity — such is the rhythm of our professional lives.

But every so often, we glance up from our work, momentarily disoriented by the surreal, almost absurd, pattern of our labor. Must we always produce? Must we always accumulate? Isn't there an undeniable allure in simply being?

Monday 5:15 is a nod to this inner rebellion, a brief rendezvous with insubordination. It celebrates the charm of the unproductive moment, the sweetness of idle contemplation.


  • Aplós Calme, 2 oz.
  • Espresso, 1 oz.
  • Spice agave syrup, 3/4 oz.

For the syrup, gently blend a half cup of agave nectar with a half cup of hot water. Add a split vanilla bean, two cinnamon sticks, and four smashed green cardamom pods. Let it infuse for a few hours, or preferably overnight.

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, shake, and strain into a glass. Garnish with coffee beans, but only if you wish – this drink isn’t for anyone else to tell you what to do.

The Art of Savoring the Moment with Aplós

Imbibing our spirits is more than a sensory experience — it's an immersion into a meticulously crafted philosophy of enjoyment. Each drink is a symphony of flavors meant to align with the rhythm of your life and accentuate your state of being.

Our spirits are an invitation to explore, personalize, and truly own your drinking experience. Let these recipes serve as your guide and inspiration, and prepare to transcend the ordinary as you reveal the subtle magic of being – here, in this moment – with every savoring sip.


No level of alcohol consumption is safe for our health | World Health Organization

Cannabidiol (CBD): What we know and what we don't | Harvard Health

Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules | FrontiersIn

Is Cannabidiol a Safe and Effective Sleep Aid? | Sleep Foundation

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