The Adonis cocktail doesn’t go back as far as Ancient Greece, but it’s pretty old. Supposedly invented in NYC in the late 1800s, this orange-tinged drink is excellent for folks who want a no-fuss cocktail with a low ABV. Whether you mix it for brunch or before watching a show, this Adonis recipe should put you in a good mood without losing control.
While Tribe’s CBD oil may not be the “ichor” mentioned in Homer, it’s a wonderful addition to any classic cocktail. Even the testiest residents in Hades’s realm should feel cool after sipping some CBD oil.
CBD Adonis Recipe
Greek myths can get pretty messed up. For instance, did you know Adonis was the product of an incestuous relationship?
Although versions of the Adonis story vary, most believe his parents were the Syrian King Theias and his daughter Myrrha. In punishment for this act, most legends claim Myrrha turned into a tree, which we now know as the myrrh tree.
Shortly after Adonis was born, he charmed two Greek goddesses. Aphrodite and Persephone were in a heated competition to attract the young man to their boudoir. However, considering Aphrodite is the “goddess of love,” we don’t really think that’s a fair fight!
Although there are multiple versions of Adonis’ birth and death, all end in tragedy. While Adonis was hunting one bright Athenian day, a wild boar attacked him. Whether this was a pure accident or an attack sent from above depends on who’s telling the story.
By the way, if you’re into gardening, you should know that Adonis is associated with the anemone flower. Supposedly, Aphrodite created the anemone flowers with the blood of her dead lover.
• 1 ½ oz dry sherry
• 1 ½ oz sweet vermouth
• Dash of orange bitters
• 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil
• Orange peel, garnish
•Pour dry sherry, orange bitters, and sweet vermouth in a stirring glass
•Add ice and stir until well chilled
•Strain into a pre-chilled martini glass
•Garnish with Tribe CBD oil and an orange peel
As mentioned above, the myrrh tree features prominently in the Adonis myth. If you are familiar with the Nativity story, you may recall the Three Wise Men brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Joseph and Mary. So, you may be wondering, why is myrrh so valuable?
Interestingly, myrrh is a sticky substance once used in natural medicine. Allegedly, people use myrrh for ailments like bacterial infections, digestive complaints and inflammation.
Amazingly, some recent research suggests the ancients were right to venerate both frankincense and myrrh. Both of these resinous substances seem to have remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, many people in the CBD community have become interested in mixing all-natural frankincense or myrrh into DIY topical formulations.
Hopefully, as mainstream medicine takes a closer look at holistic cures, we may have a greater scientific understanding of natural medicine.
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