The best CBD-infused drinks for relaxation, focus and energy

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CBD is having a moment - that shows no signs of ending anytime soon.

Since it first became legalised in the UK in November 2018, the number of products containing CBD has continued to grow and grow (if you’ll excuse the pun). First medicinal items, then supplements, gummies, oils, skincare, balms and finally drinks. It’s now possible to ingest CBD in pretty much any way you like.

Don’t fret about taking a sip and heading for the clouds: CBD won’t get you high. Instead, it’s loved around the world for its ability to ease pain, encourage relaxation and calm you down. Also touted for its ability to ease some epilepsy symptoms, CBD is constantly under review to see exactly what else it’s capable of doing.

Most of these drinks contain around 20-30mg of CBD, which is enough to give you a gentle feeling of serenity but won’t send you to sleep. Accentuated with varying herbs, roots, fruits and other ingredients, some of these drinks are also specifically targeted for different times of the day, helping you to focus first thing in the morning or switch off a little easier after work.

You’ll find the most popular brands sold all over from high street supermarkets to popular online retailers.

We’ve rounded up all of our favourite CBD drinks below.

Goodrays CBD Drinks Mixed Pack

Goodrays takes things one step further when it comes to CBD. As well as offering a few different flavours of delicious, CBD-infused drinks, the brand also produces gummies and oils.

Available in four flavours - Yuzu & Elderflower, Raspberry & Guava, Passionfruit & Pomelo and Blood Orange & Grapefruit - each drink comes with 30mg CBD (one of the higher doses found in these drinks) as well as vitamin D.

While these drinks taste a little stronger than other brands, they also offer a more impressive result, too. Fun packaging and a vegan, sustainable core make Goodrays one of our favourite CBD brands.

Buy now £16.56, Amazon

TRIP Lemon Basil CBD Drink

TRIP is one of the best CBD brands to fall in love with as it's stocked in possibly the most places out of any brand in the sphere. This is very convenient, as it's also one of the most delicious options around. While most of TRIP's drinks tend to focus around light, fruity flavours, you'll also find the TRIP Cold Brew: coffee infused with CBD providing all of the energy but none of the jitters. With 15mg of CBD per can, it's a great option to sample first if you're new to CBD drinks or if you're sensitive to trying new ingredients.

Buy now £1.70, TRIP

OTO CBD Botanical Seltzer Discovery

OTO's stylish, minimalist packaging is the first thing you'll notice about this CBD seltzer brand. If you've heard of OTO somewhere before, it's because it doesn't just produce drinks but also drops, skincare products and spa experience, sold as far and as wide as John Lewis, Selfridges and lookfantastic. The drinks are just as impressive as the rest of its product line-up, infusing CBD with three sparkling flavours that add a gentle buzz to your day. Green Tea & Garden Mint is our favourite.

Buy now £15.00, OTO CBD

Medahuman Cranberry & Lime CBD Energy Drink

Medahuman steps things up a notch with a line of CBD drinks that each work a little differently. While the core element remains the same, the brand cleverly incorporates differing ingredients to encourage different effects. The result? A line of drinks that works for every occasion.

Looking for a gentle burst of energy? Choose the brand's Cranberry and Lime made with Vitamin B & C, natural caffeine and ginseng. Searching for the opposite? The Ginger, Blood Orange and Turmeric CBD Recover drink is ideal post-workout or later in the afternoon when you're thinking about winding down for the day.

Buy now £2.59, Holland & Barrett

Unrooted CBD 20mg Drink Cool & Calm

Unrooted takes things back to basics with a delicious CBD shot that gets the job done quickly. With 20mg of CBD per shot, it's not the strongest option out there but provides a great boost of calm energy to help you through the day.

Adults are recommended to have no more than 70mg of CBD per day, so you could feasibly stock up on a few of these without going over the suggested limit, if need be. Flavoured with cucumber, mint and baobab fruit powder, this CBD drink is also a great source of fibre and, if that wasn't enough, each bottle sold helps to support rural Zimbabwean communities.

Buy now £3.50, Holland & Barrett

EXALT Chilled AF Cold-Pressed Fruit Juice with CBD

There's no doubt about it: EXALT's Chilled AF CBD drinks are definitely up there with the most wonderful-tasting around. That's especially true if you're someone who would rather ingest their CBD without tasting it, as this drink's strong, fruit flavours could easily fool you into thinking it's just another fruit juice.

Combining orange, mango and pineapple with cold-pressed ginger, lime and basil, it's one of the freshest and tastiest CBD options around. While it only features 15mg CBD, it's made using water-soluble CBD, which is 10 times more bioavailable than normal CBD oil.

Buy now £4.95, Ocado

Drink 420 CBD Infused Wild Berries

Drink 420 makes the kind of drinks you'd pick up and enjoy regardless of their CBD content. Good enough to drink on a daily basis without even considering the health benefits, the biggest problem you'll have with these CBD drinks is limiting yourself so as to not exceed the recommended dosage each day.

With stronger fruit flavours and a more subtle CBD flavour than many other competing brands, these fizzy, low calorie drinks promise to quickly become a contender for your new favourite soft drink.

Buy now £2.00, Sainsbury's

Little Rick Mix Pack

Little Rick's CBD drinks are what we'd best describe as "alcohol-free grown-up drinks". The sort of thing you'd pick up in place of a beer on a weekday evening to enjoy while watching Netflix, these cans are just as chilled out as the label suggests.

That's something you'll appreciate more than usual here too, as each of Little Rick's cans contains 32mg of CBD - higher than pretty much any other brand on the market. If you're looking for a hefty boost of CBD in one can, this is the brand to opt for. Each flavour - Mint & Lime, Raspberry Lemonade and Piña - offers a soft yet noticeable feeling of relaxation.

Buy now £15.98, Little Rick

Green Monkey CBD Drink

Green Monkey was the first carbonated CBD drink around and so knows what's what in the world of forming delicious, CBD-filled beverages. Keeping things simple with two flavours - original (pineapple, yuzu and orange) and berry - these drinks are light on the buzz and heavy on the flavour.

At only 10mg of CBD per can, they're by no means strong drinks. But what that means is they mix brilliantly thanks to the lack of underlying CBD flavour. Green Monkey recommends mixing its drinks into a range of cocktails: great if you're looking for a mixer with a twist.

Buy now £12.99, Drink Supermarket

Verdict

With so many incredible flavours out there, it’s no easy feat to choose one favourite. But, if we had to pick, we’d opt for Goodrays CBD Drinks Mixed Pack: with just the right amount of buzz and a unique flavour to match, this one will remain a staple in our fridge from now on.

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