This week on Consumed, host Kat Odell visits Los Angeles’ Gracias Madre, the 100 percent vegan organic Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood with a bit of a trail-blazing cocktail program. Developed by beverage directer Jason Eisner, the new drink menu at Gracias Madre boasts a number of cocktails made with CBD, or cannabidiol — one of the many active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
Eisner works with CBD in the form of an oil-based tincture, adding it by the drop to drinks like the Stoney Negroni or Rolled Fashioned. The ingredient has a slightly calming effect when consumed, as well as a distinct herbal flavor, but won’t get the drinker high the way food or drink made with THC oil, a different form of cannabis extract, might.
Watch the video above for a taste test from Odell, as well as a look into how Eisner composes his newest drinks — from balancing CBD with complementary spirits, to creatively garnishing the finished cocktails.