It’s one of the first restaurant brands to launch mindful drinking with CBD drinks.
Health-conscious customers at a Nottingham restaurant can now choose from a new range of mindful drinks, which includes a coffee made with a cannabis-derived chemical.
CBD is fast becoming a trend and could potentially help with caffeine jitters.
Bill’s restaurant, in Queen Street, has launched a CBD latte made with espresso, oat milk and agave, infused with the UK’s first dissolvable CBD capsule.
There’s a CBD golden latte, a creamy drink made from coconut milk, turmeric, agave, ginger root, black pepper, also made with CBD oil.
The drinks are topped with a superfood powder containing a multitude of healthy components such as cacao, maca, goji berries and hemp seeds, which when stirred in gives a sweeter taste. A garnish of a edible cornflower provides maximum Instagrammable content.
Costing £4.55 the lattes are more costly than a standard latte priced £2.75 but are expected to appeal to the health conscious.
CBD oil is a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Also known as ‘cannabis oil’ it is legal in the UK, unlike THC, the psychoactive component of the illegal class B drug.
While drinkers won’t feel any kind of high they may feel more chilled. Scientific studies have shown that CBD oil is helpful in easing the symptoms of ailments such as chronic pain and anxiety.
Manager Sandra Gladysz said: “It’s nice to have something offering full flavour, that looks amazing and tastes amazing. As they say every little helps.”
Bill’s bar development manager Dan Whiteside came up with the initiative to develop a range of delicious drinks which could have potential health benefits.
The company has worked with Naturally Pure Lab which created the UK’s first dissolvable CBD capsule.
Bill’s new mindful drinking section of the menu also features CBD sparkling soft drinks from Trip, in elderflower and mint and peach and ginger flavours.
an has also worked with Trip to create a mocktail Deep Peach – also served with an edible flower.
He said: “The CBD market is a growing market that Bill’s are proud to be involved with.
“More people are wanting drinks that can have health benefits and the big talking points at the moment are mental health, well-being, and health in general.”
CBD product turnover is expected to rise from around £80 million last year to around £1.4 billion by 2023.
Earlier this year MOJO, in Thurland Street, introduced a non-alcoholic drink, called Mellow Mood, also containing cannabis oil. Sales of it are limited to two per person and the bar owners say driving afterwards is not recommended.
Source: Nottinghamshire Live