CBD cocktails have been grabbing headlines lately, especially as health department regulators have forced California restaurants to stop serving the non-psychoactive form of cannabis until the FDA deems it safe for consumption. As some Angelenos look for legal alternatives to their favorite buzzy wellness oil, DTLA’s PrankBar launched four new terpene cocktails alongside a retail line.
Similar to CBD, terpenes are oils derived from cannabis but they’re also found in plants like lemon and lavender. Terpenes contain no THC and are said to offer wellness properties ranging from anti-anxiety to anti-inflammatory. Prank owner and unofficial terpene expert Dave Whitton aims to educate guests on the health benefits of terpenes and how to incorporate them into daily life.
The Geppetto cocktail
On the cocktail menu, you’ll find the Geppetto made with Bulleit Rye, fresh lime, Genepy des Alpes, pineapple, agave, pinene terpenes and basil. The La Ventura is created with apricot, Deleon Reposado, beet and carrot aplomado, fresh citrus, limonene terpenes and raspberry.
La Ventura cocktail
The Lazy Daisy is made with Tanqueray 10, fresh grapefruit, lime, amaro Angeleno, humulene terpenes and rosemary while the Silly Wabbit includes cantaloupe, reposado, happy terpenes (Prank Bar’s proprietary blend of terpenes), fresh lemon and agave.
The Silly Wabbit
This summer, Prank launched its own brand of bottled terpenes (currently sold in the bar and at Sweet in Hollywood), so guests can add a couple drops to kombucha, smoothies, etc. Prank is also creating a line of beauty products containing terpenes (i.e. lotion and eye cream), debuting later this year.
1100 S. Hope St., Los Angeles; prankbar.com; @prankbar
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