A pizza place in downtown Tempe, Arizona says it is allowing patrons to have a CBD infused dining experience by adding CBD oil to their pizza and cocktails.
Owner of Spinelli’s Pizzeria, Christopher Palma, said in an interview, “I truly believe in innovative forms of treating pain and mood disorders, and I’m so proud we’re the first bar and restaurant in the area to offer CBD extract to our guests.”
Spinelli’s Pizzeria started serving six CBD infused cocktails that are available all through the month of February, according to a news release. The pizzeria said the CBD extract used to created the CBD infused cocktails is unflavored and can be added to beer, cocktails, and soft drinks for and extra $5. The news release also mentioned that the cost it’s an additional $5 for a single slice of CBD infused pizza, or $10 for a whole pizza.
The CBD-infused cocktails include:
- The Drug Mule: Tito’s Vodka, Agwa de Bolivia, Goslings Ginger Beer, fresh mint, CBD extract
- CBDITO: Tito’s vodka mojito, CBD extract
- Cucumber Lemonade: Hendrick’s Gin, homemade lemonade, CBD extract
- Wake & Bake: Jack Daniel’s with CBD extract
- The Caregiver’s Daughter: Southern Comfort, CBD extract
- Doobie Snack: Malibu, melon liquor, Crème de Banana, pineapple juice, CBD extract
Earlier this month, the National Restaurant Association released its 2019 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast. 650 professional chefs (who are members of the American Culinary Federation) were asked to identify and rank 140 items to offer insight into the overall culinary themes that will dominate 2019. CBD infused food and drinks swept the top spots. 77% of chefs ranked CBD oil-infused drinks as the number 1 trend and 76 percent ranked CBD oil-infused food number 2.
Spinelli’s Pizzeria isn’t the first in Tempe to offer CBD infused items. In September, The Mint Dispensary opened a full-service kitchen in with a menu of marijuana-based items, including burgers, pasta, street tacos, pizza, and fries.