5 Holiday Cocktails Elevated With CBD Tinctures

Nov 9, 2023

‘Tis the season for festivities and merriment- otherwise known as the holidays. And what better way to toast to the holidays than with a cocktail, but with a relaxing twist? We're talking about infusing CBD into your seasonal sips for an extra dose of chill. CBD has long been revered for its relaxing effects and it elevates the holiday mixtures you know and love. Follow along as we unveil 5 cocktail recipes (with non alcoholic alternatives as well) using flavorful CBD tinctures for an unforgettable holiday experience. 

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What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. It is a non psychoactive compound, meaning it doesn’t get you high like THC does. While it isn’t psychoactive, CBD does offer many therapeutic benefits like chronic pain management, reducing inflammation, and easing symptoms of anxiety. CBD’s soothing characteristics sets it apart, making it an appealing choice for individuals seeking therapeutic effects without the altered state of consciousness typically linked to marijuana use.

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1. White Chocolate Peppermintini (Martini)

If you’re not into the typical dry martini, then this drink may be right up your alley. Sweet and creamy, it’s sure to be a hit for the holidays. Original recipe courtesy of Delish. The following measurements yield 3 servings but feel free to double or triple as needed.


  • 6 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1ml of desired mint CBD tincture (about 40 drops) per person
  • ice

Directions For Rim

  1. Pour melted chocolate onto a shallow plate and crushed candy canes on another shallow plate
  2. Dip the martini glasses rims into the chocolate, then into the crushed candy canes
  3. Pour the remaining chocolate into the bottom of the glass and swirl to coat the bottom third of the glasses

Directions For Cocktail

  1. Combine the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill to the top with ice and shake until cold. 
  3. Divide the drink between 3 glasses and garnish with a candy cane before serving.

To Make It A Non-Alcoholic Mocktail

  • 6 oz non-alcoholic white chocolate flavored syrup (instead of liqueur)
  • 4 oz peppermint extract or syrup (to substitute
cranberry punch CBD cocktail

2. Cranberry Punch

This cranberry punch is great if you’re looking to add a soothing twist to your typical holiday punch. This recipe is ideal to make a batch of so you don’t have to play hostess and bartender at the same time. This serves 4 as it is, but can be doubled or tripled as needed. Original recipe courtesy of The Whole Smiths.


  • 2 cups sparkling cranberry juice
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4ml of desired berry flavored CBD tincture 
  • 1 orange thinly sliced for garnish
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced for garnish
  • 1/2 cup whole cranberries for garnish
  • 4 sprigs rosemary for garnish
  • 3 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine the sparkling cranberry juice, bourbon, amaretto, orange and lemon juice in the punch bowl.
  2. Add the fruit slices, cranberries, and two cinnamon sticks to the punch bowl.
  3. When served, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a bit of freshly grated cinnamon.

To Make It A Non-Alcoholic Mocktail

  • 1 cup non alcoholic bourbon
  • 1/2 cup almond or orgeat syrup (instead of amaretto)

blueberry CBD cocktail

3. CBD Blueberry Mojito Cocktail

The CBD Blueberry Mojito Cocktail takes the traditional mojito and infuses it with the calming essence of CBD, resulting in a soothing drink perfect for any season. This twist on a classic cocktail brings together the refreshing taste of mint, zesty lime, and juicy blueberries with the added touch of CBD, creating a drink that's as relaxing as it is invigorating.



  1. Using a muddler, lightly muddle mint leaves and lime together and add to shaker
  2. Add the blueberries and muddle with the mint and limes
  3. Add the rum, sugar, and ice, shake briefly
  4. top off with club soda and garnish with mint leaf and blueberries

To Make It A Non-Alcoholic Mocktail

  • 2 extra oz of club soda (to substitute the rum

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4. CBD Holiday Wine Sangria

This CBD Holiday Wine Sangria brings an elevated twist to the classic holiday drink. It’s the perfect drink to serve at any festive gathering, infusing cheer with a dose of tranquility. Original recipe from Sun State Hemp.


  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice/cloves
  • Sugar to taste.
  • 1ml Berry Flavored CBD Tincture
  • Handful of limes, lemons, apples, pears, oranges, and cranberries.
  • Cinnamon sticks


  1. Stir the brandy, triple sec, fruit, and 1 cup of red wine into a pitcher.
  2. Add the orange juice, spices, and red wine in a saucepan, bringing to a simmer.
  3. Simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Strain the liquid through a strainer to remove all the spices.
  5. Pour the mixture into the pitcher and refrigerate overnight.
  6. The next day, add the CBD and mix before serving.

To Make It A Non-Alcoholic Mocktail

  • 1/2 cup of non-alcoholic brandy or a mix of apple just and a touch of vanilla extract for depth
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice with a splash of lemon or lime (to substitute the triple sec)
  • 1 bottle of non-alcoholic red grape juice or other wine alternative

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 5. White Christmas Margaritas CBD Cocktails

This last drink is a twist on another classic cocktail, the margarita. Adding a hint of mint to it using a mint flavored CBD tincture adds an extra layer of freshness, complexity, and relaxation to this drink. Original by Delish and makes 6 servings.


  • 1 14 oz can of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp cream of coconut
  • 12 oz silver tequila 
  • 8 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 
  • 4 cups ice

For Rim 

  • lime wedge
  • sanding sugar
  • lime slices & cranberries, for garnish


  1. Mix coconut milk, coconut cream, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Using the lime wedge, rim the glasses then dip into the sanding sugar
  3. Pour the mixture into glasses, garnish with lime and cranberries, and enjoy!

To Make It A Non-Alcoholic Mocktail

  • Use non alcoholic margarita mix or coconut water with a splash of lime juice (instead of tequila)
  • Use orange juice or an orange flavored soda (to substitute the triple sec)

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Final Thoughts

The infusion of CBD into classic cocktails can help redefine the art of celebration this holiday season. Each recipe here beyond the conventional cocktail, offering a harmonious blend of flavors and the tranquil effects of CBD. From the invigorating White chocolate Peppermintini to the soothing Cranberry Punch and the refreshing CBD Blueberry Mojito, these cocktails add a unique element to your festivities.

Mellow Fellow is also excited to introduce Mellow Fellow Wellness- a line of non psychoactive CBD blends featuring cannabinoids like THCv and CBG. This line includes tinctures and gummies formulated in blends like Momentum and Vigor to give you a boost of energy while the Rest blend helps you unwind after a long day. Which CBD cocktail will you be trying this holiday season? Let us know in the comments. Stay Mellow. 

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