Try These 6 Winter Cocktail (and a Mocktail!) Recipes

Try These 6 Winter Cocktail (and a Mocktail!) Recipes

The holiday season has arrived, and we can’t help but crave a winter cocktail to help us settle in. Whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or unwinding from a busy day of decorating, gift wrapping, or last-minute shopping, join us for some fun CBD and CBG infused cocktail recipes!

CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol) are two non-psychoactive cannabinoids derived from the legal hemp plant. Although CBD has become a mainstream favorite within the world of natural wellness, CBG is steadily gaining appeal due to its vast array of health benefits. The benefits of CBD and CBG work with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce a myriad of benefits, improving gut function and sleep habits, mitigating chronic pain and inflammation, and even regulating mood states.

With these healthful benefits in mind, we’ve created some celebratory cocktail (and a mocktail) recipes including CBD and CBG tinctures for you to enjoy this winter season. Cheers!

 

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One: Spiced Apple Cider Spritz

Perfect for both the winter and fall months, this crisp cider cocktail is perfect for a cozy night in! We highly recommend you try the garnishes for an extra boost of flavor.

Ingredients:

Garnish:

  • Turbinado sugar for glass rim
  • Cinnamon sticks, star anise, and fresh apple slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Chill your glass and rim with turbinado sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all ingredients. Shake well until thoroughly combined.
  3. Strain into your glass, garnishing with cinnamon sticks, star anise, and apple slices.

 

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Two: Spiked Hot Cocoa

What’s better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter night? We can think of one thing: a spiked hot cocoa! Try this adults-only take on a classic favorite on your next cozy evening in.

Ingredients:

Garnish:

  • Sprinkles for rim
  • Whipped cream, marshmallows, and cinnamon sticks or peppermint candy canes for garnish

Note:

  • We suggest the following combinations: Baileys Irish Cream, Bee’s Knees Wellness CBG Cinnamon Tincture, and cinnamon sticks for a warm, delicious cinnamon twist; or, Crème de Menthe, Bee’s Knees Wellness Broad Spectrum Tincture, and peppermint candy canes for a refreshing hint of mint.

Instructions:

  1. Rim your mug with festive sprinkles.
  2. Combine cocoa powder and ¼ cup of milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking until the cocoa powder is almost entirely dissolved. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except the alcohol and heat for 2 minutes until the chocolate has completely melted, taking care not to boil.
  4. Pour into your mug and stir in your choice of alcohol. Garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows, and your choice of cinnamon sticks or candy canes.

 

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Three: Fizzy Rosemary Cinnamon Bourbon

Looking for something dazzling to serve at your next holiday get-together? Look no further than this sweet, fizzy treat! This recipe may require some extra prep work, but this cocktail’s rich, complementary flavors are well worth the effort.

Ingredients:

Garnish:

  • Sparkling water for topping
  • Sugared rosemary and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Honey Cinnamon Rosemary Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary

Sugared Rosemary:

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Turbinado sugar

Instructions:

  1. Start making the sugared rosemary by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and dampening the rosemary sprigs with water. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on all sides of the rosemary, ensuring each sprig is thoroughly coated. Allow to dry on the baking sheet for at least 1 hour. Sugared rosemary can be prepared 1 day in advance and safely stored at room temperature.
  2. Make the cinnamon honey syrup by bringing all syrup ingredients to a boil in a large pot. Boil syrup for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Allow syrup to cool, then strain into a glass jar. This syrup recipe makes approximately 6 drinks.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all ingredients, including 2 tablespoons of your homemade cinnamon honey syrup. Shake well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Strain into your glass, then top with sparkling water and garnish with sugared rosemary and cinnamon sticks.

 

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Four: Cinnamon White Russian

A creamy classic, this White Russian comes with a boost of cinnamon for an extra flavorful kick. To make this drink extra festive, swap out the heavy cream with eggnog!

Ingredients:

Honey Cinnamon Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Garnish:

  • Cinnamon sugar for rim

Instructions:

  1. Chill your glass and rim with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Make the cinnamon honey syrup by bringing all syrup ingredients to a boil in a large pot. Boil syrup for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Allow syrup to cool, then strain into a glass jar.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all ingredients except heavy cream or eggnog. Shake well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour into your glass, then top with heavy cream.

 

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Five: Orange Cinnamon Rum

This unique cocktail is spicy and sweet and served hot. We especially love sipping this one under a warm blanket with a good book in hand!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine water, sugar, lime juice, salt, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange juice. Add the aguardiente or rum and reheat, being careful not to boil.
  3. Strain and stir in your CBG tincture.

 

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Six: Fizzy Asian Pear Mocktail

Mocktails, anyone? If alcoholic beverages aren’t your thing, you’ll love this invigorating fizzy mocktail. Pear juice and ginger lend unique, refreshing flavors to this fun drink.

Ingredients:

Garnish:

  • Sparkling water for topping
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, peeled and sliced fresh ginger, and grated fresh nutmeg for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Bring all ingredients except the ice to boil in a medium saucepan. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the mixture to cool for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup into a glass jar, then let cool completely.
  3. To serve, fill glass halfway with ice cubes and add syrup and CBG tincture. Fill the remaining glass with sparkling water, then top with rosemary, ginger, and nutmeg.

 

Pamper yourself and your friends and family with a winter cocktail this holiday season! A healthy boost of CBD and CBG makes each recipe extra special – we know you’ll appreciate your daily dose of cannabinoids with a fun, festive drink in hand. Happy holidays from Hemp Learning Channel!



time Dec 13, 2023
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