One of the best ways to cut through the winter chill is by warming up with a flavorful cocktail or mocktail. This artisanal winter spiced cocktail recipe is the perfect blend of CBD infused aromatic bitters and can be made with or without alcohol. While our standard recipe for this delicious winter beverage is made with bourbon, you’ll see that swapping in tea, such as a chai, is a wonderful substitute.

Benefits of making a winter CBD Cocktail or Mocktail

zSPICE Super Spiced Blend is an aromatic bitters product. This infusion pairs the healing benefits of CBD with millennia old Ayurvedic spice knowledge. The warming properties of the cinnamon, the natural fire of the black pepper and the warming essence of the nutmeg are sure to combat the chilly weather.

CBD Infused Bitters for winter spiced cocktail recipe

The recommended CBD infused bitters for this cocktail recipe is our zSPICE Super Spiced Blend. Our aromatic bitters are in an organic cane sugar alcohol base, infused with high grade CBD and organic essential oils. You’ll see in the recipe below that this cocktail or mocktail is fantastic when prepared warm.

zSpice Winter Warmer Cocktail Orange Peel Green Mug 1

zSpice Winter Warmer Cocktail Recipe

Follow this unique yet simple cocktail recipe for a bourbon based winter beverage using flavored aromatic bitters. Feel free to adjust the proportions as you like, but for our favorite version, follow the measurement provided in the cocktail recipe (mocktail recipe follows):

  • 1 1/4 oz Bourbon
  • 6 oz warm water
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 20 drops or 1 teaspoon of zSPICE CBD Bitters
  • 1 wedge fresh orange
  • curl of orange peel for garnish

To turn this cocktail recipe into an ideal winter mocktail:

  • 6 oz warm tea – chai spiced tea is our recommendation, but your favorite tea will work too
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 20 drops or 1 teaspoon of zSPICE CBD Bitters

Season to taste with a bit more or less of the CBD infused aromatic bitters to perfect the flavor to your own enjoyment!

Instructions for a perfect CBD infused cocktail

Serve warm or cold, but be sure to use enough of the bitters and fresh orange to create a winter warming experience. This recipe is very flexible to taste and can be made as a batch or single serve cocktail.

Note:  to enjoy the maximum benefit of these high quality CBD and essential oils, the product should not be added to HOT liquid, but just a pleasantly warm beverage.

Garnish suggestions

While everyone’s aesthetic will vary, garnishing the Winter Warmer cocktail with a cinnamon sugar rim or a juicy orange slice really will bring out the flavors in the zSPICE bitters.

If you have your own spin on this lovely winter spiced cocktail or mocktail, please leave a comment or share this recipe with a friend.

The Winter Warmer is an easy cocktail or mocktail to cut through the winter chills. Warm up with this bourbon whisky drink or make with tea for a simple non-alcoholic alternative.