May 04, 2022

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With CBD

On May 5, 1867, Mexico triumphed over France at the Battle of Puebla. We still celebrate this victory today, and we call it Cinco de Mayo!

Traditional Mexican recipes and cocktails are a popular way to observe Cinco de Mayo. And where there’s food and drinks, there’s a chance to mix things up with cannabidiol (aka CBD), the non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis.

Whether you’re planning a fiesta for one, dos, or veinte — we’ve got some CBD-infused ideas and inspiration for you here.

Why Invite CBD To Your Fiesta?

You might have heard about some of CBD’s benefits, like its potential to reduce stress and relieve pain. But what can this stuff bring to the table at your Cinco de Mayo celebration?

  • For starters, flavored CBD tinctures add another layer of taste to your Cinco de Mayo recipes. Orange, tropical, and vanilla flavors are the top three tincture flavors to have on hand for Mexican-inspired dishes.
  • Need an alcohol-free Cinco de Mayo mocktail? Add your choice of flavored CBD tincture to the drink instead of booze, and ta-da! Problem solved.
  • If you do decide to dip into the mezcal, CBD’s your main amigo. Consider taking it the night of the celebration and the next day to improve sleep and reduce headaches and nausea.

Wondering how to infuse CBD into your Cinco de Mayo menu? Look no further than these three flavor-packed recipes.

3 Mexican CBD Recipes To Try This Cinco De Mayo

When we set out to take our CBD recipe developing south of the border, we made sure everything was based on traditional, flavorful recipes. Try one or all of these on for size when you party in the name of Mexico’s victory.

Tropical Habanero CBD Margarita Or Mock-Margarita

It wouldn’t be a fiesta without a margarita! This spicy margarita recipe with CBD can be made with or without tequila so no one gets left out. 

Makes 1 cocktail or mocktail.


  • ¼ habanero chile, seeds removed
  • ½ oz simple syrup or agave syrup
  • 2 oz tequila or 2 oz sparkling water
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 dropperful Nano CBD Water Soluble - Tropical
  • Kosher salt for the rim
  • Ice


  • Muddle the habanero, sweetener, and a splash of water in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila (if using), lime juice, and CBD drops. Pack the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Wet the rim of a martini or highball glass, then dip into the kosher salt. Strain the drink into the prepared glass.
  • Mock-margarita: Top with sparkling water.

Zesty CBD-Infused Guacamole

Fit for chips, bread, or main dishes, this guacamole is loaded with savory flavor from fresh ingredients and orange CBD oil.

Makes 8 servings. Each serving = ¼ dose of CBD.


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or grated
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 droppersful Nano CBD Broad Spectrum Oil - Orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mash the avocados with a fork, then mix all of the ingredients. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add a label with the date and the CBD contents so you don’t forget!

Mexican Shortbread Cookies Covered In CBD Chocolate

Hojarascas are Mexican shortbread cookies that are often enjoyed on special occasions. They’re most commonly served with a cinnamon-sugar coating, but another variation is to dip or coat them in chocolate, too.

Since heating CBD oil in the oven can degrade the CBD contents, we’re embracing the latter version to bring CBD into the mix. And seriously, why not dip something in chocolate if you have the choice?!

Makes around 30 small cookies with 1/10 of a dose of CBD per cookie.


For the Cookies

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter or shortening (shortening is traditional, but butter works, too)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, divided
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • Optional: ½ tsp anise extract

For the Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 375. Cream the butter or shortening, ¾ cup of the sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon on medium speed in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add one cup of flour, then add ⅛ cup of water, along with the anise extract if using. Mix until just combined, then incorporate the remaining flour and water. Don’t overmix.
  • To form the cookies, scoop heaping teaspoons of dough into your hands and shape into a ball. Arrange the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet with at least 1 inch between each cookie. Then press each cookie down slightly with a spatula or the bottom of a glass to flatten out the top. The cookies shouldn’t be touching.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown, then transfer to a cooling rack. Place a piece of parchment paper under the rack to catch chocolate drips and cinnamon sugar later.
  • While the cookies are baking, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of sugar and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Put the chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat the milk on the stove until it just begins to simmer. Pour the milk over the chocolate and stir until all of the chocolate is melted.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the cream, butter, and sugar to a boil, whisking constantly. Once it’s boiling, turn off the heat and whisk in the chocolate and milk mixture and the CBD drops.
  • When the cookies are completely cooled, dip them into the chocolate and return them to the cooling rack. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar.
  • Allow the cookies to set completely, then transfer them to the serving plate. Store leftovers in an airtight container, labeled to specify CBD contents.

Say Salud With CBD

It doesn’t matter if your fiesta is booze-free or the spirits are flowing, CBD is a natural fit for Cinco de Mayo, or any celebration, really! Try flavored CBD tinctures in drinks, dips, recipes, or straight up and enjoy the flavor and benefits.


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