Sip, Savor, Relax: Warming Winter Drinks

Nov 2, 2023 | Autumn Brands News

Fall is the time of year that we all start to crave warm and comforting foods and drinks. For many people, this also means incorporating cannabinoids into their daily routine to help keep away those winter blues. One of the best ways to enjoy cannabis during the cooler months (it’s never really cold in Santa Barbara) is to infuse our potent Thrive and Warrior elixirs into your favorite warming winter drinks.

Cannabis-infused beverages are a convenient choice for those looking for alternative ways to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. They’re a simple and easy way to add a little extra something to your morning coffee, evening tea, or cozy hot chocolate.

Tips For Infusing Elixirs Into Warming Winter Drinks

Choose the right product. When choosing a product for infusing into drinks, it’s important to select one that is specifically designed for this purpose. Our Warrior and Thrive cannabis elixirs are perfect for adding to warm beverages. They taste great and their high bioavailability means that they will easily fuse with your drink and be absorbed by your body. Plus, being made from 100% pesticide-free cannabis grown right here on our farm, you can trust that they are pure and premium. Warrior contains 1000 mg of THC, while Thrive is a perfect micro-dose 1:2 ratio of CBD to THC with 300mg mg of THC, offering the best of both worlds.

When you’re first starting out, it’s always best to start with a low dose and increase later on as needed. And be sure to add the elixirs to your drink at the end to help to preserve the potency.

Warming Winter Drinks Recipes

Pumpkin Spiked Latte

  • 2 shots espresso (or sub 1/2 cup hot freshly brewed coffee but we prefer espresso)
  • 1 cup milk of choice, preferably a milk that froths well
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, to sweeten
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 drops of Thrive Elixir
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional but recommended)


  1. Pour milk into a small pot and heat over medium-low heat until it is hot and almost simmering, but do not boil the milk.
  2. Make your espresso and pour it into a large mug or glass mason jar. Add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla and stir until well combined.
  3. Use a milk frother to froth your milk for about 30 seconds or until foamy, then pour into the mug on top of the pumpkin espresso mixture. Reserve the extra foam and spoon it on top.
  4. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you want to get a little fancy. Sprinkle with a little extra pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

Infused Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3-5 drops of Warrior Elixir


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is simmering.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the milk and whisk until well combined.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the Warrior Elixir.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and enjoy!

Soothing Chai Latte


  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 bag of chai tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3-5 drops of Thrive Elixir


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is simmering.
  2. Add the chai tea bag to the milk and steep for 3-5 minutes, or to taste.
  3. Remove the tea bag and stir in the honey and Thrive Elixir.
  4. Pour the chai latte into a mug and enjoy!

Spiked Apple Cider


  1. 1 cup apple cider
  2. 1 cinnamon stick
  3. 1 star anise
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. 3-5 drops of Warrior Elixir


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the apple cider is hot.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the flavors steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the apple cider into a mug and enjoy!