How could Canadians remain so upbeat during such brutal winter temps? Well, hockey certainly helps. And there’s always plenty of maple syrup to go around. But, if we’re being honest, even the most optimistic of Canucks needs a little “cocktail therapy” to get through the snowy season.

Arguably, one of the most famous cocktails in the Great White North is the aptly named “Toronto.” Although Canadians didn’t invent this drink, it proved so popular in Toronto that the title stuck!

As a bonus, we’re going to add a dropperful of our citrus-flavored CBD oil to this mix. As one of the most cannabis-friendly nations on earth, we don’t think Canadians will mind us altering their beloved cocktail.

A CBD Cocktail For Canucks

As you research different renditions of the Toronto cocktail, you may run across slightly different specs. Indeed, many bartenders change the amounts of Fernet Branca and Angostura bitters to help balance out this drink’s flavors.

While the original Toronto calls for equal parts simple syrup and Fernet Branca, you might want to experiment with ¾ oz of Fernet Branca and ¼ oz simple syrup. However, if you’re going to try this mix, we’d recommend halving the Angostura bitters. Fernet Branca is bitter enough on its own!

Some cocktail enthusiasts claim this slight variation “tweaks” the Toronto’s sweet and bitter flavor profile. Of course, only you could decide which rendition is worthy of your tastebuds—so, go ahead and try both!

FYI: if you want to learn more about Fernet Branca, we’d recommend reading through our CBD Hanky Panky recipe.

CBD Toronto Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • ¼ oz Fernet Branca
  • 4 Dashes Angostura bitters
  • One dropperful Tribe CBD oil (citrus)
  • Orange twist or wedge


  • Pour rye whiskey, simple syrup, Fernet Branca, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake for a few seconds
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist and Tribe CBD oil.

As we hinted in the intro, Canada is one of the world’s most cannabis-friendly nations. In fact, Canada was one of the first countries on earth to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana. So, if you’re a Canadian resident (or a passport-carrying tourist!), you shouldn’t have any issues ordering CBD in the Great White North.

Although recreational marijuana is illegal in the USA, please remember this doesn’t include CBD. Indeed, the 2018 US Farm Bill legalized all hemp-derived products with ≤ 0.3 percent THC. While each state has different recreational and medical marijuana standards, hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in the USA.

(Fun fact: Uruguay was the first nation to legalize adult-use marijuana.)

Why Should You Trust Tribe CBD?

At Tribe CBD, we take federal hemp guidelines seriously. That’s why we send all of our CBD products for third-party lab verification to ensure they have ≤ 0.3 percent THC. No matter what item you buy from our site, we promise you will receive a detailed lab report. Click here for more info.

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