The ingredients list in the Blinker cocktail often makes people do a double-take. Who would ever think of mixing bold, spicy rye with citric grapefruit juice? Although it may sound crazy, this cocktail has been pleasantly surprising drinkers since at least the 1930s. Thanks to the recent revival in classic cocktails, it has never been a better time to taste this brilliant beverage.

For a little extra relaxation, please don’t forget to mix in a dropperful of Tribe CBD oil.

CBD Blinker Cocktail Recipe 

An Eye-Popping Elixir — Tribe’s CBD Blinker Cocktail

Before you guzzle that glass of grapefruit juice, you have to double-check it won’t have any unintended side effects. If you haven’t already heard, grapefruit can interfere with the absorption rate of numerous medications.

For some strange reason, this citrus fruit contains furanocoumarins, which impede the liver’s natural ability to break down pills. Anyone who has to take daily medications or OTCs must speak with a healthcare professional before adding grapefruit to their diet.

For those who can’t enjoy grapefruit juice, there are a few creative ways you could mix the Blinker. For instance, you could replace grapefruit juice with OJ for a sweeter experience. Alternatively, try adding a little lime juice for extra tartness. While these ingredients won’t give you the taste of an authentic Blinker, they will put you in the ballpark.


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil
  • Lemon peel or grapefruit wedge for garnish


  • Pour rye whiskey, grapefruit juice, grenadine, and Tribe CBD oil into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake for a few seconds.
  • Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel, if desired.

Although lemon is the traditional garnish for the Blinker, please don’t let tradition stifle your creativity. Indeed, many people tailor their Blinker garnish to the season. For instance, when your supermarket has fresh raspberries, why not add a spear of these berries and put them on top of your Blinker? For those who’d like to stick with the citrus theme, you could always use lime, orange, or (of course) grapefruit in lieu of lemons.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that many people prefer drinking the Blinker as a nightcap in the cooler months. For a little autumnal flair, consider garnishing with freshly grated nutmeg. Sure, this may not be a traditional post-Thanksgiving treat, but it’s festive and relaxing.

Is CBD Good For Eye Health?

While CBD shows many potential benefits, there’s no clear evidence it can help your eyes. In fact, the American Academy of Ophthalmology now claims CBD oil may slightly increase intraocular pressure (IOP). This means CBD may not be suitable for glaucoma patients.

Please keep in mind that this data is preliminary. There’s still a great deal we don’t know about CBD oil’s effect on eye health. However, if you have a pre-existing eye condition, we’d recommend speaking with your ophthalmologist before adding Tribe CBD oil to your diet.