Nowadays, if you wear a pair of knickerbockers in Manhattan, you’re bound to get stared at. However, back when the Dutch first arrived in the New World, these rolled-up trousers were all the rage. In fact, knickerbockers were so common in the 19th century that the term became synonymous with New Yorkers.

Therefore, it’s fitting that one of NYC’s oldest cocktails is “The Knickerbocker.” But unlike its namesake pantaloons, the Knickerbocker cocktail stands up well in the 21st century—especially with a dab of our citrus-flavored CBD oil!

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If you want your Knickerbocker to knock your socks off, we’d recommend taking the time to make raspberry syrup at home. Don’t worry; this isn’t as complicated as it may seem. All you need to make DIY raspberry syrup is water, sugar, and (surprise, surprise) fresh raspberries.

In fact, we’ve written an entire recipe for raspberry syrup on our CBD Floradora post. Be sure to check out this previous blog for the full details.

While nothing beats homemade, you could find many decent raspberry syrups in liquor stores. Just be sure to look at the ingredients list for any sneaky added sugars.

Tribe’s CBD Knickerbocker Recipe

Tribe’s CBD Knickerbocker Recipe


  • 5 oz gold rum
  • ½ oz Curaçao
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz raspberry syrup
  • ½ dropperful Tribe CBD oil (citrus)
  • Seasonal fruits or raspberries for garnish


  • Pour rum, Curaçao, lime juice, Tribe CBD oil, and raspberry syrup into a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake for a few seconds
  • Strain into a pre-chilled glass
  • Add crushed ice
  • Top with seasonal fruit or raspberry garnish and a straw

You might be surprised to see a gold rum recommended for this cocktail. After all, wouldn’t all the fruity flavors drown out the rum? Why waste extra money on a slightly aged rum?

Well, the Knickerbocker was originally made with a gold rum. But people don’t use this rum nowadays just out of historical fidelity. Indeed, many connoisseurs say the gold rum adds subtle sultry notes that you can’t get with an unaged white rum.

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