Bottom’s up! We’re about to quench your thirst with cannabis-infused drinks. If you want to make cannabis drinks at home, you’ll have plenty of options. From streamy cannabis coffee to a refreshing cannabis slushy to a healthy CBD smoothie, there’s a drink that everyone will love.
If you had a larger-than-expected harvest, repurpose your surplus by experimenting with some of our cannabis-infused drink recipes featured in this guide. But first, here’s the variety of drinks that growers all over have made.
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Types of Cannabis-Infused Drinks
The dexterity of weed makes it possible to make cannabis drinks of all types. Extracting THC into different liquid bases lets you combine the solution into your favourite beverages. Cannabis distillate and oil are the most common way to infuse THC at home. New drink recipes are always coming out, and here are a few of the most popular to make.
- Cannabis Tea
- Cannabis Coffee
- Cannabis Seltzer
- Cannabis Slushies
- Cannabis Energy Drinks
- Cannabis Lemonade
- Cannabis Cola
- Cannabis Cider
- Cannabis Smoothie
In addition to distillate and oil, you can use alternative methods. You can make cannabis tea by blending raw cannabis buds with tea herbs before seeping them into your water. Also, combine cannabutter in your recipe for cannabis cider.
Did you know that THC-infused alcohol is becoming a mainstay for cannabis connoisseurs? Some might oppose drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis simultaneously. But the concept of cannabis alcohol sounds swanky enough to appeal even to high society. Grab your choice drink, add a splash of THC into it, and experience the mixed effects. Cannabis alcohol is a measured science to get the right blend of THC% to ABV% to get these delicious drinks:
- Cannabis Cocktail
- Cannabis Craft Beer
- Cannabis Wine
These specialty drinks are great options for hosting tasting events with friends.
Pairing the right strain with a complimentary cannabis cocktail will enhance the entourage effect.
THC isn’t the only active compound in cannabis. THC is only one of the cannabinoids present. Other cannabinoids include CBD, CBG, CBN, and more. CBD is one of the most well-known, thanks to its medical benefits, like reducing pain and stress, aiding digestion, and improving sleep. CBD products have expanded from tablets, oils, and topicals to now being used in beverages to deliver the same effects.
Some of the common CBD drinks are:
- CBD sports drinks
- CBD energy drinks
- CBD smoothies
Instead of giving you a high sensation, these drinks are more health conscious. They’re made using CBD oil or powder or combining CBD-infused ingredients like CBD peanut butter in a smoothie.
Foods to Pair With Your Cannabis Beverages
Infusing THC with beverages has added benefits than just feeling a high. Cannabis terpenes, the flavour and aromatic components of the plant, can also be experienced while consuming an infused beverage.
Terpenes have a range of flavours, such as fruity, earthy, chocolate, sweet, spicy, herbal, etc. If you plan to use part of your grow harvest to make cannabis drinks, consider pairing strains with beverages that complement the flavour.
Myrcene is a terpene found in most cannabis and fruits like mangoes. The high myrcene level in strains like Fatkid’s Cake makes it the perfect option for making oil to infuse in a cannabis mango slushy. The citrusy limonene terpene in our Lemongrass pairs well with lemonade. The spicy and herbal properties of the Royal Choco strain will be an excellent ingredient for cannabis-infused coffee.
Weed strain and beverage pairings don’t always have to be used as an ingredient in the drink. You’ll get great flavour entourage effects even if you prefer smoking your cannabis.
Recipes to Try at Home
Looking for recipes to make your own cannabis drinks? We’ve got you covered! Check out these easy-to-make recipes with ingredients you already have at home:
- Cannabis-Infused Lemonade
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cannabis-infused simple syrup (made with equal parts water, sugar, and cannabis tincture)
- In a pitcher, add the water, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and cannabis-infused simple syrup.
- Stir well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Serve over ice and garnish with a hit of Lemon Ice.
- Cannabis-Infused Iced Tea
- 4 cups brewed tea (black, green, or herbal)
- 1/2 cup cannabis-infused honey
- Lemon slices and mint leaves (optional)
- Brew your favourite tea and allow it to cool.
- Stir in cannabis-infused honey until dissolved.
- Chill the tea in the refrigerator.
- Serve while enjoying hits of Amnesia Haze.
- Canna-Coconut Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused coconut oil
- Honey or sweetener to taste
- Blend coconut milk, ripe banana, frozen berries, and cannabis-infused coconut oil until smooth.
- Sweeten with honey (substitute with cannabis-infused honey for a higher dosage)
- Pour into a glass and enjoy with your Pineapple Kush for a full tropical sensation.
It’s important to note the THC dosage when you make cannabis drinks at home. You’ll be surprised how high a few drops of cannabis tincture will get you, even when added to an entire pitcher of cannabis lemonade. Use a syringe or measuring spoons when adding THC to your recipe. Our above recipes represent an average amount of THC-infused product, but you can adjust the dosage to your preference. When in doubt, start with a lower dose and increase with tolerance.
We have tons of premium cannabis seeds to give you the perfect flavour profile in your infused drinks.