You can add THC or CBD to an alcoholic beverage and make a great tasting cocktail with a little boost. However, many people find that adding cannabis to their alcohol intensifies the effect, which isn’t for everyone. You can make a delicious virgin mocktail, and infuse it with THC or CBD for a relaxing drink to enjoy this holiday season – without any alcohol. Infused beverages and mocktails allow you to enjoy the effects of cannabis without having to inhale any smoke. You can also control exactly how much THC or CBD you want in your beverage by using a tincture and measuring the dosage according to your preference. Three mocktails you can experiment with to ring in the new year are a Marijuana Mojito, Mary Jane Moscow Mule, and Cannabis-Infused Grasshopper.
Typically thought of as a summer drink, mojitos are a refreshing blend of mint, lime, rum, and fizz. The drink also calls for a simple syrup, which is a sugary drink case to sweeten the cocktail. For this non-alcoholic and cannabis-infused version, we are going to omit the rum and add a bit of CBD Or THC tincture.
- 5 to 10 mint leaves
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce of simple syrup
- Club soda (or any sparkling water)
- Slices of lime
- 10 mg of CBD or THC tincture
To make the drink, muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Add the ice on top. Next, add the lime juice, simple syrup, tincture, and club soda to fill the glass. Stir, and garnish with the lime slices.
Mary Jane Moscow Mule
There are many variations of the traditional Moscow Mule, and this infused version is a brand-new twist that will give you the same relaxation as the alcoholic version. The Moscow Mule is a delicious drink made primarily of ginger beer and lime juice. Usually, the drink contains vodka, and there are now zero-proof spirits on the market that you can use instead. In this case, we will leave the alcohol out to make the drink a virgin, cannabis-infused mocktail.
- 4 to 6 ounces of ginger beer
- ½ ounce of fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces of club soda, simple syrup, or carbonated beverage or juice of your choice
- 10 mg of CBD or THC tincture
To make the mocktail, simply add the ice to a mule mug. Next, add the ginger beer, lime juice, tincture, and carbonated beverage (or zero proof spirits). Stir and enjoy.
The Grasshopper is a classic drink for the holiday season, as the flavor profile is mint and chocolate. The primary ingredients for the traditional Grasshopper are creme de menthe and creme de cacao. But, with a little creativity, you can create delicious chocolate and mint flavors and utilize a dose of CBD or THC tincture to make the drink perfect for unwinding after a New Year’s Eve gathering or party.
- 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix
- 3 tablespoons of very hot water
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup half and half (or heavy whipping cream, for a thicker consistency)
- A few drops of peppermint extract
- A few drops of almond extract
- A few drops of green food coloring
- 10mg CBD or THC tincture
To make the Grasshopper, dissolve the hot chocolate in the hot water. Next add the milk, half and half, peppermint extract, almond extract, and tincture. Stir to combine. Add the food coloring until you reach your desired color, and then add the ice. Stir again, and enjoy.