Discover how easy it is to make CBD or THC drinks at home! From smoothies to hot drinks, cocktails to mocktails, there is an option to make all your favorite drinks with multiple infusion options.

How to Make Cannabis Drinks At Home


  • The best water-soluble drink aid solution you’ve been looking for
  • At-home infusion options including oils, tinctures, and more
  • Over 20 delicious cannabis drink recipes from by cookbook Cannabis Drinks Made Simple

Why You Will Love This Guide

Cannabis-infused drinks are gaining popularity in recent years with the legalization of marijuana.

They are an easy and delicious way to consume CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. 

Some people enjoy an alcoholic drink after work, at social events, or during times of stress, and members of my Well With Cannabis Community know you can enjoy cannabis drinks the same way.

To help you get started, I’ve created this beginner’s guide to cannabis edibles to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

From my fantastic water-soluble drink aid solution to recipes you can make at home, you will learn how to infuse all your favorite drinks here.

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How to Make Cannabis Drinks At Home

Making weed drinks at home provides flexibility when choosing what product you want to use, what cannabinoids you wish to consume, and how much.

Each CBD, THC, or other cannabinoid dosage and the ratio will be unique for each person, your tolerance level, and your desired outcome. 

Remember, CBD is like the non-alcoholic beer of cannabis, while THC is more like a liquor shot. 

It’s important to keep track of how many milligrams of THC are added to each drink.

You don’t want to accidentally overconsume or overserve – especially if this is your first time making THC beverages.

A low dose, 2.5-5 mg THC, is a good starting place. You can also check out my dosing guide for help.

If you want to skip the THC and begin crafting CBD drinks, use CBD products like oil, CBD flower, etc.

Here we will cover a variety of different cannabis products you can add to your favorite drinks, with methods including: 

  1. Add cannabis oil or cannabutter to smoothies and drinks
  2. Make cannabis cocktails with an alcohol tincture 
  3. Stir cannabis sugar into either a hot or a cold drink recipe
  4. Use cannabis-infused milk as a base
  5. Steep leftover cannabis pulp in a tea ball
  6. Cook with just decarbed flower
  7. Use raw leaves to make juice or smoothies
  8. Add hemp seeds to smoothies

We will review all options below and explore why you want to use them in which type of drink recipes. 

Cannabis Oil

Cannabis users know that adding melted oil or a spoonful of cannabutter is a great way to infuse warm drinks. 

Depending on your recipe, this may be the easiest way to make a cannabis-infused drink recipe. 

Your oil options include:

However, it’s important to remember that water and oil typically don’t mix, so you will notice a separation of fat on top of your marijuana beverages. 

You can use lecithin as an emulsifier to bond the oil and water together without disrupting the delicious flavors of your favorite drink.

Cannabis Tincture

A tincture is traditionally defined as “a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol.”

Skip the cannabis-infused vodka; it is best to use high-proof grain alcohol to make your tincture at home.

Cannabis alcohol tinctures are the simplest cannabis-infused cocktails because it is cannabis-infused alcohol. 

I have several different cannabis alcohol tincture recipes for you to choose from:

If you want to make THC-infused beverages use THC cannabis flower to make a THC tincture, and if you want to make CBD-infused drinks, use CBD flower.

This option is the perfect, refreshing way to make THC lemonade.

If you have extra tincture left over, it is shelf-stable and can last a long time if kept at room temperature or in a cool, dark place.

Note that the grain alcohol used to make a cannabis tincture is much higher proof than other traditional alcohols, so you will need to use less of it than other traditional spirits.

Cannabis Sugar or Honey

Another way to prepare cannabis drinks is with either cannabis sugar or cannabis-infused honey.

You can add these to your morning cup of coffee or tea, use sugar to make your favorite batch of chocolate chip cookies, or drizzle the honey over your favorite fruit.

Cannabis Milk or Cream

Making homemade cannabis milk or cream is the perfect way to quickly make marijuana drinks at home.

You can choose to infuse milk or cream with a bit of THC to get your perfect dose per serving.

Infused milk is an excellent option to try and can help you make an array of beverages, from hot cocoa to a splash in your favorite herbal tea.

Leftover Cannabis Pulp

I believe that all parts of the cannabis plant are beneficial, even the leftover parts. 

After making infused oil, butter, or tincture, you will be left with excess plant matter from the straining process called leftover cannabis pulp.

This cannabis pulp may retain remnants of cannabinoids, terpenes, dietary fiber, and other potential health benefits.

I recommend you keep it after straining to use it in any of these delicious recipes.

One of the easiest ways to make cannabis tea is to use your leftover cannabis pulp to place it into a teaball infuser and place that infuser into your favorite warm beverage for infusion. 

This process will allow you to extract the final beneficial remnants of your infusion without ingesting any unpalatable plant matter

Decarbed Flower or Kief

Other drinks, like my cannabis chai latte, are made with decarbed cannabis flowers

Making your favorite drinks with just decarbed flowers or even decarbed kief is easy.

These decarbed flowers are placed alongside the other spices during the infusion process and heated together over low heat.

This is the simplest way to infuse a drink, but the texture may bother some people.

Raw Cannabis Leaves

If you have access to growing cannabis plants, you can use the fan leaves or sugar leaves to make raw cannabis juice.

They are deliciously juiced on their own or paired with other natural ingredients like cucumber, mint, and lemon juice.

You can also throw fresh leaves into your favorite cannabis smoothie.

Raw cannabis leaves are non-intoxicating and contain essential cannabinoid acids known as CBDA, THCA, terpenes, and other plant compounds. 

If you’ve never made a cannabis smoothie before, check out this guide to making a healthy smoothie for some inspiration.

I have many healthier alternatives, zero sugar options, and more.

Hemp Seeds or Oil

If you do not want to experience any psychoactive effects, hemp drinks are a great alternative!

Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil do not naturally contain cannabinoids, meaning they do not contain CBD or THC. 

Both hemp seeds and hemp seed oil have a unique flavor, are great for cooking, and contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation in the body.

It’s important to remember that while hemp seeds and oil have an impressive nutrient profile, they do not naturally contain CBD. 

The product may not help if you hope to use cannabis for specific health conditions like anxiety or pain. 

You can learn more about the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil here

Get The Cookbook!

Find all of the recipes below and more inside my best-selling Cannabis Drinks Made Simple Cookbook.

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CBD and THC Infused Drink Recipes

Find the best cannabis drink recipes below, organized by cold, hot, creamy, cocktails, mocktails, and smoothies.

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Take your edibles to the next level…

My Edibles Made Easy Online Cooking Course will teach you how to easily make cannabis edibles and topical recipes at home. This step-by-step video course will teach you how to infuse, extract, and create edibles with many different product types – all from the comfort of your own home.

If you have questions or are trying to manage serious medical conditions like chronic pain, contact your medical marijuana doctor for guidance.

About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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