Whether you’re a new cannabis user or a seasoned cannabis connoisseur, there is a cannabis drink recipe for everyone here in this round-up of easy, delicious cannabis drinks anyone can make at home featuring a variety of cannabis smoothies, warm cannabis drinks, and more.
Cannabis Drinks To Make At Home
Just like many people enjoy an alcoholic drink after work, at social events, or during times of stress, many people also enjoy cannabis drinks the same way.
Cannabis-infused drinks are gaining popularity as an easy and delicious way to consume CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
Of course, cannabis is new for many people as legalization slowly expands throughout the country, and cooking with cannabis can seem foreign. Thankfully, I’ve created this Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles to help get you started.
Making a cannabis drink recipe at home allows you a lot of flexibility in determining what type of cannabis product you want to use, what cannabinoids you want to consume, and in what ratios.
Each CBD, THC or other cannabinoid dosage and the ratio will be unique for each individual, their own tolerance level, and their desired outcome.
Remember, CBD is like the non-alcoholic beer of cannabis, while THC is more like a shot of liquor. Both will contribute to unique experiences, but it is up to the consumer to decide exactly how much of what they are choosing to consume.
There are a variety of different ways to consume cannabis in drinks ranging from the simple addition of hemp seeds, a few drops of a CBD or THC oil or tincture, melting in cannabis-infused coconut oil into a recipe, and even cooking a recipe with decarboxylated cannabis flowers.
We will review all options below and explore why you would want to use them in which type of drink recipes.
Are you brand new to consuming cannabis edibles? Be sure to read my Beginners Guide to Consuming Cannabis Edibles before getting started to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience!
Hemp Seeds or Hemp Seed Oil in Drinks
The seeds and the fibers of the hemp plant contain little to no cannabinoids and do not contain the cannabinoids CBD or THC. They do, however, contain rich nutrient benefits, similar to other popular edible seeds like chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds.
Hemp seed oil is just that, oil that comes from the seed of the hemp plant.
Hemp seeds naturally do NOT contain cannabinoids, meaning they do not have any CBD or THC present. CBD is a phytocannabinoid produced by the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp seed oil is great for cooking and contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids which are great for helping to reduce inflammation in the body.
While hemp seeds oil has an impressive nutrient profile and is a great fatty-acid nutrient source, it does not naturally contain CBD. You can learn more about the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil here.
Adding hemp seeds or hemp seed oil to a drink would be done for the sole purpose of adding nutrition to the drink, not cannabinoids.
CBD or THC Oil in Drinks
Using a standard CBD oil is the most common and easily accessible oil available on the market today, which is why it is the easiest and most popular option to add to a cannabis-infused drink recipe.
Of course, CBD oil and water don’t naturally mix, so it may take some shaking to keep your CBD oil drink infusion together, depending on what you’re making.
If you live in a recreational state of having access to a THC-infused oil, you can also use that in your drink as desired. Just always be sure to consume the proper CBD: THC ratio for your tolerance level, and dose appropriately!
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Using CBD or THC Tinctures in Drinks
While the words tincture and oil are often used interchangeably when referring to different types of cannabis oil, a tincture traditionally is defined as “a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol”.
Cannabis tinctures are truly the best option for cannabis-infused drinks, especially when making cannabis-infused cocktails and mocktails, This helps the tincture mix better with the other ingredients used in the recipe.
Melting Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil into Drinks
For a few of the warm drinks featured here, like the Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk, we simply melted our cannabis-infused coconut oil right into the warm liquid. Depending on the recipe you’re making, this may be the easiest way to make a cannabis-infused drink recipe.
Cooking With Decarbed Flower Infused Drinks
Other drinks, like our Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte, are made with decarboxylated cannabis flowers.