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.

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

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Cannabis Drink Recipes to Try

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

Hot Drink Recipes

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9 Ways To Make Cannabis Tea

4.79 from 85 votes
Learn how to make a delicious cannabis herbal tea, also known as tisane, using your favorite cannabis flowers along with other herbs and spices for a truly relaxing experience. Or infuse with cannabis oil, cannabutter, cannabis sugar, cannahoney and more. ,
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Cannabis Coffee Emily Kyle

9 Ways To Make Cannabis Coffee

4.85 from 20 votes
Learn how to make the smoothest, most delicious cup of cannabis-infused coffee for a delicious way to start your day – wake and bake style. You can easily customize this cup of cannabis coffee to your personal coffee preferences by controlling the sugar, creamer, and other additional ingredients.
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A white countertop with a cutting board topped with a clear mug full of cannabis hot cocoa with marshmallows, garnished with a cannabis leaf

Creamy Cannabis Hot Chocolate

4.72 from 21 votes
What could warm you up better from the inside out than a cup of creamy hot chocolate on a chilly winter day? This creamy, classic hot chocolate has an extra rich flavor with the addition of vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and the optional ground chipotle peppers which really give this drink a subtle kick.
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Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte

Cannabis Pumpkin Spice Latte

4.95 from 19 votes
Classic, soothing, and packed with warming spices, this easy-to-make cannabis pumpkin spice latte brings together this traditional Fall favorite with soothing cannabis for a relaxing experience. Use my Bliss Beverage Booster to get a perfectly dosed 2.5mg THC and 2.5mg CBD per serving.
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Cannabis Golden Milk

4.61 from 33 votes
This creamy, cozy cannabis-infused golden milk is a soothing warm beverage made with superfoods like turmeric, cannabis, coconut milk, and other spices that help to warm you from the inside out.
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A white countertop with a glass cup filled with cannabis chai latte.

Spiced Cannabis Chai Latte

4.83 from 17 votes
Learn how to make a delicious, warm herb and spice-infused beverage, the cannabis chai latte, at home to support your healthy lifestyle with anti-inflammatory benefits and multiple cannabis infusion options to choose from. 
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Cannabis-Infused Hot Toddy

4.95 from 20 votes
Learn how to make a warming cannabis hot toddy infused with oranges, rosemary, and a cannabis tincture, and for that extra kick, feel free to add additional whiskey or bourbon.
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Cold Drink Recipes

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Easy, Fresh Cannabis Juice

4.84 from 12 votes
Feeling less than great? Looking for a little pick-me-up? This juice is the one for you. Made with an array of superfood ingredients like cannabis, this vibrant green juice tastes amazing, and we like to drink it to feel better when we’re under the weather. Maybe it will help you feel better, too!
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Simple Cannabis Lemonade

5 from 7 votes
Summer is just not complete without a traditional cannabis lemonade recipe to enjoy. Made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and cannabis sugar, this drink is an open canvas for you to add any additional ingredients you desire.
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Cannabis Energy Drink

All-Natural Cannabis Recovery Drink

5 from 5 votes
This refreshing and rehydrating all-natural cannabis recovery drink is a homemade version of a electrolyte replacement sports drink, made with no artificial ingredients or sugars, and is perfect for a clean-eating lifestyle.
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Ginger Turmeric Cannabis Wellness Shots

Ginger Turmeric Cannabis Wellness Shots

4.84 from 24 votes
These ginger turmeric cannabis wellness shots are a quick and easy, delicious way to enjoy a burst of nutritious superfoods like ginger, turmeric, and green apple with your choice of cannabis infusion options ranging from cannabis tinctures to cannabis concentrates.
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Cannabis Watermelon Shooter Shots

5 from 9 votes
Whether you’re starting your morning off right or planning a fun party or get-together, these cannabis-infused watermelon shooter shots are a nutrient-dense, quick and easy drink, complete with various cannabis infusion options.
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A glass of homemade hemp seed milk.

Easy Homemade Hemp Seed Milk

4.91 from 21 votes
Discover how easy it is to make your own dairy and nut-free homemade hemp seed milk with a high-powered blender and a few pantry staples at home in under 30-minutes. Complete with flavor and cannabis infusion options along with great hemp milk benefits.
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A white countertop with a glass of cannabis infused milk

Easy Homemade Cannabis Milk or Cream

4.73 from 18 votes
This beginner-friendly guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of making cannabis milk or cream, complete with dosing recommendations, dairy-free alternatives, and delicious recipes to use your new creamy infusion in.
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A picture of a cream container containing cannabis coffee creamer.

Easy Cannabis Coffee Creamer

4.67 from 3 votes
Wake and bake with this delicious, easy-to-make cannabis coffee creamer! With the added benefits of cannabis, the good news is that this coffee creamer is a great way to spice up your morning cup of joe. And it's completely customizable, comes with multiple infusion options, and is ready in under 10 minutes!
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Creamy Cannabis Eggnog

5 from 3 votes
This homemade eggnog is perfect for your upcoming holiday party or holiday festivities. Infused with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and cannabis, I can guarantee that your guests will be sipping on this drink throughout the holiday season!  Use my Bliss Beverage Booster to get a perfectly dosed 2.5mg THC and 2.5mg CBD per serving.
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Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes

Strawberry Watermelon Cannabis Cocktail by Emily Kyle

Frozen Cannabis Strawberry Lemonade

4.84 from 6 votes
We’re willing to bet that this drink will become your new favorite treat for summertime. Made in a blender instead of with a juicer, this lemonade retains all of the nutrients from the fruit, but is still light and delicious enough to sip on all day long.
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A picture of a glass of the prepared cannabis Paloma cocktail garnished with a cannabis leaf.

Cannabis Paloma Cocktail or Mocktail

5 from 1 vote
Take the classic palmoa cocktail, a tequila-based drink made with the sweetness of grapefruit juice and mint, to the next level with these CBD or THC cannabis infusion options and simple step-by-step instructions.
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Raspberry Cannabis Mojito

5 from 2 votes
This raspberry cannabis Mojito is the perfect blend of sweet fruit, hints of mint and cannabis for a truly refreshing drink that can be enjoyed all year long. Here you will find easy instructions with multiple different cannabis infusion options to choose from.
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Easy Cannabis Red Wine Sangria

4.86 from 14 votes
A simple, easy-to-prepare recipe for a classic red sangria made with a cannabis alcohol tincture and your choice of red wine or grape juice. Easily customizable, this is the perfect cannabis cocktail to enjoy all year long.
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Smoothie Recipes

Mint Chocolate CBD Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Cannabis Smoothie

5 from 9 votes
Creamy and delicious, this chocolate mint smoothie makes a decadent breakfast, snack, or even dessert. The bananas and milk make for a light and creamy base, and the chocolate and mint come together to create the perfect, decadent flavor. The spinach is not noticeable in taste, but it does help to increase the nutritional benefits of this smoothie.
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Tropical fruit and veggie cannabis smoothie in a glass.

Tropical Banana Mango Cannabis Smoothie

5 from 12 votes
Dive into a refreshing, easy-to-make tropical banana mango cannabis smoothie, brimming with healthful fruits and veggies. Customize it with your choice of cannabis infusions and savor the delicious journey to wellness.
A picture of a raspberry peach cannabis smoothie.

Raspberry Peach Cannabis Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
This delicious, refreshing raspberry peach smoothie features summers most abundant product paired with whole food ingredients for the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Made with Greek yogurt for additional calories and protein, this smoothie is creamy, delicious, and refreshing.
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A picture of a blueberry lavender cannabis smoothie.

Blueberry Lavender Cannabis Smoothie

4.65 from 14 votes
This creamy, easy-to-make blueberry lavender cannabis smoothie combines all-natural ingredients like blueberries, avocado, dried lavender flowers along with cannabis for a smoothie that brings about calm, happiness, and a sense of soothing relaxation – anytime of day.
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Green Cannabis Pineapple Smoothie

Tropical Green Cannabis Smoothie

5 from 9 votes
This tropical green cannabis smoothie is a whole-food, plant-based, gluten-free treat that tastes amazing, can be made in just 5 minutes, and comes with multiple different cannabis infusion options.
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Cannabis-Infused Shamrock Shake

Cannabis Mint Shamrock Shake

4.65 from 53 votes
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day anytime with this homemade, creamy, minty cannabis-infused Shamrock Shake made with wholesome ingredients like spinach, mint, and bananas that make a plant-based, gluten-free drink that is incredibly delicious. This recipe includes multiple cannabis-infusion options for you to choose from.
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Cannabis Mango Smoothie Bowl

5 from 14 votes
This ultra-creamy, tropical, delicious smoothie is bursting with flavor from the mangoes and coconut milk. While not scientifically proven, there are anecdotal reports that mango can help enhance the effects of cannabis, thought to be likely due to the terpene myrcene present in mangos. 
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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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