5 Delicious THC-Infused Beverage Recipes You Must Try

Stephen Andrews
05 Jun 2024

THC-infused cannabis beverages are a refreshing and flavorsome way to chill out and enjoy weed. Cannabis-infused drinks have been around for a while, though the commercial offer has improved only in the last couple of years, thanks to the advance of legalization and investments into technologies for making drinkable products. While there are probably a lot of marijuana beverage options in your local dispensary, you can always prepare yourself at home, quickly and easily. In this article, we’ve handpicked five cannabis drink recipes for any season of the year.

Marijuana beverages have gained big momentum in recent years. Drinkable cannabis products are the “rising star” category on the legal weed market right now. There is anything you can imagine: infused warm drinks such as coffee or tea, infused lemonade, soda, seltzer or sparkling water, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine among others. 

THC-infused drinks are a very convenient way to consume cannabis, especially among those who want to reduce or stop smoking entirely. Drinkables can be infused with various compounds extracted from the cannabis plant, such as THC and CBD, so you can have a spiked drink for every occasion. 

How to Make THC Drinks and Infused Cannabis Beverages? 

The common way to prepare THC drinkables is by adding a little bit of tincture or oil into the drink of your choice. Coffee latte, orange juice, mint tea, mocktails and cocktails – all bind well with tinctures or oils.

Cannabis tincture and oil both require decarboxylation of the weed to release its potency during the preparation process. We explain here how you can prepare home tincture. And you can learn here how to prepare home oil. But if you don’t want to bother with that, you can always buy some from the local dispensary. 

In addition, some concoctions pair exceptionally well with THC syrups or seltzers as the basis. So there really are multiple ways on how to go about and prepare a THC-infused cannabis beverage.  

What Are the Benefits of THC-infused Drinks?

There are numerous benefits from using weed in a drinkable form. Here are some of the top benefits.

Faster onset than other edibles

Marijuana beverages are technically edibles. But they don’t need as much time as say infused candy or gummies to enter the bloodstream and produce the ‘high’ effect. 

Lasting effect just like other edibles

Drinks still need to pass through the liver, where the THC will convert to an even more potent metabolite – 11-hydroxy-THC. In its metabolized form, THC remains longer in the body and allows for a more enjoyable experience. 

Subtle way to consume weed

Canna drinks and mixables offer a discreet way to consume cannabis, so they are perfect for those who don’t want a lot of fuss around their cannabis use, and perfect to take in places where smoking is not allowed. 

Precise dosing

Pre-served cannabis drinks have the exact indicated amount of cannabinoids in them. Which may not always be the case with other types of cannabis, for example pre-rolls or cookies

No dehydration with drinkables 

You don’t have to worry so much about dry mouth and dehydrating when taking THC-infused cannabis drinks. A lot of drinkables contain hydrating components such as water or milk, which is good to maintain the level of fluids in the body. Still, if it’s an infused alcoholic drink with lots of sugar in it, that may deplete water in the body. 

How to Store THC-infused Cannabis Drinks? 

As with keeping other forms of weed there are also “rules” for keeping and storing THC drinks and cocktails that are not going to be used immediately. Here’s how to store marijuana beverages:

Be sure to keep it refrigerated if you buy it refrigerated. It doesn’t matter if the mind-calming drink is CBD or THC. What’s important is to keep it in the fridge if you bought it from a fridge. If you purchased online or from a shelf, it can stay on the shelf – until opening of course. 

Cannabinoids love cool, dark environments. The same as with keeping your regular green buds, THC drinks like where it’s most comfy, in cool and dark places such as closed kitchen cupboards and drawers. 

Keep away from sunlight and heat. Like weed in other types and forms, THC infused cannabis drinks can deteriorate quickly when exposed to the elements of nature. 

Refrain from shaking the drink. This is especially important for colas, tonics or soda. Don’t shake and keep the carbonation levels as they are supposed to be. 

Consume after opening. Over time the potency of the canna drink might diminish. While it won’t happen in a minute, it will in a few days. Just like your beer goes a bit off when it stays opened in the fridge for a few days. 

Now, enough with the theory. Let’s get down to practice and see which cannabis drink recipes are worthwhile trying at home. 

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5 Yummy, Easy-to-Prepare Cannabis Drink Recipes 

Look no further for magic mixables that will provide for fresh, high-inducing experience. We have handpicked five delectable marijuana beverages, including coffee, mocktail and cocktail options for you to try stirring at home. Try ‘em all and try ‘em at least once!

Cannabis Drink Recipe #1: Simple Infused Coffee Cold Brew 

This one is for the coffee lovers. Who would say no to a cold brew infusion? The most difficult step in the preparation process is waiting for the cold brew overnight in the fridge. 

Infused cold brew coffee delivers in tang. It has a slightly sweet taste, and it’s not too acidic. Plus, you can always play around and reinforce that flavor by adding a little bit of THC syrup. That can certainly make for an enticing caffeinated high experience. 


  • 6 ounces coarsely grounded coffee beans
  • 3 ½ cups of cold water
  • THC/CBD oil OR THC syrup (flavor per choice)
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)


  1. Place the ground coffee beans in a big jar and add water in it.
  2. Stir gently until all coffee beans are wet through.
  3. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and let it stay at room temperature over the night. 
  4. Strain the mixture into another jar using fine-mesh sieve and cheesecloth. Do not stir the mixture. 
  5. Add cannabis oil or THC syrup to the caffeinated concoction. 
  6. Serve with ice cubes and cinnamon (optional). Store the remaining coffee into the fridge. 

Cannabis Drink Recipe #2: Mojito Mocktail 

Mojito is a great cocktail, and so is its alcohol-free version. If there’s anything better than both of them, it’s the infused mojito mocktail version. It’s one of the most refreshing cannabis drinks that you can have and that will punch you in the head. 


  • 5-10 mint leaves (depending how strong you want)
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice 
  • 4 ounces of sparkling water 
  • Ice cubes 
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional) 
  • Drops of THC tincture (2 mg)


  1. Muddle the sugar with mint leaves in a small bowl using mortar and pestle.
  2. Prepare fresh lime juice.
  3. Crash some ice cubes and put them into 2 big glasses.
  4. Infuse the lime juice with tincture and divide it in the glasses with the mint mix.
  5. Fill up the glasses with sparkling water. 
  6. Put a straw and mix a little before taking a sip. 

Cannabis Drink Recipe #3: Infused Cosmopolitan 

Fancy giving a twist to a modern classic? You can do that by adding some THC in Cosmopolitan cocktails. There are several varieties of this iconic drink, but in essence it comes down to using a select group of juices and pouring in vodka. Or you can always opt out of the vodka and stick with the juices and the tincture. 


  • 1 ounce of cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce of orange juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup 
  • 3 grams tincture
  • Ice cubes
  • Regular, non-flavored vodka (optional)


  1. Squeeze some fresh orange juice, fresh cranberry juice and lime juice. Or use readily-available juices from the shop. 
  2. Pour all fruit juices, the simple syrup, tincture, ice and vodka into the shaker. 
  3. Shake well for a few minutes and strain into a martini glass.
  4. Decorate with a slice of orange. 

Cannabis Drink Recipe #4: Green Goddess

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mix weed with other greens? You could end up with the healthiest smoothie on earth. Bonus it will make you high and take you closer to the heavens. So, let’s see what’s in a Green Goddess. 


  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of kale
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup pineapple 
  • 1 tablespoon of CBD coconut oil OR ½ cup of infused coconut milk OR 3 grams THC tincture 
  • Ice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves (for garnish)


  1. There are several varieties you can do with your Green Goddess. If using coconut oil or milk you can prepare that in advance at home. Or just go ahead with coco or tincture solutions from the shop. 
  2. Combine the veggies and fruit together with your infused choice and put everything in a food processor. 
  3. Also add ice in the mix and blend everything until smooth.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves or savor it as it is. 

Cannabis Drink Recipe #5: THC Seltzer + Vodka Cocktail

Finally, there’s one other simple and delicious THC cocktail option where instead of tincture or oil you can put a fruit-flavored THC seltzer. Infused seltzers are available in different flavors, including cherry, all the berries, pineapple and mango, which may bind particularly well with the vodka. For an even more stimulating palate you can choose flavored vodka as well, but that’s up to your preferences.  


  • 4 ounces of THC seltzer (flavor per choice)
  • 1 ounce of vodka 
  • Lime slices
  • Ice cubes


  1. Add vodka to your glass and squeeze lemon inside.
  2. Next add the THC seltzer. Select a flavor that binds well with vodka, as those mentioned above. 
  3. Add ice and stir well
  4. Garnish with lime 

Hopefully, you find these cannabis drink recipes inspirational and motivating. And perhaps they give you a clue for your next house party or gathering with friends. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the doses and flavors, but also don’t forget to exercise caution. You don’t want to be that dude who says “Heeey, I don’t feel anything at all” and takes another glass after waiting only 5 minutes. That can be a big mistake with THC-infused cannabis beverages.  

Whatever you do, enjoy your marijuana drink!

Also read on Soft Secrets:

- How to Make THC-infused Drinks? 

How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil?

- Two Easy DIY Cannabis Peanut Butter Recipes

Stephen Andrews