“No party is complete without cocktails! My friends all have different tastes when it comes to their drink of choice, so I like to maintain a well-stocked bar with different kinds of alcohol to keep everyone happy.” Well said, Khloe Kardashian.

There are two tried and tested ways of getting together and bonding over life: The smoke circle, and drinking. Combine the two and you have a cocktail party of the times. So, in celebration of World Cocktail Day (every May 13), we came up with a list of our 7 favourite cannabis-infused cocktail recipes.

Whether you needed an excuse for a fun night out (or in), a healthy alternative to alcohol, or want a new way to spice up your events, cocktails provide a sensorial arrangement of scents and flavours that keep everything exciting. Packed full of flavour, vitamins, and antioxidants, they’re sure to leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and really, really good—without the hangover. 🥴

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1. Hibiscus spritz.

You can make this tea with pretty much any herbal tea, but we chose hibiscus because it's pretty in pink, adds beautiful floral notes, and has myriad studied 📚 health benefits—which we've listed below. The best part? It tastes like bubbly kool-aid! 🍹

BENEFITS:

Immune support. Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Hibiscus tea bags
  • Sparkling water
  • Fresh mint, to garnish
  • Optional: Cannabinoid(s) of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pour a small amount of hot water over your favourite herbal tea bag.
  2. Steep for 5 minutes and remove the tea bag. This makes a flavourful tea "concentrate."
  3. Add lots of ice.
  4. Add the spritz! A.K.A. sparkling water.
  5. Add your cannabis oil of choice.

Recipe courtesy of DJ Blatner, RDN.

Hibiscus Health Benefits

  • Rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and anthocyanin, which support health across various conditions and functions. Antioxidants destroy harmful molecules known as free radicals within your body. Free radicals cause damage to cells that contribute to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • Fights inflammation, which plays a role in the development of many illnesses, including cancer, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Possesses potential anti-cancer properties. Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, compounds that have been shown to reduce the growth and spread of plasma, mouth, prostate, and stomach cancer cells.

2. Spicy coconut lemonade.

Lemonade is typically made with lots of white sugar, but this version has no added sugar because it uses naturally sweet coconut water, instead. Talk about innovation.

BENEFITS:

Hydration. Exercise recovery. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coconut water
  • Jalapeños
  • Optional: Cannabinoid of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill about 1/3 of a cup with ice.
  2. Combine lemon juice and a few jalapeño slices.
  3. Add coconut water to desired sweetness level.
  4. Add your cannabis oil of choice.
  5. Optional: Add frozen berries instead of ice for a crunchy, tangy, antioxidant-packed burst of flavour with every sip.

Recipe courtesy of DJ Blatner, RDN.

Coconut Water Health Benefits

  • A natural source of several important minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
  • High source of electrolytes, which means it may be more beneficial than water after exercise. Electrolytes are minerals that play several important roles in your body, including maintaining proper fluid balance. A few vital electrolytes include potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.

3. Tropical peach & mango kombucha bellini.

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. Not only does it have the same health benefits as tea—it’s also rich in beneficial probiotics. Kombucha also contains antioxidants, can kill harmful bacteria, and may help fight several diseases.

BENEFITS:

Gut health. Immune support.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8oz Peach and mango kombucha
  • 12 oz peeled and sliced peaches
  • 12 oz peeled and sliced mango
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Fresh Thai basil or regular basil to garnish
  • Optional: 2 tsp refrigerated lemongrass paste
  • Optional: Cannabinoid of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a blender, combine peeled and sliced peaches and mangos, fresh lemon juice, water, honey, and lemongrass paste. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour peach-mango mixture into a pitcher. Add peach & mango kombucha, cannabis oil, and sparkling water. Gently stir until combined.
  3. Serve in highball glasses filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with fresh Thai basil or sweet basil.

Recipe courtesy of our Chief Experience Officer! 💙

Kombucha Health Benefits

  • A natural source of probiotics, which provide your gut with healthy bacteria. These bacteria can improve many aspects of health, including digestion, inflammation, and even weight loss.
  • May provide the benefits of green tea, one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. This is because green tea contains many bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, which function as powerful antioxidants in the body and have potential anti-cancer benefits. Kombucha made from green tea may offer many of the same health benefits as green tea itself, such as weight loss and blood sugar control.
  • Is antioxidant-rich. Kombucha, especially when made with green tea, appears to have antioxidant effects in your liver.
  • Is rich in tea polyphenols and acetic acid, which have both been shown to suppress the growth of undesirable bacteria and yeasts without affecting the beneficial, probiotic bacteria and yeasts involved in kombucha fermentation.

4. Tropical green tea sangria.

This sangria recipe is made with green tea, which will pump your body full of health- and immune-boosting polyphenols and flavonoids that help keep your heart healthy, protect your cells from oxidative stress, and have potential anti-cancer properties. One of these gives you the ideal beneficial daily dose of at least 400 milligrams of flavonoids, an amount you can get from drinking three to four cups of brewed tea. Isn't that amazing?

BENEFITS:

Immune support. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Lipton® Pure Green Tea Bags (or green tea of choice)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups chilled white grape juice
  • 2 cups chilled passion fruit juice
  • 2 oranges, segmented
  • 6 key limes, halved
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • Optional: Cannabinoid of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Brew tea bags in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags; stir in honey.
  3. In a pitcher, combine brewed tea with the remaining ingredients, reserving a few orange segments for garnishes.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or more. Pour into glasses, garnish, add cannabis oil of choice and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Amy Gorin, MS, RDN.

5. Sparkling cranberry kombucha.

The ginger and rosemary lend a festive touch and pair nicely with the tart cranberry juice. So now you can celebrate the night away without a headache or dehydration—plus you get a healthy dose of probiotics!

BENEFITS:

Energizing. Antioxidant. Brain health. Immune support. Gut health. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bottles kombucha (we recommend ginger, cranberry, or ‘original’ flavors but feel free to get creative)
  • ½ cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
  • 1-inch slice of fresh ginger, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries, rosemary sprigs, and thinly sliced ginger for garnish
  • Ice
  • Optional: Cannabinoid of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill 4 double old-fashioned glasses with ice and set them aside.
  2. In a pitcher or quart-sized mason jar, muddle sliced ginger and rosemary together using the end of a wooden spoon or a muddler if you have one.
  3. Add cranberry juice and kombucha, and stir gently to combine.
  4. Pour into ice-filled glasses (using a strainer, if necessary) and garnish with sprigs of rosemary, a slice of fresh ginger, and a few cranberries before serving.
  5. Add cannabinoid of choice.

Recipe courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians.

5. Kombucha mule.

Not only does kombucha have probiotics that are beneficial for your gut health, thanks to the fermentation process, but it is also lower in sugar than most mixers, including ginger beer. That's a double win for a healthier cocktail. 😉

BENEFITS:

Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Immune support. Gut health. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Crushed ice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger-flavored kombucha (I used Holy Kombucha's Green Apple Ginger flavor)
  • For garnish: lime wedge, mint sprig, and/or slice of granny smith apple
  • Optional: Cannabinoid of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill a mule mug with crushed ice.
  2. Add lime juice. Top with kombucha and stir with a long cocktail spoon.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge, mint, and/or a slice of granny smith apple.
  4. Add cannabinoids of choice.

Recipe courtesy of Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD.

6. Hibiscus sangria.

This sangria gets its bold flavor from freshly brewed tea & fresh fruit, there’s no added sugar or alcohol. For a summer variation try hibiscus, berry, or peach tea + fruits like berries, plums, and peaches.

BENEFITS:

Immune support. Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 hibiscus tea bags
  • 3 cups almost-boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 orange, with peel, sliced
  • Berries, plums, and peaches to garnish
  • Optional: Cannabinoid(s) of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large cup or container, steep the tea bags in the hot water for 8 minutes. Discard the tea bags.
  2. In a pitcher, combine the tea, cold water, and fruit. Refrigerate until tea is fully chilled, ~2 hours.
  3. Serve in cute glasses over ice, add more chopped fruit if desired.
  4. Add cannabinoids of choice.

Recipe courtesy of DJ Blatner, RDN.

7. Sparkling blood orange mocktail.

To make this recipe, you’ll only need 4 ingredients—blood oranges, honey, vanilla extract, and sparkling water.  Ice doesn’t count. Things will get messy before they get pretty. 💥

BENEFITS:

Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Low-cal. Low sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz. blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. lime sparkling water
  • blood orange slices for garnish
  • Optional: Cannabinoid(s) of choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Squeeze the blood orange juice into a mason jar with a lid or cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the honey and vanilla extract to the unchilled juice. Shake. Add ice to cool it down.
  3. Pour evenly into two ice-filled glasses. Top with lime sparkling water and a slice of blood orange on top. Cheers! Enjoy right away.
  4. Add cannabinoids of choice.

Note: It’s important to add the honey to room temperature juice. This way the honey will dissolve into the juice with a little shaking. If you refrigerate the blood orange juice for make-ahead prep, you’ll need to heat the juice for the honey to dissolve.

Recipe courtesy of DJ Blatner, RDN.

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