6 Refreshing Cannabis-Infused Drinks to Escape the Summer Heat

As the temps start rising and we hit consistent 70s and 80s, nothing brings more yummy delight than a refreshing chilled drink. And for those of us who enjoy cannabis, adding a bit of cannabis infusion is the cherry on top.

Luckily for us, many of our local dispensaries offer refreshing cannabis-infused beverage options for us to stock at home. And for those of us who are interested in getting creative and mixing our own drinks, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes below!

Purchasing drinks are obviously easier than creating them, and sometimes when you’re on the go in the summer–or just want to kick back and relax–that’s a great option to have.

But making your own drinks brings not only a fun element of creativity and control to the mix, it also allows you to use your favorite products as well. If you’re looking for a particular type of taste or strength, you’re able to tweak a recipe to meet your exact needs.

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Before making your drinks, ask yourself: do you want to get high (get cannabis high in THC) or just relax (cannabis high in CBD)? Have you drunk cannabis-infused beverages before? It’s important to remember that consuming weed takes longer for it to affect your body than smoking it does, so start with a smaller serving and go slow.

1. Cannabis simple syrup

This can go in SO many drinks. Take 3 cups of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin, 2 grams of dried cannabis flower, and combine. Place into 3 cups of boiling water for 20 minutes, then turn it low to simmer for 5 minutes. When finished, chill.

2. Cannabis lemonade

Whether you’re a fan of homemade lemonade, instant or bottled, a bit of a THC tincture or cannabis simple syrup can spice up any lemonade. The refreshing sweet/sour bite of lemonade often pairs nicely with multiple cannabis strains. For variety, add raspberries for a punch of fruity sweetness.

3. Cannabis ice cream float

What’s your favorite ice cream float? Take your favorite pop and add a dash of cannabis! You can easily get a THC-infused pop, you can use a THC simple syrup, or you can use a tincture. Combine the pop and cannabis, then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Keef’s Bubba Kush Root Beer is a great easy option for a root beer float.

4. Skymint’s Pleasantee: cannabis infused iced tea

Many of our local Ann Arbor dispensaries carry pre-made cannabis-infused beverages. Skymint carries Pleasantea, a cannabis-infused iced tea with a variety of flavors that are especially good served cold. Some popular flavors include raspberry and peach–try dropping some fresh fruit in them and serve them over ice!

5. Lume Cannabis Co’s seltzers

If you’re a fan of seltzers, BUZZN’s 7.5mg seltzers are perfect for the summer heat. Their low-calorie watermelon seltzer sources real fruit juice and local Michigan cannabis and promises “a delightful buzz, crafted for guilt-free enjoyment”.

6. Information Entropy’s blue razz infused soda

This refreshing twist on a blue soda is a delightful alternative to a summer cocktail. It’s promised to give you a relaxed, happy vibe, and it tastes like childhood nostalgia. Information Entropy has two locations in Ann Arbor on Broadway and also on Miller for easy access regardless of where you live.

What’s your favorite cannabis beverage for the summer? Share in the comments below!


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