For many, the holidays signify snuggling up, watching seasonal movies, and enjoying a beverage to unwind. Of course, this is not the case for everyone. Some people don’t drink alcohol or are looking to cut back. Others prefer the relaxing effects of cannabis over alcohol. What’s the solution? Festive holiday mocktails made with THC or CBD.
We love making holiday cocktails with cannabis because they are so versatile and convenient. By using a handy tincture, we don’t have to do any additional preparation to get started. We can just make our favorite drinks and stir in our desired dose of tincture.
Even better is how versatile the doses and effects can be. If you don’t want to get high at all from your mocktail and would prefer the therapeutic and relaxing effects of CBD, you can do that. If you want to get really high from your cannabis cocktail, you can do that too.
Additionally, there are plenty of tincture blends with various balances of THC and CBD. This is perfect for those who want a little bit of everything. The soothing effects of CBD paired with the intoxicating effects of CBD make for a cozy holiday drink.
You can adjust your infused mocktail however you please and play around with doses and ratios to reach your desired effects. This leaves a lot of room for creativity.
Let’s get started!
Cannabis Cranberry Mimosas
Mimosas and cranberries are two things that signify the holidays for many. Why not combine them? With a little bit of cannabis tincture, you’ve got yourself a recipe for success.
Here’s what you need for one drink:
- ½ cup club soda
- ½ cup cranberry juice
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- Desired dose of your tincture of choice
- Thyme sprigs or orange slices to garnish
To make these cranberry mimosas, just fill a champagne flute with your half cup of soda water. Now add cranberry juice, orange juice, and however many drops of your tincture you want in a serving. Lightly stir.
Now, garnish the drink with some thyme sprigs or orange slices and enjoy!
What says the holidays better than a big ol’ cup of eggnog? Let’s take it to the next level with some CBD or THC.
Here’s what you need to make 4 drinks:
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 egg yolks
- 6 tbsp simple sugar
- 6 tbsp double cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- Desired dose of cannabis tincture
To make this eggnog, start by beating the egg yolks and sugar with an electric whisk for 2-3 minutes. Now, add the vanilla extract, cream and milk and beat until combined. Gently stir in your desired dose of cannabis tincture.
Fill a large serving container with ice and slowly add the eggnog mixture. Gently stir and serve immediately.
Peppermint High Hot Chocolate
Of the many flavors that remind us of the holidays, peppermint and chocolate are high up on the list. Naturally, an infused peppermint hot chocolate is the way to go.
Now, this recipe does not use a cannabis tincture and instead requires you to melt chocolate edibles into milk. It’s that easy.
Here’s what you’ll need for one cup:
- One cup milk
- ½ tsp peppermint extract
- Desired dose of edible chocolates
This recipe is super easy. On a stovetop, bring your cup of milk to a med-high. Be patient and allow it to come to heat slowly. When the milk starts to bubble a little, reduce the heat to low-medium.
Stir your desired dose of edible chocolates and the peppermint extract into the saucepan. DO NOT INCREASE THE HEAT. Allow at least 5-10 minutes for your milk to be comfortably hot without scalding the active compounds.
Serve and enjoy!
You can recreate this with several other flavors of chocolate edibles. Just be sure to never scald the milk.
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