3 Cannabis Drinks for Healthy Living
So you probably have heard that you can smoke cannabis, you can even use it to make butter and other edibles, but chances are you didn't know about cannabis drinks. The cannabis drinks are nothing more than edibles in drink form.
These drinks are discreet, refreshing, and they are healthy too. Compared to a dabbing or hitting the pipe, this is the most discreet way to get your fix without anyone having a clue what is actually going on.
Before we discuss a few refreshing cannabis drink recipes, we thought we should discuss the pros and the cons of these drinks first. So on the side on cannabis drinks cons; they do take a little work.
You can just light up and go, like making a meal, you have to prepare the ingredients and do some leg work. Another con is that your pallet may be such that it takes a while for you to find just the right drink, part of the reason we included three unique recipes for you to try.
On the other hand, the pros for drinking the cannabis drinks far outweigh any negatives. For one thing, these cannabis-infused beverages are extremely discreet. Unless you say something, no one is going to have a clue what you are drinking.
Unlike butters, cookies, or brownies, you never have to worry that your drink is going to melt or get stale. If you mix a big enough batch, you could have enough drinks for the week.
According to information released by the American Chemical Society’s Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision, these cannabis drinks are just as effective as those found in edibles. So basically, you’ll get a hit with every sip.
Now on to the good stuff. The following three cannabis drink recipes start with the simple and move to the more complex. As you are about to discover, making your own cannabis liquid treats isn’t hard at all and they help to promote a healthy lifestyle too.
1. Cannabis Lemonade with a Hint of Mint
The easiest of the cannabis drinks, this Lemonade Mint mix is perfect for those hot summer days or chilling around the television with friends. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make a huge pitcher full and just pour as needed. So let's get to it with this simple cannabis lemonade drink recipe.
This is a great recipe to get you introduced to cannabis-infused drinks. Start by filling the pitcher with water.
Slice two lemons, and drop them in the pitcher and allow them to infuse for a few hours. Add a few teaspoons of sugar, mint leaves, and a few drops of your favorite cannabis tincture. Stir and pour over ice.
2. The Bloody Cannabis
Now here is a unique twist on the popular Bloody Mary drink that many drinkers know all too well. This is the perfect drink to help with that hangover or pounding headache you got after leaving the office party.
This simply cannabis drink will help to relax both body and mind and eliminate any of the after effects from partying too much.
6 ounces tomato-clam mix
For this cannabis drink, you could substitute a Bloody Mary mix. Fill your glass with ice and then add in the mixture. Add two teaspoons of your favorite cannabis tincture and then stir the drink thoroughly.
Garnish the drink with a lemon slice, celery stick, or olive. Take a nice sip and feel the pain simply escape your body.
3. Cannabis Hot Chocolate
Here is the perfect drink for those chilly winter nights. Not only are you going to warm the body, you will easily soothe the soul and drift off into one of the more restful and relaxed states you have experienced in a long while.
3 cups milk
3 cups water
2 tbsp of cannabis flowers
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Heat the pot on high, until the water begins to boil. You do not want the milk in the top bowl to boil however, so watch it carefully and turn down the heat if necessary. Allow the mixture to cook for at least one hour, and then strain the mix so all you have in the cannabis-infused milk.
Now combine the cocoa powder and sugar in separate saucepans and bring to boil and then simmer two minutes. Stir in cannabis-infused milk while simmering, then remove and add vanilla extract. Serve in fur mugs, top with cool half-and-half and then kick back and relax.
Once you enjoy these cannabis drinks, you will simply want to experiment for more. Not only will your mind enjoy the journey, your body is going to reap all the natural benefits that will have you headed down the road to optimal wellness and health too.