Sip and Celebrate: 15 THC Drinks to Try Concocting for the Holidays 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again—cue in the Christmas stuffing, roasted turkey, and booze. However, for those who are trying to cut down on alcohol, the holiday festivities can make it hard to say no. 

The good news is, you can still have fun booze-less only this time with THC drinks. In this ultimate cannabis drink recipe guide, learn how to create 15 non-alcoholic infused THC drinks (cold and warm). 

Why Do THC Infusions Make the Best Holiday Drinks?

Cannabis-based cocktails, specifically THC drinks, are great alternatives for those who don’t want the hangover blues, acid reflux, and other inconveniences of alcoholic beverages. Depending on your biochemistry, drinks with THC could make you feel chipper than usual and less groggy. 

THC drinks are also great for those looking to experiment with newer ways of consuming cannabinoids like THC or CBD. Before delving into the recipe, brush quickly with the basic etiquette of serving cannabis drinks to your guests. 

Must-know Etiquettes for Serving THC-Infused Drinks

If you’ve only recently been introduced to cannabis products like THC beverages, you may not realize some of the unwritten rules observed when hosting a THC-themed party. 

To help you get started, below is a compiled list of cannabis culture etiquette. 

Give a Heads-up

If you’re planning to host a party where cannabis beverages are served, you need to include that information in your pre-party email invitations. This way, guests with kids can seek babysitters and make other preparations. 

Label, Label, Label

Make sure to put up a clear sign indicating that this is a THC/cannabis beverage or cocktail corner. Go the distance by making an information bulletin containing what THC tincture brand was used, dosage per glass, expected effect, precautionary measures, etc., but make it fun. 

Impose a No-Peer-Pressure Zone

It’s important to not force individuals to do or consume anything, let alone cannabis-infused drinks. 

Check the Legality of Cannabis Usage in Your Area

This is standard, but many people are guilty of skipping this part. Again, please check your state’s protocols for drinking THC-infused beverages or recreational cannabis in general. 

Have Fun

Don’t forget to have fun. That’s the whole point. 

How Much THC Should a Serving of Drink Have?

The average THC dosage per person is up to 10mg but may vary from person to person. For example, a first-time user would only need 5mg of THC, while a seasoned consumer can infuse 15mg or more per drink serving. 

Here’s a chart of the recommended THC dosage per serving for each type of user, along with their corresponding effects. 

THC content per servingWho’s it for?Expected effects
1-5mgBeginners MicrodosersUnlikely to have effects—mild psychoactive effects
5-10mgRegular or social usersModerate psychoactive effects
10-30mgExperienced usersStrong psychoactive effects
30mg+Frequent and heavy usersEuphoric high

15 Recipes of the Best THC Drinks for the Holiday

Are you ready to spice up the holiday? Here are 15 of the best non-alcoholic THC drinks to include in your Christmas party or New Year’s Eve beverage menu.  

Recipe #1: Cranberry Gin with THC

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Elevated by the bursting flavors of berries, reinvent the classic gin fizz by infusing THC. 

ServingSingle 9 oz. 
ToolsCocktail shakerA tall glass
Ingredients1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. syrup (made by mixing equal parts of sugar and water; cooked until sugar dissolves)
3 oz. of ginger ale
1 oz. of lime juice
2-3 oz. of seltzer water
Ice cubes
Recommended hemp tincture dosage
A slice of lime and rosemary for garnish (optional)


  1. Mix the syrup, lime juice, and cranberry juice inside the shaker. 
  2. Add the ice cubes and shake.
  3. Next, combine the seltzer water and your hemp tincture of choice. Give it another shake. 
  4. Add 3 to 4 ice cubes inside the glass. 
  5. Pour the mixture into the glass. 
  6. Garnish the drink by adding a slice of lime and rosemary. 
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While “THC drinks” specifically refer to “Delta 9 THC drinks,” you can also opt for other forms of THC tinctures, such as Delta 8 tinctures. Don’t forget to experiment with CBD tinctures as well. 

Recipe #2: Cannajito

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Do yourself a favor and add a refreshing THC twist to the classic mojito. 

ServingSingle 8 oz. 
ToolsMojito glassWooden spoonStirrer
Ingredients1 oz. of lime juice
1 oz. of syrup
4 to 5 oz. of club soda
Recommended THC tincture
Ice cubesMint leaves (optional)


  1. Crush a few mint leaves using a wooden spoon on the bottom of the glass. 
  2. Add the lime juice, syrup, and THC tincture next. Stir the contents. 
  3. Pour in the ice cubes and the club soda. Stir well. 
  4. Use a handful of mint leaves as garnish. 
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Multiply the amount of ingredients according to how many drink servings you want to make. 

Recipe #3: Cranberry Fauxgroni with THC

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Inspired by the Negroni of Italy, the Cranberry Fauxgroni with THC drink offers a tangy punch and is great for evening parties. 

Tools1 glassStirrer
Ingredients2 shots of tonic water
1 shot of cranberry juice
Recommended THC tincture
2 splashes of Angostura bitters
Ice cubes
A slice of lemon (optional)


  1. Pour the tonic water, cranberry juice, and three ice cubes into the tumbler glass. Stir well. 
  2. Add the THC tincture and stir again. 
  3. Top with Angostura bitters. 
  4. Dunk a slice of lemon. 

Recipe #4: Lemonade Twist

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It’s not summer, but who wouldn’t love to get refreshed every once in a while with a pitcher of cold THC-infused lemonade? 

Serving(Single pitcher) four to five servings 
ToolsPitcherStirrer4 to 5 glasses
Ingredients2 cups of lemon juice
½ cup of sugar
6 cups of waterIce cubes
Recommended cannabis tincture
Thin slices of lemon and cucumber (optional)


  1. Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher. Stir until the sugar crystals dissolve.
  2. Add the water. Make sure it doesn’t reach the brim. Stir. 
  3. Add your cannabis tincture to the pitcher and give it a final stir. 
  4. Fill your glasses with ice cubes. 
  5. Add slices of lemon and cucumber to add flavor and a pop of color. 

Recipe #5: Coco Pineapple Canna

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If you can’t get enough of tropical flavors, this recipe hits the spot. This drink combines the rich flavors of coconut, pineapple, and grenadine. 

ServingSingle 10 oz. 
ToolsStirrer1 tall glasses1 pitcher
Ingredients2 oz. of coconut milk
3 oz. of pineapple juice
1 oz. of pure honey
1 oz. of grenadine
1 oz. of lime juice
2 oz. of sparkling water
Recommended THC tinctureIce cubes good for 2 servings
A slice of pineapple for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine the coconut milk, pineapple juice, honey, lime juice, and THC tincture inside the pitcher. Stir the mixture. Make sure the contents are blended. 
  2. Add the ice cubes inside the pitcher. 
  3. Pour the sparkling water and stir. 
  4. Pour the contents into the glass. 
  5. Garnish with slices and fresh mint. 

Recipe #6: Gingerbread Mocktail with THC

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The gingerbread mocktail with THC has all of the flavors of Christmas. The creaminess and cinnamon-goodness of the drink feel like sipping Christmas in a glass. 

ToolsWhite wine tumblersCocktail shaker
Ingredients½ cup of heavy cream6 oz. of ginger soda1-2 tablespoons of sugar1 teaspoon of molassesA dash of allspiceA dash of cinnamon¼ cup of crushed gingersnapsRecommended THC tinctureIce cubesThin slices of pear and rosemary for garnish  (optional)


1. Stir the heavy cream, ginger soda, THC tincture drops, allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, and ice cubes in a shaker. 

2. Pour the contents into the serving glass. 

3. Garnish the top with slices of pear and rosemary.

Recipe #7: Cannabutter Beer

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This Harry Potter-themed drink will be an instant hit for Potterhead young adults. Plus, it’s a great combination of butterscotch and creamy soda flavors. 

ServingSingle mug
Tools2 bowls1 clear mugStandard electric mixer or manual mixer
Ingredients½ cup of club soda or cream soda
1/4 cup of butterscotch syrup
Heavy cream (amount depends on the desired flavor and consistency)
Recommended cannabis tincture


  1. Pour the butterscotch syrup, cream soda, and cannabis tincture into the bowl. Stir and set aside. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Use a standard electric mixer or a manual mixer. 
  3. Pour the first mixture into the mug. Top with the whipped cream, and serve. 

Recipe #8: Brandy Alexander with THC

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This is a great after-dinner drinkable dessert made with thick ice cream, chocolate, and nutmeg. It’s the ultimate nightcap elevated by adding THC to the mixture. 

ServingDouble serve 
ToolsBlenderCocktail glass
Ingredients2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/2 oz. of chocolate syrup
Heavy whipped cream (amount depends on your liking)
A dash of ground nutmeg
Recommended hemp tincture
Crushed ice


  1. Pour 1/2 oz. of chocolate syrup, 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, hemp tincture, and some crushed ice into the blender. 
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth. 
  3. Pour into the glass and garnish with a dash of nutmeg. 

Recipe #9: Mellow Eggnog

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Eggnog is one of the highlights of the Christmas and New Year festivities. This THC-infused Mellow Eggnog recipe offers a delightful way to relax during the holidays. 

ServingSingle punch bowl
ToolsPunch bowlStandard electric mixer or manual whiskerA bowlSaucepan and stoveGlass
Ingredients4 large eggs (separate the white from the yolk)
½ cup of sugar
2 cups of milk
1 cup heavy cream
Recommended THC tincture
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)


  1. Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a large bowl until they turn light and creamy. Leave one tablespoon of sugar for beating the egg whites later. 
  2. Add the milk to the egg yolk-sugar mixture while you’re whisking slowly. 
  3. Over low heat, pour the mixture into the saucepan. Stir constantly until it thickens (make sure the heat is low enough to not scramble the egg yolk). 
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the heavy cream, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. 
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites mixed with the remaining one tablespoon of sugar. Beat until soft peaks form within the mixture. Add it to the eggnog mixture. 
  6. After the eggnog has cooled down, mix it with THC tincture. 
  7. Refrigerate it, but don’t freeze. 
  8. Serve!

Recipe #10: Milkshake Shot with THC

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Think of it like a liquid dessert. Milkshake shots with THC are another playful version of the milkshake cocktail shots. 

ServingFour shot glasses
Tools4 shot glassesShaker
Ingredients1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of creme de cacao
1/2 cup of melon liqueur
Ice cubes
Recommended cannabis tincture


  1. Pour all of the ingredients into one shaker. 
  2. Add the ice cubes and shake for 15 seconds. 
  3. Pour the mixture into shot glasses.

Recipe #11: Mulled-Tail

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If you’re a fan of mulled wine, this exotic mulled-tail drink recipe should not escape your list of the best Holiday drinks to try. 

ToolsWooden spoonWine glassStirrer
IngredientsCrushed ice
6-8 blueberries
1 teaspoon of simple syrup
One crushed clove (flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family)
A dash of cinnamon
Recommended hemp tincture
1 serving of sparkling water
Star anise and grapefruit slice for garnish (optional)


  1. Mash your clove with a wooden spoon. Add a dash of crushed clove to the bottom of the glass. 
  2. Gently smash the blueberries on the bottom of the glass, creating a paste.  
  3. Pour the crushed ice, syrup, and hemp tincture drops. 
  4. Slowly pour the sparkling water and stir thoroughly. 
  5. Add the star anise and grapefruit slice on top of the drink. 

Recipe #12: Citrus Mash

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Can’t get enough of lemonade and other citrusy drinks? Citrus Mash is another THC drink to try any time of the day. 

ServingSingle glass 
ToolsCocktail shakerGlass
Ingredients3 lemon slices
3 slices of grapefruit
1 tablespoon of syrup
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Club soda
Ice cubes
Recommended THC tincture
Handful of mint leaves and rosemary fig (optional)


  1. Combine mint leaves, slices of lemon and grapefruit, syrup, lemon juice, and, with THC tincture in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Pour the mixture into a glass with ice cubes. 
  3. Add the club soda and garnish with lemon slices, rosemary fig, and mint leaves. 

Recipe #13: Hola In One

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Hola in One is a satisfying tarty and refreshing drink great for those who like their teas cold. 

Ingredients1 tea bag
6 oz. of lemonade
2 tablespoons of sugar
Recommended hemp tincture
Ice cubes


  1. Put the tea bag in hot water. Let it steep for at least 5 minutes. Leave some time for the tea to cool down. 
  2. Add the tea, sugar, and ice cubes into the glass. Stir. 
  3. Pour the lemonade and hemp tincture last. Mix well. 
  4. Garnish the rim of the glasses with brown sugar. 

Recipe #14: Canna Latte

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Christmas is not complete without the comforting warmth of lattes. THC will catapult your coffee and milk experience with this recipe. 

ServingSingle large mug
Tools1 large mugSaucepan and stoveFrothing pitcher or espresso machine
Ingredients½ cup of brewed coffee
1 tablespoon of sugar
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of milk
¼  teaspoon of ground nutmeg
Recommended THC oil


  1. Lay all of your ingredients on the kitchen table. 
  2. Put your saucepan over medium heat and add your brewed coffee, sugar, and vanilla extract. For 5 minutes, continue gently stirring the saucepan’s contents (do not boil). 
  3. Using a frothing pitcher or espresso machine, froth the milk. 
  4. Pour the contents of the saucepan into the mug. 
  5. Wait for at least a minute before adding drops of THC oil to the mugs. 
  6. Add the milk. Follow the milk-to-coffee ratio of 2:1. 
  7. Sprinkle the nutmeg on top. 

Recipe #15: Chocolate THC Christmas

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Christmas won’t be the same without a hot mug of chocolate. Jazz up the experience further by adding cannabis extract to the mix. 

ToolsSaucepan and stoveMug
Ingredients1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
1/2 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup of water
Recommended THC tincture
Marshmallow for garnish (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, pour the milk, coconut oil, and water. Turn the stove heat to medium. Stir slowly every few minutes. Make sure the heat is not too high to boil the contents of the saucepan. 
  2. Turn off the stove and leave the mixture for a few minutes to cool off. 
  3. Add the THC tincture and cocoa powder to the mug. 
  4. Pour the contents from the saucepan and mix well. 
  5. Add the marshmallows. 
???? Bonus Drink Recipe!

Create a new spin on the simple Jello Shots recipe by infusing Delta 8 THC tincture drops. Learn the process by clicking this link

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Do THC drinks work?

Yes. Lower tolerance to THC and a higher THC dosage per glass will make the THC effect especially evident. 

How long do THC drinks take to kick in?

THC drinks follow the same absorption route as edibles. So, in as little as 15 minutes, you may be able to start feeling the effects. 

How long do THC drinks last?

Peaking at 45 minutes after your last sip, the THC drink’s effects could last up to 90 minutes. 

How to make THC drinks?

Concocting a THC drink is the art of infusing a strategic amount of THC tincture into an otherwise regular beverage. Choose from any of the holiday THC drink recipes in this article. 

Where can I find THC drinks near me?

If you’re into ready-made THC drinks online, a quick search on the internet will show you several curated weed bars, breweries with THC drinks, and e-stores of brands offering THC drinks nearby.