10 Best Cannabis-Infused Drinks To Ring In The New Year
If you’d rather skip the alcohol this New Year's Eve, a cannabis‑infused beverage is a perfect alternative to celebrate with! Whether you decide to drink these tasty elixirs on their own or combine them into a fanciful canna‑cocktail, here’s a guide to my top ten favorite infused drinks to ring in the new year.
Artet Cannabis Aperitif
Artet always makes an appearance on my NYE drink list! There are so many creative ways to make an infused beverage with this delicious aperitif. Artet’s grapefruit and ginger notes complement a variety of flavors, making it a perfect addition to a number of festive drinks. In addition to their flagship bottle, be sure to look for their brand new spirit‑free cocktails in a can available in Tet & Tonic and Rosemary Jane.
Wünder Grapefruit Hibiscus
Wünder’s new Grapefruit Hibiscus sparkling beverage is a delicious and refreshing way to enhance your New Year’s Eve. This low‑dose drink can be enjoyed straight out of the can, but if you’d rather mix it into a drink, it makes a wonderful addition to a spirit‑free sparkling Paloma! Wünder’s formulation is also unique because it includes Delta‑8 THC for an extra euphoric experience.
Hi-Fi Hops made by AbsoluteXtracts x Lagunitas Brewing Co. is one of my favorite infused beverages available in three different dosages. If you’re a fan of hoppy flavors, this sparkling drink will quickly become a go‑to when you’re feeling thirsty. It’s also a wonderful addition to a number of drinks, including some of my very own recipes you can explore this NYE. Look for my Cranberry Pomegranate Hi‑Fi Citrus Sparkler ‑ the perfect drink for the holiday season.
It wouldn’t be NYE without Cann! Cann’s selection of low‑dose infused beverages is a wonderful option for those looking for a happy and social cannabis drink experience. Available in multiple flavors, Cann can easily substitute club soda in a number of holiday drinks, adding the perfect sparkle!
Calexo Citrus Rose
Calexo’s sparkling Citrus Rose is beyond delicious and includes a blend of natural fruit, botanicals, and nano‑emulsified THC. This refreshing infused beverage tastes clean on the palate with citrus and rose notes that excite the taste buds. Calexo also produces a lovely Cucumber Citron blend, both containing 10 milligrams of THC for the experienced consumer.
Saka PINK or WHITE
For the wine lovers, Saka’s zero‑proof cannabis wine is a fun way to liven up New Year’s Eve. I especially love mixing Saka into a number of canna‑cocktails, making it a wonderful addition to a drink menu. Whether you choose PINK or WHITE, the canna‑wine’s aromas and flavors mirror similar notes to a traditional glass of wine, but with an extra enhancement. You can also easily customize your perfect dosage by using a one‑ounce shot glass to measure before serving.
For the CBD lovers, Recess’s infused sparkling water is available in multiple flavors (and feelings!). By combining hemp extract with adaptogens, their celebrated drinks promote a calm and centered state of mind. Low in sugar and calories, Recess is made with real fruit juice and herbs, making it a great addition to your favorite drink recipes this New Year's Eve.
Aurora Infused Elixirs
Aurora’s nonalcoholic sparkling hemp beverages are a fantastic and accessible option for those looking to add some infused bubbles to your favorite NYE drink recipes! Look for their Lavender Orange, which combines a melody of orange peel, lavender, and coriander notes. Also, be sure to keep a look out for Aurora’s new exciting drink line launching soon!
Proposition Cocktail Co.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make an infused drink this NYE, Proposition’s alcohol‑free cocktails are ready‑to‑consume upon opening. Enhanced with hemp botanicals and adaptogens, these flavorful elixirs can be enjoyed on their own over ice or mixed into a number of other recipes. Look for Proposition’s Smokey Margarita.
Two Roots Nonalcoholic Cannabis Beer
For the beer lovers, Two Roots Brewing Co. created Two Roots Cannabis, a line of nonalcoholic cannabis‑infused brews available in multiple flavors and traditional beer styles. Whether you love IPAs, Lager, or Blonde Ale, Two Roots is a fantastic option for those who love drinking beer on New Year’s Eve.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021!
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About the Author:
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm and author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol and Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home. She is an author, entrepreneur, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over a decade of wine industry experience and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for her literary work and producing high-end events. She was also named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheHerbSomm.