Tropical cocktails and fruity hipster beers are “so last summer.”
Cannabis drinks have been gaining popularity as legalization continues to spread across North America. In fact, the global cannabis beverage market is expected to be worth $2.8 billion by 2025 – so, we think it’s safe to say cannabis-infused drinks are set to be the trendiest summer-time beverage.
In this post, we list some of Smokey’s best-selling, favourite cannabis-infused drinks that will pair perfectly with any summertime activity. But before we get to our top picks, let us enlighten you with an answer to one of our most frequently asked questions:
Are Cannabis Drinks Better than Edibles for Summertime Activities?
The answer truly depends on the level of tolerance, or activity that each consumer has in mind. Cannabis drinks can be a better choice if you’re seeking a milder high for socially distanced summer gatherings with family and friends. Plus, you can carry it around with you and nurse it instead of taking it all in one go! This means you can have full control of how much buzz you want out of the drink. Cannabis drinks offer a controllable high that edibles might not be able to present, especially those with high THC content. For some inexperienced cannabis consumers, edibles might seem too overwhelming as their effects may come off as too heavy to enjoy social situations.
On the other hand, edibles such as cannabis-infused chocolates or baked goods can be ideal if you’re planning to pack desserts with a punch for a laid-back summer picnic. Edibles differ in THC and CBD content that can cater to whatever kind of high you’re after. Traditional edibles usually take one to two hours to take effect, with a high that can last up to eight hours, while cannabis drinks can hit you in 15 minutes with a quick and manageable, 90-minute high.
In short, it depends on what kind of buzz you’re looking for in your summer plans!
Let’s get down to our recommendations for cannabis-infused drinks that will brighten up even the gloomiest summer days, and more importantly, put some shine into your summer mood!
Our Favourite Cannabis Drinks Perfect for this Summer
This 33mL naturally flavoured Dark Cherry sparkling drink has 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5mg of THC, which can instantly liven up summertime brunch gatherings for small groups, or during an intimate dinner with a loved one who’s been feeling stressed lately. Serve this with some side snacks for an instant munchie-fueled good time.
What’s a better summertime drink than iced tea? CBD-infused iced tea, of course! This cannabis drink is packed with 15mg of CBD and no THC, which makes it an excellent choice for a laid-back experience, especially if you're seeking to enjoy CBD's stress-relieving properties. This non-carbonated lemon flavoured black tea has 5 grams of sugar and comes with a traditional iced tea flavour profile.
This deliciously refreshing cannabis drink has 20mg of CBD that makes it a stress-relieving, satisfying choice for any kind of summer moment. Other than offering a cool combination of cucumber and mint, this cannabis-infused drink has healing properties for the mind and body. Take it out of the fridge to make challenging situations a little simpler, and take comfort in the fact that CBD consumption is all about taking moments to reset and recharge!
Summer drinks are all about tropical flavours, and this Mango Passionfruit Sparkling drink by Everie perfectly captures the essence of a bright, sunny day. Best served chilled or over ice, this cannabis drink packs 10mg of CBD and small amounts of THC. It’s a delicious balance of sweet and tart fruit flavours, which might even make you want to skip dessert!
When it comes to summertime drinks, lemonade is usually top of mind. This naturally flavoured Citrus Water by Summit contains 2.5mg of THC, and has the colour and opacity of lemonade. Light and refreshing, this cannabis drink offers a smooth mouthfeel and a pleasant buzz that will make you want to take a walk or listen to your favourite summer tunes.
This cannabis-infused drink has 2.5mg of THC, just about right to hit you with a satisfying buzz without feeling too anxious or lethargic to enjoy summertime activities, whether solo or with friends. Naturally flavoured and refreshing, this sparkling water also has 1mg of CBD to offer a calming effect, perfect if you feel the need to loosen up.
This carbonated drink packs 2mg of THC for a refreshing summer experience. Simple and delicious, this cannabis drink is a combination of soda water, cannabis oil, and terpenes for a rich flavour profile that will give just the right amount of giggly buzz for a fun day out in the sun. It has a mild, piney spice with earthy undertones, combined with floral aromas. This drink is ideal for those looking to have a milder high when planning active days or small gatherings.
Feeling Thirsty? Browse Our Selection of Cannabis Drinks!
Smokey’s carries a wide range of cannabis drinks that can satisfy any kind of craving. Take your pick from our long list of sparkling water, soda waters, iced teas, tea bags, and dissolvable THC powdered drinks.