Get Elevated With 5 Mocktails Featuring Cannabis-Infused Sodas | Leafly

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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

Mixed drinks are both creative and delicious, and they can also be the latest addition to a cannabis enthusiast’s elevated repertoire. Infused sparkling sodas and waters are filling the market, making them the go-to element for swapping out alcohol with a refreshing dose of cannabis. The result? Canna-cocktails that will delight your senses as well as your taste buds.

A Twist on ‘Craft’ Cocktails: Drink Recipes With Cannabis Cocktail Syrups

Below, we crafted five cannabis infused “cocktails”—including a delectable sangria and blood orange basil spritzer—that you can mix for yourself or impress your guests.

Note: The following recipes can and should be modified to suit personal dosing needs. If you need to add less cannabis infused drink than what the recipe calls for, substitute with a similar flavored seltzer or plain seltzer water.

(Sarsmis/iStock) Blood orange Keef Sparkling water 1 large basil leaf per drink Orange slices and basil leaves for garnish

Directions:

Using a muddler, add basil to the bottom of a sturdy glass along with half a glass of grapefruit juice and muddle until the basil’s fragrance is released. Add ice to the glass and fill the remaining space with blood orange Keef Sparkling water. Stir gently once to combine. Finally, using a toothpick, spear a basil leaf onto a slice of orange and garnish drink. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Juice of half a kiwi 1 slice of kiwi for garnish

Directions:

Fill a tall glass with ice and pour one-part Newton’s kiwi strawberry soda followed by equal parts strawberry kombucha. Allow to foam slightly at the top. Squeeze the juice of one half of a kiwi into the drink. Stir gently once to combine. Peel remaining kiwi half, cut a slice, and affix it to the edge of your glass for garnish. Voila! Enjoy this bubbly drink that’s packed with probiotics and cannabinoids. 1-part Sprig sparkling citrus drink Juice of a quarter of a grapefruit Mint leaves for garnish Fill a tall glass with ice and squeeze the quarter of a grapefruit over top. Fill the remaining glass with one-part ginger ale and one-part Sprig sparkling citrus drink. Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of grapefruit. Enjoy this invigorating citrus mocktail with a ginger bite! 3 cups white grape juice 2 cups cranberry juice ½ cup Granny Smith apples ½ cup honeycrisp apples Begin by cutting the fruit and adding it to the pitcher. Add the juices and Newton’s Original Lemon Lime Soda to the pitcher. Refrigerate for two hours and then serve over ice—make sure to get some fruit chunks in everyone’s glass! (Wiktory/iStock)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons cranberry simple syrup (you can either purchase pre-made syrup or make your own cranberry simple syrup at home.)

Directions:

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice and a small handful of frozen cranberries. Add two tablespoons of cranberry simple syrup and top off the remainder with Newton’s lemon lime soda. The soda will sit on top of the cranberry syrup, creating a perfect picturesque mocktail before mixing to combine flavors. Add a twist of lime to the glass for garnish. Rae Lland Rae Lland is a freelance writer, journalist, and former editor for Weedist and The Leaf Online. With a focus on culture, music, health, and wellness, in addition to her work for Leafly, she has also been featured in numerous online cannabis publications as well as print editions of Cannabis Now Magazine. Follow her on Instagram @rae.lland Leafly's Latest

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