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10 Cannabis Mocktails for Dry January

By Danyal Swan December 26, 2023
Cannabis Mocktail Recipes for Dry Jan

As we turn the calendar over to a new year, Dry January is in full swing. While ditching drinking can give our livers a break and our wallets a boost, those social situations centered around sharing cocktails with friends can feel a bit empty without an alcoholic drink in hand. Cannabis mocktails are our favorite substitute.

Many are using cannabis to take part in social situations in lieu of alcohol, so why not try it with a cannabis-infused drink. The best part? By swapping in THC or CBD tinctures in lieu of alcohol, these mocktails will have you feeling festive without the hangovers. Go on, pour yourself one of these unique cannabis mocktails, relax, and toast to new possibilities this January – you'll be glad you joined in the fun in a green way.

Winter Cannabis Mocktails for Dry January

Winter cannabis mocktails are a cozy and innovative twist to traditional winter beverages, perfect for those chilly evenings when you crave warmth and relaxation without alcohol. These mocktails are not just about the flavors that embody winter – think cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate – but also about the experience. They provide a unique way to unwind and socialize, bringing a new level of warmth and cheer to winter gatherings, all while ensuring a hangover-free experience. Whether you’re nestled by the fire or enjoying a quiet night in, winter cannabis mocktails offer a delightful and festive way to enjoy the season's festivities in a health-conscious and innovative manner.

Warm Apple Cider Cannabis Bliss

Apple Cider Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 15 minYield 1 beverage
  • 2 c apple cider
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Star anise
  • Tincture (your preferred dose)
  • Optional: orange slices, cloves

  1. In a saucepan, heat the apple cider with a cinnamon stick and star anise.
  2. Simmer for about 10 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  4. Stir in your desired amount of THC or CBD tincture.
  5. Serve warm with an optional garnish of orange slices and cloves.

Cannabis Cranberry Sparkler

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sparkling grape juice
  • 1 orange
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • Tincture (your preferred dose)

  1. In a glass, mix equal parts of cranberry juice and sparkling grape juice.
  2. Add the juice of half an orange
  3. Stir in your preferred dose of tincture.
  4. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig.

Cannabis Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Patty Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • Hot chocolate mix (or homemade hot chocolate)
  • 2-4 drops peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Tincture (your preferred dose)
  • Candy cane or peppermint stick for garnish

  1. Prepare hot chocolate according to the package instructions or your favorite recipe.
  2. Stir in the peppermint extract, to taste.
  3. Add your desired dose of tincture and stir well.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane or peppermint stick if desired.

Spiced Pomegranate Cannabis Mocktail

Spiced Pomegranate Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Tincture
  • Pomegranate seeds and rosemary, for garnish

  1. In a glass, mix 1 part pomegranate juice with 3 parts ginger beer.
  2. Add a cinnamon stick and let it sit for a few minutes to infuse.
  3. Stir in your perfect dose of marijuana tincture.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.

Vanilla Chai Cannabis Delight

Vanilla Chai Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 1 beverageYield 10 min
  • Your favorite chai tea
  • Hot water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk or milk alternative
  • Cannabis tincture
  • Optional: cinnamon and star anise for garnish

  1. Follow the instructions for the chai tea and brew accordingly.
  2. Add a few drops of vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in milk or a milk alternative to your liking.
  4. Add your desired dose of marijuana tincture.
  5. Garnish with star anise and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Cannabis Mocktails for Anytime of Year

These mocktails are more than just beverages; they're an experience, a way to savor the unique flavors of each season while enjoying the social and relaxation benefits of cannabis in a sophisticated, health-conscious format. They provide a novel and enjoyable way to engage in social settings, celebrate the changing seasons, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the effects of alcohol.

Cannabis-Infused Ginger Fizz

Ginger Fizz Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey or simple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Cannabis tincture

  1. In a glass, combine the grated ginger with lemon juice.
  2. Add honey or simple syrup and stir well.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with sparkling water.
  4. Add a few drops of cannabis tincture to your preferred potency and stir gently.

Cannabis Sangria

Sangria Cannabis Mocktail

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minYield 1 pitcher, ~ 8 glasses
  • 2 c mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 c apple chunks
  • 1 bottle grape juice or non-alcoholic wine
  • Sparkling water
  • Marijuana tincture (your preferred dose)

  1. In a pitcher, combine the mixed berries, orange slices, and apple chunks.
  2. Pour grape juice or non-alcoholic wine over the fruits.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let the flavors meld.
  4. In each glass served, stir in the preferred dose of cannabis tincture.
  5. Serve in glasses over ice, topped with sparkling water.

Marijuana Mint Mojito

Mint Mojito Marijuana Mocktail

Prep Time: 15 minYield 1 beverage
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Tincture (your preferred dose)

  1. Muddle a handful of mint leaves in a glass.
  2. Add the juice of half a lime and simple syrup.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with club soda.
  4. Add your preferred dose of cannabis tincture and stir gently.

Spiced Cannabis Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate Marijuana Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • 1 c milk or your favorite milk alternative
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • Cinnamon
  • Cannabis tincture
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan and whisk in cocoa powder and sugar to taste.
  2. Add a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavor.
  3. Before serving, stir in a few drops tincture to your desired dose.
  4. Serve hot in your favorite mug with a cinnamon stick.

Cucumber Cannabis Cooler

Cucumber Cooler Marijuana Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 minYield 1 beverage
  • 5 cucumber slices
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Tincture (your preferred dose)

  1. Muddle cucumber slices in a glass.
  2. Add lime juice and agave syrup.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with sparkling water.
  4. Add your preferred dose of tincture and stir gently.

Find What You Need for the Perfect Cannabis Mocktail at Zen Leaf

2024 is the time to ditch the boring sparkling water and embrace the delicious world of cannabis mocktails. These refreshing and tasty drinks are the perfect substitute for dry January, allowing you to still enjoy the social scene without sacrificing your health goals or dealing with a dreaded hangover. From mouthwatering spiced to fruity delights, there is a cannabis mocktail recipe for everyone and any time of year. So why not give it a try?

All the green you need for your batch of cannabis mocktails is just a click away: shop online or through the Zen Leaf app! Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a relaxing night in, our wide variety of tinctures will make sure your mocktails are nothing short of amazing. So, let's raise our glasses (or mason jars!) and toast to a healthier and more enjoyable way to indulge this Dry January season. Cheers!

Digital Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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