Try our sparkling blood orange THC mocktail recipe

Feb 02, 2024The nama Team
Try our sparkling blood orange THC mocktail recipe

Are you tired of the same old cocktails? We have something better: cannabis-infused craft mocktails. Substitute the booze for high-quality cannabis mixers, and say goodbye to those nasty hangovers. 

Try our delightful sparkling blood orange mocktail infused with a touch of cannabis, and serve it at your next brunch to wow your guests. All of our THC-infused mocktail recipes contain small amounts of THC and CBD found in our liquid cannabis drops

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Elevate your mocktail game with our THC mixers, and discover just how easy it is to create your cannabis-infused beverages at home.

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What are THC drinks?

THC drinks, also called weed drinks or cannabis-infused beverages, are non-alcoholic beverages that contain small amounts of Delta 9 THC and cannabidiol (CBD). They are convenient, fun, and offer precise dosing. 

Our Buzz drops are unflavored, so the taste of your favorite drinks will not be overpowered by our cannabis concoction. In fact, you won’t even notice your drink is mildly buzzed until a feel-good mood and chill vibes take over. Our weed drinks contain small amounts of cannabis, so they don’t have the overwhelming side effects that come with taking too much. 

Another great way to indulge in the benefits of microdosing cannabis with none of the drawbacks of an intense “high” is with our THC edibles

Why you’ll love this sparkling blood orange cannabis mocktail

Indulge in our delightful blood orange fizzy cannabis mocktail prepared with the freshest ingredients. We’ve combined zesty blood orange juice and a dash of simple syrup to offer a symphony of fruity flavors that dance on your palate.

Our blood orange fizz is enhanced by a touch of THC and CBD. You can add one full dropper of our Buzz drops to enrich this sparkling sipper with 2.2 mg of THC and 2.9 mg of CBD or adjust your dosage to match your preferences and experience level.

What makes it truly special is the simplicity of ingredients and preparation. Plus, it's vegan and gluten-free, making it suitable for a wide range of dietary preferences. Garnish with a blood orange wedge, and you've got a guilt-free, refreshing drink with just 125 calories. 

So, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply want to elevate your day, our sparkling blood-orange cannabis mocktail is a perfect choice. 

New to the cannabis mocktail game? Master the technique for preparing THC-infused drinks.

How to make a sparkling blood orange mocktail infused with THC

Here’s the ingredient list for our delicious blood orange THC mocktail:

  • 2 ounces of blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounces of simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • 1 dropper of Buzz drops
  • Ice
  • Blood orange wedge

Preparation instructions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice for a refreshing chill.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of fresh blood orange juice, 3/4 ounces of simple syrup, and a dropper of Buzz drops.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously until all the ingredients are well incorporated, creating a citrusy sensation.
  4. Strain the mixture over fresh ice in your prepared glass, ensuring a cool, crisp base for your mocktail.
  5. Top it all off with a generous splash of sparkling water, adding effervescence and vibrancy to your drink.
  6. Complete your masterpiece by garnishing it with a slice of blood orange.

Now, you're ready to savor this delightful cannabis-infused mocktail, perfect for any occasion.

Blood orange is one of our favorite to-go ingredients, so we’ve crafted more THC mocktails that feature it as the main character. Try our blood orange and cream buzztail—it’s creamy, luscious, and spiked with a touch of cannabis.

Tips and tricks for success

We’re not saying our recipe blood orange buzztail needs an improvement, but feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. Take your mocktail to the next level with some simple yet exciting tips and tricks. 

  1. For an extra zing, add a dash of fresh lime juice or fresh lemon juice to elevate the citrusy notes.
  2. Swap soda water for ginger beer to infuse a bold and spicy kick. If that doesn’t work for you, try club soda or tonic water, whatever gets your bubbles going.
  3. Experiment with different citrus wedges and slices for garnish. Add grapefruit or lemon slices for an eye-catching garnish, or stick to blood orange slices or even lime wedges.
  4. Mix in a bit of cranberry juice to balance sweetness with tartness.
  5. Dilute the mixture slightly with a touch of cold water for a milder flavor profile.
  6. For those who enjoy a hint of heat, add jalapeño slices for a spicy twist.
  7. Try maple syrup or agave syrup as natural sweeteners for a distinct flavor.
  8. Infuse herbal complexity by garnishing with thyme sprigs.
  9. Add a few fresh cranberries for a pop of color and a tart surprise.
  10. Mix in a bit of peach tea for a subtle fruity undertone.
  11. Enhance the aroma by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  12. Grate fresh ginger for a spicy and aromatic infusion.

These suggestions allow you to personalize your mocktail to suit your taste preferences and create exciting variations of our sparkling blood orange canna-drink.

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Do THC drinks hit faster than gummies?

Cannabis beverages generally take effect quicker than edibles. THC drinks hit faster because they are absorbed more quickly in the stomach than gummies, which must go through the stomach lining and be metabolized in the liver. 

Because they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the soft tissues in the mouth and throat, weed drinks have a rapid onset. You can feel the effects of THC drinks within 10–20 minutes of consumption

THC drinks also have higher bioavailability than many edibles. Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a drug or supplement that enters the circulation and allows for an active effect. In the case of edibles, bioavailability includes factors like:

  • Whether the edible contains fat or oils
  • Other ingredients it contains
  • Whether it’s a solid or liquid form of edible
  • Digestion factors like the person’s metabolism and THC tolerance

Cannabis-infused beverages tend to have higher bioavailability because the THC compounds can dissolve directly into the drink, allowing for more direct absorption in the digestive system. 

Gummies have a much lower bioavailability because they must first pass through the digestive system and be fully metabolized before the effects can kick in. That’s why you can feel the effects of Delta 9 edibles anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours after consumption. 

What are the benefits of drinking THC?

Small amounts of cannabis offer more health benefits than higher doses. In combination with CBD, beneficial outcomes can be even more pronounced thanks to the synergistic interaction known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect occurs when multiple cannabinoids from the cannabis plant work together harmoniously to provide effects that are more significant than they would be individually. 

According to Vučković, et. al., when taken together, CBD acts as a safety engineer, improving the safety and tolerability of THC and downregulating its possible adverse effects (e.g., increased anxiety and heart rate, and sedation).

Our cannabis drinks and delicious THC gummies are great ways to reap the effect of this synergistic relationship.

Here are some of the benefits of microdosing cannabis: 

  1. Microdosing THC can reduce inflammation and treat autoimmune diseases caused by chronic inflammatory conditions. A 2021 study revealed that “CBD, CBG, and CBD+THC combination exert a predominantly anti-inflammatory effect in vivo.” 
  2. Low doses of THC and CBD can reduce stress and anxiety. CBD and THC seem to stimulate serotonin and dopamine production at low doses. Many people have experienced positive results from microdosing cannabis for depression as well. 
  3. Microdosing cannabis can help improve sleep patterns by reducing insomnia and promoting relaxation. This can lead to more restful and rejuvenating sleep, ultimately enhancing overall well-being.
  4. Microdosing THC may help improve the symptoms of dementia: memory, cognition, and behavioral symptoms. A 2022 study showed that low doses of THC facilitate the removal of harmful amyloid proteins in the brain through increased autophagy.
  5. In small doses, cannabis can stimulate dopamine release and alpha brain waves, both of which are linked to heightened focus and concentration. Microdoses of THC facilitate increased motivation and attention by activating cannabinoid receptors in brain regions that govern executive function.

The best way to reap the benefits of cannabis and take advantage of the entourage effect is with our full-spectrum CBD gummies. These edibles are made by combining THC, CBD, and other minor cannabinoids and terpenes that enhance each other’s beneficial effects. Try our Euphoria gummies, with 10 mg of THC and CBD to experience a balanced euphoric experience.

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If gummies aren’t your thing, you can also stick to mixing your favorite mocktails and adding our low-dose Buzz drops that contain 2.2 mg of THC and 2.9 mg of CBD. 

Where to buy the best cannabis mixers

When you shop at nama, you get the best cannabis products made with 100% organic, non-GMO, American-grown hemp. We lab test everything too so you can see the purity with your own eyes. Our scientists meticulously extract that sweet THC and CBD nectar and craft it into our uplifting Buzz drops. 

As cannabis connoisseurs, we take pride in our pristine products. We've got your back with the freshest, cleanest hemp sips on this side of the Milky Way. So forget those sketchy sellers and buy your THC-infused drinks from nama

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THC drinks FAQ

A sparkling mocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage designed to mimic the fizzy, refreshing qualities of traditional cocktails. It typically includes carbonated elements like soda water, tonic water, or ginger ale, along with various flavorings such as fruit juices, herbs, and sweeteners. To add an appealing visual touch, you can garnish the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint leaves. 

Our popular sparkling mocktails are the minty cucumber buzztail, virgin grapefruit sunset, or the classic mojito mocktail.

When pairing mocktails with lasagna, it's essential to consider the dish's rich and savory flavors. A classic choice is a citrusy mocktail like the sparkling blood orange cannabis mocktail, which offers a burst of tangy goodness from blood orange slices and lime juice. The refreshing and slightly sweet profile of this mocktail complements the bold flavors of lasagna. 

Cocktails often use freshly squeezed orange juice, as it provides the best flavor and aroma. Freshly squeezed orange juice is preferred because it lacks the added preservatives and sugars often found in store-bought versions. When making cocktails, you can use various types of oranges, such as Valencia or navel oranges, depending on your preference for sweetness and acidity. For a more unique twist, consider using blood orange juice, which adds a deeper, citrusy flavor and a vibrant red hue to your cocktails.

Oranges are versatile and pair well with different ingredients in both cocktails and mocktails. They complement the flavors of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, creating a delightful fruity blend. Mint leaves and basil add a refreshing herbal note to orange-based drinks. Additionally, ginger ale or ginger beer can provide a spicy kick to balance the sweetness of oranges. For a touch of complexity, you can even infuse oranges with a hint of vanilla extract or use orange liqueur as an ingredient.

When attending a party and opting for non-alcoholic drinks, consider crowd-pleasers like sparkling mocktails or virgin versions of classic cocktails. The sparkling blood orange cannabis mocktail, with its citrusy and fizzy profile, is an excellent choice. You can also bring a selection of soft drinks or sparkling water with lime wedges for a unique and refreshing option that appeals to a plethora of tastes.

Mocktails pair wonderfully with a range of appetizers and snacks. To enhance the experience, consider serving mocktails alongside dishes that share complementary or contrasting flavors. For example, the sparkling blood orange cannabis mocktail complements spicy appetizers like jalapeño poppers, offering a sweet and tangy contrast to the heat. Fresh fruit platters or salads also pair well with mocktails, as they highlight the fruitiness and freshness of the drinks.

When seeking a healthy mixed drink, consider mocktails made with fresh fruit juices and herbs, as they offer nutritional benefits without alcohol. Mocktails like the sparkling blood orange cannabis mocktail can provide vitamin C from blood oranges, antioxidants from mint leaves, and refreshing hydration from sparkling water. Remember to consume mocktails in moderation, as excessive sugar or sweeteners can offset their health benefits. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized dietary advice.

When it comes to ordering a fantastic mocktail, the world of non-alcoholic cannabis beverages offers a plethora of unique flavors. Whether you're abstaining from alcohol or just craving a refreshing, booze-free drink, THC-infused mocktails have you covered. 

Here are a few top mocktail choices for your next order.

  1. Cannabis-infused Pink lemonade: this mocktail offers the bright and refreshing taste of lemonade but with the added touch of our cannabis infusion. It's a unique option for those looking to enjoy the flavors of summer with an extra layer of complexity.
  2. Alcohol-free pumpkin cream THC drink: for a taste of fall, this mocktail offers the creamy and spiced flavor of pumpkin, with the added twist of our Buzz drops infusion
  3. Paloma mocktail with THC: the classic Paloma is known for its grapefruit and lime flavors and a shot of tequila. This mocktail comes with a THC infusion, turning this boozy drink into a delightful non-alcoholic option bursting with citrusy tang and a slight euphoric buzz.
  4. Blueberry thyme THC drink: this captivating mocktail combines the sweet allure of fresh blueberries with the earthy charm of thyme, all elevated by our THC infusion. It's a delightful choice for anyone looking to elevate their taste buds with a hint of cannabis-induced euphoria and avoid the hangover.

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Ruver-Martins, A. C., Bicca, M. A., Maia, N. S., Pamplona, F. A., & Nascimento, F. P. (2022). Cannabinoid extract in microdoses ameliorates mnemonic and nonmnemonic Alzheimer’s disease symptoms: A case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-022-03457-w

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