How to Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade: A Refreshing Twist

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade: A Refreshing Twist

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade: A Refreshing Twist

With the rising popularity of cannabis-infused edibles and beverages, adding a refreshing twist to classic recipes can create an enjoyable and novel experience. One of the simplest and most delightful ways to enjoy cannabis in a beverage form is by making cannabis-infused lemonade. This drink is perfect for warm days and can be a great addition to your summer gatherings. Below is a comprehensive guide on how to make your own cannabis-infused lemonade.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cannabis Tincture: This is your key ingredient for infusion. Cannabis tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that can be bought at dispensaries or made at home. They’re ideal for beverages because they mix easily and offer precise dosing.
  • Fresh Lemons: The juice of about 5-6 large lemons will be needed for that tangy lemonade taste.
  • Sugar: To balance the tartness of the lemon.
  • Water: A base for your lemonade.
  • Optional Add-ons: Fresh mint, ginger, or honey to enhance the flavor.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare the Lemon Juice: Start by juicing the lemons until you have about one cup of lemon juice. Strain the juice to remove any seeds and pulp for a smoother lemonade.

  2. Make the Lemonade Base: In a pitcher, combine the fresh lemon juice with water and sugar to taste. A good starting point is to add ¾ cup of sugar to one liter of water. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Taste and adjust the sweetness as needed.

  3. Infuse with Cannabis: Add the cannabis tincture to the lemonade. The amount will depend on your desired potency and the strength of your tincture. A general guideline is to start with 5-10 mg of THC per serving, especially if you are new to cannabis-infused beverages.

  4. Chill and Serve: Refrigerate your lemonade for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the beverage to chill thoroughly. Serve over ice and garnish

with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for that extra touch of freshness.

Important Tips:

  • Start Low and Go Slow: Especially if you are new to cannabis edibles, it’s important to start with a low dose of THC and see how it affects you before consuming more. The effects of cannabis when ingested can be different and more prolonged than when it is smoked or vaped.

  • Stir Well: Cannabis tincture can sometimes settle at the bottom, so make sure to stir your lemonade well before serving to ensure the THC is evenly distributed in each glass.

  • Label Clearly: If you are serving cannabis-infused lemonade at a gathering, clearly label it to prevent consumption by those who do not wish to ingest cannabis or are not aware of the lemonade’s special ingredient.

  • Legal Considerations: Be aware of the cannabis laws in your area. In places where cannabis is legal, ensure you are compliant with local laws regarding homemade cannabis-infused products.


To mix things up, consider adding other flavors to your cannabis-infused lemonade:

  • Berry Lemonade: Add a cup of pureed strawberries or raspberries for a fruity twist.
  • Herbal Lemonade: Infuse the water with herbs like lavender or rosemary before mixing it with the lemon juice and tincture for a botanical flavor.
  • Spicy Lemonade: Add a few slices of jalapeño or a dash of cayenne pepper for a lemonade with a kick.

Cannabis-infused lemonade is a fantastic way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in a refreshing and tasty beverage. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or just looking to unwind on a hot day, this drink offers a delightful and potent option. Always enjoy responsibly and ensure that all consumers are of legal age and aware of the infusion. Cheers to a refreshing, cannabis-infused summer!