Popping open a cold beer after work or flexing your mixology skills over the weekend to craft your favorite cocktails is a common way to unwind. However, if you’re participating in Dry January, then you’ll have to hold off on alcohol for the entire first month of the new year. Luckily, there are worthy new substitutes for alcohol: CBD and cannabis drinks.
Dry January is a one-month hiatus from drinking alcohol that many partake in due to its health benefits. The tradition helps you cleanse your body and boost your overall well-being. However, it can be a tough month for those looking to get a buzz after work or during the weekend. Taking a look at all the cannabis/CBD companies making beverages in our network, our cannabis staffing team rounded up some of our favorite cannabis drinks and CBD-infused beverages. Check out 10 healthy alternatives to alcohol and conquer Dry January!
Cann Social Tonic
Made in sunny California, Cann Social Tonic is a delicious cannabis-infused beverage backed by Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Each can contains 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD to help you relax after a long day at work. Cann uses all-natural ingredients to give you a refreshing buzz you’ll feel quickly. No waiting around for the high like an edible. Not to mention, there are only 30-35 calories per can. There are many flavors available, depending on your location, including Grapefruit Rosemary, Lemon Lavender, and Blood Orange Cardamom.
Keef Classic Soda
For those who love the fizz of soda, Keef’s Classic Soda will do the trick for Dry January. Recreational Keef Classic sodas are available with 10mg of THC. And there are also medical cannabis options with 50mg or 100mg of THC. There’s plenty of flavors available, but we recommend the Keef Bubba Kush Root Beer. The Bubba Kush Root Beer flavor is the 2015 winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Edible.
Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops
Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops is an IPA-inspired cannabis drink with zero calories and zero carbs. One version contains 2mg of THC and 18mg of CBD. Another version of the cannabis beverage has 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD. Also, there’s a version with 10mg of THC. This hoppy sparkling beverage marries beer and cannabis perfectly, giving you the best of both worlds. Grab a few cases to survive Dry January, and you’ll get a buzz without feeling bloated.
Mirth Provisions Legal Beverages
A healthy, all-natural tonic created to give you an ideal high, Legal beverage is an all-around winner. Containing indica and indica-sativa hybrids, these 12-oz bottles are a refreshing way to elevate your day, so you can enjoy your downtime and unwind. Mirth Provisions offers a variety of flavors, including Ranier Cherry, Pomegranate, Lemon Ginger, and Cranberry. Not to mention, they also have an Espresso Mocha flavor for a new way to wake and bake. And, it helps that the beverage is packaged in a bottle that looks and feels like a typical cold one.
Oh Hi CBD Seltzer
Oh Hi is an award-winning brand that offers both CBD and cannabis-infused drinks. Riding the popularity of hard seltzers, Oh Hi created a CBD beverage that elevates the playing field. You can enjoy a relaxing buzz without THC when you try one of many flavors from Oh Hi, including Pomegranate, Lemon Lime, and Ginger Basil Limeade. Each can contains 15mg of CBD to help you stay true to Dry January.
Rebel Coast Cannabis-Infused Seltzer
With this cannabis drink, you’ll get a buzz minus the hangover. Rebel Coast’s sparkling water and THC mix goes down easy and helps you enjoy your free time. Each can contains 10mg of THC (indica/sativa hybrid) and is blended with delicious fruit flavors. What’s even better is that it has zero calories, carbs, and sugars. Rebel Coast has a variety of flavors to choose from, including Black Cherry, Lemon-Lime, and Mixed Berry.
Recess Sparkling Water
Made with hemp–which means cannabis containing 0.3% or less THC content by dry weight–Recess Sparkling Water is a refreshing alcohol alternative. Along with hemp, the cannabis beverage is made with American ginseng, L-theanine, and lemon balm. Choose from a variety of delicious flavors, including Coconut Lime, Blood Orange, Black Cherry, Pomegranate Hibiscus, and Blackberry Chai. Achieve balance and clarity after a long day at work with Recess beverages.
The Good Stuff Tonics THC Kombucha
Made with natural ingredients, including quality cannabis, The Good Stuff Tonics THC Kombucha is a terrific alcohol substitute for Dry January. Out of all the cannabis drinks on the list, this may be the healthiest option. Made in California and Phase 3 compliance tested by a third-party lab, this cannabis-infused beverage is perfect for anxiety or pain relief, relaxation, and to spark creativity. The gluten-free cannabis drink is made with pureed fruit and comes in various flavors, including Raspberry and Lemonade.
Viv & Oak Wine
If you’re a wine lover, Viv & Oak has a wonderful wine alternative for you to survive Dry January. Viv & Oak uses only the best California wine with grapes from Rosé and Zinfandel. Then, they remove the alcohol, blending in high-quality cannabis. You can enjoy the incredible flavors and aromas of wine with just 3 grams of sugar and 24 calories per glass. With this drinkable cannabis-infused wine alternative, you’ll start feeling the euphoric effects in around 10-15 minutes.
Wunder Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Beverage
If you’re looking for a cannabis drink that will give you a slight high, look no further. Wunder offers a cannabis beverage with a mix of THC, CBD, and Delta-8 cannabinoids. Experience a gentle euphoria when you pop open a can of this refreshing cannabis-infused sparkling beverage. And with about half the calories of beer or wine, you’ll experience a blissful sensation without feeling guilty. Try all of Wunder’s flavors, including Watermelon Wave and Blood Orange Bliss.