THC Cocktails? Here’s What to Know

For people who prefer not to smoke or vape weed, edibles have become a popular alternative. Today, we have all kinds of cannabis-infused edibles on the market, including baked goods, chocolates, gummies, and mints. We also have THC cocktails — THC beverages that allow you to drink your weed instead of eating it.

THC Drinks Vs. Other Cannabis Consumption Methods

When you smoke or vape, the cannabinoids enter your lungs and travel through the soft tissue directly into your bloodstream. With a sublingual tincture, the cannabinoids pass quickly into your bloodstream through the thin layer of skin under your tongue. When you use a topical, the cannabinoids absorb into your skin to provide localized effects but don’t get you high. 

THC cocktails work similarly to other weed edibles. You ingest the drink by mouth, and the cannabinoids travel through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream. As a result, it may take a little longer to feel the effects. 

What Are THC Drinks Like Compared to Other Edibles?

Although THC drinks share some similarities with other edibles, there are a few key differences. One of the most notable is the onset time of your high. Generally speaking, infused foods take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in. THC cocktails, on the other hand, take effect as soon as 10 to 30 minutes after consumption. 

Why do THC cocktails offer faster-acting effects? One reason is due to nanoemulsion, a technique that some cannabis beverage producers use to produce their products. The process converts THC into smaller molecules, increasing the bioavailability of the cannabinoid. In other words, your body absorbs it more easily. You can feel the THC take effect gradually as you sip on your drink rather than having the entire dose hit all at once after ingesting a food-based edible. 

Another difference between THC cocktails and other edibles is the length of your high. Typically, the effects of a THC beverage wear off more quickly, while other edibles provide longer-lasting effects. 

Ways to Enjoy THC Cocktails

Want to try a THC cocktail? Let’s take a quick look at some of your options.

THC Beverage Products

One of the easiest ways to enjoy a THC cocktail is to purchase an infused beverage from your local dispensary. Cannabis drinks come in many varieties, including:

  • Flavored tonics
  • Seltzers
  • Sodas
  • Energy drinks

You may also find ready-to-drink THC coffee drinks, teas, and even alcohol-free infused beers and wines. 

DIY THC Cocktails

Do you like mixing drinks? Why not try your hand at crafting your very own specialty THC cocktails? Cannabis-infused mocktails offer a great alternative to traditional alcoholic beverages, helping you unwind without the unpleasant after-effects of drinking. With a fast-acting THC syrup, homemade infusion, or tincture and a handful of beverage ingredients, there’s no end to the delicious infusions you can create. 

Looking for a New Way to Enjoy Weed? Give THC Cocktails a Try

If you want to avoid inhaling your cannabinoids but want something faster-acting than most edibles, THC cocktails may be just what you’ve been looking for. Ready to give them a try? Campfire Cannabis has a wide variety of tonics, seltzers, syrups, and other weed-infused beverages, all from top cannabis brands. Check out our online menu or visit us in-store today!

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