Cannabis Hot Toddy: Prepare for Colder Weather With This Infused Drink


Posted by Kymberly on 11/28/2023 in Medical Marijuana

cannabis hot toddy

Winter is almost here! And as we all know, one of the best ways to keep the cold at bay is to reach for a hot drink like a toddy. This drink has gained popularity over the years for many reasons. Apart from keeping you cozy and warm, it can also help you get rid of a sore throat and other flu-like symptoms that come with the harsh weather. But, did you know you can enjoy an extra dose of wellness by infusing your hot toddy with cannabis? Yes, you heard that right.

If you are a cannabis lover, you’re up for a relaxing experience this winter with a CBD-infused hot toddy combination. Now, if you’ve never made a hot toddy you have nothing to worry about, we’ve taken the time to prepare a quick recipe for you. Make sure you read this article to the end so you can make your own cannabis hot toddy in no time. Let’s get started!

Getting Started: What You’ll Need

Preparing your cannabis hot toddy is pretty straightforward, especially if you already know how to make a hot toddy. One staple ingredient in a hot toddy is alcohol. However, with this recipe, you can keep the booze aside. You only need to add cannabis to your existing list of ingredients to complete the puzzle. Check out the basic ingredients to mix up one serving of cannabis hot toddy below.

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 teaspoons of lemon juice 
  • 1 lemon round
  • 2-3 teaspoons of honey
  • Cannabis tincture (based on your preference)

Other ingredients 

  • Ginger 
  • Turmeric
  • Tea
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple cider vinegar

How To Prepare Cannabis-Infused Hot Toddy

  1. Heat up a cup of fresh water till boiling point
  2. Pour the hot water into a cup and add 2 teaspoons each of honey and lemon juice
  3. Mix until the honey is completely dissolved
  4. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes and then taste it
  5. If it doesn’t suit your preference, add more honey or lemon until it does
  6. Next, add your desired amount of cannabis tincture and stir properly
  7. Finally, garnish the drink with the lemon round, or other extras like cinnamon sticks

Some Handy Tips

Now that you know how to make CBD hot toddy, you still need to take extra care to ensure your drink comes out perfectly. Before you start preparing your delicious cup of cannabis-infused hot toddy, here are some important tips that we believe you’ll find useful.

  • Make sure you use boiling water to start preparing the drink so you can taste the ingredients’ rich flavors.
  • To prevent your cannabis tincture from breaking down, ensure you add it to your drink after giving it some time to cool off.
  • Black tea or any other kind of tea is a good substitute for hot water, it gives the drink a little extra taste. Hot apple cider works well too.
  • Instead of honey, you can use other sweeteners like agave nectar, maple syrup, white sugar, or brown sugar.
  • You can add extra fresh citrus to add brightness to your beverage.
  • Feel free to keep tasting the mixture at intervals till you feel you’ve gotten to your desired flavor.
  • Add more or less CBD tincture to suit the experience you want to have, whether high, relaxed, or something in between.

The Therapeutic Value Of Cannabis Hot Toddy

The therapeutic value of cannabis hot toddy comes from the effects of the beverage’s core ingredients. Let’s examine them below

  • Honey: Helps deal with symptoms like cough, and has gained popularity as a home remedy for the common cold. Honey can also stop the spread of bacteria and other microorganisms because of its antimicrobial properties.
  • Hot water: Hot drinks can relieve nasal congestion and soothe your cough. They also come in handy in treating some symptoms of cold and the flu.
  • Lemon: Lemon and lemon juice are rich in vitamin C. They can prevent and reduce the possibility of you getting a cold.
  • Cannabis: Cannabis can resolve issues like insomnia, body aches, and headaches. Infusing it in your hot toddy can also deal with winter-time illnesses like the flu, sore throat, and common cold.

Cannabis Hot Toddy: The Aftermath

So, how would you feel after gulping down a cup of CBD-infused hot toddy? That’s a genuine question if you’ve never had a hot toddy or any CBD-infused drink before. If you’re worried it might be a different experience. Here are vital facts to know about cannabis hot toddy, as well as some best practices.

  1. They work just like cannabis edibles. Depending on the type of cannabis tincture you use, you will begin to feel its effect within 30 minutes to two hours after drinking the beverage.
  2. Your tolerance level will influence your experience. As such, it is best to start in small doses to avoid the potentially negative effect of getting too high.
  3. Plan to take a break between your drinks if you plan to take more than one cup of this infused drink. 

In Conclusion

Winter comes with its own challenges, and a good way to deal with the cold and stress of the season is with a daily dose of cannabis hot toddy. You can choose to have your cup in the morning or at night to unwind and relax before bed.

The beautiful thing is that this beverage allows you to get creative with different flavors so you can take your drinking to the next level. However, remember to always keep things safe and ensure not to overdose on the cannabis tincture to avoid uncomfortable experiences. If you follow this simple recipe, you can feel warm and happy all season long.

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