How To Make Cannabis Lemonade
3 min

How To Make Cannabis Lemonade

3 min

Few things are more refreshing than a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day. However, when you add cannabis into the mix, you've got the recipe for, dare we say, one of the finest drinks out there. You'll be surprised to learn that this mouth-watering, thirst-quenching drink is also effortless to create at home. Read on to find out how it's done.

No, you've not read the title of the article wrong; it's time we shared our tried and true recipe for weed-infused lemonade, or “cann-o-nade”. With just a few simple ingredients (including some of your favourite bud), you too can experience a refreshing drink that will undoubtedly give you a buzz (unless you opt for CBD strains, of course)! This unique, thirst-quenching concoction is perfect for a hot day or any time you fancy it, to be honest. However, like alcoholic drinks, this beverage carries a potency that can last up to three or four hours, and it takes around 45 minutes to kick in.

How to make cannabis-infused lemonade

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade

So, just how do you go about making cannabis-infused lemonade? You'll be pleased to learn that this isn't some massively complex recipe. In fact, there's one key ingredient that's the real “magic” behind this refreshing drink. You're going to need cannabis tincture. Now, don't worry if you don't have some to hand; we've got you covered with our step-by-step guide to making a mind-blowing tincture. Once you've got your tincture ready, continue on to find out what else you'll need.


• 1.35l cold water

• 450ml lemon juice (8–10 lemons)

• 225g sugar

• Cannabis tincture


• Juicer

• Measuring cup

• Pitcher


Now that you have all of your ingredients and equipment ready, it's time to make cannabis-infused lemonade. This is an easy recipe to follow, but take your time to get the best results.

Step 1: The process begins by juicing your lemons. Whether you use a manual or automatic juicer is entirely up to you, but once those lemons have been juiced, you've got the makings of lemonade right there. While smooth juice is highly recommended, if you prefer pulp in your lemonade, feel free to keep it. Otherwise, discard the pulp. Once you're happy with the juice, add it to the pitcher of water.

The process begins by juicing your lemons


Step 2: Now it's time to add sugar to the juice and water mixture. By nature, lemons are extremely tart and sour; this can be countered with a generous helping of sugar. However, if you've added too much or prefer to keep things slightly bitter, you can always squeeze a bit more lemon into the mix or even add a pinch of salt. Just continue to stir your mixture, and you're almost done!

Now It'sTime To Add Sugar To The Juice And Water Mixture


Step 3: Lastly, we need to add in the tincture. Now, it might be tempting to pour in the whole lot, but less is certainly more when it comes to THC-rich cannabis tinctures. Use a dropper to get an exact dose and add some to the lemonade. Of course, the beauty of using a tincture is that you can always add more. When you're satisfied with the amount of tincture in the lemonade, give everything a good stir and place the pitcher in the fridge for a few hours to chill it to the perfect drinking temperature.

Lastly, We Need To Add In The Tincture

How to store cannabis lemonade

As you may have already guessed, the best place to keep your cannabis lemonade is in the fridge. That way, you can keep it cool and fresh. Cannabis lemonade can be stored for up to one week in the fridge, so you can have access to this refreshing drink anytime you want it. That's if it lasts that long, of course!

3 strains to use for cannabis lemonade

When it comes to choosing a strain for your cannabis-infused lemonade, it's really about striking a balance between great flavours and the desired effects. Sure, you can basically use any strain, but you'll probably want to stick with something a little sweeter, as this is a sweet drink, after all. So maybe keep that super pungent Cheese strain for another project. With that in mind, we've selected three strains you've got to check out if you want to take your cannabis lemonade to the next level.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry and lemon are often paired up, so when it comes to picking a strain for your cannabis lemonade, we certainly recommend checking out Strawberry Cough. Boasting rich, fruity flavours, this massively popular strain is ideal for creating a tincture. With THC levels clocking in at about 20%, Strawberry Cough offers up soothing sensations that put users in a relaxed and blissful mood—just perfect in combination with an ice-cold lemonade.

Strawberry Cough Automatic (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Strawberry Fields x Haze x Ruderalis
Genetics: Sativa-dominant
Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks from seed to harvest
THC: 15%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Autoflowering

Lemon Power Haze

Next up is Lemon Power Haze, and the clue is very much in the name of this particular strain. Lemon Power Haze is perfect for pairing with your lemonade, providing sweet and lemony flavours that are often described as rich and dank. This strain is the end product of combining two heavy hitters in the form of Lemon Skunk and Amnesia Haze; the result is a reasonably potent cultivar that can hit THC levels of around 20%. To mix up a cann-o-nade with euphoric, upbeat effects, look no further than Lemon Power Haze.

Lemon Power Haze (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Lemon Skunk x Amnesia Haze
Genetics: 25% Indica / 75% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 20%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Shining Silver Haze

Last on our list is Shining Silver Haze. This strain is the result of combining Haze with Skunk and Northern Light. It offers up some mouth-watering flavours that, while perfect for smoking, are arguably even better when used in our lemonade recipe—the citrus and fruity profile pairs effortlessly with this delicious lemony drink. With 21% THC and a selection of finely tuned terpenes, Shining Silver Haze has some heavy effects that will truly put you in a haze. Ideal for those warm summer nights when you need to cool down and chill out.

Shining Silver Haze (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

Parents: Haze x (Skunk x Northern Light)
Genetics: 25% Indica / 75% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 21%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

When life gives you lemons, make cann-o-nade

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Cann-O-Nade

So there you have it, a fool-proof recipe for a cannabis-tinged, thirst-quenching drink that's not just ideal for warm days in the garden, but basically any time of the year. There are no restrictions or limitations for cannabis lemonade. Indeed, you can look to add your own spin to our recipe, including different fruits and flavours to really tailor it to your tastes. But one thing's for sure; once you try cann-o-nade, you may find it tricky to go back to regular drinks!

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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