Cocktail culture meets cannabis culture in a new wave of infused beverages crafted with classic bar drinks in mind but no alcohol in bottles that resemble top-shelf booze in packaging and price. Some brands add non-intoxicating twists of CBD. Other brands seek to replace alcohol altogether. 

Along with a side-bar explaining the consumer, technology and social forces driving the infused beverages trend, my story will taste-test and effects-test these new drinkables:

Tinley Elixirs

  • Alcohol-free beverages in coconut, cinnamon and almond flavors inspired by whisky and Amaretto. Each bottle contains 8.5 shot servings of 1.5 fl oz each. Each serving contains 5 mg  of THC. Serving suggestions: drinking as shots, on the rocks, or mixed in cocktails.

Tinley Tonics

  • Non-alcoholic single-serve versions of mixed drinks. Mocktails include cannabis-infused twists on High Horse and Daisy cocktail recipes — micro-dosed, micro-sugared and micro-caloried.

 


Cann Social Tonics

  • Tonics infused with 4 mg CBD and 2 mg THC. Flavors include Blood Orange Cardamon, Grapefruit Rosemary and Lemon Lavender.

 



Proposition Cocktail Co.

  • Non-alcoholic CBD cocktails in Turmeric Ginger Mule or Smokey Margarita flavors.

 


Aurora Elixirs

  • Aromatic tonics enhanced with hemp-derived CBD.

 


Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops

  • Sparking water infused with cannabis and hops. Drink straight from bottle. Use as mixer. Pour into champagne flute and toast an alcohol replacement.