‘Tis the season of social gatherings with friends and family, which usually means gathering around food and drinks. If you are looking for ways to skip alcohol this year, all you need is a few great recipes for mocktails! However, no need to forgo a buzz altogether, just switch it up with THC beverages. Wynk sparkling seltzers are the perfect mixer for mocktails, allowing you to control how much you have and when you’d like a little more. To inspire your next happy hour, we’ve got three delicious THC mocktails for you to check out.
Get Festive With Winter Mocktails
Winter mode is fully activated, and much of the country is covered in a gorgeous sheet of fluffy white snow. This time of year comes with many iconic moments, like making snowmen, hitting the slopes, and sipping hot cocoa by the fire. Let these cooler months be a time to slow down and be more present with those you love. Sometimes overindulging in alcohol means you might have fuzzy memories of a night with your friends, but THC drinks are a great alternative that can help you tap in and connect.
Wynk seltzers contain equal amounts of THC and CBD, offering a mellow, smooth buzz. You can experience the effects within 15 minutes and decide if you want another. Low doses of cannabis offer a mellow mood boost without leaving you feeling too unbalanced to have great conversations. Not to mention, you can skip that next-day hangover you might experience after a few too many cocktails. So, skip on the alcohol this winter and embrace the buzz from THC mocktails.
3 THC Mocktails to Keep You Cozy All Winter
The possibilities are endless when it comes to whipping up crafty and creative cannabis mocktails. We’ve put together one recipe for each of Wynk’s seltzer flavors (Juicy Mango, Lime Twist, and Black Cherry Fizz), but we totally encourage you to mix and match or create something totally unique! Here’s what we’re loving this winter.
Cranberry Mint Mocktail
Like Christmas in a cup. This mocktail is sweet and zesty, and you can get creative with the juice mixers. Want to add some pomegranate or cherry juice? Delish! Not only is it super easy to make, but it will please just about any crowd.
- Wynk Black Cherry Fizz sparkling seltzer
- 2 ounces pure cranberry juice (not from concentrate)
- ½ ounce mint simple syrup
- ½ cup frozen cranberries
- 4 mint leaves
- Stemless wine glass or rocks glass
Pour cranberry juice, mint simple syrup, and Black Cherry Fizz sparkling seltzer into the glass. Add frozen cranberries in lieu of ice cubes. It’s essential to add them into the liquid rather than pouring liquid on top so they don’t clump together. Garnish with mint leaves, and voila! A cranberry mint mocktail to spice up your day.
Prefer a bit more spice? Try a sprinkle of ground cloves on top!
Sparkly & Spiced Fruit Punch
This mocktail has a depth of sweet, spicy, zesty, and herbal flavor. It’s got a little bit of several seasonal favorites that come together seamlessly to create your new favorite beverage. This recipe makes one, but we recommend doubling up because you’ll certainly want seconds.
- Wynk Juicy Mango sparkling seltzer
- ¼ cup apple cider
- 1 small apple
- 1 small orange
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 sprig of thyme
- High ball, rocks glass, or mason jar
Remove the thyme leaves from the stem and muddle them with apple cider and ground ginger. Cut the orange in half and squeeze one-half into the glass, and stir. Next, add ice and pour in Juicy Mango sparkling seltzer to fill the glass.
Slice the remaining half of the orange, and slice the apple. Use a slice of each fruit as a garnish, along with a cinnamon stick. Munch on the extra fruit slices as a snack. Enjoy!
Mandarin Mock Mojito
A THC take on a mojito, but with added fruit flavors. Serve this up to your guests, and they’ll think you’re a professional mixologist. If you can’t find mandarin oranges, clementines and tangerines are excellent substitutes.
- Wynk Lime Twist sparkling seltzer
- 1 mandarin
- ½ teaspoon pure cane sugar
- 3-4 drops of orange oil*
- 1 lime
- 4 mint sprigs
- Rocks glass or mason jar
*If you can’t find orange oil, use the zest of one-half of an orange
Cut the mandarin in half. Squeeze one half into the glass and peel the other half, chopping it into small pieces. Stir the sugar into the juice and mix well. Next, cut the lime into slices. Put two slices of lime and the chopped mandarin into the glass and muddle with the sugary juice. Add ice to the glass and top with Lime Twist sparkling seltzer.
Add mint leaves and orange oil (or orange zest), stir well, and garnish with a lime slice. Serve it up!
Enjoy the Season
Stay safe out there this winter and enjoy all that winter has to offer. These THC mocktails are perfect after a long day of cross-country skiing, ice skating, or any happy hour at home. Find a location near you and try all three of Wynk’s THC seltzers. Get creative, and if you whip up something fantastic, tag them on Instagram @drinkwynk.