Beth Schwartz
Aug 04 2021 . 2 min read

Cool ideas rule when hacking the heat

Cool ideas rule when hacking the heat

Triple digit heat demands an icy canna-beverage

Triple digit heat demands an icy canna-beverage


One of my favorite canna-cocktails is an exotic mix of pineapple, guava, and delta-8 THC. I mix pineapple flavored sparkling water with guava juice and add a few drops of 1000mg delta-8 THC tincture. Once I discovered this refreshing elixir I quit my gin, rum, and vodka cocktails and transitioned to a different kind of happy hour.


This hack was introduced to me by an EGO Brand ambassador. I was at the opening of CannaStarz dispensary and was eyeing an infused peanut butter cookie but was concerned it would go stale before I could eat it, especially because at 20mgs I couldn’t eat it all at once. That’s when the brand ambassador suggested that should it go stale, I use it in a milkshake. It was 110° degrees out so, needless to say, I skipped straight to the milkshake. Yummy!


This hack came to me courtesy of chef Jesse Garza. He adds cannabis beverage enhancer Sip Elixirs to his Slurpee. “I'll usually grab an Icy or a Slurpee, and I'll just add either Sip’s hurricane or watermelon flavor in there. The label recommends using half-a-capful which is 10mg THC. I need a little more than that, so I use a third,” says Garza, who adds that Sip Elixirs are best enjoyed when chilled. Garza also recommends mixing a bit of Sip’s hurricane flavor with Cann’s blood orange social tonic which contains a potency of 2mg THC: 4mg CBD. “I add a capful of Sip for more of a carbonated drink. Or I'll add some Sip to a cream soda.”


When seeking a relaxed and mellow state of mind, I like a mid-afternoon refreshment and mixing 15mgs of CBD oil into strawberry cream soda does the trick. Since cannabidiol is not psychoactive, this is my version of a virgin cocktail that offers the added wellness benefit of balancing my endocannabinoid system.