Cannabis-infused strawberry drinks and bites for a hot summer's day

Published Jul 21, 2022 01:00 p.m. ET
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One of the best things about summer is the ample variety of seasonal fruits that are plentiful and affordable. Strawberries peak in June and July, sweetened by the sun’s kiss, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of nature's bounty. It’s also that time of year when cool treats and drinks are high on the list of must-haves, as we search for things that will help us to beat the heat.

Here you’ll find a few wonderful strawberry recipes to try, and each one offers a powerful dose of cannabinoids.

1. Strawberry water with citrus and herb

Strawberries are plentiful this time of the year and so are so many other fresh herbs, including basil which makes the perfect addition to a cool summer drink.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooling time: 1 hour

Calories: 103

Servings: 8


  • 6 cups water
  • ½ lemon (sliced)
  • 1 cup strawberries (quartered)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 5-10 drops of cannabis oil per glass


  • Pitcher
  • Wooden spoon
  • Serving cups


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the cannabis oil to a pitcher and give it a good stir.

  2. Place the pitcher in the fridge to allow the flavours to seep into the water
    for at least 1 hour.

  3. Pour the infused water into serving cups and allow each guest to choose their own strength of cannabinoids.

2. Mini strawberry shortcakes

These are the cutest strawberry cakes you’ve ever seen, and they’re so easy to make. Unfortunately, they do require a few minutes in the oven, so it might be a good idea to make them the night before you need them, to avoid sweltering temperatures in the afternoon during a heat wave.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Cooling time: 30 minutes

Calories: 157

Servings: 12


  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cannabutter (softened)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Mixing bowls (2)
  • Electric mixer
  • Baking sheets (2)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and combine the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer on high until it’s smooth and creamy.

  2. Add the vanilla, egg, and almond extract, then whisk until the colour is even and uniform.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ones until all of it has been incorporated, and you’re left with a thick cookie-like dough.

  5. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and spread them out across two baking sheets.

  6. Use your finger to create a small indent in the middle of each one.

  7. Bake the cakes in the oven for 10 minutes.

  8. Leave the baked cakes on a cooling rack until they reach room temperature, which should take around 30 minutes.

  9. Top each cake off with a nice scoop of whipped cream.

Serve and enjoy these incredible snacks.

3. Strawberry Caprese bites

These delightful strawberry skewers are the most incredible snack when you’re hungry and too hot to cook. With bits of cheese and savoury drizzle, it’s an addictive feast for the senses.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Calories: 82


Servings: 4-8


  • 4 cups strawberries (destemmed)
  • 12 bite-sized mozzarella balls or cubes
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 1 teaspoon cannabis oil


  • Serving tray
  • Spoon
  • 12 toothpicks


  1. Spread the strawberries out across a serving tray.

  2. Grab one piece of basil and one mozzarella ball and use a toothpick to pierce all three pieces on a skewer.

  3. Continue making the bites until all of the ingredients are used up.

  4. Add the balsamic glaze and cannabis oil to a small mixing bowl and stir them together with a whisk or teaspoon.

  5. Use a spoon to drizzle the combination evenly over the strawberries.

Serve with chocolate sauce or whipped cream for a twist.

4. Strawberry Cooler

Looking for a drink that hits a little harder and cools you down? If so, then this strawberry cooler might be just the thing to hit the spot.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Calories: 182

Servings: 8


  • 5 cups diced strawberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4-6 shots of cannabis-infused vodka


  • Blender
  • Pitcher
  • Serving cups
  • Wooden spoon


  1. Toss all of the ingredients except for the ice into a blender and process them on high until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Pour the ice into a pitcher followed by the strawberry cooler from the blender.

  3. Stir everything together with a ladle or spoon.

Serve and enjoy in moderation.

5. Strawberry cream cheese bites

It’s fast, easy, and oh so delicious with the sweetness of berries, creamy base of cream cheese, and the subtle addition of a salt cracker that somehow brings all of the taste and texture to a peak.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Calories: 98

Servings: 4-5


  • 10 strawberries (cored and destemmed)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cannabis oil (olive preferred)
  • 20 crackers


  • Paring knife
  • Electric mixer
  • Small bowl
  • Butter knife


  1. Slice all of the strawberries in half.

  2. Add the cream cheese, cannabis oil, and brown sugar to a small mixing bowl.

  3. Blend the mixture on high until smooth.

  4. Spread the cream cheese on the crackers.

  5. Top each of the crackers with a strawberry half.

Serve these treats plain, or with yogurt for a dip.

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