Now that the sun is finally out and the heat is creeping up, what better way to welcome summer than with a chilled CBD-infused drink? In this CBD drinks review, we’ll take a closer look at four popular beverage brands. We’ve chosen Little Rick, TRIP, Goodrays, and CHILL°D, with an honourable mention to jAGA’s functional mushroom drinks. We’re digging into all the info you need to know to choose what drinks you want on your roster this summer. So, grab your go-to glass and let’s explore all that CBD Drinks have to offer!

What are CBD Drinks?

CBD drinks are beverages infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound derived from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce intoxicating effects, making it a popular choice for those seeking relaxation and wellness without the high.

One significant advantage of CBD drinks is their unique method of absorption. As you consume a CBD drink, a portion of the CBD is absorbed sublingually. Meaning it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the tissues under the tongue. This sublingual absorption is combined with the CBD that is ingested and absorbed through the digestive system. This can lead to more potent effects and a faster onset time compared to only absorbing CBD through the gut.

With CBD drinks, you not only enjoy the taste but also potentially benefit from its calming, anti-inflammatory, and wellness-promoting properties. Whether you’re looking to relax after a long day or seeking relief from discomfort, CBD drinks offer a convenient and enjoyable way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.

Now, onto our CBD drinks review!

All 5 little rick CBD drinks scattered beside each other with a yellow and red backdrop

Little Rick

Hailing from Manchester, Little Rick brings a touch of quirkiness to the CBD beverage scene with their mission to expand minds and promote relaxation. Each can is infused with a potent blend of 32mg of full-spectrum CBD, along with complementary cannabinoids like CBG and CBC. But what really sets Little Rick apart is their inclusion of MCT and LCT carrier oils, ensuring maximum absorption and prolonged effects. Little Rick is therefore the frontrunner of this line up in terms of strength and efficacy.

Their flavours are also fantastic – and all inspired by some of your favourite soft drinks and cocktails! From the zesty kick of Cola to the tropical paradise of Piña and the refreshing minty Mojito, Little Rick offers a flavour for every preference and occasion. And with options like Raspberry Coconut and Raspberry Lemonade, you can indulge guilt-free in these sugar-free, zero-calorie delights.

Customers rave about the smooth taste and potent effects of Little Rick drinks, making them a must-have for any summer gathering or solo chill session.

Trip CBD Drink in glass held up in hands


Just like us, TRIP was formed in 2018 to “share a bit of calm in the everyday chaos.” TRIP drinks are truly refreshing, unique and sophisticated. Each can boasts 15mg of premium CBD isolate, infused with adaptogens like ginseng, chamomile, and lemon balm to enhance the calming effects and bolster the wellness properties of their formulas.

TRIP drinks are also perfect for summer! Whether it’s the refreshing Peach Ginger, the floral Elderflower Mint, or the zesty Lemon Basil, TRIP flavours are botanical, sweet and herbaceous – perfect companions for the warm weather.

Customers praise TRIP for its luxurious taste and botanical ingenuity. Their ‘calm in a can’ beverages are great for lazy afternoons by the pool or evening gatherings with friends.

Goodrays CBD Drink cans with ice cubes


Goodrays CBD is another drinks brand here to maximise your summer chill. With their commitment to promoting mental wellness and sustainability, Goodrays aim to be beacon of balance in a fast-paced world. Each can contains 30mg of CBD sourced from Colorado-grown hemp, along with a dose of Vitamin D to boost immunity overall well-being. This addition of the sunshine vitamin means that you’ll be feeling that summer glow even when you can’t be out catching rays.

One thing we love about Goodrays, is that their flavours perfectly capture that tropical, sunny vibe. From the tangy Blood Orange & Grapefruit to the tropical Raspberry & Guava and the exotic Passionfruit & Pomelo, these combos are ideal for embracing the summer season wherever you are.

Customers appreciate Goodrays’ dedication to quality and sustainability. They are the perfect choice for those seeking a guilt-free indulgence this summer.


CHILL°D CBD believe that life is best served chilled. Their mantra is embracing life’s moments and finding peace in the present. CHILL°D invites you to slow down, unwind, and savour the sweetness of summer. Each can contains 20mg of CBD, making it the perfect companion for those seeking a gentle way to relax.

CHILL°D flavours are classic, tasty and full of sweetness. With their rich Red Cherry, ambient Elderflower and Ginger, and vibrant Blueberry and Lime, each sip is designed to brighten up your day.

Customers love CHILL°D for its low-calorie, vegan-friendly formula, making it the ideal choice for guilt-free enjoyment on hot summer days.

jAGA Watermelon drinks on counter with watermelon slices grey background

Something Different: jAGA Functional Drinks

Interesting in trying an alternative to CBD drinks? Look no further than jAGA’s Lightly Sparkling Functional Mushroom Drinks. These delicious and innovative drinks are powered by a calming and uplifting blend of adaptogenics. In other words, they’ve created the ultimate alternative to an alcoholic beverage, all as part of their goal to offer something different.

Available in four delicious flavours—Mint & Lime, Watermelon, Mixed Berry, and Passionfruit & Pomelo—jAGA combine flavour with function. Powered by a blend of adaptogens like Reishi and Cordyceps, with amino acids like L-Theanine and L-Tryptophan, plus the added benefits of Ashwagandha and Magnesium, each sip is a step towards improved all-natural well-being. Moreso, they taste great, too!

But what sets jAGA’s Functional Mushroom Drinks apart is their commitment to quality and innovation. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, stress relief, or an immunity boost, jAGA’s Functional Mushroom Drinks offer a holistic approach to wellness. So, why not broaden your CBD drink horizons and give them a try?

How Long Do CBD Drinks Take to Work?

The onset time of CBD drinks varies based on individual factors like metabolism, tolerance, and the formulation of the drink. While some may experience effects rather quickly, others might take longer. This is largely because CBD is absorbed slower through the gut than through other consumption methods, such as vaping.

Generally, you can expect to feel the effects of a CBD drink within 30 minutes to an hour after consumption. Of course, bear in mind that factors like the strength of the CBD drink, your body’s response, and whether you’ve consumed food alongside the drink can all influence how quickly you feel effects.

Dosage Instructions for CBD Drinks

It’s essential to consume CBD drinks responsibly and in accordance with recommended dosage guidelines. A healthy adult is recommended not to consume more than 70mg of CBD per day. When incorporating CBD drinks into your routine, it’s crucial to take note of the strength of the drinks and choose one that best suits your needs.

For example, if you’re heading out for a picnic and plan to consume multiple drinks throughout the day, opt for a drink with a lower CBD content, such as TRIP with 15mg of CBD. On the other hand, if you need a pick-me-up during your lunch break and want a more potent option, you might choose Little Rick with 32mg of CBD.

It’s also important to wait to see how you feel after one drinks before increasing. Everybody’s ideal CBD dosage is different. Therefore, be sure to try out a variety of brands and strengths to find what works best for you (and so you can try all the flavours you’re now dying to get your hands on!). Pay attention to how your body responds and adjust your dosage accordingly. If you have any concerns or experience adverse effects, consult a healthcare professional for personalised guidance.

Check out our ultimate CBD Dosage Guide for more info!


In conclusion, CBD drinks offer a convenient and enjoyable way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. We hope you now understand how they work, how long they take to work, and how to dose them responsibly. Most importantly, we hope that our review of CBD drinks have made you excited to try all that is on offer!

Make sure to check out our CBD Drinks selection, where you’ll find the full range discussed here. Also, check out our more detailed CBD drinks review of TRIP and Goodrays for more insight into these popular brands.

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