Shoki fills an unusual spot in cannabis beverages: It’s a cocktail mixer intended to be blended with something else. Whether you choose to use alcohol or something sans booze is totally up to you.
Shoki currently comes in two different varieties, a mint expression and a pineapple version, which is reviewed here. All of Shoki’s mixers are sugar-free and contain no artificial sweeteners or preservatives — which is why they have to be refrigerated after opening and last only a week once the seal is cracked.
I tried Shoki Pineapple with plain water in order to experience it in full — and I was quite surprised by how enjoyable and sophisticated it was. The name is a bit misleading, because ginger is a strong secondary component in the mixer. When blended with water, you get an immediate note of caramelized pineapple followed by a sharp punch of fresh ginger root. From there, the mixer evolves to showcase a honey-like sweetness that is touched with what seems like lemon (though according to the ingredient list, it’s actually lime juice).
It’s a wholly credible and versatile mixer, and a 12-ounce bottle contains 3 four-ounce servings, each of which contains 10mg of THC. (Ignore the part on the label about the cap being 2 ounces in capacity and using it to measure out your serving; the cap holds less than half an ounce.) That said, the impact of the THC wasn’t quite what I was expecting, and I ended up having a fairly sleepless night after having about half a serving of the product. At $44 a bottle, you’re also paying a hefty premium for the mixer, to the tun of over $14 per serving. Make those margaritas count, folks.
Format: beverage, 12 oz bottle
Dosage: 10mg THC per 4 oz serving (3 servings per bottle)
Calories: 25 per serving
Price: $44 per bottle
Value: $1.47 per mg of THC
Product website: tribeshoki.com