How to drink weed. Marijuana infused cocktails
Marijuana infused cocktails

How to drink weed. Marijuana infused cocktails

You’re looking for an elegant, relaxing drink but you don’t want alcohol. Consider a marijuana-infused cocktail

Cannabis-infused cocktails present a creative alternative to alcoholic beverages, with CBD and THC options for people in any mood.An environmental infusion is also customizable so it will meet the needs of any person.

To create a customized CBD or THC drinks, you can choose from the suggested Infused Ginger Simple Syrup options and other available ingredients. For an example, you can use regular simple syrup in addition to your favorite cannabis tinctures for some cocktails. For others who have access to honey infused with CBD or THC, you can add one teaspoon of the honey at the bottom of a shaker before muddling.

You also have the option of infusing your simple syrup with other flavors, like lavender or cinnamon-cardamom.

Mixing With THC

The legality of using cannabis as an ingredient in drinks is complicated. Currently, under federal law it’s illegal to serve them at bars or restaurants even when THC is replaced with CBD.

For those that take part in marijuana-infused drinks, caution is advised. It’s possible to overdose and mixing alcohol with pot can worsen the negative effects of both.

THC, when taken in an excessive amount can have negative side effects like overdose. Mixing cannabis into cocktails should follow the rule “less is more” to avoid any untoward incidents.

He urges no more than one cannabis cocktail per hour for people starting off. Cannabis pros can up the dosage for stronger drinks.

One of the reasons many people have had bad experiences with marijuana in the past is because its illegal history has stymied culinary experimentation.

Mixing With CBD

The difference between CBD oil and CBD tinctures is that the former is oil-based while the latter are alcohol based. Outside of the flavor of base CBD, which can be chosen depending on brand, these two forms do integrate differently in cocktails. The oil will sit on top of the drink, which becomes noteworthy when it comes to flavor and aroma. The smell wafts upward with each taste, while mitigating any clumping or separation that might occur in a regular shake. One drawback to the Floating oil is that it leaves a trace of oil at the bottom of your glass, after taking each sip. We are happy to say that tincture integrates into cocktails seamlessly just like any other alcohol so you get all of your drink!

CBD doses vary from person to person, but most brands recommend starting with 25mg. You can increase or decrease the dose as needed. We usually stick to 15 mg of caffeine per drink because it is mixed with alcohol. That said, we always recommend that anyone who is currently using CBD to do their own research on the product before using it for anything other than self-treatment.

The Bosphorus Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Raki
  • 4 oz. Freshly Crushed Carrot Juice
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp. Rose-Scented Simple Syrup (Royal Rose Makes this One)
  • 15 ml Cannabis Tincture (White Widow or Like)*
  • 3 oz. Soda Water
  • pinch of Sea Salt

Preparation:To make this cocktail, combine all ingredients except for soda water into a Boston Shaker filled 3/4 with ice. Simultaneously, chill a cocktail glass using ice and water until well chilled and frosty. Toss out the ice and water. Add one large cube of ice to your glass. Shake and strain over the ice, then splash seltzer water on top.

Cannabis Infused Chocolate Martini

This elevated holiday-themed twist on a classic chocolate martini is rich and the perfect drink for the holidays. And the addition of cannabis compliments the flavors in a way that will have you going back for more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz dark chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 3/4 oz half-and-half (can be substituted with coconut cream)
  • Chocolate syrup (for garnish)
  • 10mg of THC/CBD tincture (you can also use a 1:1 ratio tincture for optimal effects)

 Instructions

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup into the martini glass.
  2. Add all ingredients then enjoy.

Cannabis Infused Cranberry Orange Bourbon Cocktail

For those who love old-fashioneds but are not looking to get belligerent at the office holiday party, this update on the classic drink pairs cannabis flavors with grapes and maple syrup for a subtle take on an iconic beverage.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon orange ginger simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon brandied cranberries syrup (recipe follows)
  • dash of bitters
  • A few brandied cranberries on a toothpick
  • Dried orange slice
  • 10mg of THC/CBD tincture (you can also use a 1:1 ratio tincture for optimal effects)

 Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice
  2. Add all liquid ingredients and stir to mix
  3. Garnish with brandied cranberries and dried orange slice

Cannabis Infused Swedish Mulled Wine: Glögg

Mulled wine is a classic this time of year. It smells warm and spicy, and can take you to your happy place with just one whiff. This recipe includes cannabis, of course, and is a wonderful choice to serve at your next party in a bowl. Just be sure to place a note on this drink informing guests that there is cannabis inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark raisins
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds, blanched (almonds with no skins)*
  • 1 entire orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 5 cardamon pods
  • 10mg of THC/CBD tincture (you can also use a 1:1 ratio tincture for optimal effects)

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all of the ingredients. (Do not use an aluminum or copper pot since the metal can impart a metallic taste while the alcohol is warming)
  2. Allow to cook over low heat until it starts to simmer and small bubbles form on the edges. (Make sure the mixture does not boil to ensure that you maintain the alcohol content)
  3. Carefully strain the solids from the liquid 
  4. Place in a serving bowl and add cannabis tincture

Hot CannaButtered Rum

Cannabis-infused butter is an excellent way to add a pot-friendly spin on any recipe. It’s easy to make and can be added to anything that you would normally use regular butter for. This Cannabutter Rum Recipe is a potent crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

 For the Spiced Butter mixture:

  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ stick cannabutter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. ginger

 For the Cocktail:

  • 1 heaping spoonful of the Spiced Cannabutter mixture
  • 1 shot dark rum 
  • Boiling hot water to fill

 To make the Spiced Butter:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine softened butter and the cannabutter with brown sugar and spices. Mix well. Set aside.

To Make a Hot CannaButtered Rum Cocktail:

  1. Make the spiced butter batter and pour into an Irish coffee glass or mug. Top with rum then heat on stovetop until it comes to a simmer.
  2. Pour hot water over top and give it a stir
  3. Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick

Cannabis Infused Peppermint Mocha White Russian

For many, White Russians are the mark of the holiday season. This tasty, classic cocktail gets an upgrade in this recipe with a little peppermint and cannabis to brighten up the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • For the Cocktail
  • 1.5 ounce Vodka
  • 1.5 ounce Peppermint Kahula
  • 2 ounces Milk of choice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Crushed Candy Canes
  • 10mg of THC/CBD tincture (you can also use a 1:1 ratio tincture for optimal effects)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail glass, filled halfway with ice, add a 1:1 ratio of vodka and Kahula, and cannabis tincture
  2. Top with milk. Stir to combine
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes

Heady Eggnog

  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Sugar or THC Sugar
  • 1 cup Weed Bourbon Whiskey
  • Nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Separate egg yolks and egg whites into two bowls.
  2. Add sugar to the yolks and whisk rapidly for 2 minutes.
  3. Add heavy cream, vanilla extract and bourbon to the bowl, and whisk until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Place the egg whites in a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer), add salt, and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold stiff egg whites into the yolk mixture. Grate nutmeg into the mixture while folding.
  6. Refrigerate one hour and serve with grated nutmeg on top.

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