Posted on November 9th, 2021 to Education
Yes, you read that correctly. Cannabis Cocktails! Before we get into that, you’ll need to create a Tincture. What the heck is that? Alcohol infused with cannabis, that’s what! Cannabis Tinctures have been used in all cultures as medicine and were prescribed by doctors in the United States to treat all manner of illnesses, until the prohibition of marijuana in 1970. Click Here to read about the history and other facts from Medicinal Cannabis: History, Pharmacology, And Implications for the Acute Care Setting Copyright © 2017, MediMedia USA, Inc.
Now that you know how Cannabis Tinctures were used, why not use them to make infused cocktails! The ratio to make your Tincture is 1 ounce of decarboxylated cannabis to 750 ml of the strongest alcohol you can find (think Everclear). Add your decarbed cannabis to the alcohol and store it in a cool dark place. Every week you will shake the bottle and put it back. After 4 weeks, your Tincture is done infusing. Strain the alcohol to remove the bits of cannabis, and it’s ready to use. Make sure to keep the Tincture stored in a cool dark place! Our tinctures from Garden Remedies would be perfect as they’re ready for use! https://www.gardenremedies.com/tinctures / Our Squeezes from Curaleaf are also perfect to make a drink with since they are already flavored. The squeezes are essentially like MIO’s but infused with thc. (Check out https://selectcannabis.com/ for more)
How Do I Dose a Cocktail?
My suggestion to you is to test the Tincture and figure out how strong it is before you go adding it to your cocktail. The easiest way to figure it out? Put a drop under your tongue and wait about 15-20 minutes to see how it makes you feel. Then you can adjust the dosage accordingly. I would use 2-3 drops of the Tincture for a Cannabis Cocktail – Less is better, but you can always take more if you need to.
I wouldn’t suggest using both alcohol and Tincture in a cocktail, especially if you aren’t used to taking cannabis in a Tincture. Use your best judgment.
Basil Blueberry Cannatini
1/8 cup Blueberries
4 Basil Leaves
2-3 Drops Cannabis Tincture
1/2 tsp Honey
8 oz. Club Soda
Using a martini glass, muddle blueberries, basil, and honey at the bottom. Drop 3 drops of Cannabis Tincture on the muddled mixture. Add ice and pour club soda over the mixture, stir and garnish with a basil leaf.
Raspberry Cannabis Iced Tea
1/8 cup Raspberries
4 Mint Leaves (or cannabis fan leaves if you have some!)
1/2 tsp. Honey
2-3 Drops Cannabis Tincture
8 oz. Unsweetened Iced Black Tea
Using a rocks glass muddle raspberries, mint, honey, and 2-3 drops of Cannabis Tincture. Pour iced tea over the muddled mixture and stir well, add ice and garnish with mint leaf and whole raspberry.
CannaGetta Sexy Beach
3 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Peach Liquor
1 oz. Grenadine
2-3 Drops of Cannabis Tincture
Club Soda/Lemon-Lime Soda (your preference)
In a rocks glass add orange juice, peach liquor, grenadine, and your Cannabis Tincture. Stir well, add ice and top with club soda or lemon-lime soda, stir and garnish with orange slice.
3 oz. Coconut Water
3 oz. Cream of Coconut
1/2 cup Crushed Pineapple (with the juice)
1 cup Ice
4-6 Drops Cannabis Tincture
3 oz. Water
In a blender combine coconut water, cream of coconut, ice, and water. Blend until smooth and por into 2 glasses. Add 2-3 drops of Cannabis Tincture to each glass and stir.
Garnish with a cherry.
I hope you’ll enjoy these responsibly and remember to never cannabis and drive! As with all my recipes remember to share a picture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and #CannaGettaFriYAY.
These are original recipes, please remember to give credit when sharing!
-Aimee Knysh (Resident Budtender at HiBrid)