Cannabis cocktails are really gaining traction in the mixology world as the process is becoming more socially acceptable. There are numerous states voting on whether to allow medicinal marijuana, and recreational marijuana in just a couple of weeks. Depending on the law for these states you may be able to order a Cannabis cocktail near you in the near future. Within the cannabis industry there have been advancements with edible THC, THC oils, and now now drink infusions. These are good alternative for a lot of people who do not enjoy the act of smoking.
As a word of precaution, imbibe these drinks fairly slowly. When drinking these drinks especially it can take a little time for the effects to set in, so after you have one drink wait for at least an hour to see what kind of effect it has on you as alcohol can exacorbate the effects of marijuana.
The Process of Infusing with Cannabis
There are a few different ways mixologist are using to make Cannabis cocktails. You can you THC oil and simply add the correct amount to the drink, but you can also make the alcohol itself infused with THC. For detailed instructions please visit this link merryjane.com. You can use any kind of spirit when infusing and there are many differing opinions on which spirits are best for taste. This decision is pure personal preference so try different things when you get the chance. You cannot use oil in a Vaportini. For this to work in a Vaportini, you must infuse your own alcohol. Below are some drink ideas, and they are basically the same as typical drink mixtures but with the THC added into the mix. The flavor definitely works better with some things rather than others, so these are some of my favorites.
Special Rum Daquairi
- 1 1/2 ounces light rum (THC infused)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup or superfine sugar
- 2 oz. Talisker 10 Year single malt Scotch whisky
- 5 mg THC oil
- 1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula vermouth
- 2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
- orange peel, for garnish
For the Vaportini the first thing I would suggest trying is a high quality infused vodka. This will bring out a pure flavor of the marijuana in your Vaportini. After this experiment and have fun with the flavors!
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