Today isn’t the first time that we’ve reached out to Andrew Mieure the owner at Top Shelf Budtending. The professional budtender has been studying the art of cannabis mocktails under the master and his dear friend Warren Bobrow, writer of “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics”. Mieure’s main focus with his infusion work is to craft familiar cocktails that feature cannabis instead of liquor while Bobrow is adept both in cannabis infused mocktails and liquored up cannabis concoctions. At a fundamental level any alcohol can be infused with cannabis much like a tincture and then be used for any type of drink that we may prefer but this would take time, agitation, etc. In “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics” Bobrow goes into the many ways that cannabis can be infused into various beverages whether they feature liquor or not.
Before even getting started it’s absolutely imperative that we mention that cannabis and alcohol amplify each other when combined. It’s a good idea to just drink one of these delectable drinks for at least six hours before indulging in another cannabis cocktail. When dosage is monitored, both Andrew Mieure and Warren Bobrow believe that liquor and cannabis can be enjoyed simultaneously. As Mieure reminds us, “Remember, start low and go slow!”. Below we have a recipe from Warren Bobrow himself with detailed instructions on how to infuse the featured alcohol. This drink is seasonally delicious with a flavor set of spiced citrus and is absolute perfection for holiday entertaining.
Freshly Squeezed Punch with Cannabis Infused Rum & Nutmeg
- 1 Part Fresh Orange Juice
- 1 Part Broiled Grapefruit Juice
- 1 Part Oloroso Sherry
- 1 Part Cannabis Infused rum
- 1 Pinch of Nutmeg
- 1 grapefruit peel as a garnish
How To Make The Grapefruit Juice:
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Split grapefruit in half and apply around 20 splashed of Angostura Bitters to the fruit itself. Sprinkle ample amount of turbinado sugar over the fruit side as well. Roast the prepared grapefruit sides 35-45 minutes, remove and let cool. Once cool, squeeze every possible bit of the juice out of the grapefruit.
How To Infuse Rum With Cannabis:
Using the oven or a decarboxylating device decarb 1 ounce of Sativa cannabis flower, sativa generally has limonene and citrus based flavor and aroma set terpenes that will complement other flavors of the cocktail. Add an entire bottle of Rum to a magical butter machine with the ounce of cannabis and set on “160” for an hour. Strain the liquid thoroughly and rebottle.
Directions for Assembling the Cocktail:
In a highball or collins glass add ice, the chilled juices, and infused rum. Garnish with grapefruit peel and garnish with a pinch of nutmeg.
Anyone who liked this easy to follow cocktail recipe with an intricate flavor profile will absolutely love “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations” by Warren Bobrow. We’re pretty excited to get a copy ourselves and find that this book might be the perfect holiday gift for multiple people on our list. Make sure to send us your photos after trying out this delightful, fresh cannabis cocktail recipe.