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.
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.
by Cara Wietstock
This article originally appeared on Whaxy.com
Bhang is a cannabis infused beverages that has been used throughout the Indian subcontinent for centuries. It is most commonly served during the Hindu festival of Holi in India and Nepal.
This recipe will make a potent batch of bhang. When using this recipe, only consume 1 to 2 ounces at a time, and wait at least 90 minutes before deciding whether or not to have more. For a less potent batch, use half the amount of cannabis.
Use the link below to download the free Whaxy Cannabis Cooking Calculator App on your Android phone to figure out the perfect dose every time!
by The Stoned Housewife
Piping hot and golden brown, with crispy edges… you can never go wrong when pancakes are involved. Try this cannabis-infused version of the classic banana pancake and submit yourself to breakfast bliss.
Serving suggestions: Top these canna-banana pancakes with fresh sliced bananas, your favorite nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of warm maple syrup or honey.
by Love and Marij
Watch this video to learn how to make cannabis infused coconut oil in less than 60 seconds.
After you watch the video, read below to learn why coconut oil is the ideal lipid for cannabis infusions. The use the step-by-step recipe to make this cannabis infused coconut oil at home.
You can use any oil or even butter; however, we recommend coconut oil as it is more easily digested relative to other fats.
The addition of soy lecithin is optional; however, we recommend it because it helps your body absorb the THC present in your oil.
Yield: This will produce approximately ½ cup of cannabis coconut oil, which is the amount called for in many edible recipes.
Substitute your cannabis infused coconut oil in place of butter or oil in any recipe. Unused cannabis coconut oil can be covered in an airtight and stored in a cool, dark place for up to 30 days. It can remain fresh longer if stored in the freezer.
Add a tablespoon of this cannabis coconut oil to your morning coffee in place of creamer or use it in one of these INCREDIBLE Recipes:
Recipe by: Chris Kilham
Chris Kilham discovered majoon, an Arabic word for cannabis candy, when he read Richard Burton’s translation of The Arabian Nights in the 1980s. He found a footnote describing an aphrodisiacal confection made from “ganja or young leaves, buds, capsules, and florets of poppy seed and flowers of the thorn-apple (datura) with milk and sugar-candy, nutmegs, cloves, mace, and saffron, all boiled to the consistency of treacle, which hardens when cold.” The Indians used highly intoxicating “gum of hemp,” collected by hand or by passing a blanket over cannabis plants early in the morning. Intrigued, Chris tinkered with the recipe for decades, and he’s perfected these beauties. Made from dried fruits, nuts, and a cup of Chris’s cannabis-honey butter, but without poppies or delirium-inducing datura, Chris’s Majoon Love Balls are perfect little cannabis snacks. You can temper their dosage by rolling them larger or smaller, and they’ll keep in the freezer for weeks or even months. The first time you make them, roll them small.
Aprox 5mg THC per serving
10–12 dried dates (preferably medjools)
10 dried apricots, organic and sulfur-free
1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 ⁄ 2 cup almonds
1 ⁄ 2 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup Bonzo Butter, softened
by Niki McDonald
In 1983, Chris Kilham made his first cannabis-infused butter as a way to get extremely high. Over the years, as he came to understand the plant’s healing qualities, his intentions and techniques have evolved. His butter has become more delicious and nutritious, boosting cannabis’s health benefits with the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey. To make his butter, Chris simmers a third of an ounce of cannabis with a stick of butter over low heat for about twenty minutes, strains it, whisks in honey, and lets it solidify. Chris prefers to use a sativa for this staple, which he shares with many friends. It’s lovely as a dab on toast or a dollop in a smoothie, and it works well in many!
Makes about 1 cup
THC per cup: 93.6 milligrams
1 ⁄ 3 ounce cannabis flowers
1 stick butter (1 cup)
1 ⁄ 2 cup organic honey
1 dash vanilla extract
- Place cannabis into a coffee grinder and grind until powdered.
- The cannabis will stick to the insides of the grinder.
- Scrape it out thoroughly; you don’t want to waste that.
- Place butter in a 6", shallow frying pan or saucepan.
- Melt butter slowly.Slowly add ground cannabis to butter.
- Stir constantly with a wooden spoon while butter simmers at very low heat for 10–20 minutes.
- Pour butter and cannabis mixture into a small bowl.
- Let cool until butter starts to solidify, about 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Let cool for about an hour and whisk again, ensuring butter and honey are
- Transfer to a jar, label, and store in refrigerator for up to 2 months or freezer for up to 6 months.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and holiday planning is in full swing. Whether it’s your first Thanksgiving as new couple, as newlyweds or just the first Thanksgiving of the rest of your life, if you’re living in a state where marijuana is legal, there’s no time like the present to host your own Danksgiving and try some new traditions! This year, Love and Marij will highlight some Danksgiving Classic traditions and challenge you to exercise some creativity by crafting some new ones. If you post your creations to social media, be sure to use #loveandmarij so that we can re-post and share your creativity!
The same way you can tastefully add cannabis to your wedding bouquet, adding some greenery to your table-scape is a great way to set the mood and excite your sense of smell. Try a cannabis cornucopia or a joint turkey! Get creative! Add #loveandmarij to your Danksgiving photos and we’ll re-post and write about the top 5 most creative decorations!
The best part of Thanksgiving is the food! All the best comfort foods ever made, together, on one table. Combining cannabis into your traditional holiday food is also a great way to introduce the cannabis lifestyle to those who aren’t familiar with it. Here are our suggested recommendations:
According to the budtending staff at Starbuds Colorado, Amneisa Haze is the recommended strain to pair with your Thanksgiving meal!
The lemony citrus flavor stimulates the appetite and pairs nicely with buttery goodness of the Thanksgiving meal! The energetic and euphoric properties associated with the strain are great for mood and laughs! One word of warning for the novices, Amnesia Haze does have a fairly high THC count, so a little bit can go a long way!
If smoking isn’t your thing, edibles are another great way to get your Danksgiving on! To bring out the savory in your Danksgiving meal, you’ll need to start with dessert first! If you’re lucky enough to live in Colorado, snag yourself an Incredibles Pumpkin Pie Delight. Remember to follow the recommended servings; first time users should try a 5mg dosing 1-2 hours before the Danksgiving meal and not follow up with more until it’s time for dessert. The sweet and savory pumpkin spice and graham cracker combination is the perfect bite to kick off the day’s festivities.
If you live in a state where infusing your own food is legal, we’ve included our favorite recipes below. The most important rule to cooking knowing your ingredients! Most Danksgiving recipes you encounter will begin with creating your own cannabis butter or cannabis oil. Before you embark upon the recipes, MAKE SURE TO KEEP TRACK OF THE AMOUNT OF THC IS IN THE BUTTER OR OIL!
Unless your an expert infused food chef, try and stick to 10mg per person TOTAL over the course of your meal. Need help figuring out how much THC is in your creation? Download a marijuana cooking calculator from the Apple or Android App Market.
While the web is full of tons of great recipes, we recommend the step by step recipe guide by Angel Teager:
Just a few last mindful tips for your Danksgiving dinner:
Article By: Katherine Chung @katchung92
Katherine is a freelancer hailing from the great NYC. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Media Production and her first love is television. Katherine’s other loves include eating, Francis Ford Coppola films, and collecting vinyl records.
Dixie Elixirs has a low dose watermelon infused THC Soda that’s a perfect alternative to champagne! According to Health Ambition, some benefits of juicing this wonderfood can help your heart and skin by helping increase weightloss and manage cellulite. In celebration of summer, here are some watermelon inspired food & drink pairing ideas for your next summer soiree!
Dixie Elixirs is famous for their sparkling THC infused sodas ranging from 90mg sparkling Peach Iced Tea, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Wild Berry Lemonade & Old Fashioned Sarsaparilla to their low dose Dixie One 10mg Watermelon Cream soda. According to Lindsay Topping, Dixie’s Director of Marketing: “Dixie One’s are great- especially for guests who may be cautiously curious about cannabis. This allows them to try something delicious without the anxiety of dosing!”
According to Dixie’s website:
Whether you want to serve it straight up or mix it with some homemade watermelon juice, here are some ideas for presenting your sparkling elixir in style!
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Add some mint leaves and berries for an added burst of flavor!
Some helpful tips from Lindsay:
Once you have the taste of watermelon in mind, serve up some non-infused snacks to let your guests get their taste without needing to drink more than they’re comfortable with!
Love & Marij suggests non-infused everyday farm grown watermelon; straight from mother nature, packed with vitamins & nutrients that not only aid in hydration, but promote healthy looking skin & hair so you can eat away and look great for your wedding day! (Research also suggests that consumption of watermelon can possibly aid in alleviating the following chronic symptoms: athsma, blood pressure, digestion, inflammation, muscle soreness)
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“This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savory dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savory. Topping it all off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!” For the recipe, click here.
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A melange (or melon-ge!) of your favorite fruits, this recipe combines kiwi, strawberries, bananas, grapes, blueberries and coconut shavings; all held together by some fruit jam. Change up the toppings or follow the original recipe here!
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Watermelon, Mint, Feta & Balsamic. Simple, easy, tasty & savory! While the mint is great for aesthetics, a little bit goes a long way. We recommend doing a taste test before you serve! We also suggest adding a blackberry on top to round out the flavor, or substituting the feta for fresh mozzarella. Check out the original recipe here.
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If it’s the creamy essence of Dixie’s Watermelon Cream soda you’re looking to chase, try some ripe avocado! One tasteful toothpick combining watermelon, feta and ripe avocado has the makings of the perfect chaser. Suggestions from the original chef here.
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For any guest that prefers oven baked sweetness to celebrate your soiree, cupcakes and cannabis are copacetic companions! Check out the recipe here.
Cheers & remember to consume responsibly! :o)
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