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Cannabis Infused Cocktail Hour Recipe: Freshly Squeezed Spiced Punch

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

Ingredients:

  • 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.


Bhang Recipe

This article originally appeared on Whaxy.com

Bhang Recipe

By Aryeh Furer – Dec 30, 2015

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ Cups water
  • ½ Ounce fresh cannabis flowers and leaves (does not need to be ground, but break it up with your hands)
  • 3 Cups milk, warm
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp fennel powder
  • ½ tsp anise powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp rosewater
  • ½ Cup sugar (honey may be used instead of sugar)
  • Rose petals, mint leaves, chopped almonds to garnish (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a teapot (or pan for less traditional methods). Once boiling, remove water from heat and add the cannabis. Allow it to sit for about 7 minutes.
  2. Strain the cannabis through cheese cloth or a mesh strainer and save the water. Continue extracting the liquid until none remains.
  3. Combine the hot leaves and flowers in a mortar with 4 teaspoons of the warm milk. Use a pestle to grind the milk and leaves together.
  4. Once well combined, squeeze the milk through the cheese cloth or strainer. Set milk aside.
  5. Repeat this process until you have used all of the milk.
  6. Combine the milk, rosewater and the water used to boil the cannabis into a container of your choice.
  7. Add the garam masala, ginger, fennel, anise, cardamom, and sugar to the warm liquid. Stir until well combined.
  8. Allow the mixture to cool before serving. Garnish with rose petals, mint leaves, chopped almonds, or star anise.
ENJOY!
Remember that it can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects when ingesting cannabis edibles. Use this Complete Guide to Marijuana Edibles to answer questions and curiosities about eating cannabis.

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Canna-Banana Pancake Recipe

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Canna-Banana Pancake Recipe

By Kailey Sawyer – Nov 12, 2015

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.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (pro tip: place them in a storage bag and squeeze until mashed)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup cannabis milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat a frying pan or griddle on medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, cannabis milk, water and oil. Mix well.
  4. Pour the banana mixture into the bowl containing the dry ingredients, gently stirring. Batter should appear somewhat lumpy.
  5. Lightly grease the pan or griddle with oil and slowly pour batter according to size preference.
  6. Flip the pancakes as soon as bubbles surface.
  7. Heat pancakes for another minute, flipping to warm both sides thoroughly.

ENJOY!

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.

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Learn How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil in 55 Seconds

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Learn How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil in 55 Seconds

By Marie Veksler – Mar 30, 2016

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.

Why Coconut Oil?

You can use any oil or even butter; however, we recommend coconut oil as it is more easily digested relative to other fats.

Why Soy Lecithin?

The addition of soy lecithin is optional; however, we recommend it because it helps your body absorb the THC present in your oil.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ oz (7 grams) of cannabis buds or 1 oz (28 grams) of trim
  • 2/3 Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp of Soy Lecithin (optional, can also substitute for sunflower lecithin in place of soy)
  • 1 Cheesecloth

Yield: This will produce approximately ½ cup of cannabis coconut oil, which is the amount called for in many edible recipes.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 220° Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Grind up the cannabis buds or trim and spread evenly on cookie sheet lined with foil.
  4. Bake in oven for one hour. This is known as decarboxylation and will convert the THC in your cannabis to its psychoactive form. If you desire a more sedative edible, leave in the oven for another 30+ minutes, which will begin converting the THC to CBN.
  5. Place the cannabis, soy lecithin, and coconut oil in a crock-pot set on low. Stir, cover, and let sit for at least 3 hours. Note: coconut oil remains solid at room temperature – to turn it into a liquid for measuring, place the oil in the oven while the cannabis decarboxylates.
  6. Let the oil cool in the crock pot with the lid on – this will take some time as most slow cookers are well insulated. Once warm (not hot) to the touch, strain the cannabis from the coconut oil using a folded cheesecloth.

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:

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Aphrodisiac Snacks: THC Munchkins

Majoon Love Balls (THC Munchkins)

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.

Photo by: Povy Kendal Atchison Majoon Love Balls - Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook

Recipe makes about 20 Love Balls

Aprox 5mg THC per serving

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fine-chop all ingredients, except Bonzo Butter and coconut, by hand on a wooden cutting board.
  2. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add Bonzo Butter and knead with hands. Roll into balls about 1″ in diameter (larger or smaller will make them more or less potent).
  4. Roll balls carefully in crushed coconut until coated.
  5. Store in a labeled, airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.


Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook - Sweet Bonzo Butter

Sweet Bonzo Butter

Recipe by: Chris Kilham

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.



How to Prepare for Danksgiving

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!

DECOR: SETTING THE SCENE WITH SOME VISUAL GREEN

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!

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR DANKSGIVING MEAL:

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:

PAIRING CANNABIS with a NON-INFUSED DANKSGIVING MEAL:

DANKSGIVING MEAL STRAIN PAIRING:

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!

DANKSGIVING MEAL EDIBLES PAIRING:

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.

CREATING AN INFUSED DANKSGIVING MEAL:

INFUSED FOOD:

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!

PROPER DOSING FOR INFUSED FOOD:

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.

Marijuana Cooking Calculator App by CannaBuild

DANKSGIVING RECIPES:

While the web is full of tons of great recipes, we recommend the step by step recipe guide by Angel Teager:

See full recipes here.

FINAL TIPS

Just a few last mindful tips for your Danksgiving dinner:

  • If you are having a mixed group of pro and anti-green guests, tell you guests what you’re making.
  • If you’re making an infused dinner, make sure to also include cannabis-free options in case you want seconds without losing your mind!
  • To high with caution!  Beware of the marijuana food induced coma. Take it slow. There will always be leftovers for the next day.
  • DO NOT bring infused food into any home with children.  CLEARLY LABEL any leftovers to make sure that nobody unsuspectingly steals your high!
  • If anyone at your feast is new to edibles, make sure to PRINT THIS GUIDE  out and have it at your table!
  • USE #LOVEANDMARIJ TO SHARE YOUR DANKSGIVING WITH US!  We will be re-posting your ideas and writing about the most creative posts we find!
  • Be creative and most importantly, have fun!  The holidays are meant to be enjoyed!

Love and Marij is thankful for YOU!  Best wishes for a safe and happy DANKSGIVING!


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.


SERVING UP SPARKLING WATERMELON WITH WEED!

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:  THE CHAMPAGNE OF CANNABIS

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: 

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  • Carbonation enhances your body’s THC uptake
  • Dixie Elixirs are triple lab tested for consistency and quality
  • Elixirs have no artificial coloring, brighter flavors and less sugar than traditional soda
  • Packaged in Dixie’s exclusive CR bottle, which is designed to hold carbonation

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!

Mini Mason Jars

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  • Try a a mini mason jar with a salt rim & a squeeze of lime!
  • If you’re daring, try a slice or jalepeno on the rim to pair with the salt!
  • If you want to cut the potency of your Dixie One Watermelon Cream soda, try mixing it with a splash of lemonade and adorn your mason jar with a sugar rim!

Over Ice with Raspberries

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Mint, Lime, Mason Jar & Straw

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Photo via: TheMessyBaker.com

Serve it like Champagne!

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Add some mint leaves and berries for an added burst of flavor!

Some helpful tips from Lindsay:

  • Do – Keep the original packaging on hand so people know exactly what they’re consuming.
  • Don’t – Have Dixie One be the ONLY beverage served. Give people the option to have more un-infused goodies if their sweet tooth isn’t quite satisfied.

As for a sweet treat to eat…

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)

NON-INFUSED watermelon snack ideas:

 

Savory Watermelon Salad

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Photo via:  BSinthekitchen.com

“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.

 

Watermelon Pizza

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Photo via: Sandirha.com

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!

Feta, Mint & Watermelon Sticks

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Photo via: bitesofbri.com

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.

 

Avacado Watermelon Summer Salad

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Photo via: ilanafreddye.com

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.

Watermelon Cupcakes

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Photo Via: Bakerette.com

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)