Summer Infused Cannabis Cocktails
Avoiding Alcohol? Check Out Our Summer THC-Based Cocktail Recipes!
There is a trend sweeping the world – non-alcoholic cannabis cocktails! If you are like me and don’t imbibe in the booze, but also like to tie on a bit of a buzz here and there, and don’t want to appear ‘out of place’ at your friend’s next socially distanced cocktail party, what with your suddenly warm fizzy water in hand, give these expertly sourced THC cocktail recipes a go.
Rather than reinvent the wheel I reached out to the smartest YouTube ganja chef I know, West Seattle’s very own Mary White. Mary is like my wild aunt, and though she doesn’t appreciate it when I compare her to Blanche from Golden Girls. Mary is so Blanche though.
Anyway, here is how Mary suggested we go about this cocktail making. To make it easy for us ‘Mericans to comprehend this process and the resulting recipes she made us a video. Her efforts are now our delights, and she asks nothing from you or me other than a ‘like’ on the video and a ‘subscribe’ on her channel. In 3, 2, 1…
In order to make your alcohol based tincture, which is the best way to have complete control over the product from start to finish, please visit with one of the budtenders at Canna West. Simply tell them what you are trying to accomplish and they will set you up with the right tools. If you are not feeling brave enough or don’t have time to make your own tincture, simply ask your ‘tender for an alcohol based tincture.
What Happens When You Don’t Seek Trusted Advice First?
See this beautiful set up? Turns out, looks can be deceiving.
The La Croix is plain, the Marionberry mixer is something special from Portland Syrups, the ice is from my fridge and the vial standing up front is 100 mg(!) of THC and MCT oil from Double Delicious. These Fusionz vials come in a pack of three and cost like $17. That’s 300 mg of THC for less than $20! WTF?!
The product is billed as a topical, meaning Double Delicious advises mixing it with shampoo, or lotion, but since it is food grade the guys at a shop I visited, definitely not Canna West, suggested using it as a mixer in a drink. It was just pure THC oil mixed with pure MCT oil sourced from a coconut and therefore safe to ingest. What could go wrong? Ha! How about a lot?
1. Too stoned. I bought the indica variety. Whoops. It sent me down a rabbit hole at 7 pm.
2. Exact measurement is not a thing here. I tried for 20 mg and likely gave myself 38 mg. Whoops.
3. Too stoned. Um, this is not a cocktail you want to drink at a party where there are people around and expecting you to speak some sense.
4. Shampoo? My hair would be so high though…
I hope you learn from my amateur mixology mistake. Avoid things that sound to simple to be true. Instead, learn the process of making something THC-related properly from Mary’s video and then source product from people you trust, like the ‘tenders at Canna West. They don’t carry Fusionz for a reason.
Good luck and happy cocktailing! There’s only so much summertime left and so many friends you can trust to share that kind of space with, so get to it and please let us know how your drinks turned out in the comment section.
Pick up Mary J White’s Cooking with Cannabis book at the Canna West Culture Shop and pick up some CBD mixers for your cannabis cocktails while your there!