Summertime done come and gone – my, oh my.
School’s back in, but summer’s lease hath a few waning weeks to go – that overlapping, football-meets-baseball time of year when transition vibes are all around us.
What better time to finally experiment with some new cannabis cocktails? With CBD mixology as hot as ever, and companies like Atlas Edibles and Lagunitas launching innovative THC-based beverages left and right, lifted libations have never been easier to make at home.
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We’ve assembled some of our favorite cannabis-infused cocktail recipes to inspire new BBQ traditions as summer gives way to fall. If you’re looking to leave hangovers behind in 2019, stick with the cannabinoid-only offerings. And if you want something with a kick, we’ve got options for you, too.
Enjoy your summer’s end, enjoy trying something new, and as always, enjoy the moment!
Canna-cocktails (no booze):
1. The Lemongrass-Ginger Snap
1 Atlas Edibles Lemongrass-Ginger packet
1 Atlas Edibles Pomegranate Green Tea packet (5 mg CBD, 2.5 mg THC)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Green tea salt or matcha salt (for rim)
Candied grapefruit peel (for garnish)
Canna-cocktails with a kick (some booze, please drink extra responsibly):
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
6 oz (1/2 bottle) Lagunitas HiFi Hops Cannabis-Infused Hoppy Sparkling Water
Add Campari and vermouth to a Collins glass. Fill with ice and stir for 10 seconds. Top with chilled HiFi Hops Soda Water and stir gently for 3 seconds to combine. Twist a lemon peel over the drink and discard.
4. Rosin Drop
Atlas’ raspberry-hibiscus drink mixes are the perfect platform for this tart, vodka-based treat that’s shaken and served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
1 Atlas Edibles Raspberry-hibiscus packet (5 mg CBD, 2.5 mg THC)
1.5 oz vodka
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Granulated sugar (for rimming glass)
Hibiscus flower (or other edible flower, for garnish)
5. Ganga Julep
Here’s a deliciously refreshing twist on an American tradition: the Ganja Julep – perfect for a hot late-summer afternoon; and with relaxing CBD only (and no THC), it’s more relaxing than a day at the races. Just don’t tell any Kentucky Derby fans that we put weed and apple brandy in their precious Mint Julep.
2 oz Laird’s Bottled In Bond Straight Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Unflavored CBD drops from Select (1-5 ml, your preference, available on Eaze Wellness)
Pick off 6 mint leaves from the stem and drop them in a julep tin (use the bottom of a cocktail shaker or any metal cup if you don’t have a julep tin). Add the simple syrup and CBD drops and gently muddle together the leaves, syrup, and drops. Fill halfway with crushed ice, pour in apple brandy and stir. Add ice until there is a cone of ice above the rim of the tin. Grab 4 sprigs of fresh mint and gently slap them to release their oils, then stick the bouquet of mint into the ice. Let rest for a few minutes, serve with a straw.
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