No plans for Valentine’s Day? Try making cannabis cocktails at home with your loved one. The combination of spirits and cannabis can elevate you both while keeping you relaxed and ready for anything. Here are five cannabis cocktails to try this February 14th.
1. Dramatis Personae
Created by mixologist and cannabis enthusiast Warren Bobrow, this cannabis cocktail starts with the sophisticated trick of smoking the glass. Please note that this cannabis cocktail may not get you high.
- Cannabis Smoke
- ½ ounce rye whiskey
- ½ ounce sweet vermouth
- ¼ calvados
- 3 – 4 shakes of Creole-style bitters
- 2 – 3 shakes of aromatic bitters
- Spritz of infused absinthe
First, light up your cannabis and waft the smoke into your mixing glass by holding it upside down over the smoke. Try rolling a traditional joint for this one. Then, turn the glass right side up and add ice until it’s ¾ full. Add all the other ingredients except the absinthe and stir fifty times with a swizzle. Lastly, Strain into pre-chilled glasses and finish with a spritz of absinthe.
2. Coconut Mojito
To make this beautiful, tropical cannabis cocktail, you’ll need to steep a nice Indica strain with 10 percent of THC in a rum bottle for at least a week. Shake it once a day and make sure to strain out the solids before serving. This cannabis cocktail has a beautiful cream color and is a vacation in a glass.
- 1 fresh lime cut into pieces
- 10 mint leaves, de-stemmed
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 oz cannabis-infused rum
- 2 oz coconut rum
- Ice cubes
- Splash of coconut water
- ½ cup of light coconut milk or cream
Divide your lime, mint and sugar evenly into two different glasses. Use your muddler to gently crush them against the glass for about 30 seconds. Fill highball glasses with ice and add an ounce of cannabis-infused rum and an ounce of coconut rum to each. Add coconut water and coconut cream or milk to taste. Mix thoroughly and serve.
3. A Buzzed Sazerac
This cannabis cocktail will let you show off your whiskey collection and make any date happy.
- 4 oz Cannabis-infused Rye Whiskey
- 2 cubes sugar
- 4 dashes Peychauds bitters
- 1 teaspoon water
Put the sugar cubes into your serving glasses and dose them with two shakes of Peychaud’s each. Add ½ teaspoon of water to each to make a quick syrup. In your mixing glass, stir all your whiskey with ice cubes and a shake or two more of your bitters. Strain into your glass and let the whiskey kick up the sugar. Add a lemon twist if you prefer and serve.
4. The Dude Abides
Inspired by the Coen brothers movie The Big Lebowski, this cannabis cocktail celebrates the main character’s taste for cream and Kahlua. This drink is not for the faint of heart.
- 1 ¼ cup fresh brewed coffee
- ¼ cup cannabis-infused cream
- ¼ Kahlua
- 1 oz vodka, (optional)
In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and put on low heat. Stir together and divide between two coffee mugs and serve.
5. Bacon and Herb Bloody Mary
Ready to impress? This is one of our favorite cannabis cocktails. This drink screams hedonism and like the sinful lifestyle, it goes down silky smooth.
- 1 quart tomato juice
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
- ¼ Cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cannabis bacon fat
- Celery Salt for the rim
- Slice of cooked bacon
- 2 oz cannabis infused vodka
The Day Before
Juice your lemon until ¼ cup of fresh juice. Add 1 tablespoon of horseradish, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire and Sriracha. Stir in 4 ounces of tomato juice, a pinch of salt and pepper and one clove chopped garlic. Stir in your infused bacon fat, if you really want to go the extra mile with your cannabis cocktail.
In a pint glass, pour in your vodka, add ice cubes and then fill with bloody mary mix. Put your shaker on top and mix vigorously. Rub a lemon on the rim of two short glasses. Dip the rims into a plate of celery salt then turn right side up. Fill each glass and garnish with a thin stalk of celery and a small piece of bacon.
Interested in other cannabis pairings, check out our other article pairing cannabis with single origin chocolate.