Canna-cocktails, infused with simple syrup, are a cooling and delicious choice for a wonderful springtime high – sans alcohol. This mocktail selection is also a refreshing way to help manage aches, pains and other symptoms.
The strain is up to you, but we found J1 is a good choice. The simple syrup recipe makes about 24 reasonable doses, but of course the dosing depends on the potency that you desire. Go slow, you have all the time in the world.
3 cups water
4 grams cannabis, chopped fine
3 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable glycerin, available in health food stores and some upscale markets
Bring the water to a low boil.
Slowly add the cannabis, stirring frequently.
Next, add the sugar, stirring to dissolve.
Cook for 20 minutes, covered, not allowing the mixture to boil too vigorously.
Remove cover and add glycerin.
Continue cooking, gentle bubbles, for 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken.
Allow the syrup to cool and transfer to a measuring cup with a spout. (Less spills!)
Strain the syrup through a small strainer and cheesecloth. Best kept in the fridge.
Triple Melon Magic
1 ½ cups cold, seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice2 tablespoons simple syrup1-2 tablespoons canna-infused simple syrup mint leaves
In a blender, place the seedless watermelon, lime juice, simple syrup, canna-simple syrup and mint leaves. Blend well.
Thread the melon and cantaloupe balls on a wooden skewer and place on top of the glass.
Garnish with mint sprig and serve.
Originally published in issue 16 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE
Laurie has been writing recipes and cookbooks for many years. She is a food editor at two national magazines and has a degree from New York University in English and Sociology and an Associate’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Laurie is particularly happy these days, partly due to her possessing a medical marijuana license for a seizure condition now completely and utterly gone. The dearth of good quality edible marijuana products compelled her to team up with MaryJane and rock the medible marijuana world. Laurie and Maryjane products are only available at dispensaries in the Portland, Oregon area.