What Christmas party is complete without a few delicious drinks? For cannabis lovers looking to add a little festive flair to their holiday parties, you may even want to serve your guests some signature cannabis cocktails. When you drink alcohol infused with cannabis, you experience the same psychoactive effects as you would when ingesting cannabis regularly—making your office holiday party that much better. Plus, you can add infused alcohol to a number of different recipes so that you can relax with friends and enjoy your favorite herb while sipping on your favorite drink.
Before you get started, you’ll need to know how to make and distill cannabis vodka—the essential ingredient in these drinks. To make this vodka, otherwise known as Green Dragon, you’ll need:
- A whipped cream whipping container
- A double boiler
First, pour 250 mL of your favourite vodka into the whipping container. Then, add 1.5 grams of finely ground cannabis and seal. Add two charges of nitrous that will fuse the cannabis and vodka, getting it ready for the double boiler. Pour the cannabis vodka into the top of the double boiler and let it simmer for 45 minutes. The mixture will look green at this point. Strain it through a cheese cloth to remove any impurities before serving. It’s important to note that cannabis vodka can be quite bitter, so ensure you balance its taste with other flavors.
Now that you have the key ingredient, scroll through some of our favorite holiday drink recipes below:
The holidays are a time to put aside our differences and spend time with the people we love. Cannabis and alcohol have been pitted against each other in our society as people argue about the pros and cons of each, however, these six recipes show that even the most divided substances can come together to make something beautiful (and tasty!). Celebrate what you love this holiday season with any of the above drinks or come up with your own concoctions and share them with us! Photos: Oxana Denezhkina / Shutterstock