Smoking is the most famous delivery method for the substance marijuana. Traditional weed lovers prefer this method because of how it provides a soothing feeling for them.
However, the modernization in our society has made weed not only limited to smoking but also to a means of being an enjoyable beverage. This delivery method for weed makes it a great choice during summertime or on a hot day. Not only will you benefit from the calming effects of the weed, you’ll also enjoy the coolness that the beverage provides.
Marijuana cocktails are the best way to go if you want to enjoy weed as a cool beverage. This method can easily be absorbed into the body and the effects will kick in within 10 to 20 minutes after consuming it. Another thing that weed lovers would enjoy about this marijuana-infused beverage is that it comes at a low fat content and they are mostly sugar-free but it comes with a sweet taste all thanks to xylitol and stevia.
The great thing about marijuana cocktails is that you can easily mix it right at your own home. Just by mixing marijuana with some flavorful, fresh ingredients such as lime, ginger and cucumber, you can create a beverage which you can enjoy with your friends. For the creation of this beverage, you will need a muddler, strainer, cocktail shaker and blender. You can guarantee that with this beverage, you will enjoy alcohol with a heap of health-positive cannabis.
When you want to treat yourself a refreshing cannabis-infused beverage, you need to heat the weed first so that the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) compound will be activated. For this recipe, the herb will be activated by creating simple syrup of sugar, vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol, cannabis and water prior to mixing the final results of your drink.
Cannabis Simple Syrup
- 3 cups fine granulated sugar
- 3 cups filtered, pure water
- 2 tablespoons of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin
- 2 grams finely chopped high-grade cannabis
The first thing you have to do is measure out equal parts of sugar and water then bring the water to a boil. Add in your finely chopped cannabis and stir in until the sugar has been completely dissolved. Cover the pot and let it boil for about 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to medium fire and add in the glycerin then let it simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes. Continue stirring once every minute. Strain out the cannabis then let the simple syrup cool down. You’ll notice that the syrup has been reduced which then leaves you an approximate of 3 cups of the Cannabis Simple Syrup.
A 24 oz. of this simple syrup can equal to 12 moderate to strongly doses of cannabis beverages which will contain somewhere around 15 to 30 mg of THC per glass depending on how potent the cannabis you used for this.
So the next time you grow tired of smoking cannabis on a hot day, include this sweet beverage into your list for a refreshing and calming drink.