How To Make Cannabis Lemonade & Iced Tea
Summertime is definitely lemonade season!
The hot summer months have many people reaching for a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade or iced tea to cool them down. But why not kick it up a notch by reaching for a mind-blowing glass of cannabis infused lemonade instead?
Why Cannabis Drinks?
Cannabis drinks are a refreshing way to pass the time during the hot summer months. Give your lungs a break and try out an infused beverage instead. Cannabis drinks can give you all of the high, with none of the smoke.
When many people think of baking edibles at home, they think of a long, messy, smelly process that requires both time and effort. But by comparison, cannabis drinks are actually quite easy to make and can be enjoyed much more quickly than edibles.
And, if you’re really feeling adventurous, they can even be mixed or made with cannabis-infused alcohol for a real mind-blowing experience.
Check out these two recipes for cannabis drinks that you can enjoy this summer!
The easiest way to brew cannabis-infused lemonade is by mixing some THC tincture into your favorite lemonade recipe. Just load up the dropper and squirt your desired amount directly into some homemade lemonade.
Try out this recipe for some quick, easy, and refreshing summertime lemonade!
You will need: 6-8 lemons (about 0.5L of lemon juice), 1.35L cold water, 200–250g of sugar, and 2-3 tsp. of cannabis tincture.
- Start by juicing the lemons. An electric juicer will help you to squeeze out every last drop of liquid gold!
- Mix lemon juice with sugar and water in a glass pitcher stirring well in order to ensure that all sugar is dissolved.
- Add your tincture while being mindful of dosage. Mix well.
Want to kick it up even further? Try using cannabis-infused vodka instead of tincture for a real wild ride.
Making Cannabis-Infused Iced Teas
Cannabis tincture can also be used to make infused iced tea. While easy to prepare, the bitter taste of tincture does not pair as well with tea as it does with lemonade. Using infused honey instead will result in a much better tasting batch of iced tea, with just a little more work.
To make cannabis honey-infused iced tea you will need: 6 cups water, 6 teabags of your choice (or 3+ tablespoons of loose leaf tea), ½ – ⅓ cup of all-natural honey,
In order to brew this tea, start by preparing the infused honey
- Place half a cup of water and ½ – ⅓ cup of all-natural honey in a small saucepan and set to medium heat
- Add in the amount of tincture you’d like to infuse your honey with. Keep in mind, that the honey will be used for several teas or other recipes, so you want to add 3 or 4 doses (depending on how sweet you like your tea!)
- Once the mixture reaches 150℉, stir until all the honey is dissolved into the water
- Pour into a glass container and place in the refrigerator for 12 hours in order to solidify
When the infused honey is ready for use, simply brew up a batch of your favorite tea and use spoonfuls of honey to infuse and sweeten it. If you’re feeling adventurous you should try adding sliced fruit to your iced tea for extra flavor. Sliced strawberries, peaches, and lemons go great with cannabis-infused iced tea.
You can also grab already prepared cannabis drinks at your favorite Sherman Oaks dispensary. Check out our online menu to see what’s available and to place your order.
Liven up your summer with some cannabis drinks! Find out how to quickly brew up some refreshing cannabis infused lemonade and cannabis infused iced tea!
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade
August 15, 2018 by Jessica Myers
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade
These days, there are people who have that creative juice flowing in them and are good at making cannabis recipes that include cannabis lemonade, cookies, brownies and more. In this article, we will show the recipes of how to make cannabis lemonade, which some also call cannabis-infused lemonade or even canno-nade. No matter what you want to call it, the end result is the same.
Cannabis no longer exist as a taboo because it is being legalized in so many states and there are many cannabis dispensaries and licensees that are making waves in the industry and you can too, but it make take some months of training to get your feet wet. Cannabis Training University is where you get the hands-on training that will get your ready for the industry.
Creating Cannabis Magic
With all that being said, there are many cannabis trainees and other individuals creating magic in the industry by making cannabis products that include cannabis lemonade, tinctures, topicals, edibles and oils. And not all of these products are made the same way. Some people go a step further to create cannabis products that mimic other basic products such as gummy bears, candies and beverages. In the case of cannabis lemonade, the end product will still be refreshing on a hot, sunny day and will act as a thirst quencher at any time of the day.
However, in the case where cannabis is infused into the lemonade, it is recommended that you drink in moderation and do not overdo it. In the same way alcoholic drinks carry a certain potency, the cannabis lemonade will do the same, depending on the type of strain used and the level of THC within the strain. In most cases, the high will last for up to four hours and will likely take as much as forty five minutes for you to feel the high. Below, you will find the steps to create cannabis lemonade and the ingredients you need to begin your creation.
To make cannabis lemonade, you will definitely need a portion of cannabis strain such as Gorilla Glue or Strawberry Cough. Try not to use one with a high level of THC because the objective is not to be intensely high, but to enjoy the thirst quencher and feel a vibe at the same time. You would use a cannabis concentrate since your end product will be in liquid form. In this case, the cannabis plant would be soaked into alcohol and extracted using an extractor to take out the cannabinoids. The grain alcohol has to be 90% pure and strong. You would need about 4 grams of cannabis buds or a gram of hash oil. You would definitely need an extractor or blender, but preferably an extractor. Get a small jar that has a lid, funnel, strainer, and cheesecloth, dropper glass bottle that is tinted and measuring cup.
The cannabis has to be ground and decarboxylated. Once it is decarboxylated, put it in the small jar and then pour the alcohol on it, closing the lid and thoroughly shaking it. Leave the mixture for five days so that the alcohol can fully extract the cannabinoids. Now, you can use your strainer or cheesecloth to strain the mixture, separating the unnecessary plant matter. Use the funnel to pour everything into the bottles. Now your tincture is ready. Measure three teaspoons of the tincture solution for your cannabis lemonade.
The Basic Lemonade
For the lemonade, you will need 1.35 liter of cold water, lemon juice using up to 10 lemons, sugar, measuring cup, pitcher and juicer. These are the standard ingredients into which you would squeeze the lemons or juice them with the juicer. Pour the lemon juice into your pitcher and then add your sugar to sweeten. Last, but not least, you would add the cannabis tincture that you initially created. Put the final end product in your refrigerator for up to three hours so it can cool. Learn more about making other cannabis products by visiting the Cannabis Training University.
Want to add a sweet spin on a classic summertime favorite? Discover the exact steps of how to make cannabis-infused lemonade.