The Flower Stampede recipe for a perfect summer-vibe drink: combine the classic flavours of a minty mojito with the soothing benefits of cannabis. This easy to make twist on the beloved Cuban cocktail is perfect for those seeking a refreshing and uplifting experience, all in one sip.
Cannabis-Infused Mojito Recipe
Ingredients per serving:
About 10 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces of white rum
1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce of cannabis-infused simple syrup (see recipe below)
Lime wedges and additional mint leaves for garnish
Total time: 4 hours to make and cool simple syrup (includes time to “decarb” or heat weed), approximately 10 minutes to assemble mojito
Step 1: Make Cannabis-Infused Simple Syrup
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of water
1 gram or more of cannabis
Directions:1. Heat the Buds
- As in most weed recipes, start by heating - i.e. “decarbing” your weed. Decarboxylation is a scientific term for heating your cannabis to activate its psychoactive potential. It’s simpler than it sounds.
- Preheat your oven to 245ºF
- Remove flowers but don’t discard the stems; they make excellent tea.
- Place the buds on a non-stick tray
- Set the timer for 35 minutes and leave your cannabis buds to bake. Then let them cool for another hour.
- Grind your baked buds to kickstart the release of THC and CBD. Employ our four-layer grinder, which lets you preserve the kief and use it for other recipes.
- In a saucepan, combine sugar and water over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
- Add the finely ground cannabis to the mixture.
- Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean glass container. The syrup will be tinted a light greeny yellow from the weed - this is normal!
- Chill the syrup completely before use. You can store unused simple syrup in the fridge for up to a month.
Step 2: Make the Mojito
- In a sturdy glass, muddle the mint leaves gently to release their aromatic oils.
- Add the white rum, lime juice, and cannabis-infused simple syrup to the glass.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Stir the mixture well to combine the flavors.
- Top off the glass with sparkling water.
- Garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint leaves.
- Give it a gentle stir once more, and your Cannabis-Infused Mojito is ready to be savoured.
Ask the Budtender: Infused Mojito FAQs
Q: Can I make a non-alcoholic version?
A: Absolutely! This is a favourite at Flower Stampede HQ. Simply omit the rum and replace it with additional spar for a refreshing, non-alcoholic twist.
Q: Can I use any type of rum for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use your preferred type of rum. White rum is commonly used, but you can experiment with different varieties to find your perfect blend.
Q: How potent will the Cannabis-Infused Mojito be?
A: The potency of the cocktail depends on the potency of the cannabis used in the simple syrup. Start with a small amount and adjust according to your desired effects.
Q: Can I substitute the sugar with an alternative sweetener?
A: Yes, you can use alternative sweeteners such as agave syrup or honey. Keep in mind that it may slightly alter the taste, and infused versions may require a different method.
Whether you’re enjoying a party of one, or partying with your crew, our Cannabis-Infused Mojito is sure to enhance the vibe. Cheers to a blissful experience!