Cheers! How to Make a Cannabis-Infused Mojito

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 Mojitos

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)
Ice cubes
Sparkling Water
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

Ingredients:

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 245ÂșF
  • 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.
2. Grind the Decarbed Buds 3. Make the Simple Syrup
  • 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.

How to Make an Elevated Cannabis-Infused Mojito

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!

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