Fransesca Hotchin | Source: Unsplash
In the summer time, when the weather is hot, the perfect beverage to sip on is none other than an ice cold cannabis infused lemonade.
It’s officially summer and most people are looking for their most refreshing drinks to quench their thirst. What better way to do that than some delicious ice cold cannabis infused lemonade?! This recipe for cannabis lemonade will keep you nice and stoney through out these warmer months.
We use everclear for this recipe to extract the cannabinoids from the plant material. Most of the alcohol needs to be burned off in the extracting process, so you can extend the time slightly to make sure that you’ve burned off all of the alcohol.
What Will You Need?
● Purified Water
● Raw Cane Sugar
● Everclear (Enough to cover the cannabis)
● Bowl Of Cannabis (Ground in a coffee grinder)
● 4 Lemons
Step 1: Let’s Get High!
The first step to making the best cannabis-infused lemonade is to extract the cannabinoids from the cannabis using Everclear.
Everclear is a high-proof alcohol that is perfect for extracting THC from the plant material. Most of the alcohol needs to be burned off in the extracting process, so you can extend the time slightly to make sure that you’ve burned off all of the alcohol.
To get started, take a small pot and add in your cannabis and Everclear. Keep the heat on medium low, at a simmer but never at a boil. This heat will burn off a lot of the alcohol, hopefully allowing you to drink this lemonade without getting hammered. The alcohol is in the recipe to extract the THC from the cannabis.
Step 2: Mix It Up!
Mixing The Cannabis Lemonade | Source: CannaConnection
Once you’ve simmered the cannabis and alcohol mixture, it’s time to add water. Add half of the glass of water to the mixture and let it cook until about half of it is evaporated.
This process will take some time, so be patient. After the mixture has evaporated to about half, it’s time to strain the mixture through cheesecloth to remove any leftover cannabis sediment. Be sure to squeeze the cheesecloth out to make sure that you get all of the trapped liquid.
This step is crucial to ensure that your cannabis-infused lemonade is smooth and enjoyable to drink.
Step 3: Sweeten the Deal!
Now that you’ve extracted the THC from the cannabis, it’s time to add the lemon and sugar to the mix. Start by adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture.
The amount of lemon juice you add will depend on how tangy you want your cannabis-infused lemonade to be. Be sure to taste as you go to find the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
Next, add the sugar to the mixture. Raw cane sugar is the best choice for this recipe, as it is a natural sweetener that won’t overpower the lemon flavor. The amount of sugar you add will depend on how sweet you want your cannabis-infused lemonade to be.
Step 4: Chill Out!
Once you’ve added the lemon and sugar, it’s time to chill the mixture in the fridge. This step is important to ensure that your cannabis-infused lemonade is cold and refreshing.
When you’re ready to serve, pour the chilled mixture over ice for the perfect summertime drink.
Step 5: Personalize Your Drink
Now that you’ve made the base for your cannabis-infused lemonade, it’s time to personalize it to your liking.
You can add extra lemon juice for a tangier taste or mint leaves for a refreshing twist. The options are endless when it comes to customizing your cannabis-infused lemonade, so get creative and make it your own!
Step 6: Enjoy the Benefits of Cannabis
Benefits of Cannabis | Source: Forbes
One of the best things about cannabis-infused drinks is that they offer all the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke or vape it.
Consuming cannabis through drinks can provide a more discreet and enjoyable experience, and it’s a great way to stay hydrated during the summer months.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy from cannabis-infused lemonade:
1. Pain relief: Cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, migraines, and menstrual cramps.
2. Relaxation: Cannabis has a calming effect on the mind and body, which can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
3. Improved sleep: Cannabis can help improve the quality of sleep by reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and increasing the duration of sleep.
4. Increased appetite: Cannabis is known to stimulate the appetite, which can be helpful for those undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from other conditions that cause loss of appetite.
5. Neuroprotective properties: Studies have shown that cannabis may have neuroprotective properties, which means it could potentially help prevent or slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
6. Enhanced creativity: Cannabis has been known to enhance creativity and can be a great addition to activities such as painting, writing, or music.
7. Improved mood: Cannabis can help boost mood and increase feelings of happiness and well-being.
Step 7: Chill and Enjoy Your Cannabis-Infused Lemonade
Cannabis Lemonade Recipe | Source: Unsplash
Once you’ve made your cannabis-infused lemonade, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your creation.
Whether you’re lounging by the pool, having a barbecue with friends, or simply enjoying the summer sun, cannabis-infused lemonade is the perfect way to beat the heat and enjoy the benefits of cannabis.
Remember to consume responsibly and start with a small amount to gauge your tolerance. It’s important to note that cannabis-infused drinks can take longer to take effect than other methods of consumption, so be patient and wait at least an hour before consuming more.
Cannabis-infused lemonade is a fun and refreshing way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis during the summer months.
● Making cannabis-infused lemonade is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients.
● Cannabis-infused lemonade offers all the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke or vape it.
● Consuming cannabis through drinks can provide a more discreet and enjoyable experience.
● Cannabis-infused lemonade can help with pain relief, relaxation, improved sleep, increased appetite, neuroprotection, enhanced creativity, and improved mood.
● Remember to consume cannabis-infused lemonade responsibly and start with a small amount to gauge your tolerance.
So go ahead, grab your cannabis, lemons, and sugar, and get ready to make the best cannabis-infused lemonade of your life! Store this drink in the fridge! Enjoy! Come back to The Happy Campers for more weed recipes and all of your latest cannabis news.