Most of us are familiar with a Bloody Mary– the popular cocktail that is a combination of vodka, tomato juice and a number of spices and flavorings. Because it contains so many items, it’s often referred to as the “world’s most complex cocktail.”
The cannabis-infused alcoholic beverage that we're about to make is a “twist of this classic cocktail” and is believed to be the perfect cure for hangovers. Worth trying out? Here goes– it’s easy to make if you have all the ingredients and takes just five minutes.
- 1/2 fl oz/15 ml vodka/ cannabis tincture
- Three dashes Worcestershire sauce (if you're vegan, make the substitute accordingly)
- 5fl oz/150ml tomato juice
- 3 drops Tabasco sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Lemon twist, salt and pepper and celery stalk are all optional.
- Other things that you need
- A shaker– any closed container will suffice
- A tall glass
As this is a cannabis-infused drink, you first need to know how to make the cannabis alcohol tincture. The THC (the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis) cannot be accessed by the body in the form it is, that’s why it needs to be extracted into alcohol.
To make cannabis tincture, you need to use at least 50 percent alcohol
- ¾ oz/22g finely ground cannabis
- 3fl oz/90ml alcohol (vodka in this case)
The Marijuana bud needs to be de-carbed first by heating it in the oven at 150 degrees F for about an hour. You know that it’s ready if the bud crumbles between your fingers when rolled. Powder the cannabis and soak in water for about 12 hours so that all water-soluble impurities can be removed. Remove the excess water and place the powder in an airtight container after pouring alcohol over it.
Store in a cool, dark place for about for 10 days or even more. The longer it stays the better it tastes. Don’t forget to shake the container as often as you can remember. This is sure to test your patience, but the end product is worth the wait. Filter through cheesecloth to remove lumps and solid particles and repeat this till a fine, clear liquid is obtained. Your cannabis tincture is now ready.
Transfer the tincture with the sauces and juices to the shaker, give it a final vigorous shake-upand you’re all set to go. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with spices and lemon and celery (in case you choose to use these). Your Buddy Mary is ready to enjoy. The next time you suffer from a hangover, you needn’t worry—your cannabis tinctured cocktail is sure to help you recover in no time. Do keep the tincture on hand all the time—you just don’t know when you will need it.