Recipe: How to Make Cannabis Margaritas
Published on 5/5/22
In many parts of the U.S., especially in the Northeast, the cold weather is starting to break. The snow is melting, the flowers and other greenery are beginning to emerge from the wet soil, and that cold winter air is starting to give way to warmer Spring seasonal weather. Everyone knows what all of that means. Spring is here, which means summer is right around the corner! With the summer comes tasty, delicious treats, backyard get-togethers for the first time in years, and lots and lots of drinks. However, for those cannabis enthusiasts and stoners, just a little bit of booze won't be quite enough. So, how about some top-notch THC-infused alcoholic beverages? Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed have you covered with a comprehensive guide to making some delicious weed-infused margaritas of your own!
Think of this article as your go-to guide for how to make cannabis-infused tequila, the main building block of any good weed-infused margarita, what to do and what to avoid when making some weed-infused alcohol of your own, and how to combine it all into a sweet and tasty marijuana margarita of your own just in time for the dog days of summer.
So with that in mind, let's get right into it!
How to Make Cannabis Tequila
While it's indisputable that young people these days are generally drinking far less and opting for cannabis instead, those who are still drinking are choosing cannabis-infused beverages! So instead of paying out your nose at the dispensary check-out counter, it's cheaper and super easy to make your own!
So with the spirit of ingenuity in mind, here's a step-by-step guide to crafting your own cannabis-infused tequila from scratch. With only about 20 total minutes of prep time and work and a few basic ingredients, you can have some delicious weed-infused beverages ready for any summer gathering you're looking to have!
Ingredients/Supplies You Will Need
The basic building block of every single cannabis-infused margarita is, of course, some cannabis tequila. So here are the ingredients and supplies you'll need to assemble before making some of your own!
- One large mason jar
- Enough cannabis flower to fill the jar 3/4 of the way up
- One bottle of tequila blanco
- Some cheesecloth
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Tequila Step-By-Step
Now that we've collected the ingredients and supplies you'll need, let's break down how to make your THC-infused alcohol step by step.
Step 1: Prep Your Jar and Cannabis
You will want your large mason jar to be made of a versatile and durable material like glass, especially with something like alcohol. If you opted for anything other than a glass jar, you would risk the powerful alcohol corroding the plastic material. That glass will keep your alcohol pure and uncontaminated while it soaks for the next few weeks and absorbs all of those cannabinoids.
Once you have the right jar picked out, just grind up your cannabis, toss it into your jar, pour the alcohol over the top of it, then seal up the jar. Once the lid is on tightly, give it a quick shake and put it somewhere dark for the next 1-3 weeks. If you're in a rush and looking to speed up the process, leave it somewhere warm, like next to a heater or vent.
Step 2: Drain and Strain Your Alcohol
After a few weeks of soaking, your alcohol mix should be a golden brown color. That means it is now ready to be strained. This process is vital because it gets all of the excess plant matter out of the tequila itself. This process is simple on the surface but very important in the long run.
You'll want to get another jar or glass container, then pour the alcohol and cannabis mixture through the cheesecloth and into that second container. The cheesecloth will catch the dried cannabis material, allowing just the now cannabis-infused tequila to pass through. Once the cannabis material is out, transfer that now-infused tequila back into your original jar and you're good to go! Just like that, you have some tasty and potent cannabis-infused tequila!
How to Make a Cannabis-Infused Margarita
Just like the process of crafting your cannabis tequila, you'll need some essential ingredients and materials to throw together a top-notch cannabis-infused margarita for either yourself or someone else.
Here's a breakdown of what you'll need before making your first margarita!
Ingredients/Supplies You Will Need
To make a top-class cannabis-infused margarita, you'll need some basic ingredients and supplies first. Here's a complete list of everything you'll need to get started!
- Fresh Limes
- Lots of ice
- A high-powered blender
- A grater
- Your cannabis-infused tequila
- Margarita glasses
How to Make a Cannabis Margarita Step-By-Step
Once you've gotten your supplies and your cannabis-infused tequila ready, the next step is to combine them all into a delicious margarita. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do so successfully!
Step 1: Create Your Icey Mix, Cool Your Glasses
The first step to a top-notch margarita is that tasty, sweet, icey mix. Here's how to create one for yourself at home. You'll throw a few ice cubes into your blender along with between 4-8 tablespoons of honey, some freshly squeezed lime juice, and some honey. Blend into delicious, slushy goodness!
As you prepare your margaritas, pop your glasses into a cold place. After all, frozen margaritas out of a cold glass on a hot day is about as refreshing as it gets!
Step 2: Add Your Cannabis-Infused Tequila
Now it's time to add in some of that tasty and delicious cannabis-infused tequila. After all, a margarita is just a melted ice pop without that booze. We recommend adding only a little bit of tequila to the mix at first until you get a feel for the dosage. Remember, it's tough to go wrong without that slow and slow approach. Once you know exactly how much of a punch your tequila packs, feel free to be a bit heavier with your pour for a delicious punch of booze and cannabinoid power!
Step 3: Mix Everything Together, Add to Glass
Once you've added your infused tequila to your slushy ice mix, blend the whole thing together. It should combine into a lovely mix that's not too liquid and not too slushy. That perfect middle ground is exactly what you're looking for!
Once it's all blended, add some salt to the rim of your cold margarita glass, add the drink into the glass, and serve to your guests! And just like that, you'll have some tasty cannabis-infused margaritas to enjoy at any get-together this summer!