How to Make Cannabis-infused Lemonade

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Hi! Keira from Ambrosia here with a super sweet recipe: Cann-o-made, or weed-infused lemonade! You might remember from the last episode that I’ve never had the greatest history with infused drinks, so I made my own tincture to infuse my own drinks. Lemonade was the first drink I infused using my tincture.

I LOVE drinking lemonade in the summer! It’s refreshing and relaxing. Also, the terpenes in the lemon juice are a great antidote to combat any intense or uncomfortable highs.

Lemonade is a true classic. Let’s give it a little kick!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups (1.35 liters) cold water
  • 2 cups (450 millimeters) lemon juice or 8-10 lemons
  • 1 cup (225 grams) sugar
  • 3 tsp infused vegetable glycerin or tincture

**A pinch of salt (optional)**

Tools:

  • Pitcher
  • Automatic juicer or manual juicer
  • Measuring cup

Dosage:

I used 3 tsp of tincture, which is equal to (165 mg). I got my oil tested; I always recommend for people to get their oils, tinctures, and edibles tested for constant and accurate results.

Depending on your height, weight, and tolerance, this drink should start taking effect within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 3 to 4 hours.

Step 1: Squeeeeezy

First things first, we need to get our lemon juice. Keep in mind that our pitcher will need to be able to hold 8-9 cups of liquid, roughly 2 liters.You will need 8 to 10 lemons to make about 2 cups of lemon juice.

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Cut each of the lemons in half.

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Next, we’re squeeeeeeezing. You can use an electric hand squeezer, or a wooden reamer to squeeze the lemons.

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Now pour the lemon juice into the pitcher. You can add pulp if you like thicker lemonade but make sure you don’t let any seed slip through.

Fun Fact (optional): – You can also use sparkling water for carbonated lemonade.  Extra refreshing!  

Step 2: Sugah!

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Now we add the sugar. Make sure to stir well and get that sugar dissolved.

Tip (optional): If the lemonade is too tart, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar. If the lemonade is too sweet, add the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt.

Step 3: Tincture Time

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Using a dropper, or teaspoon, measure the amount of cannabis you would like in your pitcher of lemonade. I used 3 tsp and that is some pretty strong lemonade. I recommend starting with 1 tsp and adjusting from there (depending on your tolerance).

Leave in the fridge for about 3 hours.

Step 4: Enjoy

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I don’t know about you, but I’m thirsty from all that waiting. I know, let’s quench that thirst with our delicious lemonade! Serve over ice and enjoy this refreshing glass of cannabis goodness. Cann-o-made is great for summer fun on the beach or a BBQ at home.

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Make sure to come back next week when we’ll be learning how to make Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (with weed).

Cheers!

Photo Courtesy Stephen Panosian

 

About Author

Keira is a Canna-Chef and co-owner of Ambrosia Edibles and Ambrosia Topicals. During her stay in Japan, she started an all-natural DIY cosmetics blog that gained popularity domestically and internationally. She left for Oregon in 2014 to start a career as a professional baker. Within less than a year, her products could be seen in multiple stores across Southern California. Today, she spends her time creating new products for Ambrosia and putting together fun and easy recipes for Marijuana.com.

6 Comments

  1. Andrea Beaudoin on

    I’m a newbie at this marijuana thing! I’m now mid-way with Chemo treatments for breast cancer, and my Oncologist and I had this conversation: she said it would help with making my life easier regarding anxiety, nausea, avoiding too much weight loss, and insomnia – so no down side to me! My issue (one of them anyway) is the chemo has numbed my mouth, lips and tongue – so no taste, or weird tastes. Not so with all citrus, so lemonade with tincture is truly a nectar of the Gods for me! Thank you for this wonderful recipe, you made it simple and delicious, and now my journey can continue with some great taste…<3

  2. Deborah Carney on

    You’re so right Jeff. To many of us, it’s a true labor of love. Andrea, I’m sending many good thoughts and prayers your way and hoping for much, much good health and happiness 🙂

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