Chronic Cocktails: The Elyon Danquiri

It’s almost autumn. But here in Sonoma County we’ve had a heat wave like no other so we’re still in Summer Mode. The best way to cope with the heat? Cannabis infused daiquiris. Whether you are trying to stop from melting at 105 degrees or simply want to imagine better times at the beach, this citrusy sweet cannabis cocktail is the perfect remedy. Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect Danquiri. 

A Not So Simple Syrup

We could have gone the old school route with this cocktail and infused the rum. It is, afterall, an old school cocktail. But we wanted to shake things up (pun intended). So we went with a cannabis simple syrup instead. It’s, get this, simple to make and good to have on hand for a variety of drinks. No, it’s not quite as simple as your regular simple syrup, which is just a mixture of sugar and water. But it’s still quite easy. This version calls for a few extra ingredients. First, and most important, is cannabis! Decarbed cannabis, of course. We do want you to get the most high. You also need a fat or lipid for the cannabis to bind to. In this case, we used sunflower lecithin, a natural–and vegan–emulsifier. The last ingredient is optional, but helpful: corn syrup. I know, I know. No one likes to admit to using corn syrup! But it’s just a dash and will help the shelf life of your simple syrup. With the corn syrup you can keep it in your fridge for up to a month and it won’t crystallize. The full recipe is by Jo O’Boyle and can be found on her blog Home-Baked. 

When Life Gives You Lemonheadz

When most people think of daiquiris they conjure up images of seaside resorts, sand between the toes and fruity drinks with cocktail umbrellas. It’s not wrong. But most people don’t think to make this drink at home. They are missing out! It’s dead simple to make and will transport you mentally to that sunny seaside without the mess of getting sand everywhere. The recipe calls for just three ingredients: light rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. The cocktail has a great balance of citrusy and sweet. So we wanted to find a cannabis strain that mirrored those flavors. Enter Lemonheadz. As the name implies, this strain dominates with citrus notes but is balanced out by a pungent sweetness and rounded out with rich, earthy undertones that really come to play when mixed in the simple syrup. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid that has an energetic and euphoric effect–perfect vibes for daiquiri drinking. So when life gives you Lemonheadz, make cannabis infused daiquiris. 

The Elyon Danquiri

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Elyon Lemonheadz simple syrup
  • Garnish: lime twist

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Mix until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish and enjoy! 

Mix It Up

Had one too many daiquiris and need to abstain from alcohol for a while? No problem! That is why having the infusion in the simple syrup is so great. You can make cocktails and/or mocktails to your heart’s content, or at least until the end of the batch. 

The only thing really missing here? Cocktail umbrellas. 

 

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