We’ve laid out the basics for cannabis cocktails. Now let’s get to mixing! Whether you want to take your taco tuesday to the next level or just need to shake up your happy hour routine, we’ve got the perfect cocktail for you. Here’s your step by step guide to making the perfect Elyon Margaweeda.
That’s Not a Worm in Your Tequila
Not a worm, just weed! For this cocktail, we went with an old school method of infusion. You don’t need any fancy kitchen tools or ingredients, just a little patience. The first step is to decarboxylate your chosen strain (more on that below). To decarb in the oven, set the temperature to 245 degrees (fahrenheit). Lay out your coarsely ground flower on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Stick it in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it; oven temperatures can vary and you don’t want it to burn! Decarbing is important to activate the THC in your cannabis, so don’t skip it!
Once the flower has cooled, finely grind it up. Pour the cannabis into the tequila. (We used an eighth of flower for a full 750ml of tequila.) Now it’s time to set it and forget it. Store the bottle of tequila in a cool, dark place for at least a few days. Letting it sit for at least a week (or three) is ideal but if you start getting antsy, three to four days should get the job done.
From Blanco to Blood Orange
What type of tequila? Realistically, any type you want. But here are a few tips: buy a blanco. And buy a decent one. It doesn’t have to be top shelf. The longer you let it infuse, the more the cannabis flavor will seep into the alcohol so you’ll lose some of the more nuanced characteristics that make top-shelf tequila so good. But don’t buy the cheapest booze you can find. You still want this cocktail to be delicious, don’t you? Why blanco? This is so you can see the color differences once the infusion takes hold. Blanco tequila is clear. Your infusion will turn to a deep golden color.
The more important question is, what strain to use? We chose Blood Orange. We wanted a strain dominated by limonene, a terpene known for it’s citrusy flavors and ability to uplift your mood. Not only is Blood Orange (a cross between Cali Orange and Appalachia) citrusy, it also has earthy undertones – perfect for mirroring the flavors of tequila. It’s a sativa dominant hybrid that will give you an uplifting and energizing head and body high, lending itself to a social and very happy happy hour. Just make sure to have some extra guac on hand, this will give you a wicked case of the munchies.
The Elyon Margaweeda
- 2 oz Elyon Blood Orange infused tequila
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Garnish: lime or orange wedge
- Garnish: kosher salt
- Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled.
- Salt the rim of your glass (optional).
- To serve up: Strain the cocktail into a (chilled) coupe. Garnish with lime or orange.
- To serve on the rocks: Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lime or orange.
Pour One Out
Enjoy! The Elyon Margaweeda is delicious served up or on the rocks. We do, however, recommend just drinking one. It’s tempting to drink several but they are potent. Trust us.
Want to see us making one? Tune in to Elyon’s Instagram for a step-by-step video soon!
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