Whether you’re staying in for a cozy night with your sweetie or hosting more of a Single’s Awareness Anti-Valentine party, Doobie Nights is here to help you be the hostess with the mostest cannabis-infused festive drinks. First up is a sweet and spicy CBD mocktail. With infused mocktails, you and your guests can get loose but stay lucid, not high but get lifted, and set the mood for relaxation, good vibes and maybe a whole lot more?
This Apple Spice CBD Mule recipe was created by Jamie Evans, author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol, available for pre-order here. A full-spectrum guide to the uses of CBD for wellness, pets, skincare and cuisine, the book features recipes for crafting your own CBD cocktails, mocktails, coffee drinks and other infused culinary creations. You won’t see this particular recipe in the book because Evans – founder of The Herb Somm blog and lifestyle brand focusing on the gourmet side of cannabis – created it especially for Doobie Nights to share with you. Raise a glass and prepare to CBDazzle!
Sweet & Spicy V-Day Mocktails
Note: For this recipe, Evans infused Flower Co.’s Ice Dream strain into the Cinnamon Cardamom CBD Simple Syrup, measuring at a total of 8.6 per cent CBD and 7.7 per cent THC before decarboxylation. Remember, your numbers will differ depending on the strain you use, so be sure to calculate your own CBD/THC milligrams per serving before making your infusion.
- Digital scale
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Small saucepan
- One 16-ounce Mason jar
- Fine-mesh strainer
- Shaker tin
- Two 20-ounce copper mugs
Cinnamon Cardamom CBD Simple Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2.5 grams CBD-rich flower (your choice)
- 1 tablespoon food-grade vegetable glycerin
Apple Spice CBD Mule
- Ice to fill mugs
- 4 ounces apple cider
- 2 ounces Cinnamon Cardamom CBD Simple Syrup
- Ginger beer, to top and fill mugs
- Cinnamon sticks, apple slices and star of anise for garnish
Weigh out 2.5 grams of decarboxylated CBD-rich flower of your choice. Set aside. Combine the water, honey, cardamom and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a soft boil, stirring until the honey dissolves into the water. Reduce the heat to around 160°F to 180°F (71°C to 82°C) and add the decarboxylated cannabis. Simmer on low for 50 minutes, stirring from time to time. Reduce the heat and add the vegetable glycerin—this will give the CBD (and/or THC) something to bind to. Continue to heat and stir for another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour the infused simple syrup into a 16-ounce Mason jar through cheesecloth placed in a fine-mesh strainer. Let cool before serving.
Fill two copper mugs with ice. Using a shaker tin, combine the apple cider and Cinnamon Cardamom CBD Simple Syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds to mix the ingredients together. Next, pour half of the mixture evenly into each copper mug. Top with ginger beer until the mug is full and then garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and star of anise. Your hip and stylish CBD-infused V-day drink is ready to be served! Cheers!