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Medicated Batch Mocktail: Infuse Your Holiday Party

This canna-cranberry + rosemary-infused medicated mocktail sings with holiday spirit & is perfect for bottling in batches.

There are more ways to consume cannabis than combustion or traditional edibles. Healthy cannabis is finding its way into mainstream products like cosmetics, gourmet edibles, and even drinkables. But you don’t have to wait for these new-ish products to show up at your local dispensary to enjoy their benefits. The base of this medicated mocktail is a rosemary-infused cannabis simple syrup that’s incredibly easy to make at home. Once on hand, this psychoactive sweetener can be used to spruce up all kinds of concoctions and confections.

Sprigology THC-Infused Soda

A delicious & refreshing, THC-infused mocktail with Sprig soda, orange bitters, citrus, local pomegranates, dried mandarin, & thyme

Sprig is a sparkling drink infused with 45mg of premium THC oil extracted from California-grown cannabis. I’ve been meaning to try this drink for a while now and decided it would be ideal to share with friends over a seasonal home-cooked meal.

Medicated Manhattan

The Manhattan is my go-to litmus test for any new cocktail bar before moving on to more complex concoctions and, as a rule of thumb, must always contain bitters.

Unlike many cocktails, the modern Manhattan still closely resembles the Manhattan of the late 1800’s and was said to be the most famous drink in the world during its heyday.

DIY Cannabis Simple Syrup

A necessary component for making nearly all THC-infused concoctions. Once on hand, you can use your own homemade cannabis simple syrup to spruce up all kinds of libations and make potables even more potent.

Whether you choose to spike your morning beverage, stir into citrus juices, mix with shrubs, and/or build cannabis cocktails, this versatile medicated sweetener belongs in the home of any deserving Chron Vivant.

Easy Decarboxylation (Oven Method)

In order to infuse spirits or oils with activated THC, we first need transform the non-psychoactive THCA found in raw cannabis into medicated THC, via a chemical process called decarboxylation.

Don’t panic, this is just a fancy way of saying ‘heat up the bud’ and you can easily do this at home using your trusty oven in two easy steps.

Definition: Decarbing means removing the “A” molecule (Acid), from the THCA and CBDA. This happens when releasing the “A” carbon atom from “A” carbon chain, resulting in THC and CBD. The only way to achieve this is with heat and time.

Directions:

Step 1: Grind Your Bud

Grind and spread out your cannabis evenly on a medium-large baking sheet.

Step 2: Bake (Slow & Low)

Place the baking sheet with ground up cannabis in a pre-heated oven at 235-240 F for for 40-45 minutes (be careful not to exceed these temperatures as you can easily damage the THC).

And there you have it. Your herb has now been activated and is ready to be infused. Keep in mind, you can always skip this step and infuse with raw cannabis if you are looking to extract essential oils without any of the psychoactive properties.

How do you decarb your herb?