Weed-infused vodka is here, but it’s not what you think
Humboldt County in Northern California is notorious for its marijuana production, so it comes as no surprise that Humboldt Distillery would cater to the locals and infuse its vodka with cannabis sativa.
Although it is possible to infuse alcohol with marijuana and get high ( it’s called “Green Dragon” and will get you ripped), the new vodka called Humboldt’s Finest is not your uncle’s closet brew.
Sticking to California law, Humboldt Distillery uses legally-grown hemp, which must have a “THC content of less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis,” according to a press release from the company. Although this isn’t enough THC to get you high, the 40% alcohol will surely get you drunk.
So if it’s not going to get you stoned, why infuse the vodka at all? Well Humboldt Distillery owner and head distiller, Abe Stevens explains that ” It does, however, retain an herbal and aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis, and we’ve found it works very well in place of gin, giving classic cocktails a fresh new spin.”
‘I’ve found more and more consumers asking us to add some of the ‘local flavor’ to our alcohol.’
Stevens credits the locals to coming up with the inspiration for the weed vodka.
” As the vodka has grown in popularity I’ve found more and more consumers asking us to add some of the ‘local flavor’ to our alcohol, Stevens said in a press release. “That obviously wouldn’t be legal for us to do, but I couldn’t ignore the consumer demand. My solution was to come up with a compromise that captures a bit of that character without breaking any laws.”
The vodka is available in 750-ml bottles for $29.99, and is now being sold in California and Colorado, of course.
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Naturally, it's produced in California's Humboldt County.
- January 24, 2020
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Weed infused vodka is a mutli-purpose weed edible. Here’s Why:
Notably, infuse high proof alcohol to create a multi-purpose cannabis consumable base. Fortunately, your cannabis spirit infusion essentially becomes a cannabis tincture. Weed tinctures are typically added to cannabis infused candies and weed edible recipes. You can use your weed infusion in canna-cocktails, weed gummies, and beyond.
This is the need to know before you make cannabis infused vodka:
Are you using your cannabis infused vodka for cocktails? Most noteworthy, it is important to understand that this infusion creates a “cross-fading” effect. Consequently, this effect is powerful and not for everybody. In addition, it is important not to abuse this infusion by consuming too much of it. Interestingly, the effects of alcohol almost kick in straight away. In contrast, the effect of this canna-infusion can take close to an hour. Drink slowly and remain aware of timing.
Furthermore, if you are planning to use this vodka weed infusion for edibles, the steps are slightly different. Most notably, cannabis tinctures require the process of evaporation. Alcohol is evaporated by boiling off the alcohol content at a high heat. As a result, this will leave you with a pure cannabis extraction.
How long will this cannabis spirit infusion take?
The cook time of weed vodka is quite short. It only takes about 45 minutes to prepare the weed infusion. We recommend that you leave your cannabis cannabis infused vodka from 48 hours, up to 2 weeks. As a result, you will get the best flavor and potency from your cannabis alcohol infusion.
What cocktails pair nicely with weed vodka?
Certainly, this weed vodka blends well into many cannabis cocktails. Remember that your vodka now is slightly more herbaceous. You can use this to your advantage in your cocktails.
Finally, consider making a Cannabis Infused Moscow Mule, or an elevated Herbed Vodka Martini. For the reason that you do not like the taste of cannabis, mask your cannabis infusion with additional juices.
Cannabis Vodka can be used for many weed infused cocktails. But It is also a great cannabis tincture that can be used for edibles.