Personal Plants Recipes: Cannabis-Infused Summer Berry Palmer

Heighten Your Summer with a Twist on this Classic Drink

by Jamie Evans

2021-07-01

Cannabis-Infused Summer Berry Arnold Palmer

THE INSPIRATION

Part iced tea, part lemonade, the Arnold Palmer is a celebrated summer favorite that’s undeniably refreshing. Originating in the late 1960s, this thirst-quenching concoction was named after the world-famous golfer after he ordered the combination after a long day on the golf course. I love making Arnold Palmers, especially with a twist! Blending freshly prepared raspberry iced tea, fresh cannabis-infused lemonade, and muddled raspberries and blackberries, this is the perfect alcohol-free drink to quench your thirst.

You can find this recipe and many more in my book, Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home

THE BASICS

Yield: 1 serving

Target Dose: 7 mg CBD | 2 mg THC per drink (using Cannabis-infused Lemonade) or your preferred dose (using commercially made CBD or THC tincture of your choice, see note below)

Equipment:

Small saucepan

One 8-ounce (240-ml) sterilized Mason jar

Shaker tin

Muddler

Fine-mesh strainer

Highball glass

Bar spoon

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (240 ml) water

2 raspberry tea bags

4 to 5 fresh raspberries

4 to 5 fresh blackberries

5 ounces (150 ml) unsweetened raspberry tea

5 ounces (148 ml) Cannabis-infused Lemonade

Ice

Fresh berries, a lemon wheel, and a thyme sprig, for garnish



Blackberries
Raspberries

PROCESS

Using a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil, then remove from the heat. Add the teabags and steep for 4 minutes. Remove the teabags, then pour the raspberry tea into an 8-ounce (240-ml) Mason jar and set in the refrigerator to cool.

Once the tea is chilled, fill a highball glass with ice, then add the raspberries and blackberries to the shaker tin. Muddle the fruit together until the juices release, then add 5 ounces (150 ml) of the chilled raspberry tea.

Cover and dry shake (no ice) vigorously for 10 seconds, then strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into the highball glass.

Add the cannabis-infused lemonade, then stir together using a bar spoon.

Add fresh berries, lemon wheel, and thyme sprig to garnish.


Text © 2021 Jamie Evans – The Herb Somm – Recipe from Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home​

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