Vodka is a great alcohol to infuse with weed due to its high alcohol content. The high alcohol content helps draw out and extract those lovely cannabinoids and terpenes from your weed, into your vodka. Weed vodka is very easy to make and it’s a great novelty drink to have on special occasions or used in cocktails.
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What can I do with weed infused vodka?
Weed vodka can be drank straight as it is, used in cannabis infused cocktails, or even in boozy deserts. Here are some recipes that you can use it in:
- Cannabis Infused Appletini
- Weed Infused Vodka Gummy Bear Ice Lollies
- Cannabis Infused Vodka Lemon Cupcakes
Can I add flavour to the cannabis vodka?
Yes! You can add spices like cinnamon, or fruits to flavour your vodka. Sweet citrus fruits go very nicely infused into vodka.
Try infusing these fruits into your vodka for a refreshing blast of flavour:
How much weed should I use?
We recommend using about 7 grams of cannabis per 500ML of vodka however you can add more or less depending on your desired potency. Using more cannabis will result in a more potent and flavourful cannabis vodka.
Should I decarboxylate my weed before infusing?
You need to decarboxylate your cannabis before infusing it into the vodka if you want it to have the psychoactive effects you expect from THC. If you just want the flavour and aroma profile from the weed, you do not need to decarb.
Decarboxylation is the process of activating the THC & CBD in your cannabis using heat. Check out our easy to follow guide on how to decarb weed at home using an oven.
Weed Infused Vodka
- 250ml vodka
- 1 – 3.5g cannabis (can be dried or fresh)
- Decarboxylate your cannabis to activate the THC in it. This step is essential if you want your vodka to produce psychoactive effects. To decarboxylate: place your cannabis in an oven safe dish or tray with a lid. If no lid, tightly cover with foil instead. Place in preheated oven at 240F/115C for 35 minutes then let it cool down with the lid on.
- Chop up or grind your decarboxylated cannabis then add it straight into your vodka bottle. Glass jars can also be used instead of a bottle if infusing small amounts.
- Leave the vodka with the cannabis in it to infuse for up to 7-14 days. Shake the bottle/jar twice a day to help with the infusion. If you are in a rush, you can do a quick infusion by heating the vodka/cannabis mixture on a low heat for 2-3 hours instead. Make sure the temperature of the vodka does not go above 60C to avoid evaporating the alcohol. The longer you allow the mixture to infuse, the more concentrated it will be.
- Once infused, remove the cannabis from your vodka using a coffee filter, cheese cloth, or strainer. If you did a quick infusion using heat, allow the infused vodka to cool down before putting it into a bottle. Your weed infused vodka is now ready to use!
- On the day that you are ready to remove the cannabis from the vodka, boil a large pot of water big enough to submerge the majority of the bottle (do not submerge the top). Take it off the heat as soon as the water is boiled then place the sealed bottle into the hot (not boiling) water for 30-45 minutes. The heat can help release all the good stuff from the weed and give your infused vodka a stronger psychoactive effect.
What should weed vodka look like when it’s finished infusing?
Depending on how long you infused your cannabis vodka for, it probably isn’t a clear liquid anymore like when you started. The colour of your end product depends on how long you infused for, the quantity and type of cannabis used, if you decarboxylated your weed, and even the strain of weed you used. The colour of your vodka does not indicate how strong it is so always start with a low dose when testing out the potency.
Your cannabis vodka can come out slightly yellowish, golden, greenish, brownish. For a clearer colour, do not grind your cannabis too fine before infusing, and double filter out the cannabis material at the end.