Welcome to our journey through the world of cannabis-infused culinary delights! Today, we’re exploring a classic cocktail with a green twist: the Bloody Mary Juana. This savory and spicy drink combines the bold flavors of a traditional Bloody Mary with the infusion of cannabis, resulting in a refreshing and slightly elevated experience. If you’re ready to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a unique cannabis-infused adventure, let’s get started!
For the Infused Vodka:
- 1 bottle (750ml) of high-quality vodka
- 7-10 grams of your favorite cannabis strain (decarboxylated)
- A mason jar or airtight container
- Cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer
For the Bloody Mary Mix:
- 3 cups tomato juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Ice cubes
- Celery stalk
- Olives, pickles
- Bacon strips
- Lemon wedges
- Cannabis leaves (optional)
Step 1: Infuse the Vodka
- Begin by decarboxylating your cannabis. Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Grind the cannabis finely, spread it evenly on a baking sheet, and bake for 30-40 minutes. This process activates the THC, making it bioavailable when you infuse it into the vodka.
- Once decarboxylated, place the cannabis in the mason jar.
- Pour the vodka over the cannabis, ensuring it’s completely covered. Seal the jar tightly.
- Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours. The longer you let it infuse, the more potent it will become. Shake the jar gently once a day.
- After 48 hours or more, strain the infused vodka through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer into a clean container, removing the cannabis solids.
Step 2: Prepare the Bloody Mary Mix
- In a pitcher, combine the tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, prepared horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
- Taste the mix and adjust the seasonings to your preference. If you like it spicier, add more hot sauce or pepper.
Step 3: Assemble the Bloody Mary-Juana
- Fill a glass with ice cubes, about two-thirds full.
- Pour 1.5 ounces (45 ml) of your cannabis-infused vodka over the ice.
- Top the glass with the Bloody Mary mix, leaving a little room at the top.
- Stir gently to combine.
Step 4: Garnish and Enjoy
- Get creative with your garnishes! A classic Bloody Mary typically includes a celery stalk, olives, pickles, and lemon wedges. For the cannabis twist, add a cannabis leaf for an extra touch.
- Optionally, you can even garnish with a strip of crispy bacon for a unique and flavorful addition.
- Sip, savor, and relax! Remember to enjoy your Bloody Mary-Juana responsibly, especially if it’s your first time trying a cannabis-infused cocktail.
The Bloody Mary-Juana is a delightful fusion of a classic cocktail and the world of cannabis-infused cuisine. With the perfect balance of savory, spicy, and herbaceous flavors, it’s sure to elevate your drinking experience. Whether you’re enjoying it with friends or sipping it solo, this recipe is a delicious way to explore the culinary potential of cannabis. Cheers to a unique and unforgettable taste adventure!