I recently polled my Facebook followers on which new infusion type I should post as a reprint from my new book, The Easy Cannabis Cookbook (2018, Callisto Media). Since I have already covered making Marijuana Butter and Marijuana Oil on this site, I gave the readers the choice between Milk and Cream, Honey and Syrup, Sugar, or Tincture. I cover ALL of these infusions techniques and more in the book, but the one my Facebook followers chose overwhelmingly was (drum roll please):
I understand why tincture was such a popular choice. They are easy to make, easy to use, discreet, and extremely versatile. I never created many recipes using tinctures because it is easy to just add a few drops to pretty much anything you are making. Or anything you are eating or drinking.
There are other methods to make tinctures using heat, but since alcohol is so flammable, why take the chance? The method outlined in my book takes a little time, but no real effort. Here are the Simple Tincture Instructions, as reprinted from The Easy Cannabis Cookbook.
How to Make Simple Marijuana Tincture
Alcohol based tinctures could not be easier to make or use to medicate most any recipe – just stir in a few drops. Besides making edibles, tinctures are also effective when taken sublingually. Place a few drops under your tongue and feel the effects far faster than waiting for an edible to digest.
Cannabis TIncture: Vegan/Gluten Free
Dosage when made according guidelines in the book (using 10% THC cannabis for details please see my FREE Dosing class) about 175 mg THC per ounce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Infuse Time: 4 days
Yield: 1 cup
- 1/2 ounce crumbled decarboxylated cannabis
- 1 1/8 cups high proof alcohol such as Everclear, 151 rum, or a high proof vodka
- Kitchen scale
- Mason jar
- cheesecloth and strainer or yogurt straine
- Place cannabis and alcohol in a Mason jar. Cover and shake. Store in a cool dark cabinet and let steep for 4 days, taking the jar out to shake each day.
- Strain by pouring through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or through a fine mesh yogurt strainer. Store in a dark glass bottle in the fridge.
- You can substitute other alcohols like tequila, whisky, bourbon, etc. but generally speaking, the higher the proof, the better your tincture will infuse.
- For lighter dosed infused alcohols to use in cocktails, increase the amount of spirits in this recipe to 4 cups.
Also from The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: