Weed Infused Tequila: The Definitive Guide

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Weed Infused Tequila
January 25, 2022
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Tequila and lime is the classic, but the new version is tequila and weed. This Mexican liquor is known to get people a little loose and, with some, bring out an alter ego. Weed infused tequila is a unique experience and is the perfect party beverage. 

Don’t know what cannabis tequila is? We’re going to go over what it is, the effects, why you need to try it this weekend, and some salt-rimmed recipes to mix up at home. 

Vamonos! 

What is weed infused tequila?

Marijuana tequila is pretty much what it sounds like, your favorite spirit infused with weed. How do you make cannabis infused tequila? It’s as simple as cutting lime and putting salt on the back of your hand. 

First, let’s take a look at the supplies you need to make your weed infused tequila

  • 1 large airtight container 
  • ⅛ ounces of weed
  • 1 bottle of your favorite clear tequila 
  • Cheesecloth 
  • Baking sheet with parchment paper

You simply can’t just sprinkle some dry herb into a cocktail mixer, and bam, you have cannabis tequila. You must decarboxylate the marijuana. How do you do this? Follow our steps. 

Decarboxylation is a process of turning THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD, so when you consume cannabis, you get the effects. 

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and place the ⅛ ounces of weed on it. Put the sheet into an oven at 245ºF. Bake the marijuana for 30 to 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, move the weed to ensure nothing is burning. Burnt cannabis means that the THC and CBD are lost, and your marijuana tequila won’t give you the effects. 

When your cannabis is decarboxylated and cooled down, put it into the cheesecloth. Submerge the marijuana-filled cheesecloth into the alcohol to start making your weed infused tequila. 

Place the container with the cannabis tequila into a dark place, like a cabinet, for 24 hours and up to 2 weeks. When it’s taco Tuesday, and you’re in the mood to drink some weed infused tequila, take out the cheesecloth, and you’re ready to enjoy. 

If any small particles of marijuana have left the cheesecloth, be sure to strain the weed infused tequila before serving

Tequila cocktail with infused cannabis
Tequila cocktail with infused cannabis

What are the effects of cannabis infused tequila?

We drink and smoke for one reason, the feeling we get when they’re consumed. Mixing alcohol and marijuana creates a unique effect. Both are sedating but react with your body differently. 

Alcohol hits your body quickly as it’s easy for your body to metabolize. Cannabis, on the other hand, has a delayed reaction and could take an hour or two to feel high. You stay higher for longer than you stay drunk. 

When we look specifically at cannabis tequila, the effects are desirable. If you love to take tequila shots or sip on a margarita, you’ll love the weed infused kind as well. Tequila is known to make people happy and ready to dance. 

The high you get depends on the type of cannabis you use. You can break down marijuana into THC vs. CBD and indica vs. sativa. These are the typical effects. 

  • THC: classic head high feeling, clear-headed, psychoactive, dreamlike state
  • CBD: relaxed, stress-free, body high, calm
  • Indica: sedating, relaxed, increased appetite, reduces pain
  • Sativa: energizing, uplifted, euphoric, giggly, happy

To get the party started, we suggest using a sativa dominant and high THC strain for your weed-infused tequila. If you’re looking to relax and fall asleep, use an indica dominant and high CBD strain

Why try weed tequila?

If you’re already a fan of tequila and cannabis products, why not mix the two? Making a well-balanced weed infused tequila that’s not too strong will help you consume in a controlled way. You’ll get the effects of the alcohol and the marijuana gradually to create a euphoric feeling

Many people who take shots and then hit the bong get cross faded, which isn’t desirable. When you consume cannabis tequila responsibly, you won’t get any negative feelings. All you’ll want to do is hit the dance floor. 

Cannabis strawberry cocktail with tequila
Cannabis strawberry cocktail with tequila

What is crossfading?

Crossfading is when you mix too much alcohol and marijuana together. You go from a happy, relaxed individual to a spiraling mess. Many people get the spins, making you feel like you’re on a roundabout, causing motion sickness. 

Drinking and smoking in excess can be dangerous because of how each drug interacts with your body. When you drink a lot of alcohol, your body gets rid of the extra by throwing up to avoid alcohol poisoning. Marijuana is known to suppress nausea, so you don’t vomit. You then become more intoxicated, which can be fatal. 

To avoid crossfading, you have to consume cannabis and alcohol in moderation together. The best way to do that is with weed infused tequila. 

How to infuse weed into tequila: 5 cocktails recipes to try

Now you know the benefits of cannabis tequila, we’re sure you want to whip up some cocktails. We have some of our favorite recipes that you can enjoy this weekend. Let’s mix. 

Marijuana Margarita

You can’t write a weed infused tequila cocktail list without a margarita. Here’s a classic marijuana margarita recipe that’ll go perfect with taco night. 

Ingredients: 

  • Cannabis tequila
  • Fresh limes
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Salt 

Instructions: 

  1. Put 1 to 2 cups of ice in your blender.
  2. Add 4 to 8 tablespoons of honey (depending on how sweet you like it) to the ice. 
  3. Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 large limes into the blender. 
  4. Add 4 shots of weed infused tequila. 
  5. Blend until the margarita is a smooth texture. 
  6. Dip your margarita glass into lime juice and then salt. (optional)
  7. Pour your marijuana margarita mix into the glass.
  8. Garnish with a lime slice on the rim and fresh lime zest on top. 
Marijuana margarita
Marijuana margarita

Bloody Mary Jane 

Sunday brunches have become part of our culture. There’s nothing like going out on Saturday night to wake up the next morning looking forward to pancakes and the hair of the dog. The perfect morning cocktail is a Bloody Mary Jane, a twist on the original vodka drink. 

Ingredients: 

  • Weed infused tequila
  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon wedges
  • Lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Horseradish sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Hot sauce
  • Celery sticks 
  • Jalapeno slices

Instructions: 

  1. Get out a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. 
  2. Add 2 ounces of cannabis tequila, 4 ounces of tomato juice, ½ ounce lemon juice, 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a sprinkle of black pepper, 2 dashes of Tabasco, horseradish sauce to taste, a dash of celery salt, and hot sauce to taste. 
  3. Shake until combined.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a pint glass with some ice cubes. 
  5. Garnish with lemon wedges, celery sticks, and jalapeno slices. 
  6. Drink until the hangover goes away. 

Hazy Tequila Sunrise

If you’ve ever been on a tropical beach vacation, you know how delightful a classic Tequila Sunrise is to cool you off from the sun. The Hazy Tequila Sunrise is perfect for a hot summer afternoon, even if you’re not on vacation. 

Ingredients: 

  • Cannabis tequila 
  • Grenadine
  • Triple sec
  • Fresh orange juice
  • Lime juice 
  • Cocktail cherries

Instructions: 

  1. Pour 2 teaspoons of grenadine into the bottom of a tall glass. 
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add a shot of weed infused tequila, 1 tablespoon of triple sec, the juice of 1 large orange, and juice of ½ lime to the shaker. 
  4. Mix until combined. 
  5. Add a few ice cubes to the tall glass with grenadine. 
  6. Carefully strain and pour cannabis tequila mixture into the glass. Try not to let the grenadine and mixture combine. 
  7. Garnish with a cocktail cherry on top. 

Tequila THC Sour 

A cannabis tequila twist on the popular 1920s sour cocktail. Most people have heard of a Whiskey Sour or a Pisco Sour, but here comes one of the best THC drinks: Tequila THC Sour. It’s refreshing, tart, and is perfect for your next cocktail hour

Ingredients:

  • Weed infused tequila 
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • Egg white
  • Orange slices
  • Cocktail cherry 

Instructions:

  1. Put ice into a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add a shot of cannabis tequila, 1 ounce of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, a dash of Angostura bitters, 1 teaspoon of egg whites into the shaker. 
  3. Shake until fully mixed and foamy from egg whites. 
  4. Serve with fresh ice in a shot glass. 
  5. Garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry. 

Marijuana Mexican Mule 

A spin on the classic Moscow Mule, the Marijuana Mexican Mule, uses weed infused tequila to replace vodka. It’s spicy from the fresh ginger and refreshing from the lime juice. It’s perfect for sipping on to relax after a long day at work

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis tequila 
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Fresh ginger slices 
  • Lime slices 

Instructions: 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. 
  2. Add a shot of cannabis tequila, ½ ounce of lime juice, and ½ cup of ginger beer. 
  3. Mix until combined. 
  4. Put ice in a bronze mug and add the weed infused tequila mix to the mug. 
  5. Stir in a few slices of fresh ginger. 
  6. Garnish with a lime slice. 
Marijuana Mexican mule
Marijuana Mexican mule

Final squeeze on weed infused tequila

Tequila is a special kind of alcohol. We all have some of the best and worst stories of our lives from it. If you also enjoy hitting a joint, then weed infused tequila is the perfect addition to a Friday night. 

You can whip up your own batch of cannabis tequila at home easily. You get the uplifting effects of tequila along with a lingering buzz of weed. Sipping on marijuana tequila helps prevent crossfading. Use some of the recipes the next time you have people over to get the party started. 

Now you know how to make your very own weed infused tequila, it’s time to buy cannabis seeds from Homegrown Cannabis Co. to grow your own harvest to use for your cannabis tequila.