THC-Infused Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

You’ve just harvested buds from autoflowering seeds and don’t feel like sticking to smoking. Making extracts and edibles is an option, but why not try THC-infused alcohol?

Booze and cannabis enthusiasts will love this double-duty, uniquely aromatic liquor. You won’t drink it on the rocks, either (unless that’s what you prefer). Instead, you’ll make a cocktail to fuse the best aspects of whiskey and weed.

Here’s a complete guide on taking your whiskey game to the next level.

A Word on THC-Infused Alcohol

Both drinking and smoking weed can have negative consequences if you overdo it. The need for caution doubles with THC-infused alcohol.

We call the overlapping influence of marijuana and booze crossfading. Although generally safe, the duo is more likely to make you dizzy, nauseous, or blacked out.

What’s the reason behind this?

Alcohol dulls the control sectors of your brain. It can reduce your reaction time and mess with your decision-making skills. Intoxication also tends to reduce anxiety and negative emotions.

Cannabis has a similar impact. Being high hinders coordination, reduces inhibitions, and intensifies pleasure and impulsivity. The mood generally improves upon consumption.

What happens when you consume the two together?

Marijuana strengthens the ‘depressant’ effect of alcohol, making you physically slower; alcohol ups the psychoactive effect of THC. In a nutshell, you’re less coordinated and more stoned. The experience is different from a high or intoxication in isolation.

If it’s your first time trying this blend, sip slowly and gauge your reactions. That’s how you stay safe and ensure an enjoyable experience.


With precautions out of the way, let’s get practical. Since canna-whiskey is hard to find in shops, you’re left to DIY. Soaking weed in alcohol is the first step to making this buzzy concoction.

Pick your favorite style of whiskey and the right cannabis strain. Marijuana with earthy, woody, and citrusy flavor notes is best, as these flavors bring out the natural beverage bite. Here’s how you infuse your booze with ganja.

Step 1: Decarboxylating

Decarboxylating is a mouthful of an expression but refers to a quick process of heating marijuana to release its psychoactive properties. Buds contain THC and CBD acids, and heat exposure turns them into a form our bodies can process.

Here’s how to decarboxylate weed:
  • Preheat your oven to 240°F.
  • Partially grind your bud: you don’t want fine dust.
  • Spread the grind on a cookie sheet spread across a pan.
  • Let the cannabis ‘bake’ for approximately 40 minutes.

Now’s the time to make THC-infused whiskey. You need around 0.28 ounces of bud per bottle of liquor.

Step 2: Infusing Alcohol

Transfer the whiskey and bud into a sealable mason jar. Swirl the container for mixing and continue until none of the grind floats on the surface.

Upon mixing, seal the jar and store it inside a paper bag. It’s best to leave it in a sunny spot, as heat encourages the infusion process. Let the blend sit for three days, taking it out every 12 hours for a good shake.

Step 3: Strain the Beverage

After three days, your whiskey will contain THC. Now’s the time to strain the plant material and avoid a gritty mouthfeel to your drink. It’s easiest to do this with a cheesecloth. Once you strain, squeeze the cloth to avoid wasting one valuable drop.

Weed ‘n’ Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

You might’ve tried the world’s most underrated whiskey cocktails, but this simple and delicious drink is another story.

Most cocktails use seltzer, tea, or tonic water, but this recipe keeps things more straightforward. Here’s what you need for one serving:

  • 2 ounces of THC whiskey
  • ½ ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 ounce of sugar syrup

Stir whiskey and honey in a glass till they become one thick liquid. To make this easier, heat the sweet substance before pouring it into the liquor.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the honey-whiskey mix, lemon juice, and sugar syrup. Shake vigorously for half a minute before straining over ice into a glass.

You can garnish this drink with a mint leaf or an orange slice to accentuate its fresh sweetness. If you want to signal your cannabis enthusiasm, add a seven-fingered leaf or kief.

The cocktail works well because the lemon compliments the musk, while the honey makes it go down ever so smoothly. The THC liquor greets your palate with woody and herbal aromas. Neither of the extra ingredients is too intense to suppress the qualities of whiskey or weed.

Get Your Buzz On

This weed and whiskey cocktail hits differently; connoisseurs and sommeliers will surely enjoy it. Why not explore a new take on your favorite beverage?

Buy seeds to grow first-rate marijuana and combine it with your most refined whiskey. Your aficionado friends are guaranteed to be impressed.

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