A simple, easy-to-prepare recipe for a classic red sangria made with a cannabis alcohol tincture and your choice of red wine or grape juice. Easily customizable, this is the perfect cannabis cocktail to enjoy all year long.
Make Your Own Cannabis Sangria At Home
Summer is here! And in our new ‘normal’ world of physical distancing and staying at home to celebrate, I find that the best thing to do is stay home and enjoy a drink.
Some days things are so crazy, the best thing to do is stay at home and enjoy a cannabis-infused alcoholic drink ?
I’ve made quite a ton of cannabis-infused drinks here on the blog, but I am excited because this cannabis sangria is the very first cannabis cocktail I’ve featured here on the blog.
I’ve been eager to make cannabis cocktails ever since I learned how to make a cannabis alcohol tincture. Just as the name implies, this tincture is made by extracting cannabis compounds in alcohol.
A cannabis tincture is a cannabis base for this recipe, so if you don’t yet have a cannabis tincture made, here is the full step-by-step guide to making a cannabis alcohol tincture, also sometimes called The Green Dragon.
In this post, we will talk more about combining alcohol and cannabis, the importance of starting with a cannabis tincture first, and different ways you can customize this recipe to make it your own, including an option for making your own white sangria.
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A Word of Caution On Cannabis Cocktails
I like cannabis a lot more than I like alcohol, but every once in a while I like to enjoy a good cocktail or glass of wine. On a very rare occasion, I like to combine my cannabis and alcohol in one, like with a cannabis cocktail.
Cannabis edibles can be strong and potent, even causing hallucinogenic side effects in some situations. If you are brand new to cannabis edibles, be sure to grab my Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles before you get started to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Combining cannabis and alcohol
Both cannabis and alcohol have the ability to produce intoxicating effects. On top of that, they both can affect everyone very differently based on our own unique physiology and Endocannabinoid systems.
This cannabis sangria is combining two intoxicating ingredients – cannabis and alcohol – so I want you to take special care to be mindful of your consumption amount and your own personal tolerance levels.
Cannabis tinctures are made with high-proof alcohol. The cannabis potency can vary greatly from batch to batch depending on the amount and quality of cannabis used.
Please make sure you are using your best judgment so that you can enjoy your cannabis sangria safely and responsibly.
Step #1 – Make A Cannabis Tincture
Before getting started with this cannabis sangria recipe, you want to make sure that you already have a cannabis alcohol tincture prepared first.
If you have not yet made a cannabis tincture, also called Green Dragon, I have a full recipe and cannabis tincture guide here.
I do not think that any type of oil-based infusions like cannabis coconut oil, cannabutter, or even cannabis concentrates would work well in this recipe, it really needs to be a cannabis tincture to maintain the best consistency.
Alternative Option: Cannabis Sugar
If you have already turned your cannabis tincture into cannabis sugar, you could easily infuse this recipe by adding 1/3-1/2 cup of cannabis sugar in place of the tincture.
Step #2 – Choose Red Wine or Red Grape Juice
Traditional red sangria is made with red wine, traditionally a Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah.
Of course, for this cannabis sangria, it is important to remember that the cannabis alcohol tincture already contains a lot of alcohol by itself.
That is why I wanted to provide two different options below, so you can make the best choice for yourself and your preferences.
Cannabis-Infused Red Wine Sangria
If you use a bottle of red wine to make this sangria, it will taste like more of a traditional sangria, and it will also be higher in alcohol content.
Red Grape Juice Cannabis-Infused Sangria
If you use a bottle of no-added-sugar grape juice to make your sangria, it will have less of a traditional flavor, but will also have less alcohol content.
Cannabis-Infused Red Wine Sangria
- 1 medium orange washed with the rind on, sliced and diced
- 1 medium lemon washed with the rind on, sliced and diced
- 750 ml bottle of Spanish red wine, of choice (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah)
- 1/4 cup cannabis alcohol tincture Green Dragon
- 1½ cups frozen berry mix
- 3" piece whole cinnamon
- In a half-gallon sized mason jar, muddle the orange and lemon with a wooden spoon.
- Add the wine, cannabis tincture, frozen berries, and cinnamon stick.
- Attach a tight-fitting lid and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, strain and pour. Serve over ice. Garnish with reserved fruit as desired.