Cannabis Infused Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

03/15/2018

 

Make this the greenest St. Patrick’s Day yet with these cannabis-infused festive recipes! Each recipe will be infused with a tincture or cannabis flower offered at Buddy Boy Brands.

If you’ve never made cannabis-infused cocktails or cannabutter, don’t worry. Once you read our step-by-step instructions, you will realize just how easy it is to make fun, festive, and most importantly, cannabis infused, recipes at home.

How To Dose Cannabis Tincture in Cocktails

Tinctures are an unsung hero of cannabis consumption methods. They are discreet, lung-friendly, fast acting but long lasting, easily customizable for dosing, and can mix well into food and drink. What more could you possible ask for?

Dosing cocktails (or food) with cannabis tincture is incredibly easy. All you have to do is add one to two drops per serving. Seriously, that’s it! In the recipes below, Buddy Boy Brands will recommend the best tincture from our selection.

Cannabis Infused Drink Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Coffee 2.0

Irish coffee is a perfectly good drink. But, what if we took it to the next level with cannabis-infused coffee cubes? This will be a crowd pleaser for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can also keep cannabis infused coffee cubes in the freezer all the time and toss them into dairy or nut milk for a delicious treat.

Ingredients (2 servings):  

  • 32 oz. cold brewed coffee or room temperature coffee
  • 2-4 drops Dixie Dew Drops in pure vanilla
  • 3 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 3 oz. vanilla vodka
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

How To:

In a pitcher, combine the tincture and the cold brewed coffee. Pour the coffee mixture into ice trays and let freeze until completely solid (for best results freeze them overnight). When you are ready to serve, pour one shot (1.5 ounces) of whiskey and vanilla vodka into a cocktail glass. Fill the rest of the glass with the cannabis infused coffee cubes. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon if you are feeling extra fancy.

Irish Lemonade

Want something refreshing, but not as rich as an Irish Coffee? This drink hits all the boxes: yummy, festive, and just the right amount of sweetness. Don’t worry about getting too high with these. Using CBD tincture, you’ll get the relaxing benefits of cannabis without the high. This fruity, refreshing drink can be made all spring and summer long!

Ingredients (2 Servings):

  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 2-4 drops Mary’s Medicinals CBD tincture
  • 1.5 oz lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 tsp fine granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp blackberry preserves
  • 2 drops green food dye (optional)
  • 3 oz tonic water

How To:

In a cocktail shaker, toss all your ingredients in except the tonic water and fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously (there should be foam). Fill two cocktail glasses with ice and pour the mixture over the ice through a strainer. Top each glass with tonic and serve with a lime or lemon wedge.

How To Make CannaButter

Don’t be intimidated by cannabutter. It’s not as hard as it seems and once you get it down pat, you will open so many new doors for cannabis infused cooking and baking. The most important thing to remember is that the quality of cannabis flower you use can make or break your cannabutter. So don’t skimp out. Choose from the huge assortment of cannabis flower offered at Buddy Boy Brands. See our full list of flower strains here.

Ingredients:

  • ½ ounce decarboxylated cannabis flower from Buddy Boy Brands
  • 1 lb unsalted butter
  • 4 cups water

Equipment:

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium – large saucepan
  • Strainer
  • 2 pieces of cheesecloth
  • Glass bowl
  • Plastic wrap

Directions

To start, you’ll have to activate the THC in the cannabis through a process called decarboxylation. That’s just a fancy word for heating it up. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Next, break the cannabis buds down into small pieces and place it on the lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until the moisture is completely out of the flower. Let cool completely.

Cut unsalted butter into small squares and put them in a saucepan with the decarboxylated cannabis and water. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring thoroughly but slowly every 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. While it cools, line the strainer or colander with a cheesecloth. Place the colander or strainer on top of a glass bowl and slowly pour the butter mixture in. Push down on the mixture with a spatula or spoon so it is compacted on the cheesecloth. Put the glass bowl in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until completely cooled. Once it’s cooled, flip the glass bowl upside down on top of a cutting board or large plate and gently shake until the contents come loose from the bowl. Use a towel to dab the excess water from the butter.

Cannabis Infused Food Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Mini Shepherd’s Pie

These are a perfect party favor for the St. Patrick’s Day party you attend or host! These mini shepherd’s pie are filling enough to keep guests content while the rest of the party snacks are prepared.

Ingredients (12 servings):

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (can use gluten free)
  • 2 lbs refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp cannabutter made with Buddy Boy Brands flower
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 ½ cup prepared mashed potatoes (to make it really easy, grab premade mashed potatoes at your local deli)
  • Chopped fresh parsley

How To:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place the pie crust on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter or glass to cut the crust into circles. Put a pie crust circle in each muffin cup and gently press them down into the bottom. Bake these for 6-8 minutes.

While those are baking, heat a large skillet on medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook until softened, around 5 minutes, then add the ground beef and cook until browned. Once browned, drain the fat. Return to heat and stir in the frozen vegetables for around 3 more minutes.

In a separate, smaller skillet, melt the cannabutter and add flour. Whisk these until they are completely combined and golden, then add the beef broth. Combine this mixture with the ground beef and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Heat the oven on broil.

Fill the muffin tin with the meat mixture and top it with big spoonful of mashed potatoes. Bake for around 5 minutes or until the mashed potatoes are golden brown. Remove and top with finely chopped fresh parsley.

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes are easy and very festive. The frosting is the real crowd pleaser and can be used on all sorts of infused desserts, including carrot cake and pumpkin bread!

Ingredients (24 servings):

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 oz bottle of green food dye
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup cannabutter, softened
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 16 oz powdered sugar

How To:

Preheat the oven to 365 degrees and put cupcake liners in the cups of a muffin pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and food coloring. Once fully combined, put a large scoop of batter into the muffin cups. Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box (around 18-22 minutes). While the cupcakes are cooling completely, work on the frosting.

Use an electric whisk or mixer to beat the cream cheese, cannabutter, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Beat on light until fluffy. Continue to beat on light while slowly adding the powdered sugar. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, use a baking spatula to top the cupcakes.

As always when you are cooking or making cocktails with cannabis at home, be sure to give all your guests a heads up and put clear signage out. If you really want to be an accommodating host, you could make a non-infused batch of the same foods for any guests that don’t want to partake. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Buddy Boy team!

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