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These Cannabis-Infused Cocktail Recipes Are Worth a High Five

Of all the holidays out there, little needs to be said about 4/20. If you’re curious about the history of the day, you can read about that here, but for most of you out there, you’re either high already or getting ready to relax for a bit (as long as it’s legal to do so in your state).

Regardless of where you are in the process, you might be thinking,“Gee, I wish I could have my pot and drink it, too.” Well, you can.

Below, you’ll find a recipe for cannabis-infused bourbon as well as four cocktail recipes — including a legal CBD (cannabidiol) oil mix — from the folks at Los Angeles-based distillery Stillhouse Spirits that’ll ensure that every facet of you as a person is calm and feeling good by the end of the day.

Never infused liquor with marijuana before? Don’t worry. We’ve got all of the steps for that right here (again, courtesy of Stillhouse — they’re watching out for you). If you’ve done it before, feel free to scroll to the bottom and get mixing!

Cannabis-Infused Stillhouse Black Bourbon


  • 750 ml Stillhouse Black Bourbon
  • 7 g of cannabis Flower


  • A grinder
  • A hot plate or electric stove (never a gas stove or open flame)
  • Microwave or oven
  • Cheesecloth
  • Thermometer
  • Double boiler
  • Mason jar


  1. In the microwave: Be sure to place the cannabis in the microwave with a lid. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Rotate the cannabis. Repeat three times. In the oven: Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cannabis in a single layer on either a Pyrex tray or sheet of foil. Cover the cannabis tightly. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Grind up your decarbed herbs into a mason jar and add bourbon (The ratio between cannabis and whiskey is dependent on what potency level you want to achieve. Fleming suggests 7 grams per 750 ml of Stillhouse Black bourbon.).
  3. Place the mason jar on top of the double boiler. Fill the bottom and top pans with water to cover the mason jar approximately half way. Do not allow direct heat and do not cover the mason jar to avoid hazardous pressure. Remember, no open flames and make sure the room is well-ventilated.
  4. Simmer lightly at around 160 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how concentrated you would like your infusion. Make sure your alcohol does not reach 170 degrees Fahrenheit (it will flame).
  5. Let the mixture cool and strain it through a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheesecloth. Then return it back to the 750 ml bottle along with the remaining alcohol.

Note: If you’d prefer to not use the boiler, there is another method that requires way less concentration, but way more patience. Simply choose your ratio (again, Fleming suggests 7 grams per 750 ml alcohol) and mix it in a mason jar, lid on. Put the mason jar in front of a sunny window and let the jar sit for at least 30 days. When time is up, strain your mixture through a cheesecloth-lined fine mesh strainer.

Cocktail Recipes

Green Derby

  • 1 oz infused Stillhouse Black Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
  • Soda water to top
  • Grapefruit to garnish

Method: Shake with ice. Pour over fresh ice in a Collins or 12 oz glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit.

Fresh Start

  • 1 oz infused Stillhouse Black Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
  • Fresh mint
  • Soda water to top

Method: In a Collins or other 12 oz glass, combine fresh mint, lime juice, simple syrup, and the infused bourbon. Muddle the ingredients. Add fresh ice. Top off with soda water. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Lazy Day

  • 1 oz infused Stillhouse Black Bourbon
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica (or similar sweet vermouth)
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Orange to garnish

Method: Stir in a mixing glass with ice and then strain over fresh ice or up depending on your preference. If served up a coupe or similar glass is preferable, and if served on the rocks a classic old fashioned glass is perfect. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.


  • 2 oz Stillhouse Peach Tea Whiskey
  • 10-15 drops of high-grade CBD oil
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh lemonade to top

Method: In a Collins or other 12 oz glass, combine mint with Stillhouse Peach Tea and muddle. Add the CBD oil (a substance legal throughout the country), fresh ice, and top off with lemonade. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

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You can have your pot and drink it too. Stillhouse Spirits teaches us how to make cannabis-infused bourbon and shares four easy CBD cocktail recipes.