Cannabis-Infused Hot Drinks for Cold Winter – Warm Black Elderberry Cocktail Recipe

How to Make Warm Black Elderberry Cocktail


  • For Syrup
    • 1/2 cup (about 75 grams) dried elderberries
    • 2 cups (about 475 milliliters) filtered water
    • 1 cup (about 340 grams) honey
    • 1 tablespoon (about 6 grams) lemon or orange zest
    • 5 milligrams of THC glycerin tincture
  • For Cocktail
    • Juice from 1 orange
    • Juice from 1 lemon
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 1 cup (about 235 milliliters) water
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 clove
    • 1 tablespoon THC-infused elderberry syrup (recipe listed below)
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon to 1.5 fluid ounces (4 to 35 milliliters) rum or brandy

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  • For Syrup
    • Step 1

      Add the dried elderberries, filtered water, honey, and zest into a saucepan.

    • Step 2

      Bring this mixture to a boil while stirring, then reduce heat to a simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.

    • Step 3

      Turn off the stove, then add the 5 milligrams of the THC tincture per tablespoon of syrup. Keep in mind this recipe will yield 1 ¾ cup (about 420 milliliters) of syrup. You need to add 140 milligrams of tincture to yield 5 milligrams of THC per tablespoon.

    • Step 4

      Stir the tincture with a spoon for 1-2 minutes to fully incorporate into the syrup.

    • Step 5

      Strain into a mason jar and cool for storage.

  • For Cocktail
    • Step 1

      Add the water, juices, squeezed rinds, cinnamon stick, clove, and syrups to a saucepan.

    • Step 2

      Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 2-3 minutes while stirring.

    • Step 3

      Strain the mixture into a mug. Pull out the cinnamon stick from the strainer and add to the mug.

    • Step 4

      Add the desired amount of rum or brandy into the mug and stir with the cinnamon stick.

    • Step 5

      Garnish by adding orange slices to the drink if desired.


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