- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup sugar
- 12 drops cold-pressed essential lemon oil
- 2 teaspoons corn syrup
- 1/2 gram cannabis BHO concentrate
- 1/2 gram (1 teaspoon) sunflower liquid lecithin
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Bring the cup of filtered water to a simmer. Add one cup of sugar, 2-3 drops of essential lemon oil and 1 teaspoon of corn syrup. Take care not to boil the mixture, as that will alter the ratio of water-to-sugar in the syrup through evaporation.
Loosely cover the saucepan with a lid, and bring the syrup mix to a simmer for 5 minutes. Do not stir, as the sugar may crystallize easily at this stage with the introduction of any foreign particulates. Set it aside to cool slightly during the next step.
Heat cannabis concentrate to a steady 250 F degrees in a glass or stainless steel dish that will be big enough to later accommodate the addition of 1 cup of syrup.
Continue to heat the concentrate until bubbles have stopped at maximum bubble formation, about 5 minutes. Stir the concentrate slightly with a bamboo skewer while heating to ensure even decarboxylation.
Thin the cannabis oil with 10 drops of essential lemon oil and 1 teaspoon corn syrup. Mix thoroughly.
Add 1 teaspoon sunflower liquid lecithin to the cannabis oil mixture. Stir thoroughly while heating at 175º F for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Quickly add the 1 cup of simple syrup to the warm cannabis oil mixture, stirring vigorously to incorporate the oil mixture into the syrup.
Heat the syrup to 160º F. Using a wet pastry brush to keep sides free of crystals, keep an eye on the mixture and stir with a very clean whisk periodically to break up the foam. This is the most difficult step, as it can take up to 3 hours for the oil to be fully dissolved.
When the oil has dissipated to a sheen of droplets, remove the syrup from the heat and cool slightly before stirring. Stir vigorously and steadily with a clean whisk.
Pour the now infused-syrup into an air-tight container.
Label clearly, and store up to one week in a dark, cool place. If the infused syrup does separate or crystallize, don’t worry, it can easily be mixed up again by simply stirring, and can be reheated gently, as needed.
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