Energize your Body with Refreshing ‘Funky Bee’s Knees’ THC-Infused Honey Cocktail
The changing of seasons alters the taste buds of your tongue in winters you prefer to take those drinks which can warms your spirit and in summers you prefer those drinks which can calms and refresh your mind and body. When it comes to cocktails you enjoy those flavours which do wonders to your taste buds. Honey has many well-documented health benefits. Especially if you purchase unpasteurized raw honey products, you take advantage of even more health benefits than the stuff you find on the corner store shelves. Look out for interesting varieties at your farmers market, on the shelves of your local health food store, or even from the beekeeper down the street.
Using honey to support human health isn’t a new idea. Long ago, as far back as 4,000 years ago in ancient Ayurvedic medicine honey has been an important medicinal staple. According to this theory of medicine, it is useful for combating stress, sleep disturbance, cough and asthma among other issues. You might notice these are some of the same things people use medical cannabis for.
Research suggests that honey when used topically, may help to heal burns. Cannabis can also be used topically. The study authors theorize that this effect is thanks to honey’s natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Other research shows that specialty honey called Manuka honey (sourced from Australia), prevents the growth of the harmful C.Difficile bacteria.
Honey, and in our opinion especially cannabis-infused honey, is a powerful all-natural remedy for colds and coughs. The honey coats the throat, helping to reduce the annoying tickle. It also helps soothe a sore throat. The World Health Organization even recommends the use of honey as a natural remedy. If plain honey is so useful for cold and cough treatment, just think what canna honey could do.
For the Preparation of Funky Bee’s Knees
First you have to decarb the marijuana strain of your choice in order to activate THC to be used in the cocktail. If you don’t decarb the cannabis, the potential of THC will not be increased. If you are just soaking some cannabis in a bottle without decarbing it, you are doing it in the wrong way.
Raw Honey/Canna Oil
- 1 cup raw honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil (I used USDA Certified Organic)
- 7-14 grams per cup of decarbed cannabis (I used the Ardent)
- 1-2 Tablespoons lecithin (for a better buzz. It works!)
- Run the Ardent with your favorite Cannabis to decarb- it’s easy!
- Roughly grind the decarbed Cannabis after the cycle is completed after an hour and fifteen or so…
- Add to 1 cup (more or less is up to you) of coconut oil, raw honey and the lecithin
- In a Double Boiler, heat the coconut oil, raw honey and cannabis and lecithin together for a couple of hours, NEVER exceeding 160 degrees, never boil, you’ll destroy the honey’s healing power and vaporize the THC. Use a good submersible thermometer from a restaurant supply
- Strain out the remaining Cannabis well through a cheesecloth and make some Chai (Indian) tea with it before throwing out the scraps or composting.
- Let the coco/canna-honey cool a bit (will last, nearly forever, left in the dark)
Funky Bee’s Knees
Ingredients: (for two)
5 oz. Barr Hill Gin (Distilled in Vermont)
3 oz. THC infused Raw Honey simple syrup (1:1 hot water to raw honey and mix)
2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fill a Boston Shaker ¾ with ice. Add the raw honey THC-infused simple syrup to the shaker. Add the gin. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cap and shake very hard for 15 seconds or until the shaker is really frosty. Strain into two coupe glasses and prepare another round in ½ hour or so.
A recipe By Warren Bobrow in The Fresh Toast