RECIPE: Jessica Catalano’s Cannabis Infused Summertime Freshies

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Image yourself lounging out in the sun filled mountains by a large alpine lake drinking a cannabis fruit infused ice water. Yes, you heard right, cannabis fruit infused ice water. You have seen the delicious non-medicated counterpart in spas, salons, and resorts over the years. Now I give you medicated versions, to fit three specific types of highs to either pamper or engage you. Orange Pineapple Express: This strain produces a very uplifting energetic effect with massive stress-relieving properties. Pineapple Express is perfect for when you want to lounge in Mother Nature’s presence but put this uplifting creative energy into art by yourself or brainstorming with others. You will then be carried into a relaxing state of mind hours later. The flavors of pineapple and orange will dance on your tongue, making you want to drink more of this refreshing concoction. Mint Blackberry: Blackberry is 50/50 hybrid strain, which packs a deep body high paired with the cerebral effects of a sativa. Perfect for when you want to lounge out in the sun with your friends or alone because your body is recovering from a long hike the day before. Pain relief and a positive mental outlook are two star effects of this strain. As you sip on this dark drink, the flavors of mint will create a cool pathway caressing the citrus of the berries. Grapefruit: Fresh grapefruit during the summertime is such a treat. When fresh grapefruit is combined with the strain grapefruit, something more exciting happens. The terpenes of this strain intensify the flavor of the citrus fruit creating an energizing drink. At 90% sativa, this drink is perfect to take along with you when doing activities outdoors. It will keep you energetic and alert, helping your athletic abilities be at your best performance.

Orange Pineapple Express Freshie

Mise en place: Water 1 wide mouth quart mason jar 1 tray of small ice cubes 1 wooden spoon 1 cup 2 large fresh pineapple slices 1 orange 4 full droppers of Pineapple Express strain specific glycerin tincture (You can always do less or more depending on your medicinal needs) Directions: Slice the orange thinly and then further cut the slices into halves.  Cut the pineapple slices into chunks then add both the pineapple and the orange halves into the bottom of the mason jar. Muddle the fruit with the wooden spoon but do not smash the fruit into tiny pieces. Now fill the jar up to the lip with as much ice as you can fit. Pour water into 1 cup and add the Pineapple Express glycerin tincture. Stir with a spoon until it dissolves. Add this mixture to the mason jar, then continue to fill it with fresh running water until it reaches the brim. Enjoy!

Mint Blackberry Freshie

Mise en place: Water 1 wide mouth quart mason jar 1 tray of small ice cubes 1 wooden spoon 1 cup 1 pint blackberries 1 sprig of mint leaves 4 full droppers of Blackberry strain specific glycerin tincture (You can always do less or more depending on your medicinal needs) Directions: Rinse the blackberries and pat dry. Add to the mason jar with the fresh mint leaves then gently muddle the berries and herbs. Now fill the jar up to the lip with as much ice as you can fit. Pour water into 1 cup and add the Blackberry glycerin tincture. Stir with a spoon until it dissolves. Add this mixture to the mason jar, then continue to fill it with fresh running water until it reaches the brim. Mmm!

Grapefruit Freshie

Mise en place: Water 1 wide mouth quart mason jar 1 tray of small ice cubes 1 wooden spoon 1 cup 1 small grapefruit 4 full droppers of Grapefruit strain specific glycerin tincture (You can always do less or more depending on your medicinal needs) Directions: Thinly slice the grapefruit then further cut in half. Add the halves of grapefruit into the jar and gently muddle the fruit with the wooden spoon. Pour water into 1 cup and add the Grapefruit glycerin tincture. Stir with a spoon until it dissolves. Add this mixture to the mason jar, then continue to fill it with fresh running water until it reaches the brim. *You can drink these drinks right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The flavor will intensify as time elapses.