Recipes by Danielle Guercio
Photos By Shorouk Elmahdy
Cocktails with Humboldt Distillery’s Hemp-Infused Vodka
Infusing cannabis into alcohol is nothing new, but nowadays it’s still on the coattails of illegality. Hemp-infused vodka gives consumers the flavors of cannabis without the THC that some may not want to consume simultaneously with alcohol. We used Humboldt’s Finest—Humboldt Distillery’s hemp-infused vodka, which is available in all 50 states—to create two cocktails that are perfect for a Labor Day party or the lazy, last licks of summer lay-out.
Servings: One cocktail
Start-to-finish: 5 minutes
3-4 mint leaves
Two 2 inch chunks of watermelon
½ of a lemon
½ tablespoon sugar or simple syrup
1½ ounces of hemp-infused vodka
Lemon peel for garnish
Note: Gather your supplies so everything is ready and accessible. Use a large tin shaker fitted with a small tin shaker to build this cocktail. Alternatively, you can muddle into a pint glass.
In the small shaker, muddle together the mint leaves, watermelon, lemon juice and sugar or simple syrup. Top with ice, then measure in the vodka using a jigger—too much will ruin the balance of the drink.
Shake vigorously until condensation develops on the tin. Open the tin and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.