18 Sep How You Can Make Cannabis Infused Wine
With the increased sales in cannabis products like CBD edibles, it was just a matter of time before consumers would become familiar with cannabis wine. In addition to a great tasting wine, it is also bringing a few advantages to drinking it that could help with some ailments you may be experiencing. Cannabis, although its fairly new at being legal, can make dealing with some chronic conditions a little more tolerable. Some of the more famous celebrities enjoy this wine in their daily schedule because they feel that it works. You won’t know what it will do or how well it will feel until you have some yourself.
The wine infused cannabis is something that has actually been around for a very long time. It was and still is a common drink shared in Europe. The cannabis vine is infused with other herbs that help to create a healthy drink that taste good.
Drinking Cannabis Infused Wine
Cannabis is available in oil, vapes, and other forms now that it is legal. When cannabis combines with the grapes to make the wine, the compounds between the two make the wine taste with the aroma that is most appealing to the other senses. The Terpenes is what the aroma compounds are called and they make a unique taste that is like no other wine you have ever tasted. Cannabis has shown to make some differences in conditions and its grown in popularity over the years. With wine already being a beverage of choice for so many, its no wonder that many people are looking for ways that they can enjoy their wine and the cannabis together.
So why should you choose wine? Because if you don’t smoke, you can’t inhale the cannabis. If you don’t like the gummy edibles, then you won’t eat the cannabis product. If you are a wine drinker or alcohol drinker of any type, you are going to love this alternative. The good news is that you can make the cannabis wine yourself; you don’t have to spend all your time trying to find the product because you already have access to it.
How you can Make Cannabis Infused Wine
Now that you know why this wine came to be, now you can figure out how to put it in your glass. Here are the simple step-by-step instructions on how you can enjoy it at home. There are going to be a few ways that you can infuse the cannabis into the wine. The first method has the tea bag form of it to infuse. The second method is boiling the wine and the cannabis together but beware because this is going to make it very potent. You can try either way or both ways to see how you like it the best.
Using Method 1
You will need to make a pouch using a simple staple in the kitchen, cheese cloth. This will allow you to infuse the cannabis directly into the wine and you can control how strong it is by how long you leave the cheese cloth inside the wine to infuse. For this method, you will need one bottle of red or white wine and approximately 20 grams of cannabis in some form. You can choose buds if you want to.
Get out your tools ahead of time so you will have them ready when you begin. Your tools can include:
Cheese cloth of whatever size
A baking sheet
Here’s what you do
Step 1 – you will first need to decarb the cannabis. To do this will allow the cannabis to activate the parts of the plant that will give you the affects you want to take CBD for to begin with. To activate, you simply crumble the bud into the foil and wrap it up. Place the foil onto the baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven set at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 45 minutes.
Step 2 – Once the buds are baked, you can remove it from the oven and then open up the aluminum foil to allow it to breathe a little and cool down. Place the buds inside of a grinder to finely grind it all up. When its ground finely, the extraction process will speed up.
Step 3 – Using the cheese cloth you cut out ahead of time, place the buds in the center and pick up the ends to create a pouch. Be sure to twist the ends and then tie it in a knot when you are done. This is now your tea bag.
Step 4 – drop the tea bag into the wine bottle and poke it down to submerge it inside the wine completely Place the cork back on the wine bottle.
Step 5 – set the wine bottle inside your refrigerator and allow it to sit for 24 hours to infuse. While the cannabis is setting inside the alcohol, the chemical change will occur and the two will become one unique tasting wine.
NOTE: Be sure to get the bottle out throughout the day and gently swish the bottle around in a small circle to blend the ingredients together.
Step 6 – after the 24 hours is up, remove the cheese cloth pouch out of the wine bottle. You can choose to twist the excess liquid from the pouch into the wine bottle or you can simply leave this part out. If you do squeeze it back into the bottle, you need to keep in mind that it will make the wine a little stronger and more potent.
Using the Second Method
When you want to make a cannabis wine for a special occasion, you can add spices that are in season to the mixture in order to create the perfect drink. Since you are boiling the ingredients together, you won’t need to bake the buds prior to putting them into the wine. For this method, you will need one bottle of red wine, 4 cloves, ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, 28 grams of cannabis trim, ¼ teaspoon of cardamom, and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon You will also need a large cooking pot and some cheese cloth.
What you Need to Do
Step 1 – pour all the wine into the pot and add it to an eye on the stove
Step 2 – Grind up the cannabis until it is in a grounding state. Pour into the wine.
Step 3 – Add all the spices into the cooking pot and stir to blend.
Step 4 – bring everything together to a boil and allow it to fully roll for approximately twenty minutes.
Step 5 – place a lid on the pot after bringing it to a full boil and make sure that the rapid boil is not too much to evaporate the liquid from within.
Step 6 – allow the mixture to cool before placing it into a wine bottle and serve at your party
You can experiment with the flavors and the ingredients a little until you find a unique balance that works for your taste buds. You may prefer more or less citrus or spice than what this recipe calls for. Allowing the wine to cool completely will make a better tasting wine when you are ready to drink it. When you drink it while its warm, you may not enjoy the taste, or the citrus may be more overwhelming than the other tastes inside the combination. Cannabis wine is a great way to enjoy a drink in the evening while feeling a little more relaxed and easier about your day. You may be having some aches and pains that won’t go away. This drink can be used to relax you and give your body, and all its aches and ailments, a break for a while.
Before consuming this beverage every day, speak to your doctor to make sure that what you consume won’t interfere with any medications you may be taking. If you start to feel like the wine is potent, you may want to try another bottle with less buds or allowing it to simmer on the stove for a shorter period of time. You can basically control most of the issues that could make you rethink your cannabis infused wine. Everyone has a different taste and because you are making this yourself for yourself, you can adjust to satisfy your taste. If you are attending a social event, this may be the best gift you can bring and share with everyone while you are there. Everyone drinking it will enjoy and relax and socialize more while they sip on something that taste absolutely perfect and balanced.