Cannabis Mocktail: Celebrate 420 with an Amazing Recipe

Written By Daniel Cina

We all know cannabis and its amazing  uses that range far and wide. Whether you prefer smoking, vaping, eating, or even drinking, cannabis is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. In the spirit of this we are heading to the kitchen to share with you a cannabis mocktail recipe that will elevate your spirits and give you a burst of refreshment in pure  Pacific Northwest Fashion. Today we will be sharing our Espresso Martini Cannabis Mocktail recipe! espresso martini is a great option for a cannabis mocktail

Cooking and mixology are both great ways to experiment with cannabis in your kitchen and with some high quality flower from Nectar, the possibilities become endless. Whether you enjoy simpler recipes involving cannabis or are a true pioneer in the kitchen either of these activities is a great way to relieve stress, have fun, and learn new things! So without further adieu let’s dive into this cannabis mocktail recipe so you have an easy fun new drink to cheers to 420 with! 


 Before starting any recipe with cannabis, we must decarboxylate or activate the THC in our weed then decide what infusion we will utilize for the recipe we are tackling. THC does not naturally occur at a high rate as compound in cannabis. Cannabis buds possess THCA which turns into THC with the application of heat. This is the process that produces the elevating effects of cannabis, and it happens much more than you think! 

Say you are using a lighter to enjoy a gorgeous bowl of flower from AVO. Lighting the bowl with flame for consumption is a prime example of the decarboxylation process happening! In cannabis cooking decarboxylation is a bit more of a science and there is more than one way to do it, so we recommend that you check out our decarboxylation article to help you understand the best way for you to activate the THC in your cannabis.


infused simple syrup for espresso martini cannabis mocktailWhen your Cannabis is fully activated, we will use that to make the infusion for our cannabis mocktail. To provide a little more clarification, an infusion is a base ingredient that we mix our decarboxylated cannabis with for the recipe. The infusion essentially works as the agent to deliver the cannabis into your desired recipe. Some of the most popular infusions for cannabis cooking include butter, oil, cream, and honey! 

For this cannabis mocktail recipe, we will be making a new infusion commonly used in mixology. We’ll be making an infused simple syrup, and the recipe could not be easier! 



Infused Simple Syrup Ingredients (Yields 16 Fluid Oz.)

  • 2 Cups of water
  • 2 Cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Edible Vegetable Glycerin
  • Roughly 3.5 Grams of Decarboxylated Cannabis 
  • Pour all the ingredients into a pot. (minus the decarboxylated cannabis).
  • Bring the ingredients to a simmer. (You want it to boil a little bit then reduce the heat to low to allow the simple syrup to reduce and thicken)
  • Once the pot has been brought to its simmer add your decarbed cannabis and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes. (stir occasionally) 
  • Remove from heat and allow time for the infusion to cool off. 
  • Once cooled off, strain the syrup to remove all the bits of flower from the infusion.
  • Pour into an airtight container and it’s ready for use! 

Now you have your infused simple syrup that is ready to go for all your cannabis mocktail ideas and experiments in the kitchen! 

Espresso Martini Cannabis Mocktail Recipe 

espresso martini cannabis mocktailIngredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 shots of your favorite espresso 
  • 16 -24 ounces of Oat-milk or your favorite creamer
  • 2 ounces THC infused simple syrup (½ oz per glass) 
  • 4 ounces of maple syrup (we recommend a higher quality syrup for this) 
  • 4 ounces of Non-Alcoholic Vodka 
  • Pour all of your ingredients into a cocktail mixer with ice
  • Give the mixer a real good shake to get all the ingredients integrated together. (Stirring the ingredients will not mix them properly due to the different densities, and textures of the liquids we are using) 
  • Pour equally into 4 glasses.
  • Cheers with your friends and enjoy your Espresso Martini Cannabis Mocktail!
Cheers Friends

Incorporating cannabis into your kitchen is a fun, and entertaining way to grow your skills as a chef or in this case a mixologist. Just make sure before starting the recipe that you visit your best buds at your local Nectar so we can supply you with your perfect selection in cannabis for this recipe. 

So enjoy the elevating effects of this espresso martini cannabis mocktail this 420 without the stress of having to pay the piper the next day. If this article has only piqued your interest in the potential of cannabis in your kitchen then check out our recipe article here! Happy Cooking!

P.S. If you would like to see a video of the recipe check below for an espresso martini cannabis mocktail, made by a highly seasoned former chef!

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