This time of year beckons you to slip into a sweater and curl up in front of the fire with a loved one by your side and a cocktail in your hand. At Home Grow Community, we enjoy using our home grown cannabis to create tinctures that are the perfect addition to autumn-inspired cocktails. Check out a list of our favorite cannabis-infused cocktail recipes for fall! 

Cannabis Cocktail Safety  

Before we jump into the recipes, a note on safety. You are likely well-aware of the two primary compounds found in cannabis: THC and CBD. You also probably know that THC is responsible for the psychoactive effect, meaning that it’s what gets you high. Given that THC gets you high and alcohol gets you drunk, it’s important to be cognizant of these different interactions in your body before consuming a cannabis cocktail.  

Depending on your body chemistry, metabolism, and frequency of use, how soon alcohol affects you will vary, but you can generally expect an effect relatively quickly. Drinking cannabis, however, is similar to consuming an edible — it takes an hour or so to feel high. The psychoactive effects can also last significantly longer than inhaling cannabis.  

All this is to say, be careful when drinking cannabis cocktails. Start out with enjoying one at home when you have a full evening to just relax. Be patient and don’t indulge in another if you’re not immediately feeling the effects of cannabis. It’s best to start out low and slow — stick with a small dose, and savor only one drink throughout the evening to avoid a negative experience. Individual serving sizes differ, but we recommend 3-10mg if you’re not sure. Tinctures come in all different potency so dose accordingly. 

If you know that alcohol and cannabis don’t mix well for you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cannabis cocktail. Consider substituting a THC-free CBD oil  for the cannabis tincture. This way, you can receive the relaxing properties of CBD without the high of THC. Alternatively, skip the alcohol and make it into a mocktail — we have included substitutes for alcohol in the recipes below.   

Pear and Thyme Mimosa 

Did someone say brunch? This cocktail takes two classic fall flavors, pear and thyme, and turns the traditional mimosa on its head.  

Ingredients: 

For brown-sugar cinnamon rim:   

  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar  
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg  
  • A bit of honey 

For cocktail:  

  • 1 chilled bottle of champagne or Prosecco (sub sparkling cider)   
  • 12 ounces of pear nectar 
  • 5 sprigs of thyme 
  • Cannabis tincture (one drop per cocktail)  

Mix all the ingredients for the rim together and pour them into a flat plastic container that is large enough to dip your glass into (alternatively, use a plate). Swipe the rim of each glass with a thin layer of honey, then dip each glass into the sugar mixture.  

Next, fill each glass with 3 ounces of pear nectar and a sprig of thyme. Add one drop of cannabis tincture. Top with champagne and garnish with an additional sprig of thyme and serve.  

Fig Mojito  

This cocktail pairs a traditionally summer cocktail with fall flavors to celebrate the transition of the seasons. Figs are in season in autumn, and they make a sweet and luscious addition to this cocktail.   

Ingredients:  

  • 3 figs 
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup  
  • 12 mint sprigs  
  • ¾ cup of rum (sub 1 teaspoon of allspice syrup in ¾ cup of water)  
  • ⅓ cup of lime juice 
  • 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar 
  • Club soda and ice  
  • Cannabis tincture (one drop per cocktail)  

Remove the inside of two figs and place in two separate glasses. Add one tablespoon of maple syrup and five mint sprigs to each glass and muddle (alternatively, use a fork to mash). Add half the rum, lime juice, and sugar to each glass. Add one drop of cannabis tincture to each glass. Top with ice and club soda. Garnish each glass with half a fig and a sprig of mint and enjoy.  

Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider 

We would be remiss to not include an apple cider recipe on a list of fall cocktails.   

  • 2.5 ounces of apple cider 
  • 1 ounce of amaretto liqueur (substitute 1 teaspoon of almond extract with 1 oz. of water)  
  • 1 ounce of spiced rum ((sub 1 teaspoon of allspice syrup in 1 ounce of water)  
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 
  • 1 thin apple slice for garnish 
  • Cinnamon sticks for serving  
  • Cannabis tincture (one drop per cocktail)  

Pour amaretto liqueur and spiced rum into a glass. Top with apple cider. Add honey, cinnamon, and cannabis tincture and stir. Garnish with apple slice, cinnamon sticks, and a dusting of ground cinnamon and serve.  

Pumpkin White Russian 

One of the best parts of fall is enjoying all of the delicious pumpkin dishes and drinks that start to pop up everywhere. This pumpkin white Russian is a delicious, rich treat that’s the perfect “cheers” to autumn.   

Ingredients: 

For the rim:  

  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar  
  • 3 tablespoons of crushed graham crackers  
  • A bit of honey 

For the cocktail:   

  • 3 ounces of vodka (sub water or leave out entirely)  
  • 3 ounces of pumpkin spice creamer 
  • 1.5 ounces of kahlua (sub two tablespoons of coffee)   
  • Cannabis tincture (one drop per cocktail) 

Mix the rim ingredients together and put in a flat plastic container or on a plate. Swipe a bit of honey on the rim of each glass and dip into the mixture. Set aside.  

Pour vodka, creamer, kahlua, and cannabis tincture into a larger cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until combined. Pour into glasses and enjoy!  

Apple, Ginger, and Cranberry Vodka Punch  

If you’re having a party this fall, this punch is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy these classic fall flavors in a light, tasty punch.  

Ingredients:  

  • 1 cup of apple juice 
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice 
  • 4 ounces of vodka (sub water or leave out entirely)  
  • 1 cup of ginger ale  
  • Ice 
  • Cranberries (for garnish)  
  • Cannabis tincture (one drop per drink)  

Pour apple juice, cranberry juice, and vodka into a blender and whip until it’s light and frothy. Pour into a pitcher, then add one cup of ginger ale and a handful of ice. We recommend adding one drop of cannabis tincture into each drink individually for maximum control of dosage. Stir, then garnish with cranberries and serve.