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Yacht Rock’s Perfect Cocktail Companion

Cannabis cocktail wizard Warren Bobrow has impressed upon us a new favorite summer cocktail: The Broad Reach, another concoction he developed specifically for The Fresh Toast. For those unfamiliar with sailing lingo (everyone raises hand), the term “broad reach” represents a range of wind angles between beam reach and running downwind. Now that class is over, it’s time to drink!

(For an unwired version: don’t use any THC when making your simple syrup.)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 oz. Cachaça (Brazilian Sugarcane Spirit-available all over the world)
  • 2 oz. Broiled Grapefruit juice*
  • 1 oz. THC infused Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz. Seltzer Water
  • 2-3 shakes Creole Style (Think Peychaud’s) Bitters, the bright red ones

*Grilled Grapefruit Juice:

  • Heat your broiler
  • Sprinkle Demerara Sugar (about 1 tablespoon) over several halved grapefruits
  • Griddle until the sugar is caramelized and the grapefruits are well cooked
  • Set to cool
  • Juice the grapefruits

Directions:

  • To a Boston Shaker filled ¾ with ice, add the Cachaça and the juice with the THC infused simple syrup
  • Cap and shake hard
  • Strain into two Collins glasses with fresh ice
  • Shake the Creole Bitters over the top and garnish with a hunk of broiled grapefruit

Cannabis Infused Simple Syrup
(use strain of your choice)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw cane sugar – like sugar in the raw
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin (this helps supercharge the cannabis)
  • 3 or more grams finely chopped, ultra-high-grade cannabis

(Warren de-carbed his cannabis first for 45 minutes at 240 degrees in a closed container)

Directions:

  • The first thing you have to do is measure out equal parts of sugar and water then bring the water to a boil.
  • Drop the heat down, just a bit- you’ll know when you see the sugar turning to caramel that it’s too hot!
  • Add in your finely chopped cannabis and stir in until the sugar has been completely dissolved.
  • Cover the pot and bring it to a quick simmer (do not boil!) for about 30 minutes.
  • Cool for ½ hour, bring back up to a simmer to combine. Stir in the vegetable glycerin. Strain.
  • Let cool again, and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

NEVER more than one per hour…

Warren Bobrow, a.k.a. The Cocktail Whisperer, is the author of four books, including his latest: Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics.

 

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