Green Dragon Recipe – How to Make Cannabis Infused Alcohol

Below is our superb Green Dragon recipe. If you’re looking for a recipe to infuse alcohol and marijuana, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to make your own cannabis liquor at home using these techniques.

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What is a Green Dragon Drink?

A Green Dragon drink is where you have alcohol like vodka infused with cannabis. This infusion is hands down the easiest way to extract CBD, THC, and other beneficial compounds from your marijuana. The signature green color comes from the extraction of chlorophyll from the buds and colitas. The longer you steep it, the darker it gets, ranging from light green to deep purple and even brown.

Alcohol is one of the best solvents for both CBD and THC. This means that if you steep cannabis in alcohol long enough you can make a tincture or a base for cocktail recipes. For this recipe you will need a high proof alcohol, at least 50% or 100 proof. Think of strong spirits like Everclear, fire waters, and high proof rums. 

We have two methods that will yield a full spectrum extract, full of beneficial terpenes, plant oils, and cannabinoids :

  • Option A – Quick version below
  • Option B – Longer version below
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Green Dragon Recipe -Quick Versions

Option A – Quicker, and a great option for tinctures since this method extracts the most THC and CBD. First decarboxylate the bud, as this will convert the non-psychoactive THCA into THC. This method is for extracting the most medicinal compounds.

  • Prep Time 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time 15 Minutes
  • Total Time 45 Minutes
  • Serves NA People
  • Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 grams Ground Cannabis Flower
  • 2 cups high proof liquor

Instructions

  1. Decarboxylate Prep your cannabis using the decarboxylation method. This will activate the cannabinoids to be infused into the oil. Preheat your oven to 220 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread your cannabis over the parchment and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 22-30 minutes, keeping an eye on it, as every oven is different. When finished it should be very aromatic, lightly toasted, but not burnt.
  2. Infuse your liquor with the bud and colitas. Shake for 10-15 minutes if you need it urgently, otherwise set it aside and steep for up to 4 weeks.
  3. Strain over a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. “NOTE: Use disposable kitchen gloves and flexible spatulas to handle this material. Handling this material with your bare hands can lead to an undesired experience as THC infused oil can be absorbed through skin.”
  4. Store the finished green dragon in a glass container. The potency of the oil will depend on your bud’s THC and CBD content. Test out with a teaspoon and dose accordingly for what is right for you.
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Green Dragon Recipe - Long Version

Option B – For a more gentle infusion, great for using in cocktails and drinks, we recommend not to decarboxylate. You will have to steep it for much longer, but you will have an extraction with more floral and subtle aromas and flavors. This method is for extracting the best flavor.

Prep Time – Two weeks.
Cook Time – NA
Total Time – Two weeks
Serves – Makes 16oz
  • Prep Time NA Minutes
  • Cook Time NA Minutes
  • Total Time NA Minutes
  • Serves 2 People
  • Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 grams Ground Cannabis Flower
  • 2 cups high proof spirit

Instructions

  1. Prep your ingredients. Grind the bud and place in an airtight container with the high proof spirit.
  2. Infuse for at least two weeks in a cool dark place away from direct light or heat.
  3. Strain using a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean jar.Instruction
  4. Store the finished green dragon in a glass container. The potency of the oil will depend on your bud’s THC and CBD content. Test out with a teaspoon and dose accordingly for what is right for you.

Notes

This recipe yields 24 teaspoons .Dose appropriately! When using your medicated oil in a recipe, remember to dose per person/serving. Use our calculator Feel free to double or triple this recipe for larger quantities.

Use our THC & CBD Dosage Calculator

Use the calculator below to help figure out the right dose for you. Remember to always dose responsibly. 

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Chef Andres is a restaurateur in the original sense of the word he is always on the search for recipes that restore the body and soul. He is currently based in Mallorca working and visiting farms to learn about the healing practices of biodynamics and permaculture agriculture. Embark on a journey of recipes and articles and learn about the restorative power of cannabis, food, and drinks. Prior to moving to Mallorca Chef Andres ran his restaurant in NYC and sold it.

1 Comment
  1. “The Cannabis community has always been known for its creativity and innovation, so it only makes sense that they would come up with a way to infuse alcohol with weed.

    This recipe will provide you with an easy-to-follow guide on how to make your own cannabis-infused alcohol at home. Thank you for sharing this interesting green dragon recipe.”

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