This is truly a recipe for a party, and you can take this idea and make it your own. Mix and match or simplify, whatever inspires you! Pairing different citrus fruits with strain-specific tinctures allows your guests to create their own unique cocktail, while also choosing their own dosage. Using tinctures as you would use bitters, you can highlight the citrus flavors (limonene) of various strains by tasting them with different citrus juices. Use a non-flavored sparkling water instead of the champagne for a pure cannabis cocktail experience, or (pro move!) offer both to give your guests the option.
1-2 750ml bottles or 4-6 12oz cans of sparkling wine, or sparkling water, fully chilled
1 quart each of 3-4 different citrus juices, such as grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, lemonade
4-6 citrus fruits, for garnish
1-4 small dropper bottles of single-strain cannabis tinctures, homemade or dispensary-bought
- Make your mimosa bar: Prepare an ice bucket for your bottles or cans of bubbles. Place your juices in various pitchers, labelling the contents-- it’s nice to have these on ice as well. Set out small jars or glasses and a small liquid measuring cup or two for guests to use, plus your labeled tincture bottles, making sure each has its own dropper. You can make a cute sign for each tincture with strain info, suggested juice pairings and dosage, if you’re getting fancy.
- Make various citrus fruit garnishes, like pinwheels, slices, twists and peels, and set them out in small bowls. Or, for an even more interactive experience, just put a bowl of the fruits, a small cutting board and knife, channel key, peeler and cocktail picks out and let guests garnish their own cocktail.
- A good juice-to-bubbles ratio for a mimosa is 1:3 or 1:4. Instruct your guests to put ⅓ or ¼ cup of juice in their 8oz glass and top the rest off with bubbles. Then they can choose their strain and drop 5-10 drops of tincture in their glass, depending on desired dosage. Clink your glasses together and enjoy!