Paloma Fizz Ganja Cocktail
Margaritas are great, but Mexicans are far likelier to order a Paloma, a refreshing cocktail that typically combines tequila with lime juice and grapefruit soda.
The Hempster Paloma skips the tequila in favour of a sweet and buzzy cannabis-infused simple syrup mixed with fresh grapefruit juice and fragrant rosemary. It’s the perfect refreshment for leisurely summer afternoons – or those wintery ones when you need a dose of summer in your glass, fast.
Recipe by Chef Ronnie Fishman
¼ cup water
¼ cup cannabis-infused honey
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
¼ cup fresh pink grapefruit juice
2/3 cup sparkling water (grapefruit flavour preferred)
1 grapefruit wheel (optional garnish)
First, make a simple syrup: add the the water, cannabis-infused honey and rosemary to a small sauce pot and simmer until the honey is dissolved.
Combine the grapefruit juice and 1 tbsp infused simple syrup in a tall glass. (Leftover simple syrup will store in the fridge for several weeks). Fill with ice, and top with sparkling water.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a fresh grapefruit wheel.