Apple Spice CBD Mule

Combining the delicious flavours of apple cider, ginger beer, fresh squeezed lime juice, and infused cinnamon-cardamom simple syrup, this recipe will be a holiday go-to for seasons to come.
Apple Spice CBD Mule

3 ounces (90 ml) spiced apple cider (make your own for the best flavor, see recipe below)


Makes 1 serving. You'll need: copper mug, bar spoon.


Combine the spiced apple cider, infused simple syrup, and lime juice in a copper mug. Stir the ingredients well using a bar spoon.


Fill the mug with ice, then top with ginger beer, slowly pouring until the mug is full.


Give it a stir, then garnish with a cinnamon stick, an apple slice, and star of anise before serving.

Add 8 apples of your choice (cut into quarters), ½ orange, 5 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole cardamom pods, 1 teaspoon whole allspice, 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 1 whole nutmeg, and ½ cup (100 g) packed golden brown sugar into the bottom of a large stockpot. Cover with 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) of water, then bring to a boil. Stir, then cover the pot. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Using a ladle, remove the orange and discard. Carefully mash the apples using a potato masher, then simmer the cider uncovered for an additional hour. Finally, strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean saucepan or pitcher to remove the solids. Enjoy hot or cold within one week.
Note: If you don’t have the supplies to infuse CBD and THC into the cinnamon-cardamom simple syrup, simply substitute for the non-infused version and add your favourite unflavoured tincture (at your preferred dose) to the mixing glass. Then, proceed with the recipe.

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