Golden Apple Cannabis Terpene Cocktail Recipe - The Merry Pranksters
Terpene Recipe

The Merry Pranksters Terpene Cocktail

Light and crisp with citrus and cucumber, The Merry Pranksters terpene cocktail feels like a summer roadtrip with fresh, earthy notes from Myrcene and Alpha-pinene terpenes.

  • Tastes Like: Dry and citrus with cucumber and sweet, earthy notes of pine.
  • Terpenes: Alpha-Pinene, Myrcene
  • Alpha-Pinene Aroma: Woody with notes of pine and cedarwood.
  • Myrcene Aroma: Earthy with fruity notes of clove.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz gin or vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry white wine
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup*
  • 2 drops myrcene terpene
  • 1 drop alpha-pinene terpene
  • 2 chunks of muddled cucumber
  • Slice of cucumber for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Muddle cucumber at the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Combine all other ingredients into cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake for 10-12 seconds.
  4. Fine strain into a coupe or martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of cucumber. Cheers!

*Simple syrup: Measure equal parts (1:1) sugar and water. Heat the water first (boiling isn’t necessary) and then add sugar until dissolved. Let cool, and store in a glass container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Rich simple syrup: For a thicker, heavier syrup, simply adjust the proportions. Many bartenders prefer a 2:1 sugar-to-water ratio.

Disclaimer: Though isolated terpenes don’t contain THC or CBD, they’re still very potent and should be used carefully. When making your cocktail, use only 1-2 drops per 8 oz.

Think of terpenes as even purer forms of essential oils. They’re compounds found in cannabis and many other plants, and they’re responsible for their aromas, flavors, and physiological effects.

About Alpha-Pinene & Myrcene

Alpha-Pinene is a fresh, woody terpene with sharp pine and cedarwood aromas. Alpha-Pinene is commonly found in coniferous trees like pine, as well as rosemary, eucalyptus, sage, frankincense, ironwort, and cannabis.

Myrcene is an earthy, musky terpene with a fruity, grape-like aroma, and notes of clove. Myrcene is abundantly present in cannabis (in some modern cultivars it forms 65% of the terpene profile). It is also found in basil, bay leaves, mangos, lemongrass, and hops.

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