Part 5, How to Make Infused Cannabis CBD Tincture

The final recipe in our five part, cooking with cannabis series – making infused cannabis CBD tinctures! This recipe is a great building block for anything liquid and sweet, from smoothies to cocktails all the way to candied gummies. Unlike Cannabis Butter or Oil, a tincture uses alcohol as it’s base carrier to extract the cannabinoid of your choosing.

See part one, part two, part three and part four.

Fun Facts:

  • Tinctures retain more of of the plants medicinal compounds and cannabinoids than fat based extracting methods. Helpful for the entourage effect the medical community supports so highly.
  • Tinctures extract the cannabinoids without heat, unlike the traditional method. Part of what helps helps retain the extra medicinal benefits.

The Endless Possibilities of Infused CBD Cannabis Tincture

Some Recipe Ideas:
  • Mock-tails
  • Cocktails
  • Smoothies
  • Candy

Making a cannabis tincture is the easiest method to extract your chosen cannabinoid and extremely versatile – hell, you can take it directly out of the bottle if you are feeling the need. Infused cannabis is a simple way to incorporate the medicinal compounds directly into more of your cocktails, mock-tails, smoothies and gummy candy.

No worry about focusing on burning off the good parts since this is a heat free method. No more long hours and keeping an eye on it. Set it and forget it they say.

Note: you should still to Decarboxylate before hand to activate some of the important cannabinoids.

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Simple Cannabis Tincture Freezer Recipe

Throwing the tincture in the freezer during the steep process helps to reduce leaching of chlorophyll and other toxins into the product.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 d
Keyword: Cannabis Drink, Infused Cannabis, Infused Drink
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1/2 pt or 240 ml glass Mason jar with tight-fighting lid
  • Fine strainer or mesh cloth
  • 1/2 pt or 240 ml dark glass jar and lid for storage


  • 7 grams Decarboxylated cannabis or 1/4 oz
  • 158 grams 151-proof alcohol or 3/4 cup


  • Add the cannabis and alcohol together in a mason jar. Secure the lid and lightly swirl for a good stir. Place in freezer (see note below).
  • Freeze the jar for seven days, removing once a day to shake and mix the contents.
  • Place the strainer and cheese tightly cloth over bowl or jar. Pour the tincture mixture over the strainer, using rubber spatula to get all the particles out of the jar.
  • Press the spatula or spoon against the mixture to push out all the alcohol. Give the cheesecloth a good squeeze into the jar.
  • Transfer to dark jar (if you haven’t already), date and store in cool place. See below note


Step 1. Freezing the mixture helps limit the chance that chlorophyll will leach into your tincture creating a purer and cleaner taste
Step 5. Dark jar helps to preserve the mixture. Keeps the light from aging and degrading the herbal contents.

Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and is purely for entertainment and education purposes. In no way do we condone the use of cannabis or it’s bi-products without the consent of your medical professional as well as abiding by your state and country laws.

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    Thank you for sharing. I’ve been doing a variation of this recipe substituting the same weight of decarbed kief for the bud to try and make it stronger. Is the main purpose of the freezer stage to make the trichomes brittle and more easily removed with the wash and to prevent too much chlorophyll leeching out from the plant? Would freezing a kief based tincture have any implications for its potency? Thanks so much, your recipes have been very useful and any advice is greatly appreciated 🙂

  18. Dave Smith

    I’ve only ever made cbd butter, but wanted to try something different. I found your website and i love it, but I’m confused. Why do you have two tincture recipes; one that says keep in the freezer for 3 hours and another for 7 days? Please let me know.

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    Everywhere else I’ve read that you can’t use alcohol to extract cbd. CBD must be extracted using oil.

    This is theIt exact same recipe as making a thc tincture…

    I don’t believe this to be correct… where are the links to their scientific research?

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