Humboldt Distillery is planning to celebrate 4/20 with cocktails using their cannabis-infused vodka, Humboldt’s Finest. Their award-winning infused vodka is available in a growing number of markets across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin.
“Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, so it’s legal in all 50 states,” says founder Abe Stevens. “It does, however, retain a botanical aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis that gives it a pleasant herbal character, which makes some very tasty cocktails. One of my personal cocktail favorites is the Hemp Highball.”
The infused vodka uses a locally grown hemp, whose domestic cultivation was only recently authorized with the passage of the 2014 United States Farm Bill. Hemp is generally grown for food, fiber and other industrial purposes. Hemp is distinguished from marijuana in that, by law, its THC content is less than 0.3%. The hemp used for the vodka infusion is from some of the first legally grown crops in the country since prohibition.
Humboldt’s Finest has received multiple accolades within the distilled spirits industry in the last year. It stood out among thousands of other entrants to win a Double-Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and the spirit was also awarded an exceptional 93 points in The Tasting Panel Magazine. The magazine described it as: “On the nose, fresh greenery is far forward along with softer floral tones like jasmine and orange blossom. The brisk fennel, thyme, lime and black pepper on the palate are well integrated for a slide-across-the-tongue texture.”
Humboldt’s Finest is 80-proof and available in 750-ml bottles, with a suggested retail price of $29.
Humboldt’s Finest’s featured cocktail: THE HEMP HIGHBALL
– 1.5 oz. Humboldt’s Finest
– 1.0 oz. jasmine simple syrup
– .5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 2 slices of cucumber
– Soda water