Holiday Bliss in the Kitchen Recipes and photos by Monica Lo from Sous Weed

sousweed_mulledcider_6b7a0200_hiresNothing screams ‘The Holidays’ like the warm fall flavors of cinnamon, apple, nutmeg and citrus. Monica Lo from Sous Weed has the perfect simple recipes for this holiday season. Medicated bitters make for great DIY gifts for your friends and family—medicated mulled hot apple cider and infused bourbon bread pudding are the perfect accents to add to your personal holiday celebrations. The best part is you can customize these recipes with all sorts of spices and aromatics! The possibilities are endless!

Infused Orange Bitters

sousweed_bitters_6b7a0166_hiresIngredients (Makes 250ml (about 1 cup))
1 cup Everclear (or any high-proof liquor—at least 100 proof or 50 percent alcohol by volume)
6 grams ground, decarbed cannabis
Peel of two oranges
1/2 tablespoon dried gentian root
1/2 tablespoon crushed green cardamom pods
1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1 star anise


Set your sous vide water bath to 70ºC. Place all ingredients in a zip seal bag and seal using the water displacement method. Submerge and sous vide for 1 hour. Remove from water bath and let cool to room temperature. Strain out the solids and discard. Keep bitters in a bottle in a dark cabinet.

*Always start small when using bitters and tinctures. 1-2 drops and wait 30-60 minutes for full effects. Increase dosage if needed. 

Infused Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients (Serves 1)
1 1/2 cup apple cider
1.4 teaspoon whole cloves
2 whole allspice
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 orange, cut into rings
2 drops medicated orange bitters


Combine apple cider, spices, sugar and orange rings in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 2 minutes. Strain into a mug and add two drops of orange bitters. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Canna-Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

sousweed_breadpudding_6b7a0318_hiresIngredients for Bread Pudding (Serves 6)

1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup crushed walnuts
2 tablespoon bourbon
1 1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, beaten
5 cups cubed brioche bread, about 9 ounces

Ingredients for Medicated Bourbon Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup medicated orange bitters
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup bourbon


To prepare pudding: Combine raisins and 2 tablespoons bourbon in a small bowl. Let soak for 30 minutes. Whisk together soaked raisins, milk, walnuts, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and egg until well fully combined. In a loaf pan, add cubed brioche and pour the raisin mixture on top. Cover with foil and refrigerate to soak for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Remove loaf pan from refrigerator and add a cup of hot water on top. Cover again with foil and place in oven to bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes. To prepare sauce: In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, combine sugar and butter and stir until combined, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in bourbon and medicated bitters. Remove the bread pudding from the oven and drizzle the medicated sauce on top. Serve warm.

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