If you’re looking for something different in cannabis edibles, something more exciting than a brownie or gummy, you might try drinkables cannabis.
- Blackweed Nation produces a mango-orange drink from organic fruits and five strains of cannabis.
- Legal is a variety of flavored cannabis-infused tonics available in the Northwest.
- Quigley’s offers 2-ounce containers to deliver a fast impact and compete with caffeine shots.
- Mary Jane’s® of Canada sells cannabis-infused wines, gin, and vodka.
- And, you can even find cannabis water in PEARL2O for making tea or coffee, freezing ice cubes, preparing foods, or drinking as is.
They’re adding cannabis to just about anything you can get in a can or bottle. But if you want to fix something special, you can make your own cannabis drinkables.
3 deliciously drinkable recipes:
1. Holiday Seasons Apple Cider
Apple Cider’s for later September, October, Christmas, and aprѐs ski. Add some cannabis and some holiday spirits, and you have something to take the chill off with or without friends.
What does it take?
*This hot toddy carries a threat. Alcohol will accelerate the bioavailability of the cannabis; that is, in combination, the alcohol will rush the cannabis effects on your system. So, you should drink it with moderation and caution in mind.
Using a large pot or crockpot, mix and simmer applejack/brandy with brown sugar and cannabutter at medium heat. Stirring continuously, you let the contents blend until the sugar and butter have melted and dissolved. But you should not let the mixture boil.
Once the ingredients have blended, you stir in the cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks. Stir for a few minutes and allow to sit for a few more; then, you can serve in mugs and garnish with grated nutmeg. You can add crushed candy cane or lemon zest to the garnish if you want.
2. Not Your Soda Fountain Milkshake
The richer the fat, the better the milkshake. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or any flavor the ice cream allows, a cold milkshake is pure Americana. Order yours with a burger or drink It on its own, throw a little cannabis in there, and you up the enjoyment. The best cannabis shakes start with cannabis milk.
What does it take to make cannabis milk?
*You’ll notice that 250 ml. does not produce a lot of canna-milk, but you can adjust agreement for larger batches.
Cannabis is soluble in fat, but you still want to grind is as finely as possible. If you know the strain to be potent, 3 grams should be enough. And, you might even grind it again to maximize the results.
After warming and stirring the milk to a simmer over medium heat, you add the ground cannabis slowly. You’ll simmer this for an hour while stirring occasionally because you know how milk will stick to the pan and ruin the taste.
Once the mixture has cooled, you strain it into a container through a fine mesh strainer and strain it again to remove any debris. When satisfied, you can refrigerate the canna-milk for cereal, baking, milkshakes, or anything calling for milk.
Now, you’re ready to make your milkshake. Set up your blender and fill it with 5-6 ice cubes to add some chill and froth. But you can skip the ice for a smoother drink. Add up to three solid scoops of a high-quality basic ice cream flavor. Pouring in a dose of the canna-milk, you blend for just a second to mix it in. Adjust the milk or ice cream to thicken or thin the shake.
Then, you can make the shake all your own. Throw in some toffee chips or caramel syrupy; add fresh fruit like berries or banana; or, blend in candy bars or cookies. Served in tall glasses with a whipped cream topping, you have a fun adult drink.
3. Hot or Cold Cannabis Lemonade
Nothing is as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day. But few things are a soothing as a cup of hot lemonade when your throat is raspy, or allergies are acting up. This recipe starts with creating a lemony simple syrup you can refrigerate for your convenience.
What you need for lemon simple syrup:
Slowly stir the ground cannabis into the water at a low boil before you add the sugar. You can cover this mixture only after you have stirred the sugar to dissolve. Let the covered contents bubble lightly for twenty minutes before you remove the cover to add the vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is derived from vegetable oils, and because cannabis is fat-soluble, they will mix easily.
The contents will slowly thicken under 10 minutes while you continue to cook and stir in the lemon juice. Set aside, it will cool before you strain through cheesecloth and strainer until you are confident you have removed the waste matter. It will store in the refrigerator for many recipes.
To make your lemonade, you can follow any family favorite recipe adjusting the sugar with your Cannabis Lemon Simple Syrup. A typical cooling lemonade calls for 1.35l of water in a pitcher large enough to add ice.
You add the juice of 8 to 10 large lemons (6 to 8 Meyer lemons) to the water and stir in granulated sugar. You want to balance the sugar with the simple syrup to establish flavor and dosage. For instance, a recipe might call for 225 grams of sugar, but you want to cut back on that if you are adding the simple syrup.
You can add cranberry, orange, or mango juice for color and taste. Pour over ice cubes and garnish with lemon slices, mint, or lemon sticks. Or, you can heat or add it to steeped tea.
Why go to the trouble?
More and more cannabis drinkables are appearing on the market. Some are only available locally, and some cannot be shipped. But doing things yourself adds personal control of taste, quality, and potency. So, give recipes like these a try.