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Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home

Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home

by Jamie Evans
Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home

Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home

by Jamie Evans


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Welcome to the future of beverages! Infusing cannabis into drinks can be done in a variety of ways. Learn all about it as you craft delicious cocktails, smoothies, lattes, and spirit-free mixed drinks. 

Maybe you're curious about CBD or perhaps you've tried a store-bought sparkling cannabis drink already. Either way, you're here because you're ready to learn the ins and outs of making deliciously infused drinkables. This guide, written by Jamie Evans (author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD), will serve as the go-to resource for anyone interested in incorporating phytocannabinoids into a variety of recipes.

Inside, you'll start your journey with infused mixology. You'll learn the most essential how-tos and infusion methods, including decarboxylation and heating techniques for those who want to do it all. Different from other books in this category, this book offers something to both beginners and experts—and crucially, to both those who only want to use CBD and those who want to infuse with THC—presenting many approaches to enhancing drinks. From adding CBD oils and tinctures to a variety of recipes to crafting more complex cannabis libations behind the bar, you can choose the path that’s right for you. Recipes include: 

  • Basic infusions: Infused bitters, shrubs, honey, sour mix, simple syrups, and an alcohol-based tincture
  • Coffee and tea: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Butter Coffee, Turmeric Latte, Summer Berry Palmer, Ginger Lemon Hibiscus Iced Tea, Masala Chai Tea
  • Juices, shakes, and smoothies: Green Goddess Canna-leaf Juice, Garden of Eden Juice, Chocolate Banana Protein Shake, PB&J Shake, Superfood Smoothie, Vitamin CBD Smoothie
  • Spirit-Free Mixed Drinks: Raspberry Rickey, Sparkling Rosemary Greyhound, Fuzzy Ginger Fizz, Apple Spice CBD Mule, The Jolly Cranberry, Infused Feisty Mary
  • Cocktails: Blood Orange Aperol Spritz, Spicy Melon Margarita, CBD Limelight, Strawberry Lime Shrub Soda, Blackberry Bramble, Pisco Papaya Sour, Laid Back Manhattan, Toasty Toddy
  • And many more!

With an exploration of cannabis terpenes, this book also provides the author’s signature techniques for evaluating cannabis aroma and flavor profiles to curate flavor pairings. As a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker and Certified Specialist of Wine, Jamie applies the same sensory evaluation techniques she used in the wine world to cannabis, helping readers fine-tune their senses to better understand it as an ingredient—and use it to craft the perfect infused drinks. Including recipes and tips from leading industry experts, this book has it all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592339747
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 307,540
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a culinary-meets-cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that's focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an author, entrepreneur, and writer specializing in cannabis, CBD, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world.

As a well-known CBD and cannabis personality, Jamie is best known for her literary work and signature canna-culinary events. She’s also a contributor to POPSUGAR, MARY Magazine, and The Clever Root magazine, specializing in lifestyle features for the modern consumer. Jamie is the co-editor of GoldLeaf's acclaimed cannabis Cooking Journal and the author of the CBD lifestyle book, The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol (Fair Winds Press).

As an industry leader, Jamie was named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018 and as a 2018 Innovatorby SevenFifty Daily. She was also recognized as one of Green Market Report’s “Most Important Women in Weed” in 2020.

Alongside her work in the cannabis space, Jamie is a Certified Specialist of Wine with over a decade of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries including Jackson Family Wines, Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, and more, she is well known for producing high-end events and developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. Jamie has been featured in dozens of different articles and TV segments including Food & Wine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Cheddar TV, Wine Enthusiast, Robb Report, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, ABC, and High Times, among many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Infused Beverage Basics 13

Cannabis Drinks 101 14

Essentials for Assembling Your Own Cannabis Drinks 20

Chapter 2 Mastering Mixology 39

Mixology Tips 41

Mixing CBD and THC Into Drinks 47

Pitfalls to Avoid 49

Mixing Cannabis and Alcohol 50

Chapter 3 Mastering Infusions 59"

Infusions 101 60

Decarboxylation 63

Creating Your Infused Bar Pantry 66

How to Increase the Potency of DIY Infusions 70

Techniques for Integrating CBD or THC Oil into Drinks 74

Infusion Recipes 78

Chapter 4 Coffee, Tea, Juices, Shakes, and Smoothies 95

Coffee and Tea 96

Pumpkin Spice Canna-Latte 97

Iced Creamy Mylk Latte 100

5-Leaf Fizz 101

Turmeric Latte 103

CBD Butter Coffee 104

Summer Berry Palmer 105

Hot & Cold Ginger, Lemon, Hibiscus-Infused Tea 107

Masala Chai Cannabis Tea 109

Juices, Shakes, and Smoothies 110

Garden of Eden Juice 111

Green Goodness Cannabis juice 113

Superfood Smoothie 114

Vitamin CBD Immunity Smoothie 117

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake 118

PB & J Protein Shake 119

Chapter 5 Spirit-Free Mixed Drinks and Cocktails 121

Spirit-Free Mixed Drinks 122

Raspberry Rickey 123

Summer Crush 125

Sparkling Rosemary Greyhound 126

Spring Botanical CBD Water 129

Ginger Rabbit 130

Apple Spice CBD Mule 133

Fuzzy Ginger Fizz 134

The jolly Cranberry 136

Feisty Mary 139

The Botanist 142

Cocktails 144

Blood Orange Aperol Spritz 145

Gin & Bedeviled 148

Laid-Back Manhattan 149

Spicy Melon Margarita 150

The Limelight 153

Blue Dream Berry Mojito 155

Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub Soda 156

Mellow Yellow 159

Blackberry Ginger Bramble 161

Spring Queen 162

Papaya Pisco Sour 164

Toasty Toddy 166

Works Cited 168

Resources 170

Acknowledgments 171

About the Author 172

Index 173

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