Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home
by Jamie Evans
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Pub Date 13 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 22 Apr 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds, Fair Winds Press
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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Average rating from 9 members
A very well crafted book. Cannabis Drinks not only explains the process in detail, it also provides some amazing recipes that can be made without cannabis.
It is obvious there was a lot of detail involved in creating this book. The images were enticing and the information was detailed.
Overall, I truly enjoyed learning about these drinks. I’m definitely purchasing the hardcover once it is available.
I’m a medical cannabis user and don’t smoke. To date I’ve pretty much extracted into coconut oil and either filled capsules or made gummies. That gets old and boring and I was excited to see this book.
Rather than gummies or capsules, I love the idea of these beverages to serve up my medicine. From cool and refreshing Summer beverages to lattes for cooler weather, I am so down with this book! I’m going to be trying many of these recipes and make plain or alcohol, versions for friends and family that visit. AWESOMENESS! I cannot wait to make my first shrub! While I ready this on my iPad, I’ve pre-ordered a hard copy for my kitchen!
Cannabis Drinks is a mixology guide with recipes by Jamie Evans. Due out 13th April 2021 from Quarto on their Fair Winds Press imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.
This is a wide ranging collection full of fun and fancy drinks for all tastes. This is quite a technical manual and readers will find a wealth of detailed information about which strains of cannabis pair best with which beverages, a detailed survey of tools and equipment, and a broad range of mixed drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
The introduction and mixology chapters contain an impressive amount of info including an overview over CBD and THC infusions (and how-tos), necessary tools, and lots of tips and tricks. The author does a good job of explaining the differences between CBD and THC and the differences when ingested. The recipes themselves are arranged thematically: infusions, coffees teas juices shakes & smoothies, spirit free mixed drinks and cocktails. Recipe ingredients are listed bullet style in a sidebar with measures given in both American standard and metric (yay!). Yields are given as well as target dosage information for CBD and THC per serving. Step by step instructions are clear and specific.
This is a niche book but very well written and specific. The recipes will definitely need specialist suppliers and tools (resources listed in the appendices). The photography is clear and abundant, including the tutorials and partial ingredient recipes (bitters, infusions, etc). I would recommend this one to moderately advanced foodies, mixologists, CBD/cannabis connoisseurs or for gifting to CBD curious friends.
Five stars. Very well written and detailed with a no-nonsense appealing graphic layout and illustrations.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
Cannabis Drinks by Jamie Evans is a well put together and comprehensive mixology guide full of all kinds of drink recipes including: infusions, coffees, teas, juices, shakes, smoothies, nonalcoholic mixed drinks, and cocktails. Well written book recommended for CBD and cannabis lovers or mixologists. Would make a great gift. #CannabisDrinks #NetGalley
I never imagined I would be enthralled with a science laden cocktail recipe book—but I loved it! Jamie Evans does a fantastic job explaining the science behind cannabis, the flavors, the notes and how to create a giant variety of drinks using cannabis (or not). With cannabis entering the mainstream, this book is a timely gift for any cocktail lover. The recipes are exact and easy to follow, but Jamie’s notes allow for riffing and adjusting the drinks as you desire to dose them. The photos are enticing and bright and reminded me that cocktail making can be just as fun and artistic as cooking. Loved the sidebars featuring the interesting and creative people in cannabiz too! Highly recommend if you are ready to learn more about THC/CBD and cocktail creations.