The holiday season is here and we can almost smell the delicious aromas being emitted from our kitchens. The time of the year we eagerly wait for, both to enjoy hogging on many delightful treats and to spend some quality time with the fam jam. Holidays introduce flavor and excitement into our monotonous day-to-day schedules that we are all trapped in.
With the welcome relief and peace that holidays bring into our lives, we decided to infuse it with marijuana to have the best relaxing festival season this time around. Consulting a weed doctor is of course the first thing to do before we even begin talking about our chosen topic of discussion. Only after a proper interaction with the doctor should you involve yourself in the task of creating cannabis-infused food at home and then consuming it. Another important thing for people to remember is to exercise caution on whoever consumes the treats they are cooking.
While in a rec state it is legal to consume a particular amount of cannabis via edibles or drinks, in other states it simply isn’t. Hence being mindful of the law and trying to be wary of whoever partakes is an important habit to adopt for everyone. Now that this disclaimer is out of the way, we can finally begin to list down the important cannabis beverages recipes that you can try out this holiday season.
The first beverage that comes to mind and sounds quite appealing to be had during the nail-biting cold is hot cocoa. Now imagine the level of relaxation that a person will feel when they sip on this hot beverage infused with cannabis. It is the perfect drink to tie all the loose ends at the end of a crazy energy-packed holiday.
Optional: honey or maple syrup or a dash of cinnamon to taste, dollop of coconut milk cream
Directions to use: To make this delicious hot beverage, a person can start with adding boiling water to a pan with sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Stir on a low flame and then gradually add the cannabis milk to the mixture. Do not bring the mixture to a boil instead only stir to heat it in the right way. Remove the pan from direct heat and immediately add a drop or two of vanilla extract. Pour into your favorite mugs and enjoy the time of your life.
Nothing replaces the good old milk when it comes to choosing something warm to drink right before bed. Infused with cannabis, even a simple mug of coconut flavored milk is sure to deliver all the amazing benefits from immense pain relief to all the insomnia-induced effects. The best part about having a glass of milk is the number of flavor options that people can experiment with.
Optional: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger or powdered cinnamon, honey to taste
Directions to use: Heat the milk in a pan over the burner at a low heat. Whisk the optional powdered ginger or cinnamon slowly for a matter of a few minutes. Do not bring the milk to boil and further add cannabis-infused coconut oil to the milk. Let the mixture turn a yummy shade of golden. Add honey for taste.
After covering two hot beverages, we had to include a refreshing and exciting cannabis drink in this list. Lemonade is the ‘it’ cold beverage that people absolutely love. And when you combine the goodness of the two into a great mix, there is nothing better imaginable. What’s even better is that anyone can easily make it at home. Let us go through the list of ingredients and directions for use.
Optional: 2 ½ tbsp fresh basil
Directions to use: The first step in the process is to juice the 5 to 6 lemons and set it aside. Combine the 2 cups of sugar with water and bring to a boil for perfect dissolution. Let this mixture cool down and after chilling add this sugary mix to the lemon juice that has been set aside. Stir it constantly and then gradually add the cannabis tincture into the mix and also basil, if desired. Pour this lemony goodness into a glass or put it in the freezer to serve it chill.
No flavor truly represents the warmness and spiciness of the winter season than the wonderfully heartwarming apple cider. Couple it with cannabis and you’re literally creating the perfect Christmas drink. When the chill of the season is at its peak or you’re waiting for Santa to bring you a load of presents, you can literally sip on this delicious drink and recognize all your blessings.
Optional: cardamom pods, peppercorns, allspice, 6 cinnamon sticks fresh grated nutmeg, sliced lemon and orange
Directions to use: Combine cannabutter, brown sugar and the applejack or brandy and then put this mixture over a low heat. Stir this mixture continuously to ensure no lumpy remains are found in it but do not bring it to a boil. Add the cider and fresh lemon juice to introduce a refreshing element into the beverage. Use the optional ingredients as per personal needs.
Hopefully, these beverages will take your normal holidays and elevate it to another level altogether. Your cannabis consumption doesn’t always have to be boring, you can enjoy it in a lot of ways. Enjoy your holidays y’all!
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