Friday, April 2, 2021

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


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.  

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