2020 can be summed up in one word: unprecedented. Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are holed up this holiday season instead of out-and-about spreading the holiday cheer in person. If you’re safely gathering with loved ones this holiday season and craving some cannabis, then these cannabis-infused foods and drinks are sure to be a splendid endcap on this crazy year.
Spice Up Your Holidays With These Cannabis Infused Foods and Drinks
For those that wish to add some extra spice to their holiday celebrations this year, make sure to ascertain everyone’s comfort level before whipping up any cannabis-infused dishes. If your family’s already cool with you cooking cannabis-infused dishes, then try to keep your presentation as classy as possible. If kids are going to be present, be discrete and enjoy your infused dishes away from the little ones so that they don’t accidentally consume your edibles. If you’re a fan of edibles to get yourself deep into the spirit of the season, then these cannabis-infused food and drink recipes are sure to be right up your alley.
Hot Canna Apple Cider
The holiday season is known to get a little chilly so what better way to warm up your body, mind and soul than a batch of Hot Canna Apple Cider! Check out this recipe for you to make at your leisure!
- 8 cups apple cider (64 oz. bottle)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon whole cloves
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ cup Cannabis Tincture
- Pour apple cider in a crockpot. Add cinnamon sticks.
- Wrap the allspice and cloves in a sheet of cheesecloth. Tie to secure spices; add to crockpot.
- Stir in brown sugar and cannabis tincture and bring to a boil then reduce heat to keep cider warm for 1 hour.
- Remove cheesecloth with tongs by squeezing to release excess liquid. Discard cheesecloth. Stir apple cider. Leave the crockpot on warm to serve in desired glass.
Strain Recommendation for Tincture:
Jack Herer – is a 55% sativa hybrid aiming to capture cerebral elevation, leaving you blissful, clear-headed, and creative.
The infused element in this recipe is the cannabis tincture. These concentrates can provide a euphoric high, gentle relaxation, or non-intoxicating symptom relief—it all depends on the strain you choose to extract from.
- For a potent and euphoric high, look for an oil high in THC.
- For a balanced and gentle high, try an extract with an equal mix of THC and CBD.
- For therapeutic relief without the high, you’ll want a high-CBD, low-THC product.
If using a high-THC product, remember to dose modestly until you’ve dialed in that perfect dose. With CBD products, getting too high may be a non-issue, but keeping an eye on the dosage is still important, especially if you’re just getting into CBD.
Pumpkin Spiced Cannabis Pancakes
Let your basic flag fly high this holiday season by adding Pumpkin-Spiced Cannabis Pancakes to your luxurious wake and bake mornings! If you’re a big fan of breakfast and seasonal flavors, these pancakes will surely satisfy your cravings.
- 1 cup vanilla soymilk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup coconut CannaOil
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 2-3 very ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tbsp butter
- Combine soy milk and lemon juice into a small bowl with the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt from another bowl.
- Mash the bananas in a large bowl and whisk together with CannaOil, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and soy milk mixture.
- Slowly add all ingredients together and mix until combined into a smooth batter.
- Drop the batter into a large skillet over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.
Strain Recommendation for coconut CannaOil:
Sour Tsunami – this is a well-balanced, CBD-rich strain that is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica that’s effective at treating pain and inflammation without producing a significant “high” that is linked to high THC.
This recipe calls for coconut CannaOil which is known to have many potential health benefits. This is a great option for someone looking to try cannabis, but isn’t quite sure of their tolerance level due to the decreased level of cannabis in the recipe in relation to other cannabis baking mixtures. If you’ve gotten the OK to make this dish, it’s best to make two batches. One batch can have the normal dosage and the other batch can have ½ or ¼ the amount of coconut CannaOil.
Cannabis-Infused Challah Bread
Ready to push the limits of Hannukah’s 8 Crazy Nights? Then it’s time to break out the big guns and whip up a batch of this cannabis-infused Challah Bread that will allow you to have a much more relaxing holiday.
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- ¼ cup Canna-Olive oil
- 4½ cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2¼ tablespoons sugar
- 2¼ teaspoons yeast
- Put eggs and water in a bread machine and add remaining ingredients. Set the machine on “dough” setting and allow mixture to knead and rise in the machine for 1 hour.
- Transfer to a floured board and knead for 5 more minutes.
- Divide dough into 2 equal halves. Divide each half into 3 equal parts.
- Roll out each of the 3 parts into 12”-long ropes and about as thick as a nickel.
- Braid 3 strips to form the bottom of the challah. Repeat this process for the top of the challah.
- Brush the tops and sides of both challahs with egg yolk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Place both challah’s on parchment paper on a baking pan, cover with a cloth towel and let rise for 1 hour.
- Bake at 340º F for 23–25 mins or until a deep golden brown.
Strain Recommendation for:
Burkle – This powerfully relaxing indica consumes the body with calming effects that ease pain. Take note that although Burkle is great for a lazy evening at home, it is not so great if you need to be productive.
This recipe calls for Canna-Olive Oil which is different from the coconut CannaOil in the last recipe in that it has the same heart healthy benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) plus all of the therapeutic qualities of cannabis.
If you’re the ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ type that likes to stay classy even when they’re enjoying cannabis, then a cosmopolitan might be your drink. Even if you’re not super classy, the New Year is approaching and this Cosmic Canna-Cosmopolitan drink might tempt you to turn over a new leaf so to speak.
- 40ml Citron vodka
- 15ml Cointreau
- 30ml Cranberry Juice
- 15ml Lime Juice
- 2.5ml Green Dragon Tincture
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until well chilled.
- Strain the liquid into your cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon zest twist.
Strain Recommendation for Tincture:
Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) – With a sweet and earthy aroma, GSC launches you to euphoria’s top floor where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space.
The Green Dragon tincture that is featured in this cocktail is perfect for cannabis enthusiasts who are looking for ways to consume this plant without smoking it. So if you want to protect your lungs, green dragon is the way to go.
Getting Safely High This Holiday Season
Whether you’re meeting in person or virtually this holiday season, these cannabis foods and drinks can be a great way to share what you love with who you love. If a loved one wants to join in on your cannabis-infused escapades, make sure to use a THC calculator to estimate the amount of THC in your infusion. Even though this is better than going in blind, just remember that the calculation is just an estimate of the potency so it’s best to round down on your mixture if there’s someone new in your party.