Mixing things up with Mix-Ins
Edibles and oils are one of the easiest ways to get acquainted with cannabis. However, some of these products, like mix-ins, are a little different than what we see on the market.
Beverage drops and distillate powder are an interesting take on oils. Rather than consuming the product directly (as you would an oil), you incorporate a few drops, or a pack of powder into a beverage or food.
These products have a distinctive taste in order to let consumers know that what they’re ingesting contains cannabis products.
Which can make pairing it to something a bit tricky.
Here are some suggestions:
- Mix in with full-fat plain yoghurt, and sweeten to taste with maple syrup, jam, sugar or fruit. (You can use this as a foundation for a smoothie.)
Why this works: While mix-ins, like drops and powders, are water-soluble, fat helps cannabinoid absorption. Plain flavoured yoghurt complements the slightly bitter taste of the cannabis product. By then sweetening to taste, you can adjust to the point where you notice the flavour, but it adds rather than detracts from the experience.
- Mix to salad dressing, or make your own vinaigrette:
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Vinegar or Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Honey
- Optional: Curry powder, cumin, fresh herbs
- 1/8th tsp Salt (Or a pinch, if you don’t want to break out your mini-spoon)
Mix all ingredients; add a desired quantity of cannabinoid mix in and taste. Adjust flavour and refrigerate 30 minutes before consuming.
Why this works: See above regarding fat absorption; a strong flavoured oil, like olive (not extra virgin!) aligns with the flavour of the cannabis products, while the other ingredients allow for a full flavour that takes the focus away from bitterness.
- Mix to decaf chai tea: Find the best quality tea you can, sweeten to taste, and add milk or creamer. If you can’t find any good teas near you, grab a cup from our neighbours Royal Paan. They have the best Chai I’ve ever had.