By: A.C. Burgess @theloudbank
Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics is a great name for this incredible bible of bud laced beverages by the King of Cannabis Cocktails, Warren Bobrow. Some of you may have heard of him and some may not have. If you enjoy cannabis, then he is one to get to know. He is not someone who decided to mix some drinks with weed. What he did do is create a book of history, direction, philosophy, with a creativity in mixology and a natural approach to spirited drinking using cannabis.
Warren is the author of a few other books related to syrups, bitters, whiskey cocktails and more. He has lived a very interesting life after working in the private banking industry for 20 years. Since that time he has been traveling, teaching & writing globally for magazines, cocktail & food blogging, doing restaurant reviews, and attending festivals. He has put all of these experiences together and now presents this wonderful book called Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics, The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations.
This well crafted cannabis cocktail catalog, shows us a different way to consume cannabis without smoking or effecting our surrounding. As the legalities of cannabis continues to be of concern to some of us, we will still need to be discrete in the way we consume cannabis, and coffees, teas, fruit drinks and cocktails are all ways to achieve privacy when indulging. Warren has loaded this book with great information on how to pick your cannabis, prepare your cannabis, strengthen and maximize it with a method called decarbonization. He shows you how, what and when to indulge medically, even ways to gain composure after a little too much. He has covered all the bases with this one.
We received our copy of Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics and were impressed how well put together the hardback collection of 75 cannabis infused drinks and tonic recipes was. At first glance, we knew this would be one for the recipe collection for a long time. It was built that way. At LoudBank, we already have this magnetic attraction to cannabis, so this was another monumental moment to learn something new. A change of pace from smoking, dabbing, vaping, the trial and errors of learning those techniques. The thought of chilling with a cannabis based cocktail and nobody knows, was relaxing. Guess what's in my drink? The ever-so clear instructions from Warren on how to blend them was comforting. Bringing life back to the bar in the kitchen or basement by introducing new flavors, stocking the bar with cannabis infused preps, adding new garnishes and spices to bring a whole new element to drinking.
Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics is great for the first timers also. Guiding a conscious drinker or beginner mixologist with basic measurements and ingredients to make syrups and creams for a perfect cocktail. Let Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics be the teacher and before you know it, you're mixing the right strain for the right situation. All of the details and procedures are here, step by step, to make anything from a hangover curing Bloody Good Remedy, (mocktailing the Bloody Mary), to a simple refreshing salty sweet lemonade.
After reading about all the different drinks, coffees, spirits and mocktails, we thought it was time to have our first cannabis infused mocktail. We choose to make the popular and refreshing Mock-Cosmopolitan. With this one, we could put together with a few ingredient already in stock and compare to something we already know. It was enlightening, adding the special medicated rich cannabis infused syrup ingredient, instead of using alcohol. To my surprise it was very good. Just a great combination of balanced refreshing flavors. I am already looking at the book for another cocktail recipe. Beware though, Warren would suggest that you treat these delicious beverages with the same respect you would give any other alcoholic drink. They are very good and just as potent!
As we see it, this book of Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics will be around for ages. You’ll love this book for special occasions, holidays and as a special treat for the 420 friendly guest. Its a must have for those who prefer not to smoke, those who would love to medicate in more social and less offensive manner. Are you ready to try something different? If you love cannabis period, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics is great book to start or add to you recipe collection.
Our rating is based on good instructions, good recipes, being well written, a solid hardback, and how much a benefit to all medical and recreational cannabis users.