Kickstart March with this cannabis-infused sipper packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals Fresh carrot juice adds delicious flavor and can improve your immune system, increase your metabolism, and help lower your cholesterol. Carrot juice also pairs well with other fruits, vegetables, roots, and herbs, making it a wonderful mixer.
Try this refreshing recipe to help support your immune system or any time you need a pick-me-up.
Advice from Jamie Evans
When making spirit-free mixed drinks, it’s best to stick with healthier options and avoid extra sugar. Use fresh-pressed juices over concentrates and source seasonal ingredients so you’re working with the freshest produce possible. The same goes for ginger beer—quality matters. For example: Q Ginger Beer is spicy but not overly sweet.
Avoid mixers that contain high fructose corn syrup or a ton of added sugar. These can drastically change the drink’s profile. If you don’t have the supplies to make ginger simple syrup, substitute regular simple syrup then add your favorite unflavored tincture (at your preferred dose) into the shaker tin before muddling.
Recipe from Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home / Servings: 1
One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 ounces fresh-pressed apple juice
4 ounces fresh-pressed carrot juice
1½ ounces fresh lemon juice
½ ounce infused ginger simple syrup (find the recipe in Cannabis Drinks)
Splash of ginger beer (Q brand recommended, see note)
Carrot greens, edible flowers, and slice of lemon for garnish
• Muddle the ginger and apple juice at the bottom of a shaker tin. Muddle well to extract as much ginger flavor as possible.
• Add the carrot juice, lemon juice, and infused ginger simple syrup.
• Add ice, cover then shake for 15 seconds or until very cold.
• Using a fine-mesh strainer, separate the solids from the liquids over a Collins glass filled three-quarters with ice.
• Top with a splash of ginger beer, give it a good stir with a bar spoon, then garnish with a sprig of carrot greens, edible flowers, and a slice of lemon.
Using the infused ginger simple syrup recipe in Cannabis Drinks, the target dose is 8 mg CBD and 2 mg THC per drink. Or use your preferred dose with the commer-cially made CBD or THC tincture of your choice. See advice from Jamie Evans.