Cannabis-infused simple syrup, also known as canna syrup, cannabis simple syrup, and cannabis THC syrup, is an excellent alternative to cannabis-infused fat. Plus, if you feel like a cannabis concentrate like the FlapJacks (H) Crumble is too much for you and your friends to handle, then making a cannabis-infused simple syrup is sure to put you and your friends in the right party mood.
With this article, we aim to elevate your cannabis culinary skills to new heights by teaching you the sacred art of making cannabis simple syrup.
Let the tutelage begin!
Simple syrup is essentially a combination of sugar and water, and this simple compound has formed the foundation of many desserts, cocktails, and beverages for centuries.
However, one practice that has caught on in recent years is the infusion of simple syrup with cannabis, taking the already GOATED status of simple syrup to a whole new level.
With canna syrup, you can now enjoy all the therapeutic effects of cannabis with the sugary bliss that simple syrup provides.
The method described in this article focuses on using just water and sugar to create the ultimate cannabis-infused simple syrup with any added fat from glycerin. However, we do mention how to add glycerin to the mix for better THC absorption.
Like my sensei used to say, there is no recipe needed with the right ingredients and tools.
Here are the ingredients and tools required to make cannabis-infused simple syrup:
- One gram of finely ground high-quality cannabis (you may adjust the amount to match your needs) or 1 gram of THC concentrate
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of 100% plant-based glycerin (optional)
- Stirring utensil
- Air-tight container for storage
Note: The ingredients and tools you need might vary depending on your recipe formula, but the list above serves as a solid foothold from which to start.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Enlightenment
The first step in achieving a perfect canna syrup is to activate the cannabinoids contained in your ground cannabis. You cannot get high by simply eating raw cannabis plants. You need to put it through a process called decarboxylation.
For this process, preheat your oven or stove to about 115 degrees Celsius (240 degrees Fahrenheit), spread the finely ground cannabis on a baking sheet, put it in the oven or on the stove, and bake it for 30 to 40 minutes.
This process ensures that THC and other cannabinoids are bioavailable.
The next step is to infuse the decarboxylated cannabis into your syrup mixture. Typically, you pour your cup of water and sugar into a saucepan (usually in equal amounts) and heat the mixture over medium heat until all the sugar dissolves.
Now, pour your decarboxylated cannabis into the melted sugar mixture and allow the mixture to simmer.
Ensure that your heat is low and allow your mixture to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture occasionally. This is to ensure that the cannabinoids infuse into the syrup properly without reaching a temperature that might compromise their potency.
After 20-30 minutes, turn off the heat. It is common practice to add glycerin to the mixture while the heat is off to allow better absorption of the THC into the syrup. However, if you’d rather not have oil in your syrup, you can skip adding the glycerin.
This is also the part where you add other liquid flavors that you might have ready.
To remove the cannabis plant particles from your syrup, put the mixture in the strainer and extract the liquid. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to get a cleaner cannabis syrup infusion.
5. Cooling and Storing
Allow the canna syrup to cool for a while before transferring it into an air-tight container that blocks out light to prevent the degradation of your cannabis simple syrup.
Store in a refrigerator to extend your cannabis-infused simple syrup’s shelf life.
Tips to Consider
- Dosage Control: Before infusing your simple syrup with THC, it is important that you know and understand the potency of your particular strain and adjust the quantity used based on the potency level and desired effect.
- Straining Method: When straining your canna syrup, ensure that you take your sweet time to extract as much liquid as possible. The more liquid you can extract, the better. Feel free to press the cannabis plant particles to get more liquid.
- Flavor Boost: Complementary flavors like vanilla, herbs, citrus zest, and more can magnify the overall taste of your cannabis-infused syrup. Therefore, feel free to experiment!
Get Creative With Your Cannabis-Infused Syrup
Now that you have successfully made your cannabis-infused syrup, you can decide to add it to whatever you want.
Here are a few ways to utilize your new magic liquid:
Before adding any THC-infused product to alcoholic drinks, note that the effects of THC can be magnified to dangerous levels by combining it with alcohol. That said, you can elevate the status of your cocktail drinks by adding a splash of your canna syrup.
It typically goes well with margaritas, mojitos, and many more!
For Cannabis lovers with a sweet tooth, you can satisfy your double craving by drizzling some of your special cannabis-infused simple syrup over treats like pancakes, desserts, waffles, and even a variety of sweets.
You can also splash some of your canna syrup on other cannabis edibles for what we call the ultimate cannabis edi-splash.
Cannabis-infused syrup goes well with mocktails, too. Simply add your canna syrup into some sparkling water with a dash of citrus. You can combine it with other non-alcoholic drinks for the ultimate cannabis syrup mocktail.
Common Questions About Cannabis-Infused Simple Syrup
How Do You Use Cannabis Syrup?
There are several ways to enjoy cannabis syrup, and ultimately, it depends on your creativity and imagination. Some of the most common ways to use cannabis syrup include placing a drop under your tongue, mixing it with your favorite beverage drink, adding it to pastries, and adding it to cocktail drinks.
Cannabis syrup works for almost anything you use a regular simple syrup for.
Can You Cook with Cannabis Syrup?
Yes, you can cook with cannabis syrup. However, we advise that you do not suggest your cannabis-infused syrup to too much heat before it is consumed for the best effects.
Is Cannabis Syrup the Same Thing as Lean?
No, cannabis syrup and Lean are two very different things. While both compounds are regarded as syrup, Lean is a potent drug that is considered dangerous and addictive. Cannabis syrup is typically a combination of sugar, water, cannabis flower or concentrate, and some flavor.
Crafting the perfect cannabis-infused simple syrup might be just the right way to get your party started on a high note. Just remember to inform everyone that your savory simple syrup is infused with cannabis, and they should indulge responsibly.
To take your culinary skills to the next level, feel free to experiment with different flavors and try out newer recipes from time to time. The goal is to have fun and have a canna syrup with which you are fully pleased.
Always remember to start low and go slow when consuming cannabis-infused recipes. The key is to find the balance between pleasure and bliss.
High-quality cannabis flowers are critical ingredients required to make a viable cannabis-infused simple syrup that slaps hard! At Potency, we only stock high-quality cannabis products to ensure our customers have the best cannabis needed to get the best highs possible!
Are you ready to fuel your next hangout with the best cannabis infusion possible?