I came across a mind-blowing idea in Elise McDonough’s Hightimes’ article for the best cannabutter recipes, developed by the brilliant Tamar Wise: she mists the baked and cooled cannabis flower with Everclear, “break(ing) down the cellulose in the plant material, helping cannabinoids to migrate into the lipids.” Absolute. F-ing. GENIUS.
The lipid, in this case, is liquid sunflower lecithin, as it’s worked perfectly in other recipes (including mixing RSO into drinks). It’s also a natural emulsifier- simply add a bit of heat and agitation and watch the magic happen: a stable suspension of oil in liquid. (I’ve definitely not had the same luck or consistency of results with powdered lecithin and have yet to try the glycerine method… I’ll report the results when I do).
The result is a simple syrup you can easily measure and mix into “mocktails”, or stir into your tea, or coffee, or add to fruit salad, or top oatmeal, or etc., etc., you get the idea!
(Update of recipe originally published in January 2019 Issue 516 of Hightimes Magazine)