Here’s the final installment of our primer on cannabis beverages: what they are, what’s in them, and the products that match your personality
In this final instalment, we give you the goods on when you might consider one of these adult-only beverages as a novel way to toast a special (or, frankly, ordinary) moment. Truss Beverage Co. is a company with a lot of thoughtfully-produced, flavour-forward options to match those moments—and your personality. Born out of a partnership between HEXO Corp. and Molson Coors Canada, Truss has put an immense amount of research and expert knowledge into their beverage offerings. The company prides itself on being cannabis beverage specialists and their portfolio includes a wide range of options as diverse as the people who drink them. Here’s a rundown of four of their brands. Advice to newbies: start with a low dose, sip slow and adjust as you go along.
If you want a moment to yourself
Lean into one of Veryvell’s easy-going sparkling waters: Sicilian Lemon, which has a subtle twist-of-lemon flavour, and Strawberry Hibiscus, a lightly carbonated drink with floral hints and notes of strawberry. With 15 mg of CBD and 0.5mg of THC, the two flavours are perfect for a night of your latest streaming binge-watch. Besides sparkling beverages, Veryvell makes three different cannabis extracts: the Exhale Drops (1mg of CBD for every 2 drops) for when you want to cuddle up on the sofa, Tingle Drops (0.5mg THC and 0.5mg CBD) for when you’re in the mood for… you know, and Yawn Drops (1mg of THC per two drops) the perfect pairing for your nightstand.
If you’re planning a gourmet dinner
For complex sparkling tonics with botanically sourced terpenes that will tingle your tastebuds, trust in House of Terpenes. Both of its balanced tonics (each one contains 5 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD) use the dominant terpene flavours found in cannabis as the star ingredients in the tonic itself. Limonene and Sparkling Tonic emphasizes the flavours of lemon, tangerine and thyme flavours—adding a twist of lemon rind and a sprig of thyme to fully experience a citrusy sip of the unfamiliar. And the Myrcene and Sparkling Tonic, with its tarragon and clove notes, will pair well with an orange wedge.
If you want to watch sports (or reality TV—your choice)
If you’re looking for something to sip (that happens to have THC in it) while watching the game or your favourite reality-show confection, Mollo’s got you covered with two lightly hopped, crisp options with an easy drinking taste. Mollo 2.5 contains, yep, 2.5 mg of both THC and CBD, while Mollo 5 contains double the amount of both cannabinoids.
If you want to toast everyday victories
In a year like 2020, we deserve to make the most of any teeny tiny wins—so why not grab one of the Little Victory’s four sparkling beverages as part of an impromptu celebration? The Dry Grapefruit and Dry Lemon flavours are bubbly, light-bodied beverages with a slight tannic mouthfeel, made with grape varietals grown in the pacific northwest . The Sparkling Blood Orange and Sparkling Dark Cherry drinks are flavour-forward in their effervescent offering. With 2.5 mg THC and 2.5 mg of CBD in every drink, this quad squad really is ideal for a socially distanced hang.