Discover which water-soluble terpene profiles made the cut for our list of terpenes best for beverages.
Consumers are picky when it comes to their beverages. Whether it’s a sports drink, tea, beer, or even a cannabis-infused beverage, consumers are often loyal to just a few products. But why? Because their favorite beverages have a consistent flavor, aroma, or effect that they love! That’s why we’re putting together a list of the best water-soluble terpene profiles perfect for creating the next IT beverage.
What do we mean by “best” terpenes? We mean terpene profiles with just...the best. That means the best authentic aromas, original flavors, and even the best effects. These are wildly popular terpene profiles that make consumers sit up and take notice. They’re iconic and unforgettable.
While this list will probably evolve, today these are the blends that made the cut for our list of terpenes best for beverages.
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Water-Soluble Terpenes For Beverage Products
When it comes to beverages, you can’t use just any terpenes. By their nature, terpenes are not soluble in water because they are an oil. The two don’t mix, much like when you try to mix vinegar and oil. What we’ve done with our water-soluble terpenes is put them through an emulsion process that helps them blend with water-based liquids.
So, not only can you add phenomenal aromas, flavors, and effects to your products, you won’t see any sedimentation or accumulation at the bottom of your mix. That means you’ll have a shelf-stable product that won’t separate after the emulsification process. Plus, our water-soluble terpenes don’t add any sugar or calories. Basically, your manufacturing process just got a lot easier.
Clementine: Citrus Powered With Mental Clarity
Perfect for both cannabis and non-cannabis products, Clementine is the citrus-fueled force your consumers will crave all summer long. For something with no sugar, Clementine is deceptively sweet with notes of sharp citrus. It’s the kind of flavor that widens your eyes and perks you up.
And that should be no surprise considering it’s dominant terpenes are Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Myrcene. Limonene is stimulating and helps boost mood, while beta-caryophyllene and myrcene promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Basically, Clementine will relax your body while promoting mental clarity. Bottoms up!
Gelato: Berry Forward and Uplifting
Looking for something sweet without that punch of citrus. Gelato is just the thing. It’s surprisingly smooth with mouthwatering notes of tangy berry. A subtle floral bouquet rounds it out beautifully creating something that’s sweet, gentle, and will send your senses to nirvana.
While it has the same dominant terpenes as Clementine, the ratios are just different enough to create an entirely different experience. Instead of energizing, Gelato will gently elevate your mood while promoting a sense of calm. A gelato-infused beverage would be best enjoyed while relaxing after work.
King Louie XIII: Bold and Calming
For anyone searching for in-your-face flavor with powerful effects, King Louie XIII easily takes the crown. This particular terpene profile needs a beverage that can successfully carry its hefty aroma. Think wood, earth, motor musk, and a hint of lemon. That being said, we think a nice beer or a cannabis-infused beverage would certainly do this justice.
Drinking beverages with these terpenes does require some forethought. For example, we wouldn’t recommend indulging in King Louie XIII in the morning. Well, not unless you have a particularly chill day planned. We suggest taking a deep swig of a King Louie XIII infused beverage once you’re ready to leave your responsibilities elsewhere.
XJ-13: Potent and Uplifting
While King Louie XIII is bold and relaxing, this blend is intensely potent and energetic. The aroma is piney and herbal with a seriously uplifting kick.
This is another terpene profile we would LOVE to see infused into a beer or cannabis-infused beverage. Admittedly, that uplifting kick would take an energy or sports drink to a whole new level. Just be ready for an exhilarating ride.
Pineapple Express: Energetic and Tropical
For such an iconic strain, you might think it a shame to NOT use it in cannabis-infused beverages. However, it’s tropical flavor would actually make a delicious addition to soft drinks, sports drinks, beers, spirits, you name it! It’ll leave the undeniable flavor of pineapples on the back of your tongue, with the barest hint of spice.
What’s even better than the flavor? The energetic, creative effects! This terpene profile will infuse your beverages with effects that are somehow stimulating, calming, and creative all at the same time. So, when should you enjoy a beverage infused with Pineapple Express? Any time!
Contact Us For Water-Soluble Terpenes
The lack of added sugar and calories in our water-soluble terpenes is just the icing on top of the cake. They’re capable of so much more. Terpenes not only give you flavor and aroma, but they also give you control over the specific experience you can offer your customers.