You know what’s hot in legal cannabis states? Cannabis. You know what’s hot in non-legal states? Also cannabis. The MJ craze has everyone in a stir these days, cocktails included. Remember the Long Island Ice Tea, the Buttery Nipple, the Lemon Drop, and the Zombie? From girls-night-out shots to a Tiki drink (with two straws) romance, people across the country are slinging new cannabis-inspired beverages as an homage to the Green Dragon. Find out below what they are and how to order them. And, even better, how to make your own at home. Since most bars can’t serve real cannabis, we’ve included a quick how-to for infusing some extra green “goodness” into your libation.
What’s in it: Rum, some more rum, and the dignity you’re about to swallow
What it looks like: Adult beverage version of a Hi-C Ecto-Cooler
What it tastes like: Same—a little sweet, a little tart
How to order it at a bar: Either line ’em up as shots across the bar for you and friends, or order one on the rocks in a highball glass with a lime or cherry for garnish.
Sugar Marijuana Goblet
What’s in it: Fake smoke, possibly goblins
What it looks like: Something Yoda would serve you at one of his infamous treehouse parties
What it tastes like: You won’t remember
How to order it at a bar: Don’t, unless it’s on the menu somewhere
What’s in it: No marijuana, no ice cream, just melon and milk with little bit of shake
What it looks like: A green White Russian
What it tastes like: Melted lime sherbert, green tea ice cream, and booze on the front, deep chocolate on the finish
How to order it at a bar: Carefully, when it’s not too crowded. Some bartenders might think you’re crazy and you’ll have to walk them through it.
Written on January 29, 2017 by
Zoe Wilder is a writer based in Portland, Oregon, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Social Work from Fordham University.