How to Make a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail
Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it.
What Is a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail?
Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it. It looks so appealing, and it always strikes their curiosity. Then, once they have a sip, they love it!
The Liquid Marijuana is a delicious fruity cocktail that, contrary to its name, does not actually contain any marijuana. It’s the green color and the optional cannabis-shaped pineapple wedge garnish that gives it its tongue-in-cheek name.
When you order this drink at a restaurant or bar, it’s always hit or miss as to whether the bartender has even heard of it—let alone know how to make it—so it’s best to be prepared with the knowledge of how it’s made.
A Word of Caution
Depending on your personal tolerance level for alcohol, you might want to err on the side of caution if you’re away from home or if you don’t have a reliable means of transportation back to someplace safe. This drink can cause different reactions in people who are more sensitive to alcohol.
I say this from experience. After about two of these, I’m feeling pretty good and probably shouldn’t be allowed to drive. This drink contains a mix of several strong liquors, so please, keep that in mind when consuming it.
Please drink responsibly.
- 1/2 oz Malibu or coconut rum
- 1/2 oz Midori or watermelon liqueur (make sure it’s green)
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
- 1/2 oz Captain Morgan or spiced rum
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- Splash Sprite or lemon-lime soda
- Pineapple wedge and/or cherry (optional, for garnish)
- Pour all ingredients into a shaker, or even directly into drinking glass.
- Mix or shake, and serve.
- Optional garnishes: pineapple and/or maraschino cherry.
Some other options could be to use vodka instead of rum or orange juice instead of pineapple. Or if you have a creative mind and a variety of liqueurs, there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own masterpiece! But if you want it to be some derivative of the Liquid Marijuana, you might want to keep it at least green in color.
© 2020 Tawny
Tawny (author) from Kennesaw, GA on February 05, 2020:
I’m sure if you get creative you could work some in there! Maybe soak some pineapple in oil or something and use it as a garnish 🙂
Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on February 04, 2020:
It’s a shame not to put some THC in that drink, but I’ll bet a person or two will try! The color certainly matches the name, though. Love to try it some day.This drink is always a winner with anyone who has tried it and likes fruity drinks. Disclaimer: It does NOT contain any marijuana.
Liquid Marijuana Drink Recipe
420 comes once a year, or maybe twice a day, depending on how you look at it. Everyone can enjoy the Liquid Marijuana drink, even if they don’t have a cannabis card. So put down the bong for just a few minutes, at least long enough to mix some Liquid Marijuana for some alcoholic refreshment. Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
- ½ oz spiced rum
- ½ oz coconut rum
- ½ oz Midori
- ½ oz blue curacao
- Splash sweet and sour mix
- 1–2 oz pineapple juice
Place all ingredients except the pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a short glass with ice. Top with pineapple juice. Drink up and enjoy!
The Liquid Marijuana drink recipe is easy to execute, even while blazed. It shouldn’t take you more than two minutes to throw this green monster together. You don’t have to wait until 420 to enjoy the Liquid Marijuana. I think this cocktail has lots of appeal on different levels. It tastes excellent, with a lot of tropical tones. The rum makes this drink effective as an intoxicant. Lastly, the Liquid Marijuana is a really green drink, adding to its mystique.
Where Did the Term 420 Come From?
Like all movements that travel the globe, 420 began very small, with a group of teenagers from San Rafael High. In 1971, a group of about a dozen kids used to hang out by a certain wall at high school, and so they dubbed themselves, “The Waldos”. They would meet every day at 4:20 by the statue of Louis Pasteur, and head out to find an unattended crop they heard was over by Point Reyes. Along the way, they would blaze up. Of course, they never found the hidden crop, but they had a new secret code that they could use around their parents and adults.
As time went on, one of the Waldos older brothers got to know one of the members of the Grateful Dead. Although none of the surviving members of the Dead remember them using the term “420”, it must have been referenced a few times, because soon the terminology spread to the Deadheads. By the early 1990s, 420 had been spread by the magazine High Times, and in 1998, the magazine did an article on the origins of 420, to set all the urban legends straight. Today, 420 is universally known by potheads and the mainstream alike, and 4:20 is accepted as the time to pull out the bong. Several cities have 420 festivals on April 20th every year. Amazing how something that starts so small can sometimes become part of our culture purely by accident.420 is here, time for our Liquid Marijuana drink recipe! Liquid Marijuana requires blue curacao, Malibu rum, pineapple juice, Midori, & rum. ]]>