Last month, in the days before April 20th, Mr. TVO noticed that several Las Vegas topless clubs were advertising something called a “Liquid Marijuana Shot.” Living in Nevada I’ve become fairly familiar with the wide variety of formulations for legal weed. Locals and tourists can get their high from edibles, tinctures, sprays, drops, flower, vape oils, butane hash oil, shatter, wax or budder, or dab concentrates.
Perhaps there are others I haven’t heard of. I’m too busy trying to save my ass from all of the stoned and drunk drivers here in town!
However, my initial reaction to the idea of a ‘marijuana shot’ at one of my favorite adult entertainment bars was a bit of a shock to even my jaded eyes!
The state of Nevada hasn’t yet cracked the code on cannabis consumption lounges …. is it possible that the bars have jumped the shark and discovered a substitute for Tequila shots? Are hangovers a relic of the past? Stop the frickin’ presses as the old saying goes!
I ran over to several clubs to see what this involved. First, and most importantly, the shots are NOT as advertised. The active compound in cannabis, THC, is not present in these bar shots. The cocktail is simply a recipe that lamely tries to simulate the color, taste and experience of a flower-based marijuana cigarette. Fortunately, it smells a thousand percent better than the stank of burning weed.
According to “The Tipsy Bartender” here’s a popular recipe:
LIQUID MARIJUANA COCKTAIL
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Spiced Rum
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Melon Liqueur
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Coconut Rum
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Blue Curaçao
1 oz. (30ml) Sweet & Sour
1 oz. ( 30ml) Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Marijuana Leaf shaped Pineapple slice
1. Add ice to a TOM COLLINS glass and pour over all ingredients. Garnish with a marijuana leaf shaped pineapple slice.
Alcohols:Blue Curacao Coconut Rum Melon Liqueur Rum Spiced Rum White Rum
Mixers:Pineapple Juice Sweet And Sour
Flavor:Coconut Fruity Lemon Lime Melon Orange Pineapple Sweet
Will I Drink It?