Liquid Marijuana Shots



Liquid maRIJUAna

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:

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?

Clever concoctions like the Long Island Iced Tea, Piero’s famous Key Lime Pie Martini as made by Ryan Bruce, or even the deadly Jäger Bomb have more year-round appeal. The “Liquid Marijuana Shot has one important advantage. It is possible to sneak a tincture bottle into a club and shakes a few drops of the ‘real thing’ into your drink.
Be careful, because at that point you are mixing the THC with the booze. It is very possible you’ll end up in a VIP Suite. You’ll find yourself forcing your credit card on a willing dancer. You’ll become her ATM for the evening. If you’re lucky, you’ll simply pass out on the floor.  Say a prayer that they’ll refrain from picking through your wallet like a starving hyena.
As for me, I’m a ‘Jack on the Rocks’ drinker. I didn’t care for the ‘Liquid Marijuana Shot.’ Like a fine Irishman I made the best of the drink like a good guest. I emptied my glass and left a generous tip.
My tip to you is to check out TVO’s guide to Vegas Dispensaries and keep your liquor consumption to the basics!
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