How to Make Liquid Marijuana and its Side Effects
No party is complete without a signature cocktail. No matter the time of day or year, Liquid Marijuana is a fruity drink that is sure to keep your guests’ thirst quenched and spirits high! Enjoy hosting a stress-free party by whipping up a big batch of these cocktails. Before you get down to it, let’s introduce you to this amazing drink!
What is Liquid Marijuana?
Liquid Marijuana is a delicious fruity cocktail that combines rum, liqueur, soda, fruit juice, and more. Due to its name, this sweet treat gets a lot of misconceptions, but don’t let that stop you from trying it.
You don’t have to worry about shying away from marijuana content since it doesn’t contain any, to begin with. The tropical flavors will keep you coming back for more. You can expect the same effect as you would smoking your favourite joints – feel-good sensations!
Also read: How To Get Rid Of Marijuana Smell
Liquid Marijuana Ingredients
Malibu or Coconut Rum
Most of what we know about coconut rum is coconut liqueur. It contains a lot of sugar, which makes this drink extremely sweet. Your typical rum would run 80 proof (40%), with flavoured versions around the 70 proof range (35%).
Captain Morgan or Spiced Rum
To start, rum is made from fermenting molasses or sugar cane juice and is aged for at least a year. Spiced rum is made by adding spices to the liquor to alter its flavor profile. Making spiced rum is super easy, but you can just go to your local liquor store.
Midori or Watermelon Liqueur:
Midori is a 40 proof (20%) sweet, bright green-colored liqueur. The sour notes of these liqueurs help balance out the sweetness present in Liquid Marijuana. Watermelon liqueur works just fine if you might not have Midori in your area.
Blue Curacao Liqueur:
Blue Curacao is a liqueur that closely resembles Triple Sec. It adds another level of flavoring with bitter and sweet notes. You’ll find that this citrus liqueur enhances Liquid Marijuana’s profile even more!
To take your cocktail to the next level, you need to add another set of ingredients to give it a bit of flare. To combat the liquor content, add the following elements:
- Pineapple juice
- Sprite or lemon-lime soda
- Fruits (pineapple) to garnish
How to Make Liquid Marijuana
This drink is pretty straightforward to make. The only thing that should stop you is getting all the ingredients. It would make it much easier if you had a cocktail shaker on hand. But here is the Liquid Marijuana recipe:
- ½ oz. Malibu or Coconut Rum
- ½ oz. Midori or Watermelon Liqueur (make sure it’s green)
- ½ oz. Blue Curacao Liqueur
- ½ oz. Captain Morgan or Spiced Rum
- 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
- Splash of Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda
- Pour the ingredients into a shaker or directly into a drinking glass
- Mix or shake with a little bit of ice in the mix
If you want to garnish your drinks, cut some pineapples in the form of a marijuana leaf or add a maraschino cherry onto the cocktail itself.
What Does Liquid Marijuana Look Like?
Liquid Marijuana sounds what you would think it would look like. As mentioned previously, it is a green-coloured cocktail. The colour and cannabis-shaped pineapple wedge garnish give it its tongue-in-cheek name.
If you were to order this at a restaurant or bar, it’s always a hit or miss depending on whether the bartender has ever heard of it – let alone how to make it.
The Effects of Liquid Marijuana
Liquid Marijuana is a pretty potent drink, so like all alcoholic beverages, make sure you’re monitoring yourself as the night carries on. If you want to add another experience to this cocktail, you can add tinctures into the mix.
That way, you can officially call it Liquid Marijuana because you’ll find the presence of cannabis inside the drink. Cannabis-infused beverages (edibles) produce a cross-fade that gives a whole different experience.
What you experience and the sensations depend on each person. You will feel light and euphoric while being friendly and talkative. Tinctures are more intense than other forms of marijuana, which is why you need to mix them with caution. Combining these two might even give undesired effects, such as paranoia or blacking out.
Recipe Tips for Liquid Marijuana
You can substitute different ingredients to change up the flavor profile. Some other options could use vodka instead of rum or orange juice instead of pineapple. Or, if you have a large selection of liqueurs, you can find out which ones work the best. If you make the cocktail strong enough, you can turn it into a Liquid Marijuana shot!
But if there’s one thing you should keep constant, it should be that green color. What are you waiting for! Try this drink out yourself or start your party off on a good note.
Having completed my Bachelor’s degree in medicine and currently pursuing a house job at a well-reputed hospital in California, I decided to utilize my spare time in sharing knowledge with others through my blog. Apart from my time spent in the medical field, I love to read fiction novels and go on long drives.