There's no denying that marijuana has been a hot topic in the news for the last few years. At the time of this article, there are currently 18 states where the recreational use of marijuana is legal. Whether you partake in the devil's lettuce or not is totally a personal choice. But luckily there are no decisions involved with trying this vivid green cocktail. Despite the name, the Liquid Marijuana Shot contains no THC or cannabis.

Why Is It Called a Liquid Marijuana Shot

This delicious fruity party drink may have gotten its name for a few reasons. Its green color is similar to marijuana. Its tropical island flavors and liqueurs conjure images of relaxing days on a Jamaican beach where marijuana use has been s a lifestyle for years. The fun garnish of a pot leaf-shaped pineapple slice and maraschino cherry add to the theme. Of course, the pleasant feeling you'll have after drinking the liquid marijuana cocktail explains the name as well.

Alcohol in the Shot

This is a great drink recipe to keep in your repertoire because it contains all equal parts. It's easy to memorize the math, especially if you've had a few. Midori melon liqueur is one of the most delicious liqueurs on earth. Not only is the color a beautiful peacock (or pot) green, the flavor is like the freshest honeydew you've ever tasted.

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A tropical drink recipe almost always includes rum and Captain Morgan or Malibu are must-haves. This cocktail recipe calls for spiced rum AND coconut rum!

Blue Curacao liqueur adds the fruity flavor of oranges without breaking the home bar bank. Grand Marnier or Cointreau would be top-shelf substitutes with a slightly sweeter flavor profile.

Non-alcoholic Sweet & Sour Mix is easy to grab in the supermarket but if you find yourself without it, you can always make your own by mixing lemon juice and simple syrup to taste.

How to Make the Shot

With a prep time of 5 minutes, your guest will have that relaxed happy feeling in no time. A cookie-cutter helps cut the garnish in a snap. There are variations on this cocktail recipe that include tequila. So all the more reason to memorize the drink recipe in case your bartender makes it differently.

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This Liquid Marijuana Shot Is Green and Groovy 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time:

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine the spiced rum, melon liqueur, coconut rum, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, and pineapple juice. Shake until chilled.

Pour into shot glasses.