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How to Make a Simple Liquid Marijuanas Shot

Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson
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The Liquid Marijuanas shot is a popular party drink known for its vibrant green color and sweet, fruity taste. Despite its name, it contains no actual marijuana but is a mix of several types of liqueurs. It’s a hit at parties and bars, especially among those who enjoy unique and visually appealing cocktails. The intriguing name of the drink often sparks curiosity and excitement, encouraging guests to try it out. It’s an excellent conversation starter, sparking questions about its ingredients and how it got its name.

This cocktail’s appeal also lies in its flexibility in preparation and its crowd-pleasing flavor profile. The combination of tropical and citrus flavors with a hint of coconut from the rum makes it a refreshing choice that suits a variety of tastes. It’s especially popular during the summer months but can bring a tropical vibe to any indoor event during the colder seasons. The simplicity of mixing and the stunning visual presentation ensure that even novice bartenders can prepare it with ease, making it a go-to choice for many.

Simple Recipe for Liquid Marijuanas Shot


  • 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz melon liqueur
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes

Step-by-Step Mixing Instructions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes to chill the ingredients.
  2. Pour the spiced rum, coconut rum, melon liqueur, and blue curaçao into the shaker.
  3. Add a splash of pineapple juice for a touch of sweetness and tang.
  4. Shake well until the mixture is well-chilled.
  5. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
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Variations of Liquid Marijuanas Shot

For those looking to experiment, you can alter the basic recipe by adding different flavors or liqueurs. Some popular variations include adding a splash of mango or raspberry liqueur to introduce a new flavor profile. Experimenting with the ratios can also lead to a more personalized drink. Another exciting variation involves using different types of rum, such as aged rum for a deeper, more complex flavor, or flavored rums like banana or passion fruit to enhance the tropical vibe of the shot. Herbal liqueurs can also be introduced sparingly for an aromatic twist that contrasts the fruity sweetness.

Additionally, for a more visually striking version, layer the ingredients instead of mixing them. This can be done by slowly pouring each liqueur over the back of a spoon into the shot glass, creating distinct layers that range from deep blue to vibrant green. This method not only enhances the visual appeal but also adds a fun element as the flavors mix when the shot is consumed.

Serving and Presentation Tips

Liquid Marijuanas shots are best served chilled. For presentation, use clear shot glasses to showcase the vibrant green color. Garnishing with a small slice of pineapple or a cherry can add an extra visual appeal and a hint of extra flavor. To make your presentation even more impressive, consider rimming the shot glasses with colored sugar or edible glitter that complements the drink’s color. A quick dip of the rim in lime juice followed by sugar or salt can add an extra pop of flavor and style.

For larger gatherings, consider serving these shots in mini cocktail shakers. Each guest can have their own shaker, adding a personalized and interactive element to your event. Serve alongside small, chilled glasses for guests to pour their shots into, making the experience both unique and memorable.

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Occasions for Liquid Marijuanas Shots

This shot is perfect for summer pool parties, festive celebrations, or any gathering where fun and unconventional drinks are appreciated. It’s a conversation starter and a crowd-pleaser due to its exotic appearance and sweet, potent mix. They’re also great for themed parties such as tropical luaus or colorful Mardi Gras events where the vibrant aesthetics of the drink can be fully appreciated. Offering a non-alcoholic version using similar flavored syrups ensures that everyone at your event can enjoy a version of this playful drink.

It’s important to note that, despite its name, the Liquid Marijuanas shot does not contain any THC or CBD, substances found in cannabis. Always ensure that your cocktails are enjoyed responsibly, and be mindful of consumption, especially at events with alcohol. Be sure to clearly label the drink’s ingredients at parties to avoid any confusion due to its name, and always have non-alcoholic options available for those who prefer them or are designated drivers.

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Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson is an experienced cannabis grower based in Oregon, with a passion for sustainable farming practices that spans over 15 years. Born in the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Elizabeth has dedicated her career to mastering the art of cannabis cultivation. Her deep understanding of the plant's needs and her commitment to eco-friendly techniques have positioned her as a leader in the field. Elizabeth is particularly interested in the development of organic growing methods and has experimented extensively with permaculture techniques to enhance the quality and potency of her crops. On this platform, she shares her in-depth knowledge and personal insights into the world of cannabis, offering advice on everything from soil health to the latest in strain innovation. Join Elizabeth as she takes you through the rewarding process of cultivating cannabis with a focus on environmental stewardship. Whether you are a novice looking to start your first grow or an experienced cultivator seeking to refine your practices, Elizabeth's guidance will help you grow top-quality cannabis while caring for the earth. Dive into her posts to learn more about the sophisticated world of cannabis cultivation and become part of a community dedicated to excellence and sustainability.
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