Bartenders are bringing a new buzz factor by crafting cocktails with cannabis. Whether they’re using cannabis-infused liquors or CBD oils derived from the plant – which have a host of medical benefits and work as a mood enhancer but don’t get you stoned like pot’s main psychoactive component, THC – these dope drinks will help you find your mellow. No bongs required! Make it an extra happy #ThirstyThursday with one of these cannabis cocktails as you gear up for 4/20 tomorrow!
Madison, San Diego, Calif
You’re not going to want to puff-puff-pass up this cannabis cocktail. CBD powers the tropical tipple filled out with mezcal, matcha, coconut milk, and pineapple and lime juices. Its silky dryness is the perfect cure for cotton mouth. Make a reservation at Madison.
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood, California
Meet the mad scientists of cannabidiol cocktails. Their creative offerings change frequently, they always promise a blunt-y buzz. The menu might feature a CBD-enriched snowcone, the Get High on Pride – a CBD-infused, tequila blanco-boosted cocktail – or the Stone Fruit made with black plum juice, apricot eau de vie, yuzu, orange, aperitif, mezcal, and CBD. Make a reservation at Gracias Madre.
Havana Beach, Rosemary Beach, Florida
Toke up – one sip at a time. Cannabis-infused vodka from Humboldt’s Finest stars in this refreshingly tart springtime sipper. It’s crafted with lime juice, Bols triple sec, local honey, and a splash of soda. A sprig of fresh basil sits on top to emphasize the canna-aroma. Make a reservation at Havana Beach.
5th & MAD, New York, New York
Come in and chill out. Available only on Saturday nights, the Pot Luck is laced with CBD hemp oil and filled out with gin, chartreuse, Midori melon liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon and lime juices. Just what you need to help you decompress after a long week. Make a reservation at 5th & MAD.
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Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.