The federal government finally voted to end the shutdown that crippled the US for two long weeks. To celebrate, let’s drink! Raise a glass with one of these pot-tastic potions and feel good about yourself -- and maybe even the government. For today, at least.
1. Jamaican Me Crazy
Pot-infused rum, Amaretto, coconut water, and a pot-leaf garnish make this drink a cannasseur classic. No matter how cray-cray your day was (we’re lookin’ at you, Congress), this sweet, boozy treat will spirit you away to an island where it’s always 4:20.
2. Bonghitters’ Mota Mojito
The legendary High Times Bonghitters softball team has a fearsome reputation for blasting their opponents out of the ballpark with their skills and their toking abilities. Their signature libation, the Mota Mojito, adds to their mojo. The combination of pot-infused rum, sugar, lime and mint will swing away, and fly you right over the outfield fence.
3. Almond Joy
This gorgeous dessert cocktail can be made with or without booze. A swirl of cannabis-infused coconut cream, chocolate syrup and almond milk can be doctored with Kahlua or Amaretto, but your taste buds and mind will be blown, with or without liquor.
So-named because it’s cutting grass with vodka (get it?), this refreshing ganja guzzler blends pot, carrots, apples, ginger and lemon with cannabis-infused vodka. It’s a burst of stony springtime. Serve it at a boozy brunch, and your friends will thank you with flowers!
5. Hash Hot Chocolate
Made with half-and-half, kief, melted chocolate chips, cinnamon and sugar and topped with gooey marshmallows, this choco-cannabis concoction will take away your blues and soothe your soul. Drinking it is just like getting tucked into bed by your favorite auntie -- Mary Jane.
Drinks are from The Official High Official Times Cannabis Cookbook by Elise McDonough.