CBD Cocktails are Here!
Anyone flocking down south for a much-needed escape from the Pacific Northwest gloom can have something else to look forward to besides the endless sunshine and celebrity sightings- cannabis cocktails!
That’s right! Now being featured under High Vibes of their drink menu, Gracias Madre, an organic Mexican restaurant in LA’s West Hollywood neighborhood features three delectable and varying cannabis beverages. Before you get overly excited, these are purely CBD and alcohol cocktails, so no psychoactive THC properties, but the relaxation provided from the liquor and CBD was the perfect mix for mindful consumption.
Order of consumption recommended, if trying all three! (The order I consumed…)
My favorite part of this experience is what I believe it means for the future of this industry, and the cannabis culture as a whole. My hope is that more restaurants, bars and venues start featuring cocktails and foods containing cannabis, THC or CBD.
What did I expect? To be honest, I had no clue. But I was excited to see what they offered; the presentation alone blew me away! From the matcha pot leaf on my first drink, to the orange peel with a ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’ description stamped into the zest on my second, or the mini churro in a dime bag attached to my third, each drink had a different terpene profile and experience associated with each sip.
My favorite drink was theSou r T-iesel that had a sharp, upfront flavor of lime, tequila and a slightly bitter taste of matcha sprinkled on top in the shape of a pot leaf. The flavors were creamy, a little chalky, in the most tasty way, with a warm burn afterwards, deep in my chest- I loved it!
What does this mean for the future of cannabis?
We can only hope this marks the beginning of a new era, with cannabis restaurants, beverages and dinner parties popping up around the country, of course making their debuts in states where cannabis is already legalized.
Huge Thanks to the staff and chefs of Gracias Madre for making such an incredible dining experience, and cannabis cocktail journey!
We recently hosted the very first Cannabis & Wine Dinner in Washington State, read about that experience HERE!
Can’t make it down to Los Angeles any time soon? Don’t worry! You can make your own CBD or THC beverages in the comfort of your own home!
We recommend using Craft Elixir, Mirth, Zoot Drops or Winterlife.
Browse our Menu and find the right products for you!
Order online and pick up at the Express Window
Here is our favorite recipe for the Evergreen Aviator!
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz Elderflower liqueur
1 oz gin
1 capful of Blueberry Craft Elixir
Lemon twist garnish
Want more recipe ideas?
Watch our Weed Snob TV Episode where we make 3 cannabis cocktails with our founder, Eric Gaston!
Written By: Masha Brown
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