Unless you have not inhaled through your nose today, you are surely aware that it is April 20, the high holy day for pot smoking.
Now, this is Happy Hour, a column dedicated to alcohol. So it's not high and not dry in here. But it's a bummer to be left out.
With all this booze and the pot so plentiful, we got to work testing a hybrid concoction—a kind of mari-wine-a—that could just be the perfect elixir to satisfy an appetite for intoxication. Enter the dragon.
It's Friday afternoon, you've made it through the long week, and it's time for Happy Hour, Gizmodo's weekly booze column. A cocktail shaker full of innovation, science, and alcohol. Is there a skunk in here?
Let's get this out of the way: 1. Consuming this substance may be harmful to you. Proceed at your own risk. 2. Possessing cannabis is illegal in the vast majority of US states (and countries of the world). Don't break the law! In some places, medicinal marijuana is legal. This recipe offers an alternate way for people with a prescription to ingest medicinal marijuana. This is only for them, got it? So you can just stop reading right now you dirty potheads!
Okay, they're gone.
Green dragon is a cannabis tincture. Essentially, you're using alcohol to macerate the desirable chemicals in the plant, which is similar to how bitters are made. But hang on there, sparky, you can't just toss a fistful of weed into a bottle of Jack and chug it. There's more science to it than that. But the good news is that it's pretty fast and easy.