Review | Smoke and Spirits

Review | Smoke and Spirits

Review | Smoke and Spirits

Mix Up Your 420 Holiday With These Specialty Cocktails Paired With Some of Oregon’s Finest Flower

Mixologist Brittney Mesica
Weedologist Jared Masters

1. Lavender Gin & Tonic

2 oz Hendricks Gin
½ oz Kina Tonic
1/2 oz Chartreuse
Squeeze of lime
Lavender Dry Soda

Add gin, tonic, Chartreuse, and lime.

Shake and strain over ice.
Top with lavender dry soda.
Garnish with fresh lavender sprigs.

Pairs Perfectly with Casa Verde Animal Cookies available at Moss Crossing in Eugene.

2. Spicy Hibiscus Martini

2 oz Habanero infused Tito’s Vodka
3/4 oz Hibiscus simple syrup
3/4 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Lillet
Squeeze of lemon

Habanero Vodka:
Slice up two habanero peppers and put into 750ml bottle of vodka. Let sit for 48 hours.

Hibiscus Simple Syrup:
Boil water and add equal parts sugar.
Add hibiscus tea bag to syrup while hot.
Let steep for 30 minutes and chill in fridge.

Add all ingredients and shake and strain
into chilled martini glass with a sugar rim.
Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve “up.”

Pairs perfectly with Nelson & Company Organics Cherry Kush available at Rip City Remedies in Portland.

3. Blackberry Mint Bourbon Smash

2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon
1/2 oz simple syrup
Squeeze of lemon
Fresh muddled mint & blackberries

Muddle a few blackberries and mint leaves in ½ oz of simple syrup.
Add bourbon and lemon.

Shake and strain over ice into rocks glass.
Garnish with blackberries and mint leaf.

Pairs perfectly with Green Bodhi Captain Casey’s Cookies available at Calyxes in Portland.

4. Pineapple Basil Margarita

2 oz Cazadores Tequila Blanco
3/4 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Squeeze a full lime
Fresh muddled pineapple and basil

Muddle pineapple and basil in ½ oz simple syrup.
Add tequila, Cointreau, and lime.

Shake and strain over ice into a tall glass with a salted rim.
Garnish with a lime wheel and basil leaves.

Pairs perfectly with Applegate Family Estate Farms Dr. Who available at River City Dispensary in Merlin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Masters

Jared Masters

Freelance Content Writer, Social Media Director & Account Executive Stoner Magazine/Farmacy Magazine Jared worked with Popular Science, Inc. Magazine, Men's Health, Fortune, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Hot Rod & Custom, Motortrend, The Drive with Alan Taylor, Skidmarks and many more. Previous Founder & CEO of high end fashion brand Toccata Eyewear & Face Furniture. He also worked in Fine Art Sales with Vladimir Kush. He is a Portland-based writer and editor, with years of experience in PR, networking, coordinating events, blogging, social media, TV, Radio & Music production, broadcast journalism, brand strategy and copy writing. Jared broke into the cannabis industry several years ago and is well plugged into growers, dispensaries, and businesses associated with the cannabis industry.

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