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Sip On Cannabis-Infused Cocktails At This Sleek Los Angeles Bar

Within the historical relics of Downtown Los Angeles, Prank Bar is now the city’s first walk-up bar, serving as a welcome into a two-story, open-air concept merging the outside world with unique cannabis-infused cocktails. However, Prank’s cannabis-infused creations won’t get you high.

By incorporating liquid tinctures containing the essential oils of the cannabis plant, these aromatic oils, known as terpenes, are the basis of the plant’s true aroma and flavor, but aren’t psychoactive. If you’ve ever wondered why, ‘weed smells like weed,’ it’s due to the terpene profile found in the plant’s resin glands.

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The limonene terpene, for example, has a sharp, sweet citrusy fragrance, and is known to have therapeutic benefits such as elevated mood, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

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While the draw of cannabis-infused cocktails might be enough to pique curiosity, Prank Bar has also established a well-rounded pairing menu that lists wine, cocktail, and beer recommendations for each dish on their menu.

To illustrate this technique, Prank’s signature Salami “Wich” served with black pepper salami, soft goat cheese, spicy & sweet red peppers, and arugula, all on an Italian herb focaccia, has Melini Chianti, Plungerhead Zin, or Trefethen Riesling as the recommended wine pairings.  Adding a Deleon Margarita and a Makers 46 Old Fashioned as paired option cocktails, and Boont Amber Ale or Stone Pale Ale as accompanying beers are options as well.

More importantly, Prank has managed to achieve ideal price points that enable patrons to enjoy elevated fare, without breaking the bank. As a result of this meticulous preparation, Prank Bar has become one of the most unique dining establishments Los Angeles has to offer.

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Some might argue that serving cannabis-infused cocktails might be considered taboo, but Prank Bar is also educating people on its benefits, while showcasing what’s possible in terms non-psychoactive cannabis-based infusions.

So, as California gears up for a mainstream cannabis industry, it’s clear to see Prank Bar already has a head start.

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GREEN DRAGON: How to Make Weed Vodka At Home

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Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for educational/entertainment purposes only. We’d also like to kindly remind you that any marijuana purchased and consumed should be done legally and is consumed at your own risk.

The Green Dragon ranks as one of the more elusive DIY methods of getting high. The cannabis tincture is a simple enough concept but the methods of creating this weed vodka varies depending on who you ask.

From throwing stems into a half-full bottle of Smirnoff and letting it soak for a few weeks to speeding up the process by heating it in an oven, the recipe for Green Dragon depends on who’s making it. Looking to find the most straightforward, stoner-friendly recipe, we went with the soak-and-wait route.

For the extract, use an alcohol that’s at least 60 proof — Bacardi, Smirnoff, etc. We went for Everclear at 151 proof . When your tincture is ready, it should be pretty potent. You can either use an eye dropper and place one or two drops under you tongue or in a drink. The high should kick in after 1 hour and last for 7 hours.

We suggest enjoying Green Dragon with a healthy dose of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But hey, we aren’t your mamas, you do you boo.

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Green Dragon

You’ll need:

  • Everclear
  • Shake
  • Sealable Glass Jar

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Empty the shake into the jar.

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Pour in Everclear to the top of the shake or just above it, depending on how strong you want it.

Protip: for a strong tincture, go 50/50 on the Everclear to shake ratio.

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Shake it vigorously for a minute.

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Store in a cool, dark place. Continue shaking it once a day for a month.

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By the end of the month, the Everclear should have a brown to dark purplish color.

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Strain out the shake. While a cheese cloth is usually recommended, we like using cocktail strainers since it slips right over the jar’s mouth.

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You can store your Green Dragon back into it’s original container or portion it out in mini jars for convenience.

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