Liquid Marijuana Shot Recipe

Surprise party guests with this unique fruity shooter!

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated August 8, 2022

Rather than the usual wine and beer, give this Liquid Marijuana Shot Recipe a go at your next party!

This is a fun bar drink made popular in states like Oklahoma and North Carolina. Despite the name and color, there is no actual cannabis in this drink.

Liquid Marijuana Shot Recipe

The name comes from its bright green color, which is created by mixing melon liqueur and blue Curacao. A hint of lemon juice balances out the sugary liqueurs and makes this a truly enjoyable drink for anyone!

This attractive fruity shot is the perfect feature drink for summer celebrations. The mixture of pineapple juice and coconut rum makes it taste like you’re on vacation.

This Liquid Marijuana Shot can be served as a shot or made into a mixed drink cocktail if you prefer. Add some intrigue to your next St. Patrick’s Day or summer patio party with this refreshing fun shot!

All About The Liquid Marijuana Shot Ingredients


Curacao is a popular addition to many shots and cocktails. This syrupy liqueur is flavored with orange laraha, a bitter citrus from the island of Curacao.

Some versions of Curacao are orange in color, while others are dyed blue. Blue Curacao is the most popular version for bar drinks as it adds a fun vibrant color.

Blue Curacao is an important ingredient in this cocktail recipe, as it helps create the signature green color!

Midori Melon Liqueur

Midori Melon Liqueur is the other liquor that gives this Liquid Marijuana Shot its famous hue! This bright green liqueur is made from Japanese melons and contains brandy and neutral grain spirit.

Although this liqueur is sugary, the melon flavor itself is quite mellow compared to other liqueurs. It also has a low alcohol content which helps balance out the rest of this Liquid Marijuana drink.


Rum is one of the most versatile alcohols for mixed drinks and helps give any beverage that “tropical” taste. It comes in many different varieties, from white rum to spiced and dark rum.

This recipe uses both spiced and coconut flavored rum. My favorite coconut rum is Malibu, which uses coconut extract to get its signature beachy flavor.

Spiced rum is aged and blended with a mix of spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger. Sometimes vanilla is also added to provide some sweetness.

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice adds a much needed tangy element to this fruity drink. Pineapple juice is also quite sweet, so it helps make this cocktail more drinkable.

The yellow color of pineapple juice also helps tone down the color of Blue Curacao so it appears more green!

Since there are so many fruity elements in this drink already, it’s not absolutely necessary to include pineapple juice. Many recipes omit it, but I like to use it to add freshness.

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Liquid Marijuana Shot Recipe

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time0 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Servings1
  • Yield1

Level: Easy




  1. Measure Ingredients

    Measure and pour the alcohol, simple syrup, lemon juice, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add Ice

    Add ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.

  3. Shake

    Shake until the ingredients are blended and the drink is cold.

  4. Strain and Serve!

    Strain your cocktail into a shot glass or cocktail glass. Serve your liquid marijuana cocktail cold!

Liquid Marijuana Shot Recipe Variations

  • Every bar and restaurant has their own way of making this shot. A popular addition is white tequila, which pairs well with the other tropical flavors.

  • Some recipes use apple schnapps to add that gorgeous green color. This liqueur tastes just like candy apples, so it creates a totally new type of drink.

  • Instead of making simple syrup and lemon juice, you can buy a premade sweet and sour mix. These mixes save time and effort, but I find they have a bit of an “artificial” taste to them.

Can You Store Liquid Marijuana Shots?

If you have a big party coming up, it can be more convenient to make this drink ahead and store it. Just be aware that certain alcohols can change flavor when refrigerated for long periods of time.

If you go this route, use an airtight container to store your cocktail. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Although there are a lot of ingredients in this shot, most of them are shelf stable and require no preparation. So, it’s best to prepare this drink on the day of serving so you can enjoy its full flavor!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 113Calories
  • 0.1g Fat
  • 21.3g Carbs
  • 0.1gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat0.1g 0%
Cholesterol0mg 0%
Sodium9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate21.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber0.1g 0%
Total Sugars13.4g
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin C0mcg 0%
Calcium3mg 0%
Iron0mg 0%
Potassium24mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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