12 Budylicious Marijuana Cocktails for 4/20!!!

Written by Matthew H.

April 19, 2018

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We’re not going to mess around and be cute about what today is: It’s 4/20, and that means it’s time for people across the world to celebrate (and smoke the hell out of) marijuana. Otherwise known as pot. Or weed. Or grass. Or ganja, dope, herb, reefer, Mary Jane, bud, stinkweed, nugs, the Green Goddess, the dankness, endo, or kind. But because what we do is boozy drinks, we’re going to celebrate 420 with some marijuana cocktails that pay homage to the chronic, even though they don’t have THC in them. ‘Cause stoners like to drink too, right?

Before we dive into our list of twelve delicious marijuana cocktails, let’s get a super-quick background on the origin of the holiday, because it’s important for context, and learning while high is hella magical.

Basically, the holiday’s origins go back to 1971, when five high school students in San Rafael, CA — who called themselves “the Waldos” ’cause they hung out by a wall — designated a statue of Louis Pasteur and 4:20 p.m. as their place and time to meet and smoke some herb. (Isn’t it amazing that you need a fourth time coordinate in order to meet up? Time is a dimension, mannnnnnnn.) Then, some time after that, Steven Hager of High Times took that concept and ran with it, promoting 4:20 p.m. as the “socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis.” From there, it was only natural that the twentieth day of the fourth month of the year be the time when marijuana is in the green-ass spotlight. 

Now onto the 420 drinks!


Marijuana Leaf Jello Shots. Is there any sweeter combination of words in the English language? Yes. BUT, imagine how happy you’ll make a bunch of stoners if you bust out with these bad boys. View Recipe

You can’t even believe what you’re looking at, can you? The Sugar Marijuana Goblet, which contains everything from Everclear to lollipops, will make all those red-ass eyes go real wide with amazement, we promise. View Recipe

The Liquid Marijuana Cocktail is definitely the least ridiculous drink on this 420 marijuana cocktail list, but damn, it’s delicious — and that’s the most crucial thing to consider on a weed-based holiday like 4/20. View Recipe

When you’re blazed, nothing sounds better than a milkshake, right? How about a damn Marijuana Milkshake Shot, which has booze in it and is guaranteed to compound your celebration efforts with its green deliciousness. View Recipe

Milkshake a little too much for your lactose intolerant belly? Try the Liquid Marijuana Shot for your 4/20 partying. It may even increase your fade with its citrusy pineapple juice — that’s real science, right? View Recipe

Pay homage to one of the pioneers of reggae with these bright, colorful 420 jello shots, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. View Recipe

After a good 4/20 smoke sesh, you and your crew will need something refreshing, and this liquid marijuana jungle juice has enough deliciousness for the whole party. View Recipe

Now these 420 jello shots really pack a punch! With melon liqueur to give it that bright green color, and two types of rum to knock you out, you’ll be down for the count in no time. View Recipe

For this wild frozen 4/20 cocktail, you’ll need strawberries, pineapples, and dark rum, gold rum, and white rum – but boy, oh boy, is it all worth it. Sip this and feel like you’re chilling in Jamaica! View Recipe

With tequila, coronarita, and margarita mix, it’s hard NOT to have a good time. Make this blue and green beauty yourself to quench your thirst on 4/20. View Recipe

If you want a shot that can light your blunt for you, look no further. Made with grenadine, galliano, creme de menthe, and 151 proof rum, this shot is on fire in more ways than one. View Recipe

Finally, for the grand finale, we have the Marijuana Jungle Juice Bowl, which is just a giant green party in a tub. This bowl of green booze has everything from Everclear to Captain Morgan to coconut rum in it, and it’s the perfect go-to jungle juice if you’re having a lot of people over for your 4/20 smoke sessions. View Recipe