Preface: Every time you hear or see the word “legal” in this blog or video, you should probably take a shot of the cocktail for which we are providing the recipe. It will make the experience much more fun.
Back to the schedule here at Print Julep (of steadily being about a month behind in everything) last month Brian Posehn visited our comic book shop.
Kate and I also got to give him a ride back to Portland. In my car… which at the time was not in the best state. NEWS: Print Julep is moving into a new office. However, at this time, my car was full of:
- 400 sq. ft. of hard wood flooring
- 3 Dresses
- 2 pairs of High heels
- 1 blue Ukulele
- 1 Microwave
- 1 (out of sight) Fire-arm (legal) (take a shot)
- 1 bag of Cheetos
- The makings of the Weapon X cocktail
- Full set of glass wear
- and Kate.
So. Safe to say, we shamefully perpetuated the stereotype for Portland and the Pacific Northwest. However, he perpetuated his own stereotype by bringing the distinct smell that everyone knows, and that is now legal (take a shot) in the state of Washington. So. We both did our jobs.
In honor of his visit for a signing of Deadpool, we decided to make a cocktail that embodies both Posehn and ‘Pool together.
Say hello to the Weapon X.
Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government program in Marvel Comics that takes willing and unwilling participants and experiments on them to give them super powers and turn them into living weapons.
Most known for taking mutants in the X-Men series, Weapon X is responsible for Deadpool’s massive healing ability and strength, as well as Wolverine and Sabretooth.
This is what you’ll feel like doing after having one our cocktails.
OUR Weapon X is a twist on the popular 90’s cocktail, a Whiskey Smash. However, the secret weapon is of course, Marijuana. “Cannabis” to be PC. Pot, weed, grass, THC. Whatever.
I (Chelsea) have never been into a marijuana shop before this. Since Kate was running behind in her schedule, it was up to me to stop by and pick up “the stuff.”
I had an experience.
First of all, it was insanely busy. I think a huge part of me was expecting it to be quiet, a little smokey with some sitar playing in the background or something…and definitely a bead curtain covering the door.
There was none of that. It was loud and busy. I was presented with my very own “Bud Tender.” Since I was pretty confused and to be honest, terrified, he said “Oh, we’re like BARtenders, but we’re your BUD tenders.”
The only Bud I’m used to being dealt looks like this:
In any case, I survived and made it out alive, sans contact high as well.
In addition to our cocktail making, Kate also made us burgers. Because honestly, this was at the end of a very long work day for us, we were starving, and really tired.
So, of course, MEAT.
Welcome to Kate’s house, north of the river on the Washington side.
Pre cocktail mixing dinner activities:
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HOW TO MAKE THE WEAPON X:
- *1.5 oz Bourbon
- *1/2 squeezed lemon juice
- *1/2 Tablespoon Amarena Cherry Syrup
- *3-6 drops of Zoots Mandarin Flavored (Yippy Kae-yay) Cannabis Concentrate (in states where it is legal.)
Start out by smashing your ice.
Fill a pint glass to the top with crushed ice.
Add in 1.5 oz Bourbon.
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of half of it and add it to the mix.(seeds are ok since you’ll strain it at the end)
Add 3-6 drops of Cannabis Concentrate.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of Amarena Cherry Syrup
Put in shaker. Shake.
Strain and pour into tumblers full of crushed ice.
Put a cherry on top.