Stir Don’t Shake

With 4/20 just around the corner, it seems the perfect opportunity to discuss the merits of stirring cannabis cocktails. I’m usually hard pressed to find bartenders who really know the physical differences between stirring and shaking a cocktail—any cocktail. Now, add to that equation fragile ingredients that you may not want to pulverize and turn into overly green (read: botanical) flavors like cannabis, and those differences become even more important.

One of the most unpleasant of all overly-green flavors is mint. When it is excessively manipulated, the aromatics and essences resemble that of mud. And no one wants to drink mud. You may have witnessed this yourself in batched up Kentucky Derby cocktails, where the mint is added to the ice the day before, frozen, and then topped with bourbon just prior to serving. The end result is a muddy mess that screams for a fresh glass, new mint, and clean ice.

Why Stir Cannabis Cocktails?

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The Dramatis Personae Cocktail, via Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, and Tonics / Fair Winds Press.

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The Rise of Cannawine – Cannabis-Infused Wine

From Mesopotamia to ancient Rome, people have been infusing alcohol with cannabis for as long as cannabis has been around. In recent years, cannabis-infused alcohol has seen a resurgence of public interest, due largely to the spread of legalized cannabis in the United States. Most recently, the creators of Blue Moon announced that they would develop and release their own brand of craft cannabis beer.

 

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The Cocktail Whisperer: One Man’s Quest to Combine Craft Cannabis and Premium Alcohol

Warren Bobrow is a world-renowned mixologist and is known to many as The Cocktail Whisperer.

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He’s written five books about mixology and is published in numerous periodicals. Bobrow completed his bachelor’s degree at Emerson College and from there, went on to work as a pot scrubber at York Harbor and worked as a television engineer, cameraman and editor at two New York television stations. Not quite feeling like he was the Warren he aspired to be, Bobrow studied culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University, then moved to Charleston South Carolina where he opened his own restaurant Olde Charleston Pasta. The company prospered until being devastated by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

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Learning to relax & make the most of leisure time

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Learning to relax & make the most of leisure time

Economists once speculated that with the growth of technology, humans would have more time on our hands, and with it we’d expand into leisure activities. In fact, the opposite has happened: we’re working now more than ever. It’s hardly surprising: work gives us activities, meaning, purpose and community. But what if there’s more to life? Many feel the urge to take a step back, but it’s easier said than done. So how can we slow down while keeping up? This discussion draws insight from neuroscience, mindfulness and more to offer some answers.

Spirited Drinks With The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow

Warren “The Cocktail Whisperer” Bobrow has lived many lives. After graduating from Emerson College in ‘85, he worked in television as an editor at PBS in New York City. That position led him to TV and radio engineering in Maine, but his heart just wasn’t in it. Unemployed and poor in Portland, before it was chic to live there, Bobrow took a job as a dishwasher and salad prep cook in a local restaurant, which ignited a passion for the culinary arts.

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Canndescent: Revealing the Inner Cosmic Vortex

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If Adrian Sedlin- the effervescent and ‘crackling with enthusiasm, ever pragmatic man’, his brain postulating in an intense, Miles Davis- Be Bop fashion, …You’ve gotta keep up because he is going a mile a minute and if you can’t take it- well we have a another plan for you… It’s about the way that you feel. And that way or Tao, is very personal, it is very intimate, you’re in there along with your tribe. It’s going to be a ride like a freight train on a high mountain pass, in the middle of the winter. It is filled with deeply personal emotions. Cannabis tends to unlock those feelings. Is that light ahead the end of the tunnel or the future? How do you want to feel? This is what makes Canndescent brilliant and it’s the very best money can buy!

END OF CANNABIS PROHIBITION

INDUSTRY EXPERTS & INFLUENCERS SHARE THOUGHTS ON THE END OF CANNABIS PROHIBITION IN CALIFORNIA

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Californians did it. It’s the end of a 100 plus year cannabis prohibition in California. Two thousand eighteen is off to an exciting start. What exactly does this mean? You no longer need a medical recommendation to purchase cannabis from a dispensary. However, you’ll need your ID proving that you’re 21 years or older to obtain cannabis recreationally. How much are you allowed to buy? There’s a daily limit of one ounce of flower and eight grams of concentrates. Edibles are capped at 100 milligrams of THC per item. Welcome to the world of legal weed. In honor of the occasion, MAGNETIC spoke with everyone from LA-based musicians Dynasty Electrik to MagicalButter.com   executive director Chris Whitener to share their insight about this momentous occasion. Here’s what they had to say!

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