No, I don’t advocate drinking in the sunshine, but inside — with ceiling fans turning and the a/c set to a frosty 68 degrees — the blast of humidity and heat is just a bit less difficult to take. Rather civilized if you ask me.

One of my favorite cocktails comes double sized. It’s called the Poppa Doble — or Papa (Hemingway) Doble (double, 2x) Daiquiri. There is something to be said about this hand held refresher. But here, I’m going to play around with the basic ingredients, add some Cannabis- and then take you on the path to mixology heaven.

Here is the basic drink, of course twisted up. And then four more plays on the classic. Some versions sport cannabis. They may use a brilliant soda and cocktail syrup named Fruitations in the mix. It’s hard to determine where the cocktail ends and the carefully made syrup begins. It’s really up to you. But for the beginning, here is the classic- slightly twisted to suit my cocktail whisperer needs.

(Queue the Soul Man music)

The Hemingway Citrus (THC)

This is a brightly refreshing, THC-infused play on the classic Papa Doble (aka The Hemingway Daiquiri)


2 oz. white rum

¼ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 oz. Fruitations ruby grapefruit soda and cocktail syrup (infused with 10mg THC)

½ oz. maraschino liqueur

1 lime wheel, for garnish (optional)

Prep: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the lime wheel and shake well. Strain into a well-chilled coupe and garnish with the lime wheel over the top.

The THC will hit you pretty quickly. You’ll know it by the warm feeling all over your body. It’s a good thing. If you feel like it is not a good thing, drink some more freshly squeezed citrus juices. That should work in a pinch. Stay relaxed.

After You’re Gone Up The River

2 oz. white rum (I used Martinique Blue Cane Rhum Agricole from Clement)

2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice (oven roasted for an hour at 300 degrees)

1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (oven roasted for an hour at 300 degrees)

1 oz. maraschino liqueur

2-3 shakes Angostura bitters

Prep: Fill a Boston Shaker ¾ with ice. Add the roasted juices along with the Maraschino liqueur and the Rhum Agricole. Cap and Shake hard. Double Strain into coupes. Dot with Angostura. Serve with a smile.

Guideline For Stream Crossing In Cold Weather

2 oz. white rum agricole

Spray of absinthe

½ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

Juice from 1 muddled tangelo (oven roasted for 1 hour at 250 degrees uncut)

Prep: Pre-chill coupe glasses. Spray the inside of the coupes with absinthe. Fill a Boston Shaker ¾ with ice. Add the fresh juices. Add the rhum agricole. Cap and shake hard for 30 seconds.

Cut the roasted tangelo into chunks. Muddle in the absinthe sprayed coupe. Strain the Boston Shaker over the top and serve.

John And Candy Says Something

3 oz. roasted grapefruit juice (roast split grapefruits, sprinkled with demerara sugar and Angostura bitters for an hour at 300-degrees, cool and juice)

2 oz. freshly squeezed Orange Juice infused with 10mg THC (decarbed and infused)

½ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. maraschino liqueur

Mint bitters

Prep: Splash mint bitters into a pre chilled coupe(s). Fill a Boston Shaker ¾ with ice. Add the roasted grapefruit juice and the fresh lime with the maraschino liqueur. Cap and shake. Strain into the mint bitters prepped coupe. Serve.

Enthusiastically Optimistic

2 oz. rhum agricole

½ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

1 oz. Fruitations tangerine soda and cocktail syrup

1 oz. maraschino Liqueur

Lemon zest

Grapefruit zest

Prep: All ingredients except for the zests go into the Boston Shaker filled ¾ with ice. The zests should be mashed into the coupes (2) and left to sit- the coupes should be pre-chilled and frosty. Shake the money maker (the Boston Shaker) hard for a minute or so. Strain into the zest filled coupes.

Warren Bobrow is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast. The Alaska Cannabist has partnered with The Fresh Toast, a lifestyle and entertainment platform featuring coverage of cannabis, culture, comedy, food, drink, edibles and more.

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