In the age of social distancing, it's been a while since some of us have seen our friends. When Coral reached out about a backyard sesh fuled by Absolute Extracts & Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops, I jumped at the chance to make it an epic one. I busted out the BeerGlass BHOttle for some dabs, enjoyed some infused gummies, and prepared some mixers to help us beat the heat!
As a beer and cannabis enthusiast, this is one of my favorite collaborations on the market today. You might remember a blog post I did when this product debuted where we go over the long term love Lagunitas has maintained with the cannabis world. As a lover of all tasty creations, I was so excited to whip up some mixers. We carried the non-infused Hop Water at the restaurant I work at and making drinks with it was my favorite!
The only thing better than a frosty bottle of Hi-Fi Hops are some fresh mixers to go with it! The beauty of cooking is that you can make it your own, so feel free to switch out any of these ingredients for anything that tickles your fancy. I used simple syrup to make these drinks, but don't worry it's super easy to make. Simple syrup is just equal parts water and sugar, simmered until it makes a syrup. You can replace the water with fruit juice, or add diced fruit directly to the water and sugar mixture, just make sure you cut the sugar depending on how sweet your fruit is. Have fun with it, once you realize how easy it is you'll be adding fancy simple syrups to all your drinks! I find the 36oz mason jar works best these mixes.
The event began in the early afternoon and lasted all night long. Party-goers enjoyed plenty of poolside joints, dabs and medicated food. Sunday Goods provided loads of free flowers for patients and hosted rolling competitions, and if there's one thing I know about stoners is that they love some friendly competition! I don't know who won, but there were certainly some heavy hitters in that circle of rollers.
There's something about medicated drinks that I've never been a fan of but these Sir Newton's Original craft sodas were amazing. They came in Black Cherry, Kiwi Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Root Beer and Mandarin Orange. They also had mints, taffies, gummies and hard candies. These cans were 10mg, but they are available in 50mg and 100mg as well. There was certainly no shortage of medicated munchies here!
Tru Med and Baked Bros were set up in the same booth and were giving away shirts, edibles and discounts to patients who came up and gave the wheel a spin. I won a bag of medicated gummies! All of the sponsors were so generous. General admission tickets were only $10! Making this a super accessible event and definitely worth the entry fee.
I was researching for places in Barcelona with great views of the city when I found Marea Alta, a view I unfortunately didn't photograph. The restaurant and bar inhabit the top floors of El Edificio Colon and has a very stylish, almost vintage maritime feel. I felt like I was in a Wes Anderson film. We were overwhelmed by the menu, so we decided to go for their tasting menu. The menu overall pays homage to the wonderful and fresh seafood provided by the Mediterranean Sea, as well as a the traditional canned seafood of the Galicain coast. The tasting menu changes regularly, and we were able to make a few choices as far as dishes went.
stoneyxochi. 30 year old California native. proud pothead, Mexicana and woman.