Despite the name, there is no marijuana in this drink. It is green because it contains a green-colored ingredient Midori, a Mexican melon-flavored cordial, in the original recipe. Speedy had to substitute though after getting a shock at the price of Midori P1,200 a bottle. So, he bought and used Orchid melon liqueur instead. We don’t know how much difference that makes since we’ve never mixed marijuana milkshakes using Midori. But I can tell you this much this cocktail drink is super delicious.
Oh, and one more thing. We didn’t have white creme de cacao either so Speedy used what we had brown creme de cacao. Except for the color, there seems to be no real difference between dark and white creme de cacao.
There is more than one recipe for a marijuana milkshake that you’ll find on the web. In one version, no creme de cacao is used. Instead, lime juice is added. I can’t imagine how that would taste something like a combination of sour milk and melon. Another version includes Bailey’s and Blue Curacao among the ingredients. Anyway, the formula given below, from Alex’s Cocktail Recipes, is the only version I can vouch for because it is the only one we’ve tried so far. To make your marijuana milkshake, just pour all the ingredients together with some ice into a shaker, shake, pour into a shot glass, and serve.
When I first posted a recipe for a watermelon smoothie, I used a regular watermelon and the recipe included instructions on scraping off the seeds. That was in 2004 and you can see that old recipe on page two.
Seedless watermelons started making an appearance in the local market not long after that. Although the first seedless watermelons were not as sweet as the watermelons of my childhood, well, a lot has happened over the past couple of years. These days, seedless watermelons are just as sweet as the seed-riddled ones and they’re just wonderful for making smoothies. No more scraping, no more peering to check if some seeds escaped previous scrutiny.
My daughter, Sam, made these watermelon smoothies. No mystery as the procedure involves nothing but cutting, dicing, throwing in a blender, and hitting a button. Cut off the skin of the watermelon and dice the flesh. Put in the blender with some ice. Add sugar. Start the motor running. Add just enough water to make sure that the motor runs smoothly and both the watermelon and ice get crushed to make a thick iced drink. Pour into glasses immediately and enjoy.