BOOK | With homemade marijuana-infused meals and treats growing in popularity, it was only a matter of time before people started looking for ways to add cannabis to cocktails. In his latest book, CANNABIS COCKTAILS, MOCKTAILS, & TONICS: THE ART OF SPIRITED DRINKS AND BUZZ-WORTHY LIBATIONS, Warren Bobrow, creator of the Cocktail Whisperer blog and author of three other cocktail-related books, presents 75 weed-infused recipes for a high you get by sipping, not smoking. Bobrow includes everything from morning coffee and tea to lemonade and after-dinner drinks, plus tips on making enhanced tonics, syrups, bitters, infused oil and compound butter for even more zing. Also in the book: instructions on de-carbing marijuana and how to get the most out of the drug's psychoactive effect, and the history of recreational and medical marijuana. Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics doesn't come out until next June, but it's available for pre-order now.
ACCESSORY | For the smoker on the go, the iCHIEF ROLLING TRAY CASE is a must-have. This phone case, which is available for iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S models, is made from eco-friendly, recycled materials and comes equipped with a small section to roll a joint and a protective sleeve for standard 1¼-inch rolling papers. The 4/4S ($12) case is only available in clear, but the 5/5S ($15) case comes in black, clear, maroon, pink and green. Both models are available at ichiefsupply.com.
WEB SERIES | With the tag line "Half brothers, half baked," it's clear which demographic that comedy hub Funny or Die was catering to with BAKED ALASKA. In the pilot, we learn that Deckland "Deck" Carlisle's (Thomas Brungardt) father recently has passed away. His half-brother Jodadiah "Jody" Fulton (Ken Runnion) throws a wake, or a "death birthday party," as he refers to it, before the pair fly to Alaska to take over the pot shop (in a strip mall next to a Curves) that Deck's dad has left behind. The show is very D.I.Y., with Runnion's wife Niki playing his girlfriend, Imogene, which Jody pronounces "Imagine," and Brungardt and the Runnions share directing credit, but the writing is fun (Deck: "I'm going to Alaska." Jody: "Ew! Why are you going to another country?") and the pair have good chemistry. There's only one episode currently on FoD, but the positive response from viewers hints at more to come. ♦