Vibations Powder + Tequila Margarita = Vibarita

I don’t always mix weed and booze, but from now on when I do … 

It is believed by a certain breed of Seinfeld fanatic that the legendary sitcom’s breakthrough moment came during the 14th episode of its fifth season. “The Marine Biologist,” they’ll tell you, is where the writers realized they could bend their lived reality toward greater hilarity by intersecting storylines in ways that defied limitations set by real or perceived boundaries shaped via prior experiences.

Of course, you don’t have to be familiar with that classic 22 minutes of television from nearly three decades ago to comprehend the revelatory sensation of simply dissolving a sleeve of Vibations Pomegranate Blueberry Acai powder into a glass and handing it off to a friend who was hosting me and some pals for the weekend. He was mixing cocktails for the cadre, and while I don’t always partake with liquor, I saw a unique opportunity for a Costanza-caliber game-changer.

“Take a whiff of this and tell me if you can go off the flavor profile and stir it into a mixed drink. Your call.”

I passed my friend the dark-red concentrate which took up about one-twelfth of the glass. He didn’t blink.

“Oh, this will be amazing as a margarita.”

Sounded good to me.

Here’s what he mixed for me in a 7-ounce coupe glass:

  • 3 oz. clear Casamigos Blanco tequila
  • 1.5 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. hot water
  • 5mg packet of Vibations Pomegranate Blueberry Acai powder dissolved
  • 1 lime wheel for garnish 

Did we invent a new thing? Probably not. There’s a solid chance that this barrier has been broken before. At the same time, we’re happy to have stumbled onto this—even though the Vibations powder is sugar-free, it still provided enough sweetness to make up for the missing agave my friend intentionally left out. 

As for the high—I don’t drink hard alcohol often, so no surprises here, but yes, it hit me squarely in the noggin. Not too hard, but I definitely felt the tequila first, followed by some heady energy that I don’t typically get from booze alone.

With that said, the real test will come next weekend, when I figure out how to make a Long Island Iced Tea using two or even three of their Half & Half lemonade-iced tea packets. Now that the brakes are off, the opportunities are endless.