This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.
Years ago, I was shamed out of drinking gin and juice when I realized it wasn’t as classy as I thought it was, though the fact that I used to chug it straight from a mix I poured into a Tropicana jug probably didn’t help.
Nonetheless, this poor man’s mimosa remains dear to my heart, if only for nostalgia’s sake. And I see I’m not alone in that. A quarter of a century after he made gin and juice famous on Doggystyle, the world’s chillest grandpa, Snoop Dogg, is breathing new relevance into his highball of choice.
Snoop set a Guinness record for pouring the world’s largest “paradise cocktail"—a big ass gin and juice—at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival over the weekend.
A delightful video, which I’ve already viewed six times, shows Snoop, Warren G, and Top Chef's Michael Voltaggio pouring bottles of Hendrick's Gin into a tub of juice sitting in a “glass” that’s five feet tall and three feet wide. The finished product was a total of 550 liters, and consisted of 180 bottles of gin, according to Mercury News. My favorite bit is when Snoop struggles to stir it up with a straw that looks like a red stripper pole. He really puts his whole body into it.
The event was sponsored by the world’s most pretentious brand, Williams-Sonoma, so maybe gin and juice has finally classed itself up after all.
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