Snoop Dogg is getting mellow in his old age. This weekend, he traded the streets of Compton for a Williams-Sonoma sponsored appearances at Napa’s posh Bottle Rock festival. But, he’s still laid back and sippin’ on gin and juice. In fact, the Snoop D-O-double-G used the fest as an opportunity to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gin n’ juice.
The historic drink measured in at 550 litters (a little more than 145 gallons) and required 180 bottles of Hendricks gin, plus a ton of juice Whole Foods. It was served (mixed in glass) in a 5 feet tall by 3 feet wide highball. A real-umbrella-sized cocktail umbrella and a straw were added for presentation. For good measure, a watermelon (not a slice, a whole watermelon) was used as garnish.
Long time Snoop collaborator Warren G and Top Chef vet Micheal Voltaggio assisted in making the drink. (Mainly, that means that they dumped bottles of booze into the giant glass.)
Technically, the commendation for Guinness honored the “largest paradise cocktail” in humanity’s history. We weren’t quite sure what a “paradise cocktail” is; so, we looked it up. According to the IBA, the Paradise is an up, shaken drink comprised of gin, OJ, and apricot brandy.
New record: Largest paradise cocktail🍹🏖
Yesterday at @BottleRockNapa festival in California, USA this cocktail measuring over 132 US gallons (500 litres) was presented by chef @MVoltaggio with @SnoopDogg, @regulator & @WilliamsSonoma#BottleRock2018 pic.twitter.com/8gTr4zqCy0
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 28, 2018
Snoop seems to have enjoyed the drink; he played a well received set at the fest that evening.
Of course, “Gin and Juice” is the hit track off Snoop’s 1993 debut album, Doggystyle. The song peaked at 8 on the Billboard charts and inspired a generation of then-teenagers to suck down some pretty unpalatable concoctions.