Legal or not, this bar will serve THC margaritas on 420

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April 20th is a day to celebrate cannabis and culture. The party started in California, but 420 gatherings are slowly making their way all over the U.S. This year, Texas is the latest locale to enjoy the greenery at The Original Ninfa’s in Houston. The restaurant is the home of the first fajita and now infused drinks.

Starting 4/20, Ninfa’s will add the non-alcoholic, THC-infused Tranquilita Margarita to the menu. The specialty mocktail will remain available past the high holiday. It’s made with 8th Wonder Ocho Verde Cannabis Spirit and Cut Above Zero-Proof Agave Blanco. The libation clocks in with 4 mg of THC, which for some is a micro-dose, but others may feel loose.

“This effort merges Ninfa’s tradition with our cannabis know-how, reshaping the adult beverage scene and integrating cannabis with a focus on quality and customer experience,” 8th Wonder Cannabis CEO Ben Meggs shared in a press release.

Ninfa’s beverage director Angel Belman sent the recipe with GreenState so that anyone who doesn’t make it to the Lone Star State can enjoy a Tranquilita Margarita for the stoner holiday.

Beverage Director Angel Belman. Photo provided by Ninfa’s

Tranquilita Margarita recipe


2 oz of Ninfa’s special THC spirits
1 oz lime juice
1 oz cucumber puree
1/2 oz agave mix


1. Combine all ingredients into a large shaker
2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
3. Double strain into a glass with fresh ice
4. Garnish with a pineapple sprig in the shape of a cannabis

“The Tranquilita Margarita is an exceptional and intriguing new addition to the Ninfa’s menu, meticulously crafted to resonate with the spirit of the present era. Collaborating with 8th Wonder Cannabis is particularly gratifying due to their local roots and commitment to Houston’s vibrancy,” Belman said in the release.

This isn’t the first time cannabis drinks made headlines in Texas. 8th Wonder Cannabis and other canned beverages from the Bayou City Hemp brand recently made it onto the shelves of Spec’s Wines, Spirits, & Finer Foods. With the entry into traditional stores and now bars, Bayou City is making way for weed in an unlikely state.

Seeing THC drinks on a Texas bar menu feels unlikely due to political tensions around cannabis policy in some counties. Five Texas counties and one city voted to decriminalize minor possession in the last two years. In response, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the measures.

That’s the furthest thing from the minds of people in Houston, or anyone near Spec’s, as they gear up to enjoy this specialty-infused mocktail with some good eats for the high holiday.

“I can’t wait to enjoy a tasty Tranquilita Margarita alongside an iconic Ninfa’s fajita,” Meggs concluded.

The Original Ninfa’s Fajita Combo. Photo provided by Ninfa’s

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.