Rapper Snoop Dogg set a new Guinness World Record for the largest ever paradise cocktail. Naturally, it was made of gin and juice. The extra-large cocktail also featured a huge umbrella and a larger-than-life drinking straw.
During the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, Snoop, alongside rapper Warren G and Top Chef season six winner Michael Voltaggio, appeared on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage and mixed together 180 bottles of Hendricks gin and an enormous amount of juice in a five-foot-tall and three-foot-wide container, reported the Mercury News.
The inspiration for the record-breaking cocktail came from Snoop’s 1993 debut album Doggystyle, which featured the track “Gin and Juice.” The rapper won a Grammy Award for the song in 1995. It features the hook: Rollin’ down the street, smokin’ indo/ Sippin’ on gin and juice, laid back/ With my mind on my money/ And my money on my mind.
Snoop and his crew were awarded an official Guinness World Record certificate that read: “The largest paradise cocktail was achieved by Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Michael Voltaggio, Kim Kaechele, and Kendall Coleman (All USA) in Napa, California, USA on 26 May 2018.”
After sharing the news on Instagram, Snoop’s followers congratulated him on the accomplishment. One noted: “Next tha world biggest BLUNT.” Another added: “Why is this the greatest thing I’ve ever seen?”
Snoop didn’t just break a world record at the Napa festival—he also performed. He belted out “Gin and Juice” (of course) and smoked a joint on stage.
Snoop is one of hip hop’s highest-earning artists and is worth an estimated $124 million, according to Forbes. He is also a bit of a foodie and is known for his collaboration with lifestyle queen Martha Stewart. The pair co-host the show Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party on VH1. In 2017, the twosome was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition.
In 2017 Snoop was an ambassador for Tanqueray Ten gin. He also has his own cannabis brand called Leafs by Snoop. The packaging and logo resulted in a trademark dispute with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the owner of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs. MLSE feared Snoop’s logo and use of the word “Leafs” would lead people to believe that the Canadian hockey team was promoting marijuana use.