Micah is the creator of the Honey Breakfast Martini, the Myrcene Sidecar and the Myrcene Tom Collins. After three years managing New Gold Mountain in Melbourne's CBD, he'd had enough of the big city pressure and now works at Bar 303 in Northcote, focusing on his diverse and ambitious approach to art and illustration.
How does gin make you feel?
Fresh. I love gin cos it’s a mood enhancer – drink it on a nice sunny day and you feel lovely
How does cannabis make you feel?
I love to smoke and draw. Having a joint at 2am and drawing for a few hours is my favourite way to spend my time when I’m not at the bar.
Do they go well together?
I think The Myrcene proves that they do 😉
When you use gin in your drinks, how do you want people to feel?
Relaxed but refreshed.
What's your relationship with the cannabis plant?
We’ve been friends since I was a teenager.
What's your earliest recollection of marijuana, weed, cannabis? Was it present in your local environment or more of a pop culture thing?
I remember cartoons in the ‘90s depicting it like an acid trip, very overly psychedelic visuals but I always just got a good creative buzz from it.
Is cannabis legalisation a good idea?
Absolutely. Legalisation and education are much healthier responses than demonisation and incarceration.
Who would you rather serve, a drunk or a stoner?
Stoner for sure.
Tell me one thing you'd like to see change in your industry?
Less of a culture of binge drinking.
What's your future dream?
Get paid enough for illustration to stop working behind the bar 😂
Check out Micah's incredible work at https://www.instagram.com/scrawnart/