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Hello lovely coven!
I stumbled across this article and I just had to share:
The article is called The Drunken Green Witch: Drinkable Potions from Your Garden and is by Moody Moons.
[Picture from Moody Moons: Drunken Green Witch]
It’s worth a read, but for a brief summary, the article discusses how cocktails made with magickal intention are essentially potions It includes a step-by-step guide to making cocktail potions, and also discusses infusions and mixers.
During my (very brief) experience as a barista at a hostel bar, I found that I really enjoyed mixing herbs, syrups, and alcohols to make a delicious beverage. For me, it was a combination of green witchery/herbalism, kitchen witchery, spellwork and fun all in one package!
But while I loved crushing mint, dicing lemons, and swirling colorful alcohols together- the rowdy and not-so-polite customers one tends to get at an island bar in Thailand… not my cup of tea
[Sending high hopes for @haley and her new barista job- if you are working with alcoholic beverages, I pray your customers are much better behaved! ]
I only find myself making cocktails now and then- it’s certainly not a habit. But the idea of making cocktails with magick intent, and thus- turning them into a potion, hadn’t occurred to me before! I thought I would go ahead and give it a try
Raspberry Honey Concoction
[If anyone can think of a more creative title for this blend- I would love to hear your ideas! ]
- Raspberry Vodka
- Raspberry/Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus, lemon, and honey are all common ingredients used in kitchen magick for their medicinal and magickal properties. Vodka is believed to be a cleansing/purifying force.
Start by making an infusion (a juice, basically) by brewing a strong cup of raspberry/hibiscus tea.
As it steeps, add honey to taste. It’s important to add the honey now when it is hot- the honey doesn’t dissolve as well when it’s cold!
Leave in the fridge until it cools.
Crush lemon pulp and add to the bottom of your glass (a chilled glass is best!). Top with vodka- I prefer just a dash, but you can up to a third as per your preferred strength.
Top with the cooled juice infusion. As you mix, hold your intent in your mind. Consider stirring counter-clockwise to banish forces, or clockwise to draw in positive energies. You may also choose to say a chant or spell as you stir.
Garnish with lemon, and enjoy!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Making cocktails with medicinal ingredients and imbuing them with your intent can bring positive benefits, but please be aware that doing so does not make drinking alcoholic beverages (especially in excess) safe nor healthy. Enjoy your tasty potions, but always drink responsibly!
Have you ever made a magickal cocktail before?
- Yes, and it went well
- Yes, but it could’ve gone better
- No, but I’d like to try
- No, and it’s not for me
For anyone interested in making potions, there’s another helpful discussion about Potion-Making here.
Cheers to all you wonderful witches! As we say here in Poland, Na zdrowie! (to your health!)