Potions, Elixirs and Brews: New Book by Anais Alexandre
Potions, Elixirs and Brews is the perfect book for those special holidays like Halloween. Author Anais Alexandre shares a collection of delicious potions from potent cocktails, restorative elixirs, captivating brews and non-alcoholic choices. Enjoy these drinkable spells offers the powers of time-honored wisdom in truly delectable form….
HALLOQUEENS & PUMPKINGS
Your time has come once again, my liege! When the air is crisp and the leaves begin to fall, everyone knows it is the season of your reign. Celebrate the glory that is your excellence, fair halloqueens and grand pumpkings! Let us toast to our spooky autumnal royal court.
Key correspondences included in this drink are:
PUMPKIN: Pumpkin is associated with spell work involving granting wishes, love, prosperity and fertility, as well as protection if used to make a jack-o’-lantern.
PUMPKIN SPICE: Pumpkin spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice. These spices have been used in magickal workings for success, sex, banishing illnesses, resolving conflicts, protection for or from the law, good luck, strength and courage, and victory in battles.
250 ml/9floz I cup Baileys Pumpkin Spice
8 Scoops of pumpkin ice cream (or vanilla ice cream)
125 ml/4 fl oz ½ cup whole milk/half and half (or non-dairy alternative)
3 tbsp soft brown sugar
3 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth about 1 min.
Pour into short serving glasses and top each with a cinnamon stick
Garnish with a sprinkle of extra pumpkin and spice and enjoy!
Imbue the pumpkin spice with intentions of friendship and frivolity by holding the pumpkin spice container in both hands, closing your eyes and focusing tapping into the energies within to bring your desire into reality.
Admittedly, this is the most horrifying-looking potion in this book. If shock value is your end goal, then brewing up a batch of Frogs’ Brains will take your party by surprise. If done correctly, these tasty little concoctions will have you second0guessing whether you want to down it! It’s the perfect drink to serve to friends who are light-hearted and easy-going. Do not serve this to those who may be wary of witchcraft as it will convince them to stay far away from you.
Key correspondences included in this drink:
Bailey’s Irish Cream: This cream liqueur is made with cream, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and whiskey, which corresponds to magickal workings related to protection, strength, energy, prosperity, love, healing, fertility, marriage and financial luck.
2 tbsp peach schnapps
1 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
I tbsp grenadine
First pour the peach schnapps into a 50ml/2fl oz shot glass
Slowly pour in the Baileys Irish Cream and allow it to float to the surface
Finish off by gently pouring in the grenadine. Drink and enjoy!
Channel your inner crone and cackle as loudly as possible after downing this frogs’ brains.
It’s time to break out your largest cauldron and mix up a batch of Witch’s Brew! This party-pleasing potion is perfect for large gatherings. The green hue, which comes from the Midori melon liqueur, is spooky and festive. If you want to take this potion over the top, all you’ll need is some dry ice and creepy gummy garnishes.
Fair warning: beware the Witch’s Brew, it bites back.
Key correspondences included in this drink are:
APPLE: Apples are associated with magickal workings involving passion, love, health and immortality.
CHERRY: Cherries have the power to aid in divination workings, induce sleep, induce dreams and promote healthy eyesight. They also act as an anti-inflammatory.
MELON: Melons in general are associated with fertility, beauty, youth, longevity and abundance. They have the power to generate love and happiness in relationships and can promote self-love. Melons can help in clearing energy blockages, unburdening your heart and releasing old pain.
700ml/24 fl oz/ 3 cups Mdoir melon liqueur
300 ml/10fl oz/ 1 ¼ cups apple juice
150ml/5 fl oz/ scant 2/3 cup lemon-line soda
Juice of 1 lime (or lemon)
300 ml/10fl oz/1 ¼ cups sweetener of your choice
Honeydew melon balls
Mix all the ingredients together in a large punch bowl
Add the fruit garnishes and gummy candy of your choice
Speak the incantation, then stir to activate the spell
Divide between glasses and drink
Speak aloud this incantation, filing in the gaps as you wish. “All who venture to this place of ……….be warned, for all who enter must…….or be forever scorned! Toss back this brew you…..say drink up! And all night long you’ll rush to refill thy cup!”
Potions, Elixirs & Brews: A Modern Witches’ Grimoire of Drinkable by Anais Alexandre © 2020 Watkins Publishing. Printed with permission from the publisher Watkins Publishing.