Founder & Editor of Bit by a Fox, winner of Saveur Magazine's Readers’ Choice Award, and Commerce Editor at Liquor.com,
Prairie Rose is an LA-based drinks writer, podcast host, trained sommelier, wine & spirits expert, and educator.
Angela Lovell is a best-selling author in Los Angeles whose work has been featured in VICE, High Times, The Moth, and MTV.
Conjure the Cocktail
Holiday Protection and The Harvest Mule
To celebrate the harvest season and Thanksgiving, Prairie created a holiday cocktail that has all the makings of protection spell, including the copper mug! Angela breaks down easy ways to arm yourself against combative and offensive family members. Hint: You DEFINITELY want to get everyone drinking this cocktail! The Harvest Mule – makes 1 drink 2 oz Vodka (Fire, strength, motivation) 1/2 oz Lemon Juice (vitality and cleansing negativity) 4 oz Unfiltered Apple Cider (love and harmony) 4 oz Ginger Beer (boosts self-confidence, especially for fire signs) Garnish: Cinnamon Stick or Freshly Grated Cinnamon (purifies and protects against negativity) In an ice-filled copper mug or rocks glass, add all ingredients, stir, and garnish. Don't have copper mugs for that sweet metal magick? Just grab some pennies! But make sure they're dated before 1982. Learn all about this magick metal, these protective ingredients, which crystals to shove in your bra and pockets, and so much more, so you can have the best and SAFEST holiday season as 2020 (HOPEFULLY) winds down! Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch. And WASH YOUR HANDS! Follow us on IG at www.instagram.com/conjurethecocktail and on FB at www.facebook.com/conjurethecocktail. We also have a private FB group for witchy discussions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3427845900576285
Lilith and The Goddess of Night Cocktail
Angela and Prairie wax poetic about Lilith, the original free-spirited feminist, as well as her long, misunderstood history. As the First Lady of Eden, Lilith didn't care for wifehood, and escaped to live independently. God made Eve from Adam hoping she'd be less difficult. ;) Learn all about the Black Moon Lilith placement in your astrological chart too! In honor of Lilith, this episode's cocktail is a sexy, spirit-forward, equal parts drink that is meant to be savored. Only the best for our Goddess of the Night. The Goddess of Night 1 ounce whiskey (American = prosperity, Barley = love, Wheat = rebirth) 1 ounce red vermouth (persuasive, purification, and protection) 1 ounce Bénédictine (all the witchy vibes and magick!) citrus twist for garnish (vitality) Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks filled glass. Twist citrus peel over the glass and garnish. No one likes drinking alone, so be sure to add some to your offering dish for the goddess. Cheers, witches! Find more spells, behind-the-scenes, and additional info on all kinds of magickal content on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/conjurethecocktail) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConjuretheCocktail). Join our private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3427845900576285) to explore the herbal elements of magick, cocktails, and all kinds of kitchen witchery. Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
Mabon Apple Magick and Virgo Season Sangria
Welcome to Autumnal Equinox and Virgo season! Mabon is considered the Pagan's Thanksgiving and a time for feasting on all that summer has provided. Virgo is a lovable go-getter perfectionist who represents fertility of work, spirit, and Earth. Learn all about this magickal time of year, as well as the powerful properties of apple magick. (And get a warning about love spells!) The Virgin Mary (aka the mascot of Virgo) is also considered the Mother of Nature, embodying mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms. It's the perfect time to celebrate Mama Earth and her many treasures. Both Virgo and Mabon are all about abundance of the harvest, with emphasis on health and nutrition. Treat your body like a temple, and treat your temple to this fruitful cocktail to celebrate the end of summer, as well as the fertile mind, heart, and spirit of Virgo. For the large batch recipe, head to the Conjure the Cocktail Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/p/CEXXVkolW1s/). Our Lady of Sangria (single serving) 1/2 ounce pear brandy (attracting and preserving long-lasting love) 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (joyfulness, embodiment of sunshine) 1/2 ounce lemon juice (vitality) 1/2 ounce maple syrup (warmth and growth) 1 ounce cooled chamomile tea (purification and protection) 3 ounces medium bodied red wine (be sure to add a little to your altar dish for the goddess) top with sparkling water frozen berries apple slices (love, healing, renewal, immortality--choose the color of your apples based on what you wish to attract) Add fruit and all ingredients to a rocks glass, add ice, and top with sparkling water. Cheers, witches! Find more spells, behind-the-scenes, and additional info on all kinds of magickal content on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/conjurethecocktail) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConjuretheCocktail). Join our private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3427845900576285) to explore the herbal elements of magick, cocktails, and all kinds of kitchen witchery. Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
The Magick of Wormwood
Discover the power behind one of the most popular herbs used in witchcraft. Wormwood protects, purifies, helps with persuasion spells (and love!), calls in OR banishes spirits, and so much more. Learn why ancient Greeks considered it the herb of immortality, and how to harness the energy of this potent plant which should be in every witch's arsenal. Aromatic, bitter, herbal, and perfume-y, Wormwood, has been used as a flavoring agent in wine, beer, and spirits for hundreds of years. Work Wormwood into cocktails by using a traditional European vermouth. (Fun fact: "Vermouth" is actually the French pronunciation of the German word "Wermut," which means "Wormwood.") This episode's cocktail is a simple red vermouth and tonic combo, to truly highlight the beautiful herbaceous qualities of your vermouth. Vermouth & Tonic 2 oz Red Vermouth (Prairie used Carpano Antica) 3 oz tonic (Prairie used Fever Tree Indian Tonic) grapefruit peel, garnish Add vermouth to a rocks glass, top with tonic, twist the grapefruit, and garnish. Cheers, witches! Find more spells, behind-the-scenes, and additional info on all kinds of magickal content on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/conjurethecocktail) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConjuretheCocktail). Join our private Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3427845900576285/) to explore the herbal elements of magick, cocktails, and all kinds of kitchen witchery. Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
Hecaté and The O.G. Cocktail
Discover how to work with the OG of witchcraft, Hecaté! Not only is she a Titan and The Goddess of Witches, but Hecaté also rules psychics, the night, the moon, necromancy, and more. Learn how Hecaté first showed herself to Angela, and how to tell if THE goddess wants to work with you via a message straight from the goddess herself! You probably first heard of Hecaté in the tale of Persephone's abduction by Hades. Persephone was taken to Hell by Hades who tricked her into eating a pomegranate and trapped her there. Hecaté traveled to Hell and renegotiated with Hades to allow Persephone to return to her mother for half of each year. This goddess has big CEO energy. She does not care to help bring in a mate, but she will help you with self love, healing, career, money, and POWER. Hecaté is all about removing obstacles and lighting a witch's path. You can honor her with offerings of garlic bulbs, saffron, and pomegranates. Prairie creates the ultimate offering to the goddess in the form of a pomegranate cocktail. Remember: the goddess does not like to drink alone! The O.G. (Original Goddess) 1 oz tequila (Prairie used Clase Azul) 1 oz pomegranate juice 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz grenadine Prosecco Garnish: pomegranate seeds Add tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and grenadine to an ice-filled shaker and shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and top with bubbly. Garnish with three pomegranate seeds. Level up with the goddess herself, and until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
Leo Season, Coffee Magick, and the Lioness Cocktail
Learn all about the oh-so EXTRA fire sign, Leo the Lion, and the magickal properties of coffee in this glam episode with everything from animal prints to flaming orange peels! Prairie created this spirit-forward sipper inspired by the big, bold personality of Leo: The Lioness 2 oz whiskey (Prairie used Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon) 1 oz coffee liqueur (Prairie used St. George Spirits Nola Coffee Liqueur) 1 oz orange liqueur (Prairie used Contreau) Orange twist for garnish (matches to flame) Add all ingredients with ice to a mixing glass and stir until well chilled. Pour into an old fashioned glass with one large ice cube. Add an orange twist. To be extra Leo (the ONLY kind of Leo), flame that orange peel before adding to the glass. Check out @ConjuretheCocktail on Instagram and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConjuretheCo...) for behind-the-scenes, additional info on Leos, coffee spells, and magickal cocktail content! Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
Cancer Season, Pineapple Spells, and Tiki Cocktails!
Learn all about darling water sign, Cancer the Crab, and the magickal properities of pineapple in this beachy, tiki themed episode! Did you know that pineapple leaves can ward off jealousy, greed, and envy? Learn how to grow your own pineapple garden and use them in magick to draw prosperity, growth, love, and abundance to your home. Prairie created a tiki-style cocktail inspired by the Cancer sign and the magickal properties of pineapple and coconut water: The Mind Reader (a play on the tiki cocktail, The Mind Eraser!) 2 oz Rum (Prairie used Owney's Rum) 2 oz Coconut Water 1 oz Lime Juice 1 oz Pineapple Juice 1 oz Cherry Liqueur Add all ingredients with ice to a shaker tin and shake until well chilled. Pour into a rocks glass or tiki mug filled with ice. Check out @ConjuretheCocktail on Instagram and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConjuretheCocktail/) for behind-the-scenes, additional info on witch jars, protection, spells, and magickal cocktail content! Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
Witchy Zest! Citrus Magick, Limoncello, & Lemon Drops!
Live your zest life by conjuring citrus magick! Learn all the divine properties of lemons, their medicinal benefits, how to make Limoncello and infuse it with crystal magick, and how to use it in Prairie's famous recipe for the perfect Limoncello Drop Cocktail. Lemons are amazing and serve so many powerful purposes. Use the oil, juice, or peels, during the Full Moon to attune with its energies, for purification and healing, to boost a spell, to send a spell farther away (great for hexing!), to break away from the past, and basically perform all things protecting OR punishing. Choose your favorite crystal to infuse your own homemade limoncello with lunar magick so you can boost your own power while sipping on a delicious cocktail. The Limoncello Drop Recipe 1 oz Vodka 1 oz Limoncello* 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier Garnish: lemon peel Optional: Sugar Rim Directions: Shake all ingredients over ice until the outside tin is frosted over. Strain into a well chilled, sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Add a lemon twist. *Crystal and Lunar Infused Limoncello Recipe Stage One: You’ll need: clean crystals of your choosing (please make sure you're not adding died or toxic crystals--check our Facebook page for a detailed list) good peeler large glass canister zest of 10 lemons (rinsed, ideally organic) 750 ml high proof grain alcohol (Everclear or the like) Peel the lemon skin very thin, without getting the pith (the white part closest to the fruit) to avoid bitterness. After all the lemons are peeled, add them to the bottle of alcohol. Now drop in your crystals! Label it with the date and place it in a dark, cool spot for two weeks. Second Stage: Two weeks later 2.5 cups water 2 cups sugar Strainer Two weeks later, your alcohol should be fully infused with all of those lemon peels. Combine the water and sugar and boil them to make your syrup. Let it cool. Remove the lemon peels from the alcohol and place them in the strainer. After all the peels are removed, strain the rest of the lemon zest from the alcohol. Add the cooled sugar syrup to the infusion. Store the liqueur for at least one month in a dark spot so all the flavors can mellow. Third Stage: One month later (Be sure to place your bottle in the light of a full moon during this stage, but stash it back in darkness before the sun comes up.) Funnel 5-8 empty and clean bottles Time to drink! Fill your bottles and gift them to your most deserving friends! Check out @ConjuretheCocktail on Instagram and Facebook for behind the scenes, additional info on witch jars, protection, spells, and magickal cocktail content! Until next time, don't drink like a basic witch.
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