By combining witchcraft and craft cocktails, we explore all the wonderfully witchy ways to entertain.
Founder & Editor of Bit by a Fox, winner of Saveur Magazine's Readers’ Choice Award, 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 as been featured in VICE, High Times, The Moth, and MTV.
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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.
Protection, Empowerment, Witch Jars, and Cocktails!
Learn how to make witch jars and cocktails for protection and empowerment! A witch bottle is a magical tool that has been used for centuries, and not just by witches. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect yourself from malicious magick, ghosts, and demons. Back in the day, people created witch bottles to keep evil spirits from entering the home on Samhain (also known as Halloween). Today we call them witch jars. The purpose is not only to protect yourself, but bounce back the negative energy to whomever or whatever is sending it your way. Whether it's gossip, a bully, an ex, poor health, burglary, or even just an obnoxious neighbor, you can lock down your space with a well-made witch jar. Witch Jar Ingredients: - A glass jar with a metal lid (recycling your own jars is fabulous!) - Broken glass, preferably broken mirror - Sharp, rusty objects such as razor blades, nails, bent pins, or even better, coffin nails (found on Etsy or at your local occult shop) - Grapefruit peel - Sea salt - Thyme If you're trying to make someone in particular go away, add: - Cayenne pepper - Black salt - Four Thieves Vinegar How to assemble: - Add ingredients to your jar. - Write your petition in the round, starting along the edges and circling into the middle. Save the middle for what is most important or the summary of the spell: PROTECTION, HEALTH, HARMONY, etc. - Draw a pentagrams or sigil of your choosing on the back. YOUR PEE IS POWERFUL. If you’re not a person who produces menstrual blood, your pee is even MORE powerful! Get some in this jar! (Menstrual blood is also great and will likely insure that no one ever opens your jar if found.) Charge your witch jar with the full moon. Keep it for an entire moon cycle on your altar or under your bed, burning candles on top of it (ideally, sealing it with wax), then bury it with the next full moon. Make several witch jars to bury at corners of your home (north, south, east, west), or to form the tips of a pentagram. Drive coffin nails into the ground in place of witch jars or in between them. Grapefruit can be used for healing, protection, self-esteem, confidence, and joy. Grind your remaining grapefruit peel into powder to sprinkle across doorways and windowsills for added protection and effects. Enforce that protection with a cocktail named after the Greek Goddess of Protection, Soteria. She represents safety, salvation, deliverance, and preservation from harm. Recipe for Soteria's Cup: 2 oz Mezcal (Prairie used Montelobos) 1 oz KLEOS Mastiha Spirit 1/2 Pink Grapefruit Juice Pinch of Salt Garnish: Sprig of Thyme Add all ingredients with ice to a shaker tin and shake until well chilled. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish. Non-Alcoholic Recipe for Soteria's Spritz: 2 oz Coconut Water 1/2 Pink Grapefruit Juice Tonic Pinch of Salt Garnish: Sprig of Thyme Add coconut water, grapefruit juice, ice, and salt to a shaker tin and shake until well chilled. Pour into a highball glass with ice. Top with tonic and garnish. Lock down your home and empower yourself with magickal protection, one kinda gross and one super delicious! 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.
The Strawberry Full Moon
June 5th, 2020 marks The Full Moon in Sagittarius (during Gemini sun), often referred to as The Strawberry Moon. Named by the Algonquin tribes of Native Americans who lived in Eastern North America, June's full moon was the best time to harvest wild strawberries in the region. The Strawberry Moon is an ideal time for casting spells, charging water, spirits and crystals, and banishing personal roadblocks. Celebrate June's full moon properly with this original cocktail to sip during your moon magick and festivities! Fraise Lune (Strawberry Moon): 2 oz brandy (Prairie used Hine Cognac) 1 fresh strawberry, sliced 1 sprig of mint 1/2 oz simple syrup or raw sugar cube Sparkling water Garnish: strawberry slice In a rocks glass, muddle strawberry slices with mint, and add simple syrup, brandy, and a splash of sparkling water. Add ice and stir. Garnish with a strawberry. Non-Alcoholic Option: Strawberry Moon Spritz: 1 fresh strawberry, sliced 1 sprig of mint 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup Sparkling water Garnish: strawberry slice In a highball glass, muddle strawberry slices with mint, and add simple syrup, lemon juice, and ice. Top with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with a strawberry. Check out @ConjuretheCocktail on Instagram and Facebook for behind the scenes, additional info on The Strawberry moon, full moon spells, and magickal cocktail content! Thanks for watching! And until next time, don’t drink like a basic witch.
Gemini Season: How to Use Lavender in Magick and Cocktails
Celebrate the sun moving into Gemini with a special sparkling cocktail dedicated to Angela’s favorite analytical air sign. Ruled by the planet Mercury, Gemini is all about communication, education, processing information, and technology—basically, everything that goes haywire when Mercury retrogrades. With the sun in Gemini (roughly May 21st-June 21st), it’s the perfect time to do magick for good outcomes regarding writing projects, presentations, pitches, attracting friendships, and social media. Most people think the two faces of Gemini means they lack loyalty. But Gemini’s two faces actually consist of the one they show the world, and the one they only show their closest confidants. Getting close to a Gemini is no easy feat because they bore quickly and seek mental sparring partners. Geminis are straight shooters who tell it like it is, so they’re incapable of faking a friendship. If a Gemini isn’t into you, you’ll know immediately. Their iconic style is just one of the reasons everyone wants to be friends with this sign. Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Helena Bonham-Carter, and everyone’s favorite rocker witch, Stevie Nicks, are all Geminis. This incredibly magnetic and mutable air sign tends to be the coolest person in the room, especially considering how detached they can remain from their emotions. To celebrate Gemini, Prairie came up with a lavender-centric cocktail that also features Marilyn Monroe’s favorite spirit: champagne! Research suggests that lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness—all common ailments from which flighty, indecisive Gemini suffers. Lavender’s magickal properties include psychic enhancement and creating more space for one to grow into their power—perfect for any combustible air sign! Double Bubble (a lavender take on the French 75): 1 oz Gin .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice .5 oz Lavender Syrup* Sparkling Wine Garnish: Orange Twist In an ice-filled shaker add gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with twist. Sparkling Lavender Lemonade (Non-alc): 1.5 cups Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice .5 cup Lavender Syrup* 8-10 cups of Sparkling Water Garnish: Lavender Sprig or Lemon Wheel In a pitcher, add ingredients and stir. Serve over ice, garnish. *Lavender Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 3 tablespoons dried lavender Combine sugar and water over med-high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add dried lavender. Simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring until all sugar is dissolved. With the heat off, let steep for another 20 minutes. Strain through wire mesh and allow to cool. This will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Check out Conjure the Cocktail on Instagram and Facebook for the best planetary magick spells to perform while the sun is in Gemini, how to work with Mercury, and how to attract a Gemini! Thanks for watching! And until next time, don’t drink like a basic witch.
Bewitched, Bothered, and Beltaned
For the premiere episode of CONJURE THE COCKTAIL, we're kicking off summer with a Beltane bang and a cocktail in the tub! Celebrate May Day's pagan festival of fertility, and learn just how right Midsommar got it. This fiery fest is a time to set aside inhibitions, invoke incantations, and indulge in your desires. Prairie Rose creates a cocktail recipe worthy of the goddess with magickal properties. Angela Lovell shares a bathtub potion to soak in while sipping and savoring the flow of new, fiery energy. It's time to reignite passions into bonfires, whether they're in projects or your pants. Beltane Sour: 2 oz Irish Whiskey 3/4 oz Rose Hip Syrup* 1/2 lemon juice 1 egg white (eliminate for vegan version) Garnish: edible flowers Add all ingredients to shaker and “dry shake” without ice for 10 seconds. Add ice to shaker and shake until the outside of tin is cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish. Beltane Sparkler (Non-Alc): 1 oz Rose Hip Syrup* 1 oz lime juice Sparkling water Garnish: twist Add all ingredients to a tall, ice-filled glass, garnish with a twist. * Rose Hip Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup dried rosehips Combine sugar and water over med-high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add dried rosehips. Simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring until all sugar is dissolved. With the heat off, let steep for another 20 minutes. Strain through wire mesh and allow to cool. This will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Beltane Bath Potion: Himalayan sea salt Damiana Woodruff Geranium oil Rose oil Rose petals Rose quartz crystal If adding crystals, be sure to warm them under the flowing faucet before adding to the tub or they could crack from the heat. As the water flows: - Sprinkle in Himalayan crystal salt and announce which relationships or areas of your life you would like to restart or purify. - Sprinkle in Damiana and announce specifics to which you would like to attach love and passion. - Sprinkle in Woodruff and envision where you would like to see prosperity. - Add a few drops of geranium oil (or its petals) and picture areas that require growth and fertility. - Add a few drops of rose oil and envision your heart chakra glowing brighter and brighter as you are flooded with patience, love, and desire. Stir it all together clockwise as you imagine sparks starting in these areas of your life. Picture those sparks growing into a bonfire. Throw rose petals on top and climb in, feeling like a goddess who deserves every request you just made! So much wanton indulgence and wonder could have you attracting not just faeries, but also Pan, God of the Wild, so prepare yourself for several days of playfulness and bouts of joy. Go with goddess and with the flow of bountiful Mama Earth, you Beltane baby! And until next time: Don't drink like a basic witch.
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