This Citrus Gin Fizz is a sunny sweet and sour cocktail that goes down easy all year 'round. Combine the sunny energy of lemon and orange with your favorite gin to make your new favorite drink.
Winter is long, my friends, but it is unavoidable. Every year, I look for new ways to bring a balance of comfort and energy to the darker, colder months. Whether it's being more intentional about getting outside during those rare dry days or simply bringing more color into my home, I'm trying to change up the energy anyway I can.
Eventually, the sun will return. It always does. And before we know it, we'll be complaining about how hot it is and craving the cooler days of Autumn. But no matter where we are in the wheel of the year, nature has unique gifts and lessons to offer us. No sense in denying it.
What makes this Citrus Gin Fizz so awesome?
Citrus is a big part of my winter survival kit, and this Citrus Gin Fizz is the perfect evening cocktail for a cold winter day that needs a bit of brightness. You can use fresh citrus juice or simply open up the fridge and pour from a bottle. Whatever you have to do to survive the dark days.
This drink is the perfect balance between sweet and tart, and the earthy flavor of the gin just deepens the whole experience. Bubbles from soda water brings the element of air to your cocktail ritual. When you drink this, you can close your eyes and imagine sunlight on your skin. It won't be long, my friends.
Magical Properties of Juniper Berries
Making cocktails with gin is the perfect opportunity to call in the energy of juniper berries in your kitchen witchcraft. Juniper berries are tied to the solar plexus chakra, so you can use them to bring a sunny confidence to any spell. Juniper also has healing and medicinal properties. Traditionally, it's been used for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and the oil was also used as an insect repellent. (Source: Practical Magic for Beginners by Maggie Haseman)
To learn more about the magical properties of the ingredients in this recipe, check the Kitchen Magick page.
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If your energy is calling out for a bit of sunshine, but nature is not providing, prescribe yourself a Citrus Gin Cocktail. It's gonna be awesome.