I've got a pretty pink Rose Quartz Cocktail for you that's just going to fill you with the energy of gentle love. It's sweet and floral and refreshing. Raise a glass of this rose-infused gin cocktail with someone you love.
Big, expansive, all-encompassing love has always been my driving force. Sure, I can be snarky and cynical sometimes, but I deeply believe that love is why we're here. I've dabbled in a lot of religions and spiritual practices, and I've always looked at them as metaphors and myths. The only thing I always interpretted literally is probably the one thing that everyone else thinks of as a metaphor. God is love.
I believe love is the force that connects us all. It is what created us and what binds us together. I think it should be celebrated in all its forms whenever possible. So I'm sharing a little love spell with you today that I created to celebrate the wedding of one of my coven sisters. It's awesome for any type of love, from self-love, to friendship, to the sweet, enduring love you feel for your life partner. And it comes in the form of a cocktail. Pretty awesome, right?
What makes this Rose Quartz Cocktail so awesome?
This Rose Quartz Cocktail contains rose syrup for love, lemon for joy, and juniper berries in the form of gin for protection from negative energy. This cocktail tastes beautiful whether you're intersted in its spiritual/symbolic meaning or not. It's got a lovely, light rose flavor from homemade rose syrup. Don't worry. It doesn't taste like soap. Gin brings those beautiful herbaceous notes, and the whole thing is brightened up with fizzy lemonade.
It can also be made with non-alcoholic gin, and it still tastes just as lovely. It would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower, for a date night, or a girl's night. You could also make it for Mother's Day. Really, any time you want to bring a little gentle loving energy to a moment. That's the beauty of witchcraft. Whatever you make is infused with your intention, so focus on the kind of love you want to create as you make it.
How to make a Rose Quartz Cocktail
We're gonna start by making our own rose syrup. Just simmer together equal parts sugar and water with half the amount of dried rose petals. Be sure your flowers come from a food-safe source as lots of roses are grown with pesticides that you would not want to eat. If you look for rose petals for making tea, that's a safe bet.
Just cook this over low heat until the sugar dissolves and let it bubble to thicken slightly. 10 minutes of low heat is plenty. Then you can just let the rose petals steep in the syrup as it cools. Finally, strain this out into a bottle or jar and store in an air tight container. It'll keep longer in the fridge.
If you want to make your rose syrup a little more magical, you can surround the bottle or jar with rose quartz crystals to infuse it with the crystal's gentle loving energy. Leave it out with the crystals to charge in the moonlight.
To make the cocktail, simply combine a half ounce of rose syrup and an ounce of gin in a cocktail glass, then top off with chilled fizzy lemonade. If you're creating this cocktail as a spell, be sure to focus your intention as you pour and stir, asking each ingredient to help you with whatever you need. Share this drink with love, and the magick is made.
My UK friends will just pop a can of lemonade without asking this question, but if you're in the US, you might need some explanation. You're looking for a lemon soda. Yes, Sprite would work in a pinch, but I'd go with something like San Pellegrino Limonata instead. Any sparkling lemonade will probably be nice.
Yes! I served this with non-alcoholic gin at a gathering, and it was every bit as good as my original tests. Obviously, the quality of the gin will be a factor regardless, so just use something you like. Alcohol is absolutely not required.
Magickal Properties of Rose
Roses are closely associated with love, romance, and passion. Sending someone roses is how we let them know we're into them, after all. This thorny flower has been cultivated by humans for ages. Roses are often used by witches in love spells, and different colors of rose can invoke different types of love. Think red roses for passion and pink for self-love, etc.
They're also associated with healing, peace, divination, and spiritual growth. You can use them in kitchen witchcraft in the form of dried petals, rose water, or rose essential oil. Always check the label before consuming anything. (Source: The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander)
Love is everywhere, even in a sweet little Rose Quartz Cocktail. Spread it around, kids. Make it awesome.Print
Rose Quartz Cocktail
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Mixed
- Cuisine: American
For rose syrup:
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons dried rose petals*
For the cocktail:
- ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) rose syrup, chilled
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin, chilled
- 4 ounces (½ cup) fizzy lemonade, chilled
For the rose syrup:
- Add water, sugar, and rose petals to a small sauce pan and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the mixture cool, allowing the rose petals to steep in the syrup.
- Strain the syrup into a jar or bottle and put it in the fridge.
For the cocktail:
- Add the rose syrup and gin to a cocktail glass. Top up with fizzy lemonade.
*Be sure your rose petals are food safe. Choose rose meant for tea to be on the safe side.
Keywords: Rose, Cocktail
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