Nourish Books is here to amp up your Valentine’s/Galentine’s plans with some *EXCLUSIVE* recipes from Potions, Elixirs & Brews by Anais Alexandre! See the potion brewing in action on the book’s Tik Tok page, plus so. many. more recipes!

Why not pair this delicious drink with a slice (or two…) of Heather Whinney’s decadent chocolate and raspberry cake? 30 minute bake time, plus it’s 100% vegan! The perfect V-Day combo.

👁️ Looks to Kill 👁️

From Anais: ‘There are moments you want to stop people dead in their tracks with your style and grace. If you’re looking to make an entrance that will leave them breathless, then take a swig of this killer potion. Caution: consuming this brew will not only put all eyes on you but will make them bow to you.’

Ingredients:

✨ 3½ tbsp gin

✨ 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

✨ 4 tbsp rose simple syrup (see below)

✨ Ice cubes

✨ Splash of soda water/club soda

✨ Rose simple syrup:
– 240ml/8fl oz/1 cup water
– 350g/12oz/1 cup honey
– 1 tsp rose extract + rose petals (optional)

✨ Magickal Garnish
– Twist of lemon peel
– Sugared rose petals (to make: coat flower petals in a thin layer of egg white wash, then dip them into caster/ granulated sugar and leave them to dry for a few hours.)

Method:

✨ Put the water and honey into a small saucepan over a medium-low heat and simmer until the honey has dissolved. Leave to cool for 7 mins alongside a rose quartz crystal you have charged with the intention of being the most badass witch in existence. Then add the rose water extract.

✨ If you’re serving right away, you could add rose petals to the syrup for beautiful presentation. Any leftover syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

✨ To make the cocktail, add the gin, lemon juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 30 secs. Strain into a short glass with a large ice cube and add a splash of soda water/club soda. Garnish with the lemon peel and a petal.

👁️ Ritual 👁️

GET DRESSED TO THE NINES WHILE MAKING THIS POTION. TAKE THE TIME TO ADORN YOURSELF SO THAT YOU FEEL LIKE THE GOD OR GODDESS YOU TRULY ARE. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STRUT AROUND BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER CONSUMING THIS BREW.

Use the hashtag #Potions to share your brews on social media! Happy celebrating!

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