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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!

Attention all HallowKings and PumpQueens!  Our sister imprint, Watkins Publishing, published the ultimate spooky season companion: Potions, Elixirs & Brews!

A beautifully packaged collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer, Anaïs Alexandre.

As part of celebration of spooky season (Halloween, Samhain – you get it!) we put together a quiz matching you with your ideal potion to accompany you through the scariest time of the year. Scarier, in fact, than the year 2020 itself…

Take the quiz below and follow the links to the full recipes to your potions!

Attention all HallowQueens and PumpKings: Our sister imprint, Watkins Publishing, published the ultimate spooky season companion: Potions, Elixirs & Brews! A beautifully packaged collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer, Anaïs Alexandre.

Click here to get matched to your drink of the spooky season by taking our special quiz – enjoy!

🔁 Déjà Vu Juice 🔁

The Potion to accompany you through the spooky season is Déjà Vu Juice! Made with rum, cinnamon and nutmeg, this potion is will heighten your senses to make you a magickal feeler. You’ll connect more easily with others, have greater empathy and walk the right path for you.

Ingredients:

✨ 200ml/7fl oz/scant 1 cup whole milk/half and half

✨ 3 tbsp sweetener of your choice

✨ 4 tbsp rum

✨ 1⁄4 tsp each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger

Method:

✨ In a saucepan over a low heat, gently warm the milk/half and half. Add the sweetener and stir until it dissolves

✨Add in the spices and whisk to combine

✨ Whisk in the rum, then pour into a serving glass or mug. Enjoy!

🔁 Ritual 🔁

MIX THE SPICES TOGETHER AND PLACE IN A COVERED GLASS CONTAINER. PLACE THE CONTAINER IN THE LIGHT OF A WAXING MOON. USE THE SPICES WITHIN THE NEXT 3 DAYS.

Use the hashtag #Potions to share your cocktails on social media! Happy Halloween!

Attention all HallowQueens and PumpKings: Our sister imprint, Watkins Publishing, published the ultimate spooky season companion: Potions, Elixirs & Brews! A beautifully packaged collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer, Anaïs Alexandre.

Click here to get matched to your drink of the spooky season by taking our special quiz – enjoy!

👁️ Eye Candy 👁️

Have all eyes on you with Eye Candy: made with vodka, fruit juice and a pink Starburst! This is the potion for you if you want to grace the world with your presence, or catch the eye of the special someone you’d like to be sweet on you. A whiff of this scrumptious magickal cocktail will infuse you with an aura of sweetness and leave them salivating for more.

Ingredients:

✨ 2 tbsp whipped cream vodka (or regular vodka)

✨ 2 tbsp whole milk/half and half

✨ 2 tbsp fruit punch/tropical fruit juice

✨ 100ml/31⁄2fl oz/scant 1⁄2 cup orange juice

✨ Splash of lemon-lime soda

Magickal Garnish: Pink Starburst or other pink candy

Method:

✨ Mix the vodka, milk/half and half and fruit punch/tropical fruit juice in a tall serving glass

✨ Stir in the orange juice and top with a splash of lemon-lime soda

✨ Garnish with pink Starburst candy or other pink candy on the rim of the glass

👁️ Ritual 👁️

WHISTLE THE SWEETEST SONG YOU CAN THINK OF WHILE CREATING THIS POTION. LET THE MUSIC LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE.

Use the hashtag #Potions to share your cocktails on social media! Happy Halloween!

Attention all HallowQueens and PumpKings: Our sister imprint, Watkins Publishing, published the ultimate spooky season companion: Potions, Elixirs & Brews! A beautifully packaged collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer, Anaïs Alexandre.

Click here to get matched to your drink of the spooky season by taking our special quiz – enjoy!

💸 Lady Luck’s Kiss 💸

Need a bit of luck in the money department? Imagine becoming a magnet for wealth and prosperity with every sip you take of Lady Luck’s Kiss! Made with chocolate and mint, this is the potion to drink to happy and hearty 2021!

Ingredients:

✨ Ice cubes

✨ 2 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

✨ 2 tbsp crème de menthe liqueur

✨ 2 tbsp vodka

✨ 2 tbsp whole milk/half and half

✨ Squirty cream

✨ Magickal Garnish: Dark chocolate gold coin

Method:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

✨ Add all the ingredients (except the squirty cream), cover and shake well

✨ Strain into a martini glass

✨ Finish with a squirt of whipped cream and garnish the glass with a dark chocolate
gold coin.

💸 Ritual 💸

WITH EVERY SIP YOU TAKE OF THIS MINT CHOCOLATEY DRINK, IMAGINE BECOMING A MAGNET FOR WEALTH, PROSPERITY AND GOOD FORTUNE.

Use the hashtag #Potions to share your cocktails on social media! Happy Halloween!