Magickal Cocktails to Raise the Spirits
By Shawn Engel (Author), Steven Nichols (Author)
For thousands of years, witches young and old have concocted mysterious potions to heal, to divine the future, to get in touch with the energies of the planet—and just to have fun. In this enchanting compendium of 40 drink recipes, mystical maven Shawn Engel shares her thoughts on what to imbibe for power, energy, and amusement. Written in tandem with the award-winning cocktail writer and developer Steven Nichols, this collection presents a broad range of drinks for every purpose. Whether it's a trio of beverages celebrating the energies of the maiden, mother, and crone (with notes of pomegranate, fig, and smoke respectively), or an eminently sippable mint-based money magick brew for prosperity, this book is a party with a purpose. Not only are these drinks fun and shareable, they also contain ingredients with ancient magickal significance. For example, the “Keep it Hexy” is not only a delicious vodka-based cocktail perfect for kick-starting a memorable evening, it also contains black pepper to return a hex to sender, sage to cleanse an evil eye, and blackberries for protection. All recipes include energetic properties and plenty of information about magickal ingredients and why they've been used to address certain ills for millennia; some even come with invocations and rituals to amplify their power.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Shawn Engel is the brand strategist and spiritual mentor behind Witchy Wisdoms. She is the author of Cosmopolitan's Love Spells (Sterling) and Power of Hex (Chicago Review Press). She has over 100,000 followers on social media, spanning Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter under the handle @witchywisdoms.
Steven Nichols is an award-winning bartender and cocktail curator working in Jersey City, NJ. His cocktails have been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes. He showcases his work on Instagram @shake_n_swizzle.