Leo Le’Moon & Berry Gimlet

Leo Le’Moon & Berry Gimlet

The moon in Leo is the perfect time to focus on matters of self expression, leadership, creativity, and positivity – and here is a little concoction to help! Aligned to the energies of both the moon and the sign of Leo, this cocktail & mocktail duo is packed with juicy, herbal energetic potency for purification, love, success, and healing. Depending on the syrup you decide to add, you can add in extra abundance, power, & creativity or extra lunar psychic power & channeled creativity.

The Cocktail

Leo Le’Moon & Berry Gimlet

A crisp and invigorating blackberry, raspberry, and ginger gimlet to imbibe under the creative radiance of the Leo Moon.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium-large blackberries
  • 1 sprig rosemary (optional)
  • 1/2 ounce syrup
  • 3/4-1 ounce lemon
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 ounce ginger liqueur, or a thin ginger slice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, add blackberry, rosemary, and syrup of your choice. Muddle these ingredients briefly, visualizing any old and stagnant energy being muddled away while your solar plexus chakra grows brighter with power. Add in lemon juice, gin, and recommended addition of nutmeg, and optional ginger liqueur for added success and power. Add ice, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Adorn with rosemary sprig, and perhaps a dried marigold flower for extra Leo vibes

Notes

There are two options as far as cocktail syrup for this cocktail.
For extra solar radiancy, creativity, and manifestation potency, add orange peel, chamomile tea, and 1-2 hairs saffron to 1/2 cup hot water, steep for 5 minutes, then add 1/2 cup sugar. Let cool.
Alternatively, use just simple syrup, which is equal parts sugar to water.

The Mocktail

Leo Le’Moon Mocktail

A crisp ginger & blackberry nonalcoholic beverage for the Leo Moon

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium-large blackberries
  • 2 ginger coin slice
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 ounce syrup
  • 1.5 ounces lemon
  • 1 ounce soda water (optional, add to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients minus soda water to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake firmly, to ensure ginger break down to merge flavors. Strain into glass over ice and add soda water to taste. Garnish with a blackberry and rosemary sprig.

Notes

There are two options for the syrup for this cocktail (or improvise for what works best for you!)
For extra solar radiancy, creativity, and manifestation potency, add orange peel, chamomile tea, and 1-2 hairs saffron to 1/2 cup hot water, steep for 5 minutes, then add 1/2 cup sugar. Let cool.
Alternatively, use just simple syrup, which is equal parts sugar to water.

Ingredient Alignment

Here are the ingredients used, their magical properties, along with their alignment as it pertains to this cocktail (they have many more astrological associations than listed!).

Blackberry (Moon, Venus, Water) – Healing, Money, Protection, Abundance, Love

Ginger (Mars, Fire) – Love, Money, Success, Power

Juniper (Sun, Fire, Earth, Water, Mars, Mercury, Moon) – Protection, Exorcism, Grounding, Psychic Enhancement, Healing, Love

Lemon  (Moon, Water) – Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship

Nutmeg (Jupiter, Fire, Moon, Leo) – Luck, Money, Health, Fidelity

Rosemary (Sun, Fire, Mercury, Moon, Leo) – Protection, Love & Lust, Mental Powers, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth

Works Cited

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen. Llewellyn Publications, 1990.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications, 1985.

Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn, 2013.

Kynes, Sandra. Plant Magic: A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn Publications, 2017.

Morrison, Dorothy. Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living. Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Regan, Gary. The Bartender’s Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks and Everything You Need to Know to Set up Your Bar. HarperCollins, 1991.

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