Leo New Moon Lemon & Berry Gimlet

Leo New Moon Lemon & Berry Gimlet
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Leo New Moon Lemon & Berry Gimlet
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Tonight is the Leo New moon! Looking for a fresh start in self expression, leadership, creativity, and positivity? The new moon in Leo is the perfect time to do this! And here is a little cocktail to inspire you! Aligned to the energies of both the moon, and the sign of Leo, this cocktail 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. (see note on syrups below) Energetic alignment of herb included in recipe below.

Syrup Options:

# 1 Simple syrup 1:1 ratio sugar to water 

# 2 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.

# 3 For more lunar, psychic and channeling-type of creativity, you can use poppy seed. Pour 1/2 cup hot water over 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds, let sit for 5 minutes, then add 1/2 cup sugar. Let cool, then good to go!

Ingredients

  • 2 big blackberries 
  • 1 small-medium sprig Rosemary 
  • 1/2 ounce syrup of choice from above
  • 3/4-1 ounce lemon
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • Optional: tiny pinch of nutmeg 
  • Optional: 1/4-1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
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Instructions: In a cocktail shaker of your choice, 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 a dried marigold flower for extra Leo vibes ~

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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