Samhain is a time when we begin to turn our intentions inward, and focus on making the home a warm and cozy space. For those looking to do some protective workings around this time, or to add a bit of heat and rejuvenation to their lives, this spicy blood orange margarita should do just the trick.
This rejuvenating, juicy, spicy margarita is sure to put some zest in your step this Samhain. With a spicy, yet not-overwhelming ghost pepper tequila for protection and repelling negativity, hex-breaking and loving lime, and seasonal, spooky blood orange for purification, energy, and mental clarity, this is just the seasonal spicy spirit for protection, purification and passion.
For this concoction, I used Ghost tequila which is a beautiful tequila that add the heat and magic of ghost pepper in palatable way. However, remember you can improvise the ingredients! If you don’t have access to this tequila, try using normal silver/blanco tequila and some slices of a fresh hot pepper. If you don’t have access to blood orange, you can try blood orange soda, or even orange and pomegranate juice, or even pomegranate liqueur to get the deep red color and keep the magical properties.
For Simple, Easy Sipping: Cocktail making can be easy! Just swap ingredients or remove as you see fit. Use the material here & the ingredient reference list towards the bottom to help guide you in your own unique concoction, and get creative in swapping ingredients you may not have. I’ll offer suggestions along the way, so don’t get daunted if you don’t have something! Just as in life, there are limitless possibilities.
Energetic Alignment: Passion, Protection, Purification, Hex-breaking
- 1.5 ounce Ghost tequila (or silver/blanco tequila + some pepper)
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- 1 ounce lime
- 1 ounce blood orange juice
- Build ingredients in a glass and add ice. Adorn with flamed orange peel and/or sage. See note below about the addition of sage to this concoction!
You can enhance the protective aspects by using a black salt and cayenne pepper rim, the leftovers of which you can use for a protective barrier around your property.
Here are the resources I used to help guide my work beyond what I already know! I highly recommend these reference tests 🙂
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- 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.
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