Samhain is a time many seek communication with the dead – why not bridge the two worlds through some spirited libations? This Ouja-inspired, anise-kissed coffee martini is filled with potent energies for psychic abilities, divination, and grounding. (Don’t worry if you don’t like anise, you can always swap it out!).
Besides being a morning favorite for energy and mental acuity, coffee has been used in divination throughout the centuries. A hint of optional walnut bitters to ground the flavor, enticing vanilla simple, and the potent power of juniper-based gin, this is packed potion for all things (protected) psychic divination.
I personally used Hendrick’s Orbium gin, which is pronounced in its additional flavors, but has extra psychic associations as a result. However, I would not suggest this for non-gin drinkers. Alternatively, try vodka, vanilla vodka, or infuse a piece of vanilla bean in a small amount of vodka overnight.
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: Psychic Vision, Protection, Purification, Clarity, Grounding, Divination
Coffee Ouja Martini
- 1/8-1/4 ounce absinthe (skip if you are not a fan, or try anisette)
- 2 ounces gin (swap for another alcohol if you are not a fan)
- 4 dashes/drops walnut bitters
- 1 ounce coffee liqueur
- 1/2 ounce vanilla simple (place a small amout of vanilla to infuse in the simple syrup, or look up recipes online that use vanilla extract to craft this syrup)
- 1/2-3/4 ounce coffee
- optional dash of ground cinnamon
- Rinse coupe glass with small amount of absinthe. Set aside. In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients. Add ice, and shake. Spill out your absinthe rinse, as much as possible so there is just a hint, as the anise flavor can get overwhelming. Strain your concoction into the glass, and adorn with 3 coffee beans and an optional anise star
Use the coffee beans for divination afterwards, on a pendulum board of some kind. Or craft your own divination map by drawing on a piece of paper various symbols to represent aspects of life, and see where the coffee beans land to divine their meaning. You can also place the anise star under your pillow for psychic dreaming, or use left over coffee grounds from the coffee for a magical candle dressing
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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