Elle’s Alchemy

Elle’s Alchemy

A Little Alchemical Magic…

October is officially here, ushering in the season of deep transformation and change. A time of death and rebirth, October can reflect themes of deep, inner alchemy. And in true alchemist fashion, I have just the perfect potion (or alchemical mixture, if you will), for positive change, transformation, happiness, and love. Inspired by none other than my dear friend Michelle of Elle’s Alchemy and her amazing bismuth art, this color changing butterfly pea flower cocktail is a powerful elixir for transformation with love and positivity. And with just a tad of coconut and lavender, this cocktail has those summer tropical flavors to invoke happiness, and for those still reminiscing of the seasonal shift. Read on for information about Elle’s Alchemy & why I crafted this cocktail, a cocktail and mocktail recipe, as well as a magical color changing syrup that will enchant any cocktail.

About Elle’s Alchemy

Cocktail Inspiration

As someone who worked in a metaphysical shop for several years, all things crystals, minerals, and stones fascinated me. However, I never really dove into bismuth – or at least, never found a piece that really connected with me beyond aesthetic appeal. Until, I met Michelle of Elle’s Alchemy, that is. When she came into the shop I worked at, looking for a wire wrapper (me!), I was astonished by the energy radiating from these pieces. Crafted with a true alchemist’s heart, the bismuth pieces she creates are truly out of this world – and has opened me up to this wonder of a metal, a metal that itself embraces the spirit of alchemy – of transformation.

She has since outdone herself, creating amazing pieces using bowls, crystals, even shells (!!), and has been sourcing ethically sourced crystals directly from independent miners (which is hard to find in the crystal world! So if you are looking for crystals you know are ethically sourced, check her out!). As a friend, I have been amazed to watch her already-amazing art blossom even more.

As someone near and dear to my heart (and also a Leo sistar!), I wanted to craft a cocktail to represent her, and her amazing work for her birthday. (As a note – I’m NOT receiving any incentive for writing about her pieces! I am just simply a gushing friend). The concoction was originally created for Michelle’s birthday, inspired by her work and what she stands for, plus using some of her favorite flavors. And now I am sharing this magical concoction with all of you!

You can read learn more about these pieces over at her Etsy shop! Now let’s get to this luscious, transforming concoction!

Elle’s Alchemy

The Cocktail

Energetic Alignment: Transformation, Love, Spirituality, Happiness

Alchemy has never been so tasty, fun, & luscious. Embrace transformation, with positivity, love, and alignment in this uplifting, magical color-changing cocktail and mocktail. I honestly can’t think of a more delicious way to embrace change, can you?!

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In true (Elle’s) Alchemy fashion, this concoction is uplifting, with a tropical edge, hint of lavender, and lots of love to warm the heart. The star of this cocktail (and the reason for this color-changing magic) is the syrup listed below. A combination of color-changing butterfly pea flower, violet, and calendula, the syrup centers the soothing, transformative energies of this concoction, as well as enhancing energies of psychic ability. Lavender and lemon add in purification and extra joy, a tad of coconut liqueur adds lunar transformation, psychic awareness, and love. The base of this cocktail, gin, helps balance the other herbal elements of this cocktail, not just flavor-wise but also energetically, as a grounding, purifying, and psychic-heightening juniper-based alcohol. Just like these heart-felt bismuth pieces, and the power of my friend Michelle, this action-packed cocktail is all about positivity, warmth, love, and transformation. Imbibe for positive transitions, with warmth and grace, and spiritual alignment. Add in a sprig of rosemary for extra purification, peace, & psychic enhancement, and to further the compliment the gin flavors of the concoction.

Butterfly pea flower is the magic behind the color change in this cocktail, and it changes from deep blue-violet, to a magenta color upon touching acidity. To get the full magnificence of the color change, it is best to present in a Collins glass over ice, and then only add the lemon juice at the very end for presentation, before stirring it all together.

For Simple Sipping: Cocktail making can be easy! Just swap ingredients or remove as you see fit. (Except that for color changing, butterfly pea flowers are essential, unless you use B’lure Flower Extract drops which you can get at places like Total Wine). 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.

Elle's Alchemy Cocktail

Elle’s Alchemy

WitchCraft Cocktails
A color-changing, transformational Lemon Drop-esque cocktail with floral & tropical notes, that will leave you Refreshed, Uplifted and Aligned with every sip.
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 4 dashes lavender bitters (or dried/fresh lavender. If you added lavender to the Metamorphosis syrup, I would NOT add extra lavender to the cocktail)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (optional)
  • 3/4 ounce Metamorphosis Syrup (instructions below)
  • 1/4 ounce coconut rum (or liqueur)
  • 1.5 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (only add once you are ready for the color change!)

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, place lavender bitters or herb, syrup, coconut liqueur, and gin. Add ice, and shake, visualizing the energy within the cocktail heightening and building together. If you wish to serve with no ice, strain into stemmed cocktail glass. If you wish to see the transition of color better, it is best to strain into a collins or tall glass over ice. (The ice helps control the dispersion of the acidity through the cocktail). When ready, pour the lemon juice on top and witness the magic of the color change, from blue-violet, to a magical magenta. Connect with the color change, visualizing your own spirituality helping you transition and change with love and psychic awareness. Adorn with a lavender sprig and/or lemon wedge/wheel. Alternatively, you can build the cocktail in the Collins glass instead of shaking, but I find shaking these ingredients creates a more rounded flavor.

Mocktail Version

When it comes to cocktails that aren’t pure alcohol, it is easy to make a mocktail version! That’s part of the magic of spellbinding syrups, is that can really enhance any mocktail to make something utterly unique and magical.

Elle’s Metamorphosing Mocktail

A non-alcoholic variation on the Elle's Alchemy Cocktail, a color-changing concoction with ingredients aligned to transformation, peace, happiness, alignment, and love.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sprigs lavender (If you added lavender to the syrup, I would not add extra lavender here)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (optional)
  • 1.75 ounces Metamorphosis Syrup
  • 1.75 ounces soda water
  • 1.5-2 ounces fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • In a tall glass, place lavender and syrup. Muddle the lavender in the syrup, visualizing their energies intermingling and transforming together into a new flavor. Add in soda water and ice, and when ready for the color transformation, add lemon juice. You can add more lemon juice for a more hot pink color. See note below about lemon-to-syrup ratio below. Garnish with lavender sprig and lemon slice.

Notes

Usually when it comes to making mocktails, you vary the acidity to syrup ratios. However, in this mocktail it is very easy for the lemon juice to over come the unique flavors of the syrup. I put a scale of lemon juice, so that people who like things sweeter can start with less lemon juice and then add more until perfect to personal preference & taste. For those that do not like sweeter recipes, it is likely you will want more lemon juice. But add as you go! Just be aware.
Additionally, if you want the coconut energies from the cocktail, you can add 1/4 ounce coconut cream. It tastes absolutely lovely with it! Just be sure to then stir and strain the cocktail.
Butterfly Pea Syrup

Metamorphosis Syrup

Energetic Alignment: Transformation, Happiness, Otherworlds, Psychic Abilities, Hope, Luck, Love

Add a bit of transformational magic to any concoction with this sweet, comforting, Metamorphosis Syrup, energetically aligned to happiness, luck, and transformation.

Butterfly pea flower, which symbolizes transformation, love, happiness, and spirituality, is the powerful color changing ingredient in the syrup and concoction. However, it doesn’t taste so great on its own! With the complimentary energies and flavors of strengthening calendula and peace-inducing violet, this syrup because a concoction for positive change and happiness. Violet flower enhances the deep blue-violet of this syrup, and is often a sign of hope and positive change, induces peace, love, and enhance psychic perception. Calendula is often used for enhancing psychic abilities, in honoring the dead (the ultimate transformation), and for strengthening and good luck as well. Together, these three ingredients create a magical violet-colored syrup for transformation, happiness, love, and psychic enhancement.

Butterfly Pea Syrup

Metamorphosis Syrup

Utilizing the herbal, floral flavors of violet, calendula, and the color-chaning magic of the butterfly pea flower, this syrup is energetically aligned for transformation, happiness, psychic awarness, and peace. For color-changing magic, simply add an acid like lemon, and the color will change fomr blue-violet, to magenta. Lavender compliments well with this syrup.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/8 cup dried calendula
  • 1/8 cup dried violet flowers
  • 1/8 cup dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Set hot water to boil. In a jar or bowl, gather herbs. Spend a moment contemplating their powerful energies: butterfly pea flower that changes color with acidity, symbolically represtneing transformation, but also associated with feminine power, and happiness; calendula/marigold often used to worship the dead but also a flower of strength, psychic abilities, and comfort; violet flower for peace, calm, psychic vision, and hope. Connect to the energies of these flowers. Pour hot water over them, and let steep for 5 minutes, then stir in sugar and allow to chill. I recommend you let this syrup refrigerate for a few hours for a better infusion – the color will grow stronger with a bit more time. When ready, strain prior to use. Refrigerate and use for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

Naturally, this syrup compliments well with lavender. If desired, add 1/16 cup of dried lavender flowers, BUT be aware this changes the addition of lavender to the cocktail & mocktail.

Magical Additions

A natural edition to this concoction, bismuth is not just an aesthetically, visually appealing metal. Learn more about what it symbolizes below:

Bismuth (All Chakras) is a metal of alchemy. It embodies the energy of transformation, and acts as conduit for journeying between the physical, spiritual, and astral realms. These associations make Bismuth great for shamanic journeying, or for visualization. Bismuth promotes energetic support for those who feel overburdened, or experience feelings of isolation. It can provide focus and wisdom in times of need.
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Ingredient Alignment

Butterfly Pea Flower (Venus) – Transformation, Love, Youth, Happiness, “Feminine” Energy, Spirituality

Calendula (Pot Marigold) (Sun, Fire) – Protection, Psychic Powers, Luck, Strength, Sleep & Dreams

Coconut (Moon, Water) – Spirituality, Love,  Inner Purification, Psychic Awareness

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

Lavender (Mercury) – Love, Purification, Sleep, Longevity, Protection, Happiness, Peace

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

Violet (Venus) – Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing, Fairies

Works Cited

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