Gemini & Gin

Gemini & Gin

Inspired by the Gemini Moon, this cocktail & mocktail duo combines the power of seasonal pomegranate, mint, orange, and lemon for beverage that will revitalize your mind with fresh ideas.

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Energetic Inspiration: Creativity, Ideas/The Mind, Protection, Luck/love, Inspiration, Energy, Excitement

Imbibe inspiration like a witty Gemini with this tangy, energizing Gemini Lunar Libation. Inspired by the Gemini Moon, this beverage is packed with zesty ingredients like pomegranate, mint, and orange, to let the creativity and excitement pour in. A sign of intellect and information, communication, with a dash of mischievous playfulness, the energy of the moon in Gemini can be a powerful usher for gathering information, inspiration for writing and other creative endeavors, inventiveness, and recognition. Whether looking to sip in the lingering energies of Gemini Lunar eclipse (that can last up to 6 months), or to get some inspiration with your creative endeavors, this pomegranate and mint gimlet variation will have your tongue tantalized with ideas!

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A pomegranate, mint, and orange lemon gin gimlet.
A tangy, exciting libation with pomegranate, mint, orange and lemon to inspire the wit and innovation of the Gemini Moon.

The Cocktail

With seasonal pomegranate and orange to inspire creativity, mint to stimulate the mind, lemon for joy, bergamot and gin (juniper) to ground and clarify the energies, this is a concoction that will help invoke Gemini innovation and excitement, while also offering a bit of grounding.

For Simple 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.

A pomegranate, mint, and orange lemon gin gimlet.

Gemini & Gin

A tangy, exciting libation with pomegranate, mint, orange and lemon to inspire the wit and innovation of the Gemini Moon.
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 10-15 seeds fresh pomegranate
  • 7-10 leaves mint depending on the size
  • 3/4 ounce earl grey simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to hot water + earl grey tea – see instructions below. Or just do plain simple syrup)
  • 1 ounce lemon
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1/4-1/2 ounce orange liqueur

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, place pomegranate seeds, mint and earl grey simple. Muddle the mint and pomegranate, so that it is properly expressed and mixed with the other ingredients and turns the mixture a tantaling red. Then pour in lemon, gin, orange liqueur, add ice. Shake the concoction, visualzing the magic of the pomegranate seeds stirring and awakening in the shaker. Strain into a coupe glass and adron with an orange twist and mint sprig.

Notes

Feel free to add some soda water (or possible some champagne?) to make the cocktail less intense. Alternatively, you can serve over ice to allow for dilution.
For a super easy earl grey simple syrup – set a tea kettle to boil. Prepare your earl grey tea bag (or none, if you wish to have just simple syrup) in a mason jar. When ready, measure out about 1/2 cup or desired amount of hot water and pour over the tea bag. Let steep for 5 minutes, then measure out the exact same amount of sugar, and stir into the tea. Let cool and then its ready to use! It’s as easy as making tea + adding some sugar. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Pomegranate & Mint Gemini Drink
A non-alcoholic, pomegranate, mint beverage inspired by the Gemini Moon to be enjoyed at any time of the year, for creativity, insight, and innovation.

Gemini & (No) Gin

Mocktail Variation

Looking for a non-alcoholic version, to usher in a wealth of ideas and inspiration? No worries, I’ve got you covered! With the zesty flavors of pomegranate, lemon, orange, and mint, this mocktail is an exciting beverage to serve the non-alcoholic drinker or little witchling.

Pomegranate & Mint Gemini Drink

Gemini & (No) Gin

A non-alcoholic, pomegranate, mint beverage inspired by the Gemini Moon to be enjoyed at any time of the year, for creativity, insight, and innovation.
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 10-15 seeds fresh pomegranate add more depending on the desired tangy-ness
  • 7-10 leaves mint this will depend on the size
  • 1 ounce earl grey simple syrup (1:1 ratio of sugar to hot water + earl grey tea bag)
  • 1.5 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1.5 ounces soda water

Instructions
 

  • In glass, muddle pomegranate seeds and mint in the earl grey simple. Notice the energizing pomegranate mix with the mint and earl grey, turning the elixir red. Add lemon, fill the glass with ice, and then top with soda.

Notes

You may wish to add in an organic orange peel in the muddling process.  Alternatively (or additionally) you may wish to add an orange soda water instead of normal soda water.
For a super easy earl grey simple syrup – set a tea kettle to boil. Prepare your earl grey tea bag (or none, if you wish to have just simple syrup) in a mason jar. When ready, measure out about 1/2 cup or desired amount of hot water and pour over the tea bag. Let steep for 5 minutes, then measure out the exact same amount of sugar, and stir into the tea. Let cool and then its ready to use! It’s as easy as making tea + adding some sugar. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Advanced Magic

Did you know that pomegranate, besides being a wonderful seasonal ingredient, is sometimes used to replace blood or as an ink in witchcraft? Work with any extra pomegranate seeds as such on your petition paper for any extra creative inspiration magic. Additionally, you can use the leftover seeds in your drink for divination.

Ingredient Alignment

Magical correspondences of ingredients, as they align to this lunar energy.

Bergamot (Mercury, Moon, Air) – Money, Clarity

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

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

Mint (Peppermint: Mercury, Spearmint: Venus) – Mental Abilities, Abundance, Divination, Psychic, Love, Protection, Calming

Orange (Sun, Fire) – Love, Divination, Luck, Money, Beauty, Purification, Creativity/Inspiration

Pomegranate (Mercury, Fire) – Divination, Luck & Wishes, Wealth/Abundance, Fertility/Life Cycles, Youth, Protection, Creativity

Works Cited

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