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Imbolc Drink Recipes

For those in the Southern Hemisphere, Imbolc is almost upon us! Imbibe the cleansing, renewing energy of the occasion with these Imbolc drink recipes. From lemon centric herbal concoctions, to warming, insightful beverages, these Imbolc recipes are sure to welcome the return of the light.

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About Imbolc

The halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, Imbolc (sometimes also called Candlemas) is a cross quarter day that brings the promise of Spring, and the spirit of renewal. The daylight hours, while still less than the dark, are visibly growing and strengthening. Now is the time for purification – to cleanse and renew the spirit, and invoke hope. Celebrate the reawakening and stirring of the Earth after winter, and light candles for purification and to guide the light back, and sip delicious libations to celebrate the occasion.

If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, Imbolc / Candlemas occurs right after the Leo New Moon during Leo season, making it the perfect time for revitalizing your inner light, warmth, creativity, and expression with Sun-ruled Leo. Check out the Leo New Moon & Sun Drink Blog Here.

Looking for some libations to accompany your Imbolc rituals? Here are some recipes I suggest from my books (if you have those), or skip further down below to recipes from my blog!

 Imbolc Drink Recipes From My Books

(Or Skip to Blog Recipes Below)

My books Moon, Magic, Mixology, and WitchCraft Cocktails are filled with guidance on how to make magical drinks, and recipes aligned to everything bewitching. See what recipes I suggest from my books (if you have them) below, or skip on to Imbolc recipes from the blog further down below.

Fire of

Inspiration 

From WitchCraft Cocktails

“Fire of Inspiration” From WitchCraft Cocktails by Julia Halina Hadas.
Published by Adam’s Media of Simon & Schuster.
Photo by Harper Point Photography

With cinnamon, lavender, and jasmine-cinnamon honey syrup, this hot toddy Imbolc recipe is designed to stoke one’s creativity and inner fire in the midst of these winters months.

Uncrossing Mint Julep 

From WitchCraft Cocktails 

“Uncrossing Mint Julep” From WitchCraft Cocktails by Julia Hadas.
Published by Adam’s Media of Simon & Schuster.
Photo by Harper Point Photography

With cleansing, hex-breaking ingredients like nettle, hyssop, lime and juniper-based gin, this Uncrossing Mint Julep is perfect for an Imbolc drink to purifying your energy.

Imbolc Cleansing Lemon Drop 

From WitchCraft Cocktails 

“Imbolc Cleansing Lemon Drop” From WitchCraft Cocktails by Julia Halina Hadas.
Published by Adam’s Media of Simon & Schuster.
Photo by Harper Point Photography

What better way to cleanse than with Lemon? Inspired by Imbolc, this bay leaf, orange, lemon, and (optional) eucalyptus drink is a great choice for an Imbolc recipe. 

Imbolc Recipes

from Moon, Magic, Mixology

  • Violet Liqueur
  • Lunar Purification Potion
  • February Moon Gimlet
  • Salty Moon Potion
  • October Moon Reviver

& More!

Imbolc Recipes

from WitchCraft Cocktails

  • Blackberry Shrub  
  • Paloma Potion
  • Good Mood Mimosa
  • Revitalizing Tequila Sunrise
  • Puryifying Vodka Collins

& More!

Imbolc Recipes from the Blog

With refreshing herbal, honey cocktails, to warming spiced drinks, here are 6 drink recipes for Imbolc to help you cleanse away the winter, renew your inner light, and welcome the coming Spring.

Evergreen Gimlet

Evergreen Gimlet

Cocktail & Mocktail

Cleanse and refresh your energy and your taste buds, with this Evergreen Gimlet! With ingredients like purifying gin (juniper) rosemary, and bayleaf, with the uplifting hint of grapefruit and elderflower liqueur, this is makes a great choice for an Imbolc drink.

Maple Gin Hot Toddy

Cocktail & Mocktail

Connect to your inner light and warmth with this hot toddy drink recipe for Imbolc. With sage, rosemary, lemon, and maple (and an optional addition of gin for your choice of a cocktail or mocktail), this magically delicious beverage is packed with intention for purifying away old energy, while inspiring some introspection, wisdom, and healing.

Mojito

Virgo Moonjito

Cocktail & Mocktail

While it may not be virgo season, this earl grey, rosemary, and mint Irish lemon mojito is perfect for clarity and cleansing this Imbolc. Whether looking to usher in a fresh start, or get some clarity on some ideas, this drink recipe is a great choice for Imbolc. The blog includes a sidebar on how to make this recipe nonalcoholic! 

Mokosh Cocktail

Cocktail & Mocktail

Sip up the youthful, peaceful energy of Imbolc, and invoke the coming spring with this herbal and refreshing cucumber, dill, and honey concoction. This recipe makes a great choice for an Imbolc drink to connect to the reinvigorating, healing energy of this time, and cleanse away the winter.

Juniper & Jupiter Bees Knees

Juniper & Jupiter

Cocktail

Cleanse away the winter stagnancy, and align to the spiritual energies of the Imbolc with this crisp, refreshing, and spiced bees knees variation, originally crafted for the wise, cleansing energies of Sagittarius. With purifying rosemary, invigorating ginger, spices like nutmeg and clove along with honey to help heighten spiritual energies and invoke wisdom – this bees knees variation is the ideal for a crisp cocktail for cleansing and spiritual alignment. For a similar, nonalcoholic version of this drink, check out Sag Spiced Honey Lemonade.

Aquarius Moon Champagne Julep Cocktail Recipe

Champagne Julep

Cocktail

With the Aquarius full moon halfway through August, the individuality, freedom, and creativity of this sign is in perfect alignment withImbolc’s purifying energies. Packed with sage, mint, and rosemary, this Aquarius Moon-inspired cocktail makes a great, light and elevating drink for Imbolc, to help liberate your mind and body from old ties, and elevate your consciousness. 

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