Scorpio Moon Smash
Energies: Creativity, Lust, Money, Power, Purification
Call down that spicy, powerful, and truth-seeking Scorpio moon energy with this whiskey, minty twist on the Dark n’ Stormy. The moon in Scorpio can be a time of spice, sensuality, and finances but also a time of deep, internal reflection and transformation. Using Scorpio and Moon-associated blackberry for lust and abundance, ginger for power and inner truth, and the power and hint of spice of Bennett Bitter’s Scorpion bitters, infused with an actual scorpion (let me tell you – can FEEL the energy), this concoction is aligned for power, money, and purification. Rounded out with some clarity-inspiring mint, uplifting triple sec to elevate the concoction, and garnished with a flaming lemon peel garnish that calls to the other of the phoenix side of Scorpio imagery – this concoction is a refreshing mix to imbibe under the Scorprio moon.
Scorpio Moon Smash
- 2-3 blackberries
- 2 leaves basil
- 7 leaves mint
- 4-6 drops/dashes Bennett Scorpion Bitters (forego for nonalcoholic version)
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar to water)
- 1/2 ounce lemon
- 1/2 ounce triple sec (forego for nonalcoholic version)
- 1-1.5 ounces whiskey (forego for nonalcoholic version)
- 1.5 ounces ginger beer
- 1/2 ounce dark rum float (forego for nonalcoholic version)
- Place blackberries, basil, mint, the Scorpion bitters, and simple syrup in bottom of a tall glass. Muddle, and pour in whiskey, lemon juice, triple sec, and ice. Pour in ginger beer and stir, and top with dark rum. Garnish with a flamed lemon peel for some more transformative fire, mint spring and Extra basil leaf.
Magical correspondences of ingredients, as they align to this lunar energy.
Basil (Mars, Pluto, Venus, Fire) – Love/Affection, Protection, Divination, Mental Clarity, Decision Making, Banishing Negative Energy
Blackberry (Moon, Venus, Water) – Fairies, Healing, Grounding Luck, Lust, Money, Protection
Ginger (Mars, Fire) – Love, Money, Success, Power
Lemon (Moon, Water) – Creativity, Fidelity, Friendship, Happiness, Joy, Longevity, Love, Purification
Mint (Peppermint: Mercury, Spearmint: Venus) – Mental Abilities, Abundance, Divination, Psychic, Love, Protection, Calming
Orange (Sun, Fire) – Love, Divination, Luck, Money, Beauty, Purification, Creativity/Inspiration
Sugarcane (Venus, Water) – Love, Lust
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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- Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn, 2013.