Solstice Old Fashioned
Energetic Alignment: Grounding, Protection, Ancestral Connection, Abundance
The longest night of the year has bewitched mankind for ages, resulting in various traditions from cultures across the globe. Tune into the ancient power and energetic vibration of the Winter Solstice with this centering, herbal old fashioned. Aged in charred oak barrels, bourbon is especially tied to age-old magic and traditions, and invokes grounding, protection, as well as abundance. With evergreen and purifying rosemary, cleansing grapefruit, orange for some more purification and positivity, this Winter Solstice Old Fashioned is a wonderful grounding concoction that will you have feeling rich and homey in the midst of all the cold weather.
Solstice Old Fashioned
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 1/4 of a slice orange (blood orange is grand seasonal choice)
- 2-3 dashes/drops angostura bitter
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup (rosemary simple syrup is recommended – see note below)
- 1.5 ounces bourbon whiskey
- In an old fashioned glass, add rosemary, orange, grapefruit peel, bitters, and syrup. Muddle these ingredients together, inviting the oils of the rosemary and grapefruit peel to express themselves into the syrup and orange citrus juice. Then, add one large cube if possible. Pour in rye or bourbon whiskey, and stir clockwise. Garnish with a rosemary sprig to greet the nose and set the tone with its cleansing and calming herbal aroma.
Magical correspondences of ingredients, as they align to this energy.
Grapefruit (Moon, Sun, Water) – Purification, Positivity
Oak (which Bourbon is aged in) (Sun, Sag) – Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
Orange (Sun, Fire) – Divination, Luck, positivity, Purification, creativity
Rosemary (Sun, Mercury, Moon) – Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth
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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.
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