Choose one of these central magical ingredients and swirl it into a refreshing potent potable on the Summer Solstice.
Midsummer – also known as Summer Solstice and Litha – is like magical high noon. The sun, our source of light and our solar system’s central star, is at its yearly pinnacle. So, naturally, magical energies are also at a peak.
It’s a time for celebrating life, charging crystals, and gathering herbs.
And, it’s a time for cocktails.
Below, you’ll find some ideas for how you can make delicious cocktails that double as potions, filed under one of seven central ingredients that each correspond with the magic of Midsummer. You’ll also find links to recipes.
If you make a midsummer cocktail potion to enjoy during your Midsummer celebration, be sure to make one for the sun also. Then toast the sun and pour the sun’s beverage out upon the earth as a gratitude offering.
Magically, mint brings a sense of peace, clarity, and calm. It’s also healing, energizing, cleansing, and uplifting. Before adding mint to a cocktail, hold your hands over it and direct your intentions for serenity and healing into the herb.
Strawberries are a love-and-luck-drawing berry that evoke the sweet simplicity and abundance of the Midsummer season.
Make your strawberry cocktails into love potions by first holding your strawberries in the Midsummer sunlight (or moonlight) and requesting Venus’s blessings.
In Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham lists the following magical powers for lemon: “Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship.”
Choose one of these intentions for your cocktail. Then hold your lemon(s) in both hands. Close your eyes and tune into the intention. Feel the feelings associated with it, and send those feelings into the lemons as visualized light. Then prepare your potion.
Here’s a quote about oranges from my new book, Little Guide to Money Magic: “With its bright and happy color, flowing water in the form of juice, and the actual taste of sunshine, an orange is almost literally bursting with the energy of joyful abundance.”
Make your cocktails into happiness, joy, luck, wealth, or success potions by choosing a cocktail recipe that features fresh oranges or orange juice. Simply bless the oranges in sunlight first and ask the Divine to fill them with the qualities you’re calling in.
Sacred to the Goddess, peaches are associated with love, romance, and wishes. Make a peach cocktail this Midsummer as a love potion, or as a potion to make a wish on. Just be sure to infuse the peach(es) with your clear intention first.
Melons are so Midsummer. In addition to being in season at this time of year, they’re sweet like summer, big and round like the sun, and filled with water like the sea.
Make a Midsummer cocktail potion featuring melon to call in sweetness, abundance, and/or luck. First, place the melon(s) in the Midsummer sun for a moment as you place your hands on it and send your intention into it.
Of course, as the sun is at its pinnacle, the flower that represents pure love is in bloom.
Make a cocktail into a love potion with roses or rose ingredients. Call in love, bless love, or align with divine love. After you prepare your rose potion, hold it in both hands and send your intention into the drink.
Did this post spark an idea for your Midsummer ritual or celebration? Or do you have a favorite Midsummer-appropriate cocktail recipe to share? Please chime in below.
You may also like these 22 Summer Solstice Quotes to Inspire You This Midsummer.