Amy Blackthorn makes magic accessible with easy to follow recipes, using easily procured ingredients for relatable scenarios. Even the most seasoned of mixologists will be inspired by this delightful collection of cocktails, mocktails. and more.
While revealing the magick in everyday activities such as preparing a cup of tea or mixing a cocktail, Blackthorn expertly anticipates readers’ questions and answers them with a grounded understanding of the magickal principles that govern spells and libations. Filled with clever cocktail recipes, as well as sober solutions, Blackthorn incorporates magickal correspondences for her ingredients that lend power and lore to her lovingly crafted libations. You may never look at a martini glass in quite the same way after taking in Blackthorn’s magickal take on potions. With an elixir for every occasion, expect to be delighted and charmed by this refreshing and original practical guide.
Amy Blackthorn has concocted an ingenious book. More than just a simple recipe book, Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews contains the deep understanding, research, and creative cleverness expected from a well-seasoned witch like Blackthorn. Drawing upon the art of witchery’s traditional concepts, theories, and tools, Amy applies them to the art of crafting drinks in an imaginative and fun way, transforming ordinary teas, cocktails, and mocktails into powerful potions with formulas that are just as delicious as her insights.
Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews is an exceptionally good read. I can imagine regularly grabbing this fun, witty, information-rich gem from my cookery and magic bookshelf to make magical cocktails, tisanes, and libations or parties, spells, and magical gatherings of all sorts. Interwoven with the magical mixology runs a thread of well-founded solid magical praxis designed to elucidate, educate, and entertain. For anyone who works their magic with food and drink and herbs, this book is a must have. I give it 5 out of 5 cocktail shakers!
“Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews: Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations is an absolutely exceptional magical resource that you’ll enjoy reading cover to cover! From teas and kombucha, to liquors and liqueurs, and even a few delectable bites, author Amy Blackthorn’s zesty, exciting writing and impressive knowledge will inspire your kitchen witchery. For everyone from beginner to advanced practitioner, Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews will guide you on how to embrace the innate magical potential of everyday libations and inspire you to express and imbibe your own unique approach to magic.
Filled with helpful potion and spell-building information, Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews by Amy Blackthorn features recipes for delicious infusions and syrups with which to make magical beverages with sober versions thoughtfully included. A fun magical twist to cocktail hour and, of course, for ritual gatherings.
Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews is a lighthearted but practical approach to spells, sips, and sensational libations. Amy Blackthorn combines magical working with simple ideas and recipes for potions, herbal teas and cocktails that hold enough power for your next ritual celebration but are delicious enough to share with friends and family. Amy’s knowledge of herbalism and lore give the practitioner an in-depth understanding of potion-making for modern Pagans.”
Amy Blackthorn has done it again and done it with luscious writing and a lip-smacking presentation of brews and potions. She takes us through the basics of magic and teases the reader with the tools of this particular craft. This book is clever, clear and--dare I say?--delicious.
Tea, tonics, cocktails and potions! Have you ever enjoyed an afternoon into its evening, sitting at an old, polished bar, while a careful blender performed their art for you? If you enjoy a good drink -- an accomplished drink --you will discover many within Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews. This is a master Book of Shadows for a damn good drink with purpose, penned with knowledge and skillful wort cunning. All the historical bells and mixers are available in this book. What better timing than now for imbibing with witchcraft?”
“A truly delightful magical and tactical approach to conjuring potions.