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Drink Up Witches


Merry meet!

While Sahmain is a solemn sabbat, the new year starts at midnight. For this witchcraft, mix up a cocktail or two to celebrate. These are just a sampling of recipes that can be found online.


Going Off the Deep End Daiquiri



1½ ounce rum

3 ounce blueberry juice

1 ounce pineapple juice

1 squeeze fresh lemon

Put all ingredients in a shaker, shake well and serve over ice.

Garnish with a slice of fresh orange or lemon.

(Recipe by by Isie)

Witches Brew Cocktail


1 oz vodka

1.5 oz raspberry liqueur

1 oz lime juice, strained

1 drop purple food coloring

sugar for rim

Wet the rim of a glass with a lime wedge and roll it in purple-tinted sugar.

Mix the vodka, liqueur, lime juice, food coloring, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20 seconds. Pour into the glass.
(To make a larger quantity, use these ratios: 1/3 cup vodka, 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur, 1/3 cup lime juice, 3 drops purple food coloring.)


Witch’s Brew Drink


1 six-ounce package lime gelatin
2 cups boiling water

3 cups chilled pineapple juice
1 two-liter bottle chilled lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
2 cups chilled vodka

Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl. Slowly stir in the boiling water and continue stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved, at least two minutes.
Stir in the pineapple juice, the two liters of soda, and the vodka.
Let cool to room temperature. Serve over ice.


Maleficent Halloween Cocktail


1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces raspberry liqueur
2 ounces Sprite
1 teaspoon silver cake shimmer
1 drop purple gel food coloring

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add vodka, lime juice, and raspberry liqueur, cake shimmer dust, and food coloring to a large cocktail shaker. Shake for about five seconds. Pour into cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-lime soda.


Drunk Ghost Recipe


2 ounces of coconut rum (like Malibu)
1 ounce vanilla vodka
2 ounces coconut cream
4 ounces lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7Up)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add rum, vanilla vodka, and coconut cream. Shake until well mixed.
Strain into a glass and top with lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with a ghost Peep.


The Raven


1 ounce vodka
1 ounce rum
1 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur
1 ounce raspberry liqueur such as Chambord

Pour liquors into a large ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Shake for five to ten seconds. Pour into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a sprig of mint, cherries, and blackberries.


Candy Corn Jello Shots


2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
28 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 ounce unflavored gelatin
1 cup vanilla vodka, chilled
Yellow and orange food coloring

Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
Combine 1 cup cold water with the gelatin. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then pour in 2 cups of boiling water and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.

Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup chilled vanilla vodka. This mixture should be a creamy white color.
When the mixture is cool enough to handle (a little warmer than room temperature), divide evenly among 3 small bowls. Leave one bowl white. In a second bowl, stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring so the mixture is bright yellow. Add orange food coloring to the third bowl.
Pour the white gelatin mix into 16 two-ounce plastic condiment cups, filling them 1/3 of the way. Chill 30 minutes or more in the refrigerator. Pour the orange mixture on top of the white and chill another 30 minutes. Top with yellow gelatin and chill until all layers are completely set.
When ready to serve, garnish with candy corn or pumpkin candies.


Please drink responsibly.


Merry part. And merry meet again.



About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice.



When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.