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Blackthorn's Botanical Brews
Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations
Amy Blackthorn
ISBN: 9781578637157
Red Wheel Weiser, Weiser Books
6 x 8
276 pages
October 5, 2020


“A truly delightful magical and tactical approach to conjuring potions.”—Marita Woywod Crandle, owner of Potions Lounge, New Orleans, author of Johnny White’s Sports Bar: The Tiny Joint that Never Closed --- Until It Did.

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.” - Dawn Aurora Hunt, owner of Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery, and author of <,i>A Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Love & Romance

“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.” - H. Byron Ballard, homebrewer, and author of Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness.

“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.” - Camille Kea, certified hypnotherapist, past- life regressionist, tarotista, and former Oakland Nightlife Examiner at

“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.” - Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation
"One part The Drunken Botanist, one part Blackthorn's Botanical Magic—shaken, not stirred—Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews offers a fresh, fun way of bringing botanical magic into your kitchen, cocktail parties, and home remedies.

Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews has something for everyone. This book outlines the
magical uses for many well-loved, traditional beverage ingredients found throughout time. Readers learn what potions are, what purpose they serve, and how to create their own brews, bitters, vermouth, and kombucha, as well as how to blend the perfect tea for their magical desires.


Getting to Know Your Spirits

Adding Magic to Your Daily Activities

In the Kitchen

In the Bar

Fruit Feeling Frisky (Making Sodas and Syrups)

Herbal Beers, Mead, and Cider

What to Do with Leftover Potions?"

Amy Blackthorn is long-time student of horticulture and herbalism as well as a certified aromatherapist. She incorporates her knowledge of “green witchcraft” in the creation of tea recipes and essential oils for her company, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends. She lives in Delaware.
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