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Samhain Mulled Wine (Witches Brew) Recipe

It's that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the sense of mysticism is felt in the breeze.

Well hopefully those are all true for you, I'm a bit lacking over here in California. Gotta tell you, the constant 75-degree weather and lack of rain do a bit of damper on the feeling of spooky season.

Enter mulled wine.

Certified kitchen witchery to bring in the energy of Samhain.

I'm gonna break down all the ingredients magickal properties here as a knowledgable witch is a powerful witch; but if you're not interested, you can click here to be taken straight to the recipe.

One thing to note before the breakdown, is most of these herbs have an association with masculine energy. This is great for the start of the witches' new year to call on divine masculine energy and set the stage for welcoming the action-based focus so you can spend your time embodying your divine feminine and being a creator.

Allspice - Our Allspice here, perfect for healing and renewal energy. It has a very "Fresh Start" vibe to it all while attracting abundance and relieving mental tension. With its association to the element fire, it also adds energy and extra oomph to your potion.

Clove - Clove is brought in to help lay a new slate. It is excellent for exorcism, cleansing, and protection. This way you are removing unwanted energy (and energy parasites) while adding a protective layer. Although I do highly recommend doing your own daily energy work that includes shielding, I find this is good overall protection to help start with a clean slate.

Star Anise - Anise can be incredibly useful for connecting with other planes. I love using this especially around this time of the year when the veil seems to be a bit thinner and when I tend to up my communication practices. It also is great for psychic development and psychic protection (such as nightmares or the evil eye).

Cinnamon Sticks - Or as I prefer to call it, sweet wood, the main purpose in this brew is simply prosperity and luck. However, your girl loves sexual empowerment and cinnamon is also excellent for spicing up your life with a bit of sensual lust. I always like to focus on its intention for this to set the stage for a sensual year.

Nutmeg - Another spice with a fire association, nutmeg has been used for a long time as a good luck charm. Also fun fact, its also been historically used to ensure your lover's fidelity. Otherwise, you can also utilize its property for the promotion of one's health.

Apples - The mac-daddy of mythology and legends, apples have been around a very long time and seem used in occult practices and other religions for years. Part of the reason is the seeds in an apple symbolize a pentagram but it also has strong associations with the underworld, divination, and eternal life (perfect for Samhain). After all the masculine energy we put into our brew, this is the time we really bring in the feminine and water energy of love and healing as well as symbolic use of the soul.

Oranges - Adding some sliced oranges or orange peels to the pot is mostly just because it tastes excellent but from a magickal perspective, orange can be really great for love and divination (this is a great option to drink before doing any divination work as a lot of the magic will boost your abilities).

Now, I mentioned a lot of different properties here that each ingredient can do. Personally, I prefer to set the intention very specifically on each ingredient as I find it to be more powerful than just expecting all magickal properties to work evenly. For example, instead of using cinnamon for luck, money, lust, love, etc. I focus on the intention of lust and sensuality. You do you but that's my recommendation.

Also, don't forget to activate (consecrate) your ingredients.



  • 1 bottle of red wine (recommend pinot or merlot for taste)

  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)

  • 1-2 oranges (can save some for garnish)

  • 1-2 apples (can save some for garnish)

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 star anise

  • 3-4 whole cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • honey to taste


  1. Prepare the oranges and apples by slicing in your choice of method.

  2. In a large pot, pour the wine and brandy.

  3. Add all your spices and the slices of apple and oranges you are not using for garnish

  4. Warm the brew over medium heat until it just starts to bubble.

  5. Once it is bubbling, reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 10-20 minutes.

  6. Add honey to taste and enjoy


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