Recipe: an Xmas love potion

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach

A Christmas celebration with so much romance needs hearts that beat with passion. New love, awakening love or rediscovered love: it’s all around! Anyone who needs some help just has to stroll into the kitchen. Create a delectable Xmas love potion for your beloved. Because at Christmas, just like the rest of the year, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. 

Recipe: an Xmas love potion Thejoyofplants.co.uk

You will need

  • Gin

  • Cranberry juice

  • Lemon

  • Soda water

  • Lavender*

  • Red berries

  • Rose petals

How to make it

Fill a cocktail shaker with two measures of gin, one measure of cranberry juice and half a measure of lemon juice. Pull the beautifully scented flowers off a sprig of lavender and add this to the shaker. 

Shake, shake, shake! Really get your hips moving in order to mix this delicious love potion. Pour the cocktail into beautiful glasses filled with ice cubes. You could chill the glasses beforehand to ensure the ice doesn’t melt too quickly. Then top the glass up with soda water. Finish the love potions with a sprig of lavender, red berries and/or rose petals

Now it’s time for a toast. To a wonderful Christmas. To you and me. To … love!

*One more thing: never tuck in to just any old (cut) flower or plant; only use edible flowers from specialist suppliers that have been grown for human consumption.