Beguiling Bubbles Love Potion

— Chef's Note —

"It's beautiful, isn't it? The moon..." - Ron Weasley

In the wizarding world, love potions abound. Common ingredients include rose thorns and peppermint, which inspired this sparkling iced tea.

It's delightfully rose and bubbly, and I deny all liability if you seduce someone with this.

If you don't have fresh garden roses on hand, you can substitute 5 tablespoons whole dried rose hips, 5 teaspoons fresh ground rose hips, or a drop of rose essence. If using rose essence, add just before serving.

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— Featured In —

♦︎ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ♦︎

How to Make Beguiling Bubbles

— Ingredients —

organic rose petals
1/2 cup organic rose petals
peppermint leaves
1 bunch peppermint leaves
3 1/2 cups water
raspberry juice
1/2 cup raspberry juice
4 cups seltzer
ice cubes
ice cubes

— Instructions —

  1. Place peppermint (without chopping) and rosepetals into a large heat-safe container, reserving a few mint leaves.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, make raspberry juice (instructions below).
  3. Turn off heat and pour hot water over petals and mint leaves. Steep until the flavor has absorbed (about 5 minutes).
  4. Strain tea, add raspberry juice, and let cool (about 10 minutes).
  5. Transfer to a pitcher, and chill in refrigerator (about 1 hour).
  6. To serve, mix 1 part tea with 1 part seltzer.
  7. Add ice cubes (optional), and sweeten with additional honey and sugar as desired. Garnish with remaining peppermint leaves.

How to Make Raspberry Juice

— Ingredients —

1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
(fresh, high-grade)

— Instructions —

  1. In a pot, bring raspberries and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer (about 3 minutes). Stir in honey.
  3. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  4. Strain, reserving the juice.

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— See Also —

Pumpkin Juice
Pumpkin Pasties

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