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Witchy Brews To Help Perk You Up

Updated on June 28, 2017
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I grew up in a small town called Whitesburg, Georgia. As a poor Woodard girl, I had to make my own living and opportunities.

Let's Create Some Magic

Cure - All - Remedy

In a gallon jug

  • large can pineapple chunks with juice
  • large can peaches (diced) with juice
  • large jar cherries with juice
  • bottle of Whisky
  • eight ounces of honey

Stir and put on the lid

I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise.

Take to every Gallon of Honey, three Gallons of water, and put them both together, and set them on a soft fire, that you may endure to melt and break the honey with your hands.

— Kenelm Digby

Get Well Soon

We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.

— Anne Wilson Schaef

Get Well Drink

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • Two lemons rinsed off and sliced
  • 5” fresh ginger root, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 12 oz. can of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Directions:
Put all ingredients in crock pot except orange juice and cook on high two hours, add juice, stir and serve.

Homemade Cough Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground dry ginger

Directions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a small container or jar and shake to combine well.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Take a tablespoon as desired.

You see that the people who are drawn to alternative medicine are often fairly healthy and they go to alternative medicine for what I call the 'symptoms of life.' Fatigue, joint pains, inability to concentrate, perhaps, the kinds of things that anyone over twenty-five gets at some point.

— Marcia Angell

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Coffee Milk Shake

Put a scoop of ice cream in a heavy glass, add cold coffee, and top with cool whip

Iced Coffee

Make a cup of coffee as usual. Pour over ice cubes in a heavy glass.

Hot Chocolate Espresso

Ingredients

  • cup strong hot coffee
  • tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup cream (or 1/2 cup half-and-half and 1/2 cup milk)
  • one tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Garnish

  • whipped cream
  • 2tablespoons milk chocolate, grated

Directions

Put coffee, sugar, milk, and cocoa in a pot and heat. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and grated chocolate. Serve hot.

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • Pinch of salt
  • One gal milk or any combination of milk, half-and-half, or cream
  • one teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Put all ingredients in a crock pot except vanilla. Turn on high. Whisk together all ingredients; occasionally stir until it is hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve.
Option - add miniature marshmallows.

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cell phone screen.

— John Cusack

Iris Coffee

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • One teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream whiskey
  • 1-ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped Cream, recipe follows, for topping
  • Shaved dark chocolate, for garnish, optional
Whipped Cream:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • One tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • One teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar melts. Stir in the Irish cream, Irish whiskey, and schnapps. Top with a nice dollop of Whipped Cream and some shaved dark chocolate if using.

Whipped Cream:

Add the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until soft peaks appear.

Deepak Chopra

Karma is experience, and experience creates a memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that's karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential, desire for having a cappuccino, and I walk into a coffee shop, and there's karma all over again.

Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces coffee
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

Chill 4 martini glasses.

Combine the coffee, vodka, and simple syrup in a martini shaker. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds. Divide between the chilled martini glasses. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:

In a saucepan combine water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and chill the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I'm just a regular, sensitive kind of go-about-my business everyday kind of woman. I'm just a person that gets up at the crack of dawn and makes coffee and hangs out on the couch with my laptop on my lap and write blogs, read bible studies online and play online scrabble with friends. A hot cup of green tea with honey in the evening is welcomely refreshing.

— Rosa Ann Crowder

Add A Little Honey

Hot Green Tea

Ingredients

  • one tea bag
  • one tablespoon honey
  • cup of water

Directions

Put all ingredients in a large mug. Heat in microwave for 90 seconds and serve.

Option - Add teaspoon lemon juice.

Spiced Tea For A Crowd

Ingredients

  • 16-ounce container instant tea
  • 1/4 cup instant tang
  • one small box red hots candy
  • 1/2 gallon water

Directions
Put all ingredients in crock pot on high. Keep stirred until candy melts. Serve hot.

Substitutions

Use any milky liquid you prefer, whether it's from a cow (whole, 2%, 1% or fat-free), nuts (almond milk), beans (soy milk), or grains (rice milk). For sweeteners, feel free to substitute maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar for sugar, but start with less, about one tablespoon, and taste the combination before adding more.

Loose Some Weight

Honey with Lemon Juice and Warm Water

  1. Take a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. ...
  2. Mix this honey and lemon juice in a glass of lukewarm water.
  3. Drink this early in the morning with empty stomach.
  4. Regularize this process to get rid of the weight loss.

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      John Butler 5 months ago

      I like the cough syrup idea