For me Winter = Darkness, a good kind of darkness, a darkness that you can loose yourself in, re-new and contemplate. It is a time to embrace, we need this darkness before we can move into the Imbolc light.
A way that I have learnt to embrace the darkness is to make my circle smaller, withdraw a little, contemplate, rest and indulge.
Indulge in many simple and un-complicated forms, such as food and drink - Sustenance.
If you feel like indulging in a little something at the end of your short day of light, embrace the darkness with an Apothecary Cocktail.
'The Chocolate Rose'
You will need:
- 50ml of Spanish Brandy (any other light brandy will work).
- 20ml America Village Apothecary Wild Rose Syrup.
- Few drops of America Village Apothecary Raw Cocoa Nibs Tincture.
- Square of quality Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa).
Place all of your ingredients into a cocktail Shaker, Shake, Serve, strained into a Martini glass. Garnish with your Chocolate Square on the side.
Enjoy, Indulge and embrace the darkness.