This potion is a delicious combination of spices and figs that has a rich purple color and an amazing cinnamon, cardamom scent mixed with the delicate tones of earthy, fresh figs.
You can use this potion drizzled on top of foods such as muffins, pancakes, berries, yogurt, and meats like ham and chicken. You can also add it to cocktails and mocktails for a light, spiced earthy drink with a vivid pink color.
I love making this potion in the fall, during the time of Mabon because figs are in season and it is a harvest festival of abundance.
½ cup whole fresh figs
2 whole cloves
1 small cinnamon stick
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
¼ tsp cardamom ground
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp vanilla
1. Slice the figs
2. Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for and simmer for 20 minutes, until the syrup has darkened and thickened
3. Remove from heat and strain to remove the fig pieces and cinnamon stick
4. Let the syrup cool and use it drizzled on foods or in drinks. Recite the incantation below when you eat the syrup and focus on bringing in prosperity and success. (see below for a delicious cocktail using this fig syrup)
*Refrigerate the syrup to keep it for later. It will last about 1-2 weeks
Fig Cocktail Recipe: add ice to a glass and then add 1 part fig syrup, 1 part gin (or gingerale for a mocktail), top with club soda or tonic water, and add a squeeze of lemon