Skip the mistletoe. Make this aphrodisiac love potion….

Don’t be that person chasing after the object of your affections with the mistletoe branch. So uncouth. Instead snare them more subtly with this amorist love potion. No Christmas snog guaranteed, but the cunning is (potentially) much more likely to woo.

Since the dawn of time, love potions have been used to intoxicate unsuspecting crushes. Even before crush was officially a word. The best love potions not only help you lure a lover, but their aphrodisiac properties put them in the mood. Ideal for those wanting some extra loving this festive season, or the coupled looking to add some extra spice to their relationship.

But first, how to charm this love interest into close proximity? Here’s how to make them fall under your spell.

Eye contact is the key to love. Even scientists agree. Looking deeply into someone’s eyes creates a feeling of deep intimacy. If they seem to be responding well try the following look: puppy dog meets deer in heads lights (you may want to try this at home first). Wide eyed pupils is apparently very sensual, and if you look at someone all toffee eyed it triggers memories of the feeling of love that may be associated with you. While all this sounds great in theory, it’s important to read your subject well. Always remember stalking and staring are not alluring.  If the person is looking at the ground, avoiding you or bolting in the opposite direction maybe reconsider that love potion.

After much ado, the elixir of love you’ve all been waiting for:

RECIPE

2 cups of rain water (normal water works fine too)

1 tablespoon of dried rose petals

2 teaspoons of jasmine flowers

1 tablespoon of cacao

1 vanilla pod or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1-2 cinammon sticks

1 teaspoon honey
Mix ingredients, and bring them to the boil. Simmer slowly for five minutes. Store in a glass bottle. Will keep in the fridge for a week. Best served as a warming tea or cold diluted with sparkling water.

Now the best part, lure your crush into drinking it. Like love, this potent potion works in mysterious ways. Side effects may vary.

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photo @nandahagenaars

Written for The Cold Pressed Juicery, Amsterdam

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