Witches Brew

A Witches Brew to get you in the Halloween spirit

witches brew color changing cocktail


Witches Brew

Made by Suzanne and Evan

Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts oh my! This witches brew will keep your spirits high (and those spirits away)—plus, you don’t even need a cauldron! 

We use gin made with Butterfly Pea flowers in this fun take on a gin rickey. This delicate flower changes color in the presence of acidity, so when you add the lime juice, watch the sorcery happen!

If you love this cocktail, check out all three of our Hocus Pocus inspired Halloween cocktails, our full library of cocktails or our Craft Cocktail Making playlist on YouTube.

Let’s Get Stirrin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Cocktail spoon

Difficulty: Easy


½ oz. Lime Juice

2 oz. Butterfly Pea Flower Gin

3-4 oz. Soda Water

1 Lime Slice (optional)

  1. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Add gin, then add lime juice and watch the magic happen.
  3. Top with soda water and give it a quick stir.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice (optional), and enjoy!
Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail
But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well! So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well!
  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Spiritous
  • Refreshing
  • Complex/Funky/Unique

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