Winter Solstice White Magic Cocktail

Elegant Winter Solstice Cocktail Recipe

Make this Winter Solstice white magic cocktail your signature drink this Yule!

Creamy, frothy and white-chocolatey, it makes a great substitute for dessert or as a party drink for winter celebrations.

White chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka, and winter spices blend together for an elegant cold-weather indulgence.

Let’s get started.

White magic cocktail potion for Yule.

Yule WItchy Cocktail Potion

Magical and Metaphysical Meaning of the Ingredients

Over the last few years, cocktail potions became my signature contribution to Sabbat gatherings and rituals.

Because the Winter Solstice falls right in the middle of the mainstream holiday season, keeping a good Yule cocktail recipe in your back pocket always proves useful.

I focused on using ingredients with magical properties specific to the spirit of the season.

White Chocolate

In kitchen magic, white chocolate symbolizes purity, snowfall, and the sacred silence of the winter landscape.

As a libation, white chocolate liquor makes a perfect offering to the cold-weather aspect of Mother Earth.


In this recipe, cinnamon represents the life-giving hearth fire.

Providing light, warmth, and hope, the hearthside fire is both a physical and spiritual comfort in the cold, dormant state of the winter landscape.


Because farm animals continue to produce milk during the winter, their cream was one of the only rich sources of nourishment for our northern-dwelling ancestors before spring.

Like the white chocolate it this recipe, it symbolizes purity and the deep silence of snowfall.

Vanilla Vodka

Vodka is a cold-weather liquor.

In particular, vanilla vodka evokes the sweetness of the spirit when gathered together with loved ones near candlelight and flame heat.


Consider serving this white magic cocktail with any of the following enchanted treats.

Yule Ginger & Orange Vanilla Spice Cakes

The spice and citrus zest in these little Yule spice cakes cut the sweetness of our white magic cocktail in a pleasing way.

Heart of the Witch Love Spell Cookies

For an especially decadent winter date night with your beau.

White Magic Creme Brulee

If you’re up for a gourmet experience.

Yule Tree Shortbread Cookies

Okay, these are really Christmas cookies.  But they’re super elegant, and I see no reason to play semantics with “Christmas tree” vs. “Yule tree.”


-1-ounce white chocolate liquor (I used Godiva)

-1/2 ounce vanilla vodka

-1/2 whipping cream

-pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.


Pour white chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka, and whipping cream in a cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake well.  Strain.

Sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top.

Optional garnishes:  Cinnamon sticks or chocolate shavings.  

Happy Solstice!

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