Summer Solstice Lavender & Mint Lemonade with Wildflower Honey

 This lavender and mint lemonade is the most refreshing way to celebrate Litha!  Made with or without alcohol, you can make a big batch in the afternoon for the kids, and spike it that night for a Midsummer grown-up treat.

It’s like liquid sunshine!

Make the most of your witchy magical garden herbs or swing by the farmer’s market and try herbal lemonade.  Trust us—-you’ll make this one over and over all summer long. 

(Interested in honing your magical herbalism skills?  Check out Moody Moons School of Metaphysical Arts course, Magical Herbalism Certification.)

With crisp, cooling herbal ingredients, this lavender and mint lemonade is the perfect refreshing treat for the Summer Solstice.

Magical Correspondences 

Litha, Midsummer, or the Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and a powerful time for your magical practice.  

The ingredients in this lavender and mint lemonade cocktail potion were chosen for their association with solar energy, light, love and hope.


How to use lemons in witchcraft, rituals, spells and magick.

The crucial ingredient of lemons is best known for its association with solar energy—the most powerful symbol of this holiday.  Bright and astringent, lemon is also a spiritual cleanser and clears away psychic gunk.


The cool, crisp flavor of mint is the secret ingredient in this magical concoction.  The combination of lemon and mint is bright and breezy—just like a warm summer day.  Magically, mint is a mind-clearing herb that liberates the spirit and frees your headspace—priming you for some mystical summer adventures!


Many practitioners believe the Summer Solstice is one of two times during the year when the Veil Between Worlds thins, making it an ideal time for divination, spirit communication, and connecting the world of the unseen.

Lavender is an herb of psychic and spiritual awareness, and we include it here to symbolize this magical season.

Wildflower Honey

Using honey in witchcraft, magic and spells is an easy, beautiful way to make the most of the sweet stuff.

The Summer Solstice is associated with both wildflowers and honey.  

Wildflower honey specifically connects to fairy lore associated with this season.  Many practitioners leave out dishes of honey or honey cakes as a symbolic offering to these mythical creatures in hopes of deepening their connection to the mysteries of nature and the universe.


*1 1/2 white sugar

*3 tablespoons wildflower honey

*1 cup water
*a few sprigs of fresh lavender (plus more for garnish)
*generous handful of mint leaves

*fresh juice of 9 lemons

*7 cups ice-cold water


*optional:  7 ounces of vodka 


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a low boil.  Stir in sugar and wildflower honey until dissolved completely.
  2. Reduce heat and add lavender flowers and mint and allow the herbs to steep for 5-7 minutes.  The longer you allow them to steep, the stronger the flavor will be.
  3.   Add ice to a large pitcher and pour the water in.  Add herbal syrup and stir.
  4.   Optional:  If you want to make this a cocktail, add vodka.  
  5.   Serve immediately and garnish with fresh mint leaves, lavender flowers or slices of lemon.

    Looking for a simple, natural way to celebrate the Summer Solstice?  Try this light, refreshing recipe for herbal lemonade.

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