Witchin’ in the Kitchen at Beltane: Chocolate Aphrodisiac Brew

Witchin’ in the Kitchen at Beltane: Chocolate Aphrodisiac Brew April 27, 2017

Beltane celebrates High Spring. It is the peak of perkiness, the apex of potency, and the apogee of exuberance. Its a sexy time, y’all. Let the shenanigans commence! Need a magickal brew to help raise his Maypole, and part her veil? Try this tasty high-octane aphrodisiac in your chalice this sabbat…

CC0 Public Domain - Pixabay
CC0 Public Domain – Pixabay

Chocolate Aphrodisiac Brew

1 cup dried damiana
 herb (1)
4 sticks cinnamon
1 vanilla pod (2)
1 tsp angelica root (5)
3 cups Jamaican spiced rum – I like Captain Morgan’s.
2 T baking cocoa: best to choose high quality, dark chocolate,  cocoa powder, from cacao beans (3)
honey to taste, about a 1/2 cup
1 vial Royal Jelly (4)

In a large, glass wide-mouthed container that can be tightly sealed, add the rum. Split open vanilla pod and add beans to the jar. Throw in the cinnamon sticks, damiana herb, angelica root and cocoa powder. Seal in the jar and store in a cool, dark place for at least two weeks. Every now and again, shake the jar. You are basically making an alcohol extraction of these herbs.

When ready, strain the herbs from the rum using a sieve first. Once the bulky stuff is removed, I like to filter it one more time through a finer coffee filter, to remove all the small particles. Once strained into a clean jar, add honey and royal jelly. Stir until well blended.

Bottle it up! This recipe is best if left to mellow for a while, but it can be served right away. I recommend no more than a swig at a time, shortly before you get….ahem…busy.  It can also be added to other cocktails in place of plain rum.

Have fun this Beltane, but please drink responsibly. Remember Heron’s first rule of witchcraft is “don’t burn the witch,” starting with you. You are precious! Take good care of yourself and others this Beltane Sabbat.


  1. “Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians and is used for both male and female sexual stimulation, increased energy, asthma, depression, impotence and menstrual problems.” source
  2. “Vanillin-rich oil also works in the bedroom as an aphrodisiac, where scientific studies have confirmed that vanilla oil cures patients suffering from impotency, libido loss, sexual frigidity, and erectile dysfunction. The oil works to stimulate secretions of human hormones to help promote arousal.” source
  3. “Cocoa beans are considered to be nature’s anti-depressant. These beans contain dopamine, phenylethylamine (PEA) and serotonin, all of which are used to promote positive mental health and moods. ” source
  4. “Ovulatory dysfunction is the most common cause of female infertility. Royal jelly can help boost a woman’s fertility by increasing the quality of her eggs and improving her overall reproductive health.” source
  5. “Angelica is used to… improve sex drive…In combination with other herbs, angelica is also used for treating premature ejaculation.” source
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