From barbarian to warlock, cleric to ranger, there’s only one beverage that every kind of adventurer reaches for when the healer isn’t available, is out of spell slots or is just pissed at them: The Healing Potion.
- 1/2 oz coconut rum
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 1/2 oz orange juice
- 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
- 1/2oz lemon juice
- Raspberry cordial
- Pearl lustre dust (optional)
Add all ingredients except the raspberry cordial and lustre dust to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into your vessel, then add raspberry cordial to taste. Stir in pearl lustre dust and swirl. Serve!
“Uh… guys… there are, like, sixteen healing potions in this room. Anybody else a little concerned about what’s behind the big locked door?” – Paladin Sharna the Wise, to her adventuring party.
Fun fact: my first ever Dungeons & Dragons character was a paladin, and the only person who could heal in the party. So of course, when he was knocked unconscious, everybody scrabbled for the healing potions.
Of which we had none, of course.
He died as a result, but there is a happy ending: we had a sp00ky doll that brought him back with a few new scars, but otherwise his normal gruff self. And we learned an important lesson: never go adventuring without a healer, health potions, or better yet, both.
Every game or tabletop RPG has a different recipe for a potion of healing—if it has a recipe at all. So I needed to come up with something that looked the part, was immediately recognisable as a healing potion regardless of fandom, and tasted good too.
Hence the recipe above was born: a swirling, fruity, sweetened bombshell of a cocktail that has that bright crimson that’s so iconic, along with a creamy coconut fullness that will put a smile on your face—even in the face of imminent character death.
Here’s to not needing to roll a new character. Cheers!
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