Mercury, ruler of Virgo and clarity of thought. Highly analytical, organized and efficient, Virgos can sometimes appear cold, detached and aloof to others. Just the facts ma’am, if you please. Why corrupt the pure, refined virgin with messy emotions, entanglements and worse, unhealthy ingredients? We’ve all heard of the planetary movement called “Mercury retrograde.” It is the apparent motion of Mercury moving backwards, instead of forwards. This planetary movement happens three times per year and is typified by things breaking down, running late, and miscommunicating. The world needs Mercury to rotate forward, and we need Virgos in our lives. They keep shit from falling apart! A fruit that is typified by Mercury is the pomegranate. Due to its acidic flavor, and the astringent properties of it’s flower and bark, Culpepar advises taking a strong infusion to fasten loose teeth and cure ulcers in the mouth. Today, the pomegranate is prized for it’s high level of antioxidants, which makes it all the more appropriate for the sacred virgin to put in her Body Temple. Dear Virgo, remember that a drink a day keeps the doctor away, and the PURPLE HAZE comes highly recommended. Added bonus: if you juice the pineapple and pomegranate yourself, that’s enough vitamin C to last a week.
– 1 oz. pomegranate juice (freshly squeezed will add greater flavor)
– 1 1/2 oz. Hpnotiq
– 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice (freshly squeezed will add greater flavor)
– wedge of pineapple for garnish
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add wedge of pineapple to lip of glass for garnish.
(Recipe from PomWonderful)