We started with a base of apple cider and fresh lemon juice. Then I researched the meanings of various herbs to create the appropriate potions for a fall gathering. Need some luck in your life? Just add a cinnamon syrup to the mix. Love? Go with rosemary instead. Prosperity? Mix pomegranate and honey and add a sparkle potion as well (club soda). There are also alcoholic potions for those who desire a little extra oomph, courtesy of either apple brandy or vodka.
What will I be mixing up this year? I can always use a little more Knowledge in my life. And you? What kind of potion do you need this Halloween?
I covered a console table with a length of fabric and an overlay of black cheesecloth. If you want to use lab ware, you can generally find it on Etsy and eBay. But this idea will work just as well with any bottles and pitchers you already own.
I used beakers for glassware, but a nice, modern alternative is the Marta double old-fashioned glass from CB2 ($1.95 each, with flat fee shipping available). They also have a beaker glass pitcher for the attractive price of $5.95 and a stainless steel cocktail stirrer.