A Toast to St. Andrea

Orchid Cocktail

Saturday, June 27 was the Feast of St. Andrea. According to The Invisible Basilica, St Andrea (1586-1654 e.v.) “was a Lutheran pastor, and the author of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz (1616), a light and sometimes humorous allegorical fantasy of the marriage of the Sun and Moon. Some skeptical authors credit Andrea with the authorship of the ‘Fama Fraternitatis’ and the ‘Confessio Fraternitatis,’ and with the creation of the Rosicrucian mythos as a hoax. The Rosy Cross emblem may have originated with Andrea’s family crest. Crowley wrote a parody of the Chymical Wedding titled ‘Liber Ambrosii Magi Hortus Rosarum’ (see Collected Works, vol. II).”

Today’s cocktail combines flavors of the sun and the moon.

Wild Orchid Martini
Orchid Cocktail

  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz strawberry liqueur
  • 2 oz limoncello
  • dash of champagne
  • small orchid for garnish

Add ingredients to shaker filled with ice.

Stir and strain into martini glass.

Garnish with small orchid.


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