The Butterfly Pea, known by its poetic alias, the Asian Pigeonwings, or Clitoria ternatea, exudes a captivating charm that befits its graceful nature. Its delicate petals unfurl in a mesmerizing display of vivid blue hues intertwined with hints of purple, forming a tapestry that evokes a sense of divine enchantment.

If you soak butterfly pea flowers in water, it will infuse the water with its natural colour and some flavour. Butterfly pea flowers contain a deep blue pigment called anthocyanin, which is responsible for the vibrant blue colour. When the flowers are steeped in water, the pigments are released, resulting in a beautiful blue infusion.

Creating a mystical witch's brew using butterfly pea flowers can be a delightful and enchanting endeavour during Halloween. Gently place the butterfly pea flowers into the cauldron, immersing them in the water, and feel the transformative power as they release their vibrant blue essence.

I was inspired by a bartender who incorporates the captivating allure of butterfly pea flowers into a classic cocktail called the White Lady and I was joking about him actually making it "Purple Lady" that way. Simply add an enchanting touch, garnish the cocktail with a sprinkle of dried butterfly pea flowers, and watch as they delicately float atop the frothy surface.


- By Jingzi 06/15/2020 

June 15, 2023 — The Herb Depot

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