Elvish Miruvor recipe

In Middle-earth, the elves drink Miruvor as a rejuvenating beverage, almost like we might have an energy drink. But better. It’s warming and renews strength. Elrond gives a supply to Gandalf, which he then doles out to the Fellowship on Caradhras in sips to warm them up. Sounds life-giving, no? No one knows exactly how Miruvor is made, but it is thought to come from the honey of flowers from Yavanna’s garden and is a clear cordial-like drink, also being compared to mead. I’ve created this version which is jasmine and honey flavored, making it light and sweet. The alcohol comes from infusing these in vodka, which is clear and generally flavorless. It also provides the warming feeling. 🙂 Bonus: this recipe is incredibly easy to put together.

You can enjoy Miruvor on its own, or mix an elvish-inspired cocktail with it. I’ve included some ideas on serving and enjoying it toward the end of this post. Please quest responsibly!


Lord of the Rings Miruvor recipe



Miruvor, Inspired by Tolkien

Servings 750 ml


  • 750 ml vodka
  • 6 tbsp dried jasmine flower (I used jasmine tea bags)
  • 1/2 cup honey clover if you have it!
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Pour the vodka into a jar or other container with a secure lid and steep the jasmine flower in tea bags, cheesecloth sashays or loose in the vodka for 24 or more hours. Keep it in a dark, cool place and shake or stir the contents a few times. (Naturally, I used an old Flesh-Eating Slug Repellent jar for this. Mixed fantasy worlds, deal with it.)
  2. Remove the tea bags or sashays if that's what you used. Otherwise strain the tea through cheesecloth or a fine strainer to remove all the bits of petal. Pour the jasmine vodka into a jar or bowl with room to stir and set aside.
  3. On the stove, heat the honey and water in a sauce pan over medium heat to create a honey syrup. Stir occasionally until heated. Let cool.
  4. Whisk into the jasmine vodka. Remember, you can always add more sweetness. Start with this amount and if you'd like it sweeter, make a second batch of honey syrup to add.

  5. Pour the mixture into a sterile glass bottle or jar to store. Use a funnel if necessary. You can keep this in a cool place (not refrigerated) for about a year.

How to Enjoy Miruvor
  • Serve it on its own in a small glass.

Tolkien's Miruvor

  • Shake over ice, pour into a glass and garnish with a jasmine flower for a floral martini.
  • Combine with fresh lemon juice (to taste) over ice for a slightly tart, refreshing cocktail.

Miruvor recipe

  • My favorite: Mix with ginger beer for a slightly zingy and sweet drink.


I hope you feel revived by this Miruvor. Share it with anyone who looks like they could use a little elvish healing!




Elvish Miruvor Recipe, Inspired by Tolkien

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6 thoughts on “Elvish Miruvor Recipe, Inspired by Tolkien”

  1. It’s very lavender-y and sweeter than I was expecting. Lavender might be too… heavy?… a taste for proper miruvor, but it’s quite delicious for whatever it is.

    1. I do my best to avoid lavender at all costs, so I can understand that. Even the scent gives me a bit of a headache. That’s why I went with jasmine, since for me it’s lighter and cleaner. Glad you enjoyed it anyway!

  2. Ouch! Cinnamon scent does that to me too, unless it’s actual cinnamon cooked into actual things. But all the “fall-spice” stuff at stores this time of year… I hold my breath and walk quickly past them.

    Maybe jasmine miruvor is the lighter, older kind served by the Vanyar and Noldor, while lavender miruvor is the earthier, heavier sort preferred by the Sindar and descendants of Doriath. More experimentation is required, I think. Do any of them prefer rose? or lilac?

    And with THAT bit of nerdiness, I will go and find something for lunch.

    1. Oh that’s too bad! I really enjoy cinnamon, yet I can’t chew cinnamon gum. It burns my tongue. Go figure! And I agree. I was definitely going for more of the older, original miruvor, though there is so little information on either variety, it’s hard to know for sure. I suppose some might even use a variety of flowers! Like a blended wine. Who can say? 🙂

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