Now here we go again, we see the crystal visions.Gather Journal Crystal Ball Jello
“It’s a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it,
it will show you your dreams.” So said David Bowie as the crystal ball-toting Goblin King in Labyrinth. Crystalline orbs have served as psychic stimuli since medieval times; the art of meditatively gazing into their reflective surface to predict the future called scrying. Once upon a time, practiced gazers would place their crystal balls beneath their pillows at night to enhance a connection or leave them to bathe beneath the light of a full moon to increase their potency. This shimmering ode to the magic orb cast in white cranberry and elderflower liqueur-doused gelatin is designed to be both contemplated and consumed.
makes 4 to 6
Sprinkle gelatin over ½ cup juice in a small bowl until softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir softened gelatin into 1 cup of juice in a small saucepan and bring to a bare simmer, stirring to dissolve gelatin completely. Stir in liqueur and simmer 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1½ cups juice. Pour into desired mold or molds (a crystal ball-sized version is available in the Marketplace at gatherjournal.com) and chill until firm, about 6 hours or overnight.