Here’s where our mention of Demeter’s sacred barley and mint beverage has brought us: Max Miller from YouTube makes and imbibes a similar concoction. This one loosely based on a “recipe” from the Iliad, but is definitely a cousin of the sacred smoothie from the mysteries celebrated at Eleusis.
Here you go!
My favorite comment: “this recipe feels like when young girls make ‘potions’ by just mixing stuff in a bucket”
But also, if you’re interested, commenter Suleiman The Magnificent writes, “I made a smoothie based on this drink. With modern substitutes. Greek yogurt for the cheese. Oatmeal for the barley. Cranberry juice for the wine. And honey. Put in a blender and mixed, it taste [sic] good and is good in the morning.”