For this 2 page creative writing assignment, students will create their own potion recipes. Two potions from literature are cited: the brew from the 3 witches in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and the anti-vampire potion from Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files: Death Mask." A criteria list for this assignment, which can be amended, is included, along with a sample potion recipe that I wrote as a model. This is a fun assignment. Students can personalize their potions: for example, something to make them run faster on the cross-country team or a recipe that makes them invisible in French class. Additionally, ingredients can be researched.