Throughout history, people have tried to get their love interest to reciprocate by concocting love potions. Here is a recipe from Persia that may have been prepared by Queen Esther.
Adapted from Food of Life, by Najmieh Batmanglij
4 cups water
2 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. ground saffron
2 tsp. rosewater
2 cardamom pods
Place all of the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.