Disambig-icon.png This article is about the potion bases in The Witcher. For the alchemy ingredients used in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, see The Witcher 3 alchemy ingredients.

In The Witcher, potion bases (or hard liquor) are considered a strong alcohol and are necessary to brew potions of any kind. Only alcohol which can be used as a potion base is included in this list. For other kinds of alcohol found in the game, see alcoholic beverages.

Strong alcohol is divided up into 3 qualities: standard, high, and top.

Standard bases

Standard quality allows up to 3 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Local Pepper Vodka.png
Local pepper vodka Throat-burning pepper vodka. 20

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Alcohol Nilfgaardian Lemon.png
Nilfgaardian Lemon A vodka popular in the Nilfgaardian Empire. In the North it is used to toast the defeat of the Black Ones. 20

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Alcohol Redanian Herbal.png
Redanian Herbal A red vodka, called "stern" in honor of King Radovid the Stern. 20

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Alcohol Soldiers Hooch.png
Soldier's hooch A crudely distilled alcoholic beverage distributed to soldiers before battle. 20

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Alcohol Temerian Rye.png
Temerian Rye Drunkards call this rye vodka their daily bread. 20

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High quality bases

High quality allows up to 4 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Cherry Cordial Spirit.png
Cherry Spirit Cordial Cherry cordial valued by connoisseurs of strong liqueurs. 30

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Alcohol Dwarven Spirit.png
Dwarven spirit Mahakaman spirit. 30

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Alcohol Plum Cordial.png
Plum Cordial The specialty of Temerian housewives. 30

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Alcohol Temerian Spirit.png
Temerian spirit The favorite beverage of Viziman city guards. 30

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Alcohol Zerrikanian Spirit.png
Zerrikanian spirit Spirit often referred to as "dragon blood". 30

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Top quality bases

Top quality bases allows up to 5 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Alcohest.png
Alcohest A very pure distillate with a touch of magic. 50 Items Oren.png 10 Items Oren.png
Alcohol Azoth.png
Azoth A very pure distillate used in advanced alchemy. 50 Items Oren.png 10 Items Oren.png
Alcohol Mandrake Cordial.png
Mandrake cordial Distilled from Mandrake roots. 50 Items Oren.png 10 Items Oren.png
Alcohol Wormwood Spirit.png
Wormwood spirit A hallucinogenic vodka. 50 Items Oren.png 10 Items Oren.png
Alcohol Wyvern Blood Spirit.png
Wyvern blood spirit Spirit distilled by druids. 50 Items Oren.png 10 Items Oren.png
Potion White Gull.png
White Gull The best potion base, and actually a product of any lower quality base on this page plus some other alchemical ingredients. n /a n /a
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