Harry Potter is a series full of magic, but it’s also a series full of magical food and drinks. From Butterbeer to pumpkin juice, the Harry Potter books are packed with delicious-sounding beverages that I wish I could order in real life. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to go to a bar and ask for a Gillywater or a Firewhisky, because the magical cocktails of Harry Potter aren’t always available when you’re not at the Three Broomsticks.
Luckily, there are plenty of bartending-savvy Harry Potter fans, and these wonderful people have compiled plenty of recipes for cocktails inspired by the magical drinks of the Harry Potter universe. Sure, you can pop by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal to enjoy a Butterbeer, but you don’t have to go all the way to the theme park to enjoy this drink. With a few choice ingredients, you can craft your own Hogwarts-inspired cocktails right in your house. Whether you’re throwing a Harry Potter party and you want to impress your friends with a variety of enchanting drinks, or you need the perfect beverage to pair with a weekend HP movie marathon, the following cocktails are perfect for fans of the magical drinks from the magical world.
This cocktail is exciting because you can literally light it on fire. No wonder Ron was so obsessed with firewhisky. You can find the full recipe for this cocktail from the Little Pink Blog.
2. Spiked Pumpkin Juice
Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling
Pumpkin juice is the choice beverage at Hogwarts, so why not try some spiked pumpkin juice? This one uses actual pumpkin pie filling (strained through a cheesecloth), and you can find the full recipe from Clutzy Cooking. Finish with the above labels from Chickabug on Etsy to make your drink look super professional.
3. Gillywater Cocktail
This is Professor McGonagall's drink of choice, so you know it will be tasteful and crisp. Find the full recipe from The Miss Kitchen Witch Recipe Blog.
Imitation Butter Flavoring
Vanilla Ice Cream
Butterbeer is truly the most classic of all HP-inspired drinks, and this boozy, buttery recipe is sure to be a hit. Find the full recipe from Allrecipes, and serve in the bottle above from TheGloomyLight on Etsy to make it feel as if you're actually at Hogsmeade.
5. Chocolate Frog Cocktail
For those HP fans with a sweet tooth, this chocolatey cocktail is perfect. Pair with pumpkin pasties and cauldron cakes — find the full recipe from Alex the Contemporary Culinarian.
6. Polyjuice Potion
If you're hosting a HP-inspired party, this is the cocktail for you. It's an easy punch recipe that can serve a group, and the lemon-lime mixed with sherbet looks just like a brewing potion. Find the full recipe from Cooking with Curls.
7. Felix Felicis
Palm Jaggery Syrup
This cocktail will be sure to bring you good luck, or at least a lovely evening. Find the full recipe from foodchants, and after you've made the cocktail, pour into the above champagne flute from Sami Maurer Designs on Etsy for a picture-perfect drink.
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