7 Charming Harry Potter Cocktails

Seven Harry Potter inspired cocktails that every adult fan should try!

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we here at Wizards and Whatnot have some lovely drinks to share with you. We scoured the great internet to find the best cocktails, and they all sound tasty! From wizardly drinks you would find in the Three Broomsticks Inn and Hog’s Head, all the way to things brewed up in Snape’s Potions Class. Some are strong like the drink Ron always fancied trying, Ogden’s Old Firewhisky. Others for the curious minds that always wondered, “what does Polyjuice Potion taste like?” These seven classics are great for any Harry Potter themed party, or a sure sign that you indeed, are a Potterhead.

Me personally, I’d most likely lean towards a tasty Butterbeer. I had an non-alcohol frozen Butterbeer during my trip last summer to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando and believe me, it tastes likes JUST like you thought it would. After a couple of your own homemade alcoholic Butterbeers, you might stumble around like movie Hermione or Winky in the books. I wouldn’t know, I’ve yet to try out the recipe.  If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then maybe the six other concoctions this list will.

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Butterbeer

Admit it, we all wanted one since reading about it in Prisoner of Azkaban. Our taste buds even watered when we saw glasses of butterbeer in Half-Blood Prince. Well, Three Broomsticks Inn isn’t the only place you can get a butter now. The Village Inn Bar and Grill Bowness-on-Windermere, England, has created their version of butterbeer! “We’re delighted with the reaction to our new butterbeer cocktail and were keen to create a really unusual taste,” bar owner Ian Dutton said.

To enjoy a butterbeer, all you need is :

  • butterscotch sauce
  • butter
  • vodka
  • lemonade
  • cream.

This brew is the creation of by Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole. They came up with the drinks after a family trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

 Via Little Pink Blog

Firewhiskey

Served in the Hog’s Head pub, this concoction is for the bravest wizard and/or witch. For it feels like you just swallowed fire whole!

If you are brave enough and wish to feel like a dragon :

  • 1 oof whiskey
  • 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps
  • Splash of 151 rum

Add whiskey and cinnamon schnapps to shaker with ice. Shake to chill, then pour into shot glass. Lastly, top with 151 rum and ignite. Note:  PLEASE blow out before drinking. Drink enought of these and Dumbledore may confuse you for Fawke.

Here’s another one from them as well

Via Little Pink Blog (Pureblood with its counterpart, Mudblood, shown)

Pureblood

Want your drink to be as pure as your bloodline? you’re just in luck!

Don’t let the Mudblood Granger make this one :

  • 2 1/2 oz of vodka
  • 4 oz of sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz of raspberry liqueur
  • Raspberry garnish

Add vodka, sweet and sour mix and raspberry liqueur to shaker with ice. Shake to chill and pour into shot glass. Garnish with raspberry. Draco’s will surely hear about this, if you have too many of these!

The final few wonderful concoctions are brought to you by Buzzfeed. Check out their website for others as well. Enjoy!

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The Phoenix Feather

Has the basilisk of life, sunk its razor sharp fangs into you? Fight fire with fire!

Before Fawkes exlpodes you’ll need :

  • 2 oz of Lillet Blanc
  • 1.5 oz of Campari
  • 1 oz of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • seltzer or club soda

Combine Lillet, Campari, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake, vigorously, for about 20 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice cubes and top with seltzer. Now you ready to fight the basilisk with your cocktail sword.

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Polyjuice Potion

If you can down a couple of these, you can drink anything. I’d rather puke up slugs then drink this.

Raid Snape’s cupboard for these, but dont get caught :

  • 1.5 oz of gin
  • 1.5 oz of fresh-pressed or bottled green juice (include some citrus and at least one fruit, if you desire sweetness)
  • 1 oz of green Chartreuse (optional, due to price)
  • ½ oz of lime juice
  • 7-Up or Sprite (optional)

Shake gin, juices, and Chartreuse in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass, add soda if desired. “I think I’m gonna be sick.” Me too Ron, me too.

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Felix Felicis aka Liquid Luck

You can drink this without having to getting a memory from a drunk professor, or an imitation a spider at least.

The Half-Blood Prince’s potion book is not needed this time :

1/4 oz of simple syrup ( heat equal parts sugar and water until fully dissolved, then cool)

  • 1/4 oz of lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz of ginger beer
  • Champagne or other sparkling wine

Mix simple syrup and lemon juice in the bottom of a champagne flute. Add ginger beer and fill with Champagne. To Felix! I’m fancying a walk to Hagrid’s now, seems the right thing to do!

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Amortentia

The most dangerous potion of all, the love potion. For a more detailed step-by step recipe, click here!

To make the pefect love potion you need :

For the ice ring

  • 1 pint of fresh red raspberries
  • 1 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of water, boiled and cooled
  • ice cubes

For punch

  • 1 750-ml bottle of Aperol
  • 4 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups of gin
  • 2 750-ml bottles of chilled rosé sparkling wine

Spread raspberries and pomegranate seeds in the bottom of a bundt or ring cake pan. Cover fruit with a layer of ice cubes to keep it in place and pour enough boiled water over to just cover the ice (you don’t need to use all the water). Freeze overnight.

Mix Aperol, pomegranate juice, and gin together in a large punch bowl. (Optional: You can make this mixture ahead of time and chill overnight in a sealed container while the ice ring freezes.)

When you’re ready to serve the punch, sparkling wine and stir gently. Float the ice ring on top. RONALD WEASELY! Don’t you even dare! You nearly died with you last run in with a love potion.

If you ever wanted to taste some of the potions or drinks in Harry Potter, now you have the chance! They vary in tastes and levels of alcohol, but still sound great none the less.