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Butterbeer Recipe just like Harry Potter used to drink

December 19, 2019



I can’t think of a better recipe to share before Christmas than a Harry Potter inspired Butterbeer! Anyone else having a movie marathon this year?? So far I’ve only had time for one, but the coming week I hope to watch plenty more!

This recipe is nostalgic and quite magical, and the best part is that you can enjoy it fully whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, because you can make a mocktail or a spiked version! You will also look cool AF drinking it, especially if you’ve got a killer stein, like the ones we made at Maker 13 a while back for a date night, with custom etched designs!

This recipe has a few more steps than my usual drink recipes, but TRUST me, the end result is totally worth it – and it’s surprisingly easy! I followed this recipe from tablespoon.com


dark brown sugar, water, butter, salt, cider vinegar, heavy cream, rum extract, cream soda

Add rum of choice for a 21+ version 🙂

Making the butterbeer

Bring the brown sugar and water to a boil

Add in the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 c. of heavy cream, and set aside to cool

After cooling, add the rum extract. If you want cold Butterbeer, it’s best to stick it in the fridge or freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Making the cream:

Combine 2 tbsp. of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of heavy cream, and beat with an electric mixture until it thickens. This cream is INCREDIBLE.

Serving your Butterbeer:

This recipe serves 4, so split the brown sugar mixture into 4 glasses of your choice, stirring in cream soda to mostly fill the glass.

Lastly, top with the cream and enjoy – I hope this recipe is one you can enjoy with your whole family – tag me in pics of your Butterbeer mustaches, I’d love to see them!

Look out for oooone last cocktail recipe of the decade next week!

Johanna Elise

Frames & Letters Photography

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