Dumbledore says, “I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.”  


Who out there is suffering from Harry Potter withdrawal?  Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 

Well, I know I’m not alone.  Do you know what’s the quickest fix for the ol’ ”When in Fawkes’ name is the seventh book coming out already?”  blues? That’s right!  A delicious glass of butterbeer!  I have created a recipe that combines the mystery and excitement of Hogwarts with the comfort and cameraderie of the Three Broomsticks – yet contains neither butter nor beer.  Here it is:

One part vanilla vodka

One part ginger ale

Pour over ice in a martini shaker

Hold tightly and shake gently over the sink until the fizziness causes the shaker lid to pop

Strain into frosty martini glasses

Garnish with a thin twist of lemon.

If you don’t have a shaker or martini glasses, you can serve on the rocks, in barrel-shaped beer mugs, of course. 


“And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”  — Albus Dumbledore

One Response to Butterbeer!

  1. Deanna says:

    I’m helping put on a Harry Potter party at my library on the day book 7 is released and I came across your butterbeer label linked in someone else’s blog. That is just fantastic! Would it be alright if we used it as a label for the juice boxes we are serving? Not as much fun as making and serving one of the actual butterbeer recipes, I know, but we’re on a very limited budget and the kids will just love your label and they can use their imaginations while they drink the juice!

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