J.K. Rowling wrote the infamous and wildly popular harry-potter series of books which have exploded into movies, collectables and even its' own theme park at Universal Studios. harry-potter fans line up and wait for the drink, created by the author, just for the books, Butterbeer. Butterbeer is a favorite drink of the main character harry-potter, but what exactly is Butterbeer, well that depends on who you talk to. J.K. Rowling says it is purely a fictional drink while other say it has been around for years and years. Who knows? Who cares, as long as you can make this wonderfully refreshing drink and enjoy it just like the harry-potter characters. Butterbeer tends to be on the sweet yet salty side almost like drinking butterscotch. Sounds likes a drink for the kids!, But there is also the adult version for those older harry-potter fans who are of drinking age.

An Old World Butterbeer Recipe

This one is not for the kids!

Melt 1/2 of a stick of unsalted butter in a sauce pan or microwave

Slowly pour 1 bottle of beer at room temperature into the melted butter while stirring constantly.

Drink before the butter hardens

This is an old Irish recipe, not intended for the kids. This Butterbeer is meant to be drunk at room temperature or slightly warm.

Butterbeer for The Kids

Soften 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Blend 2 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup - found in the icecream topping section of grocery stores

Blend in 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon

Soften 1/2 of a cup vanilla icecream

Blend the butter, butterscotch and dark brown sugar into the soften icecream

Return the icecream to the freezer to harden for about an hour or so

Place a scoop of the icecream in a tall glass

Pour cream soda over the top

Butterbeer for the Adults

Soften 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Blend in 1 1/2 shots of Butterscotch Schnapps

Blend in 1 teaspoon of butterscotch syrup

Blend in 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon

Soften 1/2 of a cup of vanilla icecream

Blend the butter, butterscotch schnapps and dark brown sugar into the softened icecream

Return the icecream mixture to the freezer to harden for an hour or so

Place a scoop of the icecream in a tall glass

Pour cream soda over the top

Butterbeer

 

There are literally hundreds of Butterbeer recipes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Universal Studios does not share their particular recipe with harry-potter fans, but the "Butterbeer for The Kids" recipe is very, very close.

Butterbeer, in the harry-potter books, leaves the drinker feeling a little in inebriated, but with the kids give them that feeling with sugar!

If you have visited Universal Studios Wizarding World, tried Butterbeer and loved it, try this recipe and see if you don't love this too.

Serve Butterbeer at your next party or throw a harry-potter themed party for the harry-potter fan in your life.

Make harry-potter fans of everyone you serve this wonderful drink to. Tasting it will make you a fan.

Serve Butterbeer and relax on your deck, porch or patio on a warm summer evening or snuggle by the fire on a cold winter's night with your Butterbeer in hand.